Dog Trainers in Minneapolis

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What is Wag!?

Wag! is the nation's fastest-growing network of pre-screened and insured dog walkers, sitters, and trainers. In less than 15 minutes you can book a nearby dog sitter, daycare provider, or dog walker, who'll take complete care of your loved one - at their place or yours.

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Clarissa BMinneapolis, MN

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“~*^*~A dogs best friend~*^*~”

There are no human words to describe the amount of love that I feel and have for animals. Our pets are family and more — they are extensions of our souls. They remind us daily of the unconditional love that we deserve and the love that we all are. I strive to create a safe, reliable, respectful and trustworthy experience for you and your pup — our pets deserve the utmost love and care and I hope to fulfill that standard for you with each and every interaction!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Diamonds MMinneapolis, MN

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“Your dogs new best friend”

Hi I’m Diamonds I’m currently a trained dog relator and veterinarian assistant who is going to school to become a veterinarian. I do already do boarding and daycare through my home and have for two years now through rover so have plenty experience with walking,drop ins, boarding and daycare. I have experience giving medication oral and injection and experience with all stages of life both for cats and dogs. I do also enjoy all breeds big and small and have experience with many different types.

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Puppy training

Idania SMinneapolis, MN

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“Check out my photos!!”

Hi, I'm Idania! I grew up with two large dogs and have been surrounded by dogs my whole life. I started walking dogs at a very young age and I currently walk dogs for the Saint Paul Animal Humane Society. I enjoy every second of it! I have experience with dogs of all shapes and sizes. I also used to run agility courses with my dog and loved the training involved. I am eager to expand my knowledge and experience with dogs!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Sandee SMinneapolis, MN

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I’ve owned a miniature schnauzer for 15 years! I volunteered at a veterinarian clinic and have always had such a huge love and passion for dogs! I’ve gotten the chance to be a nanny and also help train two pomskys and two labs! I’ve also boarded many dogs while owners were away such as a golden retriever, poodle mix, doberman, and a Boston terrier! I am also a new owner of a Chihuahua puppy who is 11 months old!

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Can run with dogs, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Fast walker, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience, Obedience training, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training

Jess BMinneapolis, MN

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I have always loved walking and caring for all dogs. I've owned dogs my whole life. Currently I have two large American Staffordshire Terriers of my own that I walk daily. I've worked for DogVacay in the past and currently have regular weekly clients that I walk dogs for both for the company and for friends. I am a responsible human who will read and follow all instructions and leave your dog well exercised and happy exactly where I found them!

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Gage CMinneapolis, MN

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Hello! My name is Gage and I love dogs! I am in great physical shape if your dog likes to pull on the leash or go for a jog I will have no issues keeping up. I’ve worked with dogs during puppy training classes and know how to continue their education of walking on a leash and potty training. I am punctual. I look forward to meeting and walking your four-legged friend. Dogs are not just pets they’re family.

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Kathryn HMinneapolis, MN

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I'm Katie and I have been around dogs all of my life. My family has owned several dogs, from small to medium-sized. I recently graduated from Macalester College with a degree in Neuroscience. My experience working with animals in a training setting has helped me to be a better animal caretaker.

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Ka ZMinneapolis, MN

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Hello, my name is Ka Zoua and I am currently going for my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Gustavus Adolphus College, and it will be my last year this year! I am an animal lover and am hoping to adopt a puppy of my own, as well a pet fish for my water garden in the near future! I have cared for some of my friends pets (cats and dogs) and I am more than happy to care for yours as well. I'm looking forward to meeting you and your pets!

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About Dog Training in Minneapolis, MN

Training Fun Fact #1:

Does your dog pull on the leash when you are walking? Sure, they may be in a rush to get to the doggo park, but there are a few reasons to explain the behavior. Your persistent pooch may be anxious to play, or they could be trying to leave what they consider a fearful situation. They may be following their nose and seeking to investigate an irresistible odor. No matter the reason, training your dog to walk calmly beside you is a part of the leash manners you’ll want to instill in your furry companion.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Dogs love to exercise, but did you know that there is such thing as working them too much? It may be surprising, but tiring your best buddy is not always a good thing. Canines require at the minimum a daily walk or two. However, exercising them to excess can have detrimental effects on the joints and heart. Of course, the needs of your pupster will vary by breed, and there are other ways to provide for your pet, too. Mental stimulation and socialization benefit your dog just as much as a fun romp in the park. Give them the best of both worlds with promenades to the park and games like finding hidden objects.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Being diagnosed as a human with depression is tough. Having a canine friend to help you through tricky times is a gift. But did you know that not only can a dog provide emotional support, they can also give a helping paw in a physical way? It’s called deep pressure therapy, and both large and small dogs can be taught the skill. Commands like “come” and “stay” are needed to alert a dog that help is required.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Minneapolis, MN

When training in your home, Minneapolis dog trainers typically charge between $125 and $155 per one-hour session. You may see a fee for travel if the distance to your home warrants it. Group classes usually run for 6 weeks and average $140 a session. Board and train options can cost as much as $2500 and include socialization with on-site canines.

Interestingly, in Minneapolis, you can take advantage of specialized classes for fun, such as rally obedience (perfect for the dog who likes to work). You can have your pup evaluated as a therapy dog, and seek the help of a behavior consultant, all in your home town.

But what if you want to start your dog off on the right paw with one on one training before trying them in a hectic group environment? Perhaps you’d love to have your four-legger visit hospitals to cheer up patients but know they need basic commands knowledge before getting evaluated.

Finding the best person to work with your pooch is quickly done when you choose a Minneapolis dog trainer on the Wag! platform. Book a session tailored to your needs by chatting and then paying in-app. It’s as simple as that. An hour-long private dog training session is a bargain at just $60. 

Going Off-Leash in Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis is known to be one of the most walkable cities in the United States. Happy and content dogs can be seen on promenades all over the city. These pets are well cared for, and city ordinances make it necessary to treat dogs as man’s best friend. Dogs cannot be tethered outside a home unless someone is present, and in the parks, all dogs over the age of four months require a license and tags. Collars with visible rabies vaccine, city license, and ID tags are a must.

Once these things are in order, you have several off-leash parks in Minneapolis at your disposal. Looking to explore one of the city’s best green spaces for dogs? Check out Lake of the Isles Dog Park, a dirt and mulch area with trees, picnic tables, and a large fenced-in area. What more could pooch and pet parent ask for than an afternoon socializing here?

Once your pupster has mastered the recall command, take them to Minnehaha Falls Off-Leash Dog Park. Explore the trail and practice your dog’s retrieving skills by throwing a ball in the shade. Swimming know-how is a must if you plan to venture over to the lake for a splash.

Does your favorite walking partner have the social skills to make friends at the dog park? In-home dog training can assure they do.

Dog Training in Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis has dog shelters that take the best care possible of canines who find themselves without a place to call home. Many of the dog trainers on the Wag! Platform volunteer at these shelters and pass their experience and knowledge on to you and your dog. In-home training sessions are the ideal way to perfect your pup’s manners.

What breeds do the dog trainers with Wag! work with every day? The most popular dogs in Minneapolis are large breeds like the Labrador Retriever and the Golden Retriever. These clever, hard-working dogs hold spots one and two. Third on this esteemed list is the noble German Shepherd. Developed in Germany as a herding dog, this loyal pooch has held many working positions in the past and still thrives with a job to do. They’ve worked in the military and police forces, and continue to excel in these positions today due to their innate desire to serve and protect.

Poodles are curly-coated go-getters who fit right in with many busy families in Minneapolis, as do the stately and sleek Boxer and the English Springer Spaniel. All of these dogs have enthusiastic get-up-and-go personalities. Give in to the trait and participate in fun tasks for Fido like playing football or pulling a skateboard. Along with the spritely attitude that defines these dogs is a keen desire for affection. Show your pooch the love, train them well, and keep them happy.

Ready to tap into your pupster’s potential? Book your customized in-home session on the Wag! app and see your dog shine.