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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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“Wagging tails not fingers. New tricks for all dogs”

My name is Melinda. I am an evaluator for AKC Canine Good Citizen/Trick Dog Programs as well as a member of Association of Professional Dog Trainer. In my spare time I volunteer extensively at a humane society where I walk dogs, assisted in the vet clinic, as a receptionist, and train new volunteers. Working with dogs and people is a passion of mine. I look forward to assisting you and your pup.

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

“I train dogs & people to work with one another.”

Hi, my name is Dani and animals, especially dogs, are my passion! I am a certified positive reinforcement dog trainer and love providing enriching activities to all animals I encounter. I am good with reading dog body language and know how to assess a situation to find the best solution to make the dog's (and it's owners') lives easier.

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Oral medicine administration, Injected 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

About Dog Training in Kansas City, MO

Training Fun Fact #1:

By the age of 5 to 6 weeks old, a puppy should have a full set of teeth. These razor-sharp teeth will number around 28 if all is developing as it should. It’s a good idea at this time to take your mini-canine to the veterinarian for their first dental exam. Somewhere around week 12 to 16, your little woofster will begin to lose the baby teeth in preparation for a set of adult pearly whites. Keep your dog’s mouth healthy for life by training them to be patient while you brush their teeth.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Did you know the Greyhound is capable of reaching a running speed of 45 miles per hour? In comparison, the fastest pace for a racehorse is 43 miles per hour. We’re talking about the top performances of these animals, but nonetheless, these are incredible feats. The Dalmatian, Jack Russell Terrier, Doberman, and Whippet are breeds that can run fast as well. If you are a pet parent of one of these speedsters, train them to run an obstacle course, where the winner is based on skill and completion time.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Canines have a long working history. A tax collector named Louis Doberman developed a dog in the 1860s as a helpmate in his job as a tax collector. Thus, the loyal and protective Doberman Pinscher was born. This keen and capable pooch may be just the assistant you need to carry in the groceries.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Kansas City, MO

What is the cost of training your furry buddy in Kansas City? That will depend on the type of dog training classes you are looking for. Private lessons held at home range between $100 and $170 and are based on the skills your dog needs to master. If there are behavioral issues to be addressed or there is travel time involved, the price will increase.

Board and train sessions will set you back between $1100 for a 2-week course and $3900 for 4 weeks of instruction. Daycare-type classes are a possibility. Training takes place three days a week and the cost can average $330 plus the daycare expense. For group classes, expect to pay around $40 per one hour lesson.

Your favorite four-legger deserves the best training available, of course. But there is a time commitment to joining a group class, and maybe a daycare situation does not fit your budget. Finding a local dog trainer that suits your requirements and pocketbook need not be difficult.

With a dog trainer with Wag!, your dog can have comprehensive and fun in-home instruction for a rate starting at $60 per hour-long session. The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a Pet Caregiver is selected for the service. Kansas City dog trainers are vetted and keen to bring your pooch to their potential. 

Chat in-app with a local dog trainer with Wag! to book a session for your special canine. Top-notch trainers are ready to work with you when it suits your schedule best.

Going Off-Leash in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City is a dog-lovers paradise. Canines of every shape and size are found out and about on almost every corner. That’s because well-behaved doggos are welcomed pretty well everywhere. A current city dog license and up-to-date rabies vaccine are a must, and tags need to be attached to your pup’s collar.

Once you’ve complied with city bylaws, feel free to frequent dog-friendly patios (bring along a portable water bowl), and take a stroll through Country Club Plaza. Even the Kansas City Royals baseball team welcomes doggy fans certain days of the year. Train your pooch to stay put in the stands so they can cheer on the team in style!

After the game, take a break at an off-leash dog park before heading home. Wayside Waifs Bark Park is open 24 hours, so even if the game goes into extra innings, you won’t miss a beat or a bark! Fully fenced and equipped with separate sections for mutts big and small, it’s a park where all pooches love to hang out. Pay a nominal fee (which goes to local shelters) and enjoy this fabulous park 365 days a year.

The Longview Lake Park Dog Training Area is a popular spot but does require excellent recall skills due to heavy traffic in the area. To be safe, consider keeping Fido leashed and take a promenade around the fishing pond before relaxing under the shade shelter.

Dog Training in Kansas City, MO

Kansas City dog trainers can be found at local dog parks, too, walking their own pets and showing any willing crowd the tricks their dogs can do. Once their pups are tired and content, these enthusiastic trainers will head to shelters and adoption centers to give love to dogs on a waiting list for a new home.

What kinds of pooches will you see lounging on a local restaurant patio? The French Bulldog is making their way into the laps and hearts of Kansas city locals. It’s no wonder as this compact dog is described as an easy keeper and wants to be wherever pet parents are headed. They do need to be kept busy; if left alone too long, they have no qualms about chewing a shoe or two. 

The Golden Labrador and German Shepherd round out the top three most popular dogs in the state of Missouri. These large dogs are both intelligent breeds that are a pleasure to train and always eager to learn a new task. Big dogs need both mental and physical stimulation to keep them happy and on their best behavior.

Whether you own a pint-sized Frenchie or a full-grown Lab, give your dog the gift of a session with a dog trainer with Wag! to be the best pup on the block! 

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