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Hello! My name is Amanda Baalke! I'm 33 years old and live in the Southwest school district in the Greensboro/High Point area. I have always had a connection with animals, especially dogs. Starting as a child, I volunteered at my local humane society. I would go in the morning and spend the whole day walking as many dogs as I could. I was always overwhelmed by the love and joy I could see on the dog's faces. That has always been, and still is, my "happy place." I currently have a 2 year old male Siberian Husky. My goal is to become a foster home for special-needs dogs. I love, respect, and appreciate dogs of all sized and breeds. Every pup deserves love and compassion. I have taken classes from a certified dog trainer to learn the mannerisms and body-language of dogs. I also learned how to quickly and appropriately respond to any situation that we may encounter during our walks. I am looking forward to meeting your sweet pup soon!
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Did you know the Basenji, one of the oldest breeds in the world, can’t bark the same way most dogs do? But that doesn’t mean this charming breed can’t make noise! The Basenji is known for its varied vocal range, which includes yodels, howls, and whines, to name a few. No one knows the reason why Basenjis don’t bark, but experts believe the ability was bred out of them hundreds of years ago, when they hunted big game alongside their companions in Africa. Wish your barker was more like a Basenji? The “quiet” command will work wonders when training your dog to stop barking.
Rope toys can come in handy if you’re looking to train your dog to stop chewing on things. But if your Chow’s chewing habit just won’t quit, it might be a good idea to invest in a more durable rope toy. Hemp is a resilient material that’s good for the planet. Eco-conscious pet parents concerned about their canine’s carbon pawprint might also like to explore other zero waste dog toy ideas.
Looking for a rainy day activity that will tucker out your Terrier? Why not train your dog to use a treadmill? This advanced trick will take a little time and a lot of patience to master. The first step is to introduce your dog to the treadmill while it’s powered off. Let them get a good sniff and encourage them to step on the belt. (Treats will help with this step!) Over time, once they’re comfortable with the machine, you can turn it on and show them the ropes.
In-home dog trainers in Greensboro, NC typically charge an hourly rate between $100 and $150. Additional travel fees may apply for clients living outside the service area. The first session may cost up to $200 and last longer than usual — this allows the trainer to get acquainted with the dog. Other private Greensboro dog trainers bundle multiple sessions into packages, some of which focus on a pre-defined set of commands. Costs of these packages vary from $700 to $1,300 and include up to 8 private sessions.
How much do Greensboro dog training classes cost on average? That depends on your dog’s needs. Puppy training courses start at $100 for 8 weeks of classes lasting 45 minutes to an hour each. Basic obedience for puppies and adult dogs range from $100 to $125 for a 6-week course. Keep in mind these classes are tiered, with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. If you want your dog to graduate all 3 levels of obedience school, expect to invest up to $375 over a 5-month period.
Trick training in Greensboro is similarly priced at $125 for 5 weeks. To qualify for these classes, dogs may need to complete obedience classes at the training facility. Boarding and training is the most expensive Greensboro dog training option — expect to pay anywhere from $850 to $2,900 for boarding between 1 and 4 weeks.
Seeking a more affordable option that works around your busy life? When you book a dog training session on the Wag! app, you’re in control of every detail of your dog’s training. From the date, time, and place of your session to the commands and behaviors, Greensboro dog trainers with Wag! will work with you to create a personalized training plan for your pupper — all for just $60 per hour.
Ready to let loose in Greensboro? Read up on the rules and regulations first. As is standard at most dog parks, canines are required to wear current vaccination tags. Visitors assume all responsibility for their dogs’ behavior and must be able to control their dogs at all times. Dogs with a history of aggressive behavior are prohibited. If you’re concerned that your woofer won’t follow the rules, why not consult a Greensboro dog trainer beforehand?
Southwest Dog Park is one of the most popular off-leash zones in Greensboro. With over 2 acres of grass to romp and sniff, Hunter is sure to be in hound-dog heaven here! You’ll have no trouble finding new four-legged friends at Southwest Dog Park. Got a shy Shih Tzu on your paws? Brush up on your buddy’s socialization skills with a Greensboro dog trainer before visiting this park.
Stephen M. Hussey Bark Park is a great spot for a leash-free frolic. Depending on where you park, you might need to walk a ways to get to the off-leash area, which is ideal for dogs that need a little extra exercise. Ranger will have plenty of space to roam, no matter which separate area you choose to use. This park is usually quieter than Southwest, making it ideal for your fur-baby’s first off-leash adventure.
Not ready to unleash Lassie just yet? Team up with a Greensboro dog trainer on the Wag! app and your pupper will be zooming around the dog park in no time!
From good manners and obedience to tricks and agility, there’s a ton of dog training options out there. Most pups have the potential to compete in canine sports like rally, dock diving, and treibball, but before Sparky can strut their stuff, it’s important to build a strong foundation of obedience fundamentals. Greensboro dog training options on the Wag! app make it easy to fit your dog’s training around your schedule.
What breeds are Greensboro dog trainers working with? The Plott Hound was born and bred in the Tar Heel State, all thanks to a German settler who moved to North Carolina in the mid-18th century and brought his pack of Hanover hounds with him. Today, this workhound excels at nosework and hunting. Just as energetic as they are intelligent, Plott Hounds require vigorous exercise and mental stimulation. Be sure to change up your training approach often to keep their brains and bodies engaged, or else they might resort to bad behaviors!
The American Pit Bull Terrier is also among the most popular dog breeds in North Carolina. In spite of the bad reputation associated with this beautiful breed, any proud parent of a Pittie can attest that a consistent, positive approach to training is important for raising a well-behaved doggo. Pit Bulls love to play and will require lots of daily exercise. Socializing your Pit Bull and beginning obedience as soon as possible will help soothe their instinctual wariness of other dogs.
Whether you’re looking to nip some bad behaviors in the bud or sharpen your dog’s existing skills, every breed can use a helping paw sometimes. Download the Wag! app today and link up with a dog trainer near you.
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