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There hasn’t been a time in my life when pets weren’t a part of it. Pets are my passion! :-) Today I am a proud Mom of 4! (My 4yr old & 2 yr. old boys) & Lucky and Desi (a Terrier mix dog and Siamese cat). They are my heart and soul!! As a pet lover myself, I understand how important it is in to find someone who will care for your pets and respect your home. My clients can rest assure that they will be provided the highest degree of professionalism and heartfelt pet care for their four-legged family members. All pets are unique and deserve undivided attention. I enjoy all the different personalities of client’s pets and it’s rewarding when an animal loves seeing you when you walk in the door. I’ll spoil and love on your fur babies as much as I can while I’m visiting them. I have many references who will gladly speak of my compassion and abilities to care for animals, my dedication and my high-moral values. I provide the utmost quality pet care for responsible pet parents. “Pets aren’t my whole life…they make my life whole”
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Training Exam Complete
“Flippin’ Pawsome Dogs Deserve the Flippin’ Best”
Hi, I'm Jackie and I've been a dog lover since birth...seriously, recently unearthed home movies show my parents teaching me to say "dog sit" at 9-months-old. In addition to Wag, I own my own dog training business. I own three dogs: an American Pit Bull Terrier named Kid, a poodle/terrier mix named Charlie and a working-line German Shepherd named Grady. I look forward to meeting your pets and giving them the same care and love I give to my own dogs on walks.
Training Exam Complete
Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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, Agility training, Behavioral training, Socialization training, Potty training, Therapy training, Service training, Puppy training
Tired of your dog trying to herd anything that moves? You can help prevent this behavior by providing your dog with plenty of stimulation. Make sure you take your dog on lots of walks, and if necessary, keep them on a long leash so they can't run off and round up other animals. You can also try using a puzzle feeder to keep your pup mentally active when they're chowing down on their dinner. While it may be impossible to stop your dog's herding instinct completely, you can prevent it from being a problem by keeping your dog's mind and body active.
One of the handiest tricks you can teach your woofer is to use the toilet. Teaching your dog this trick doesn't take as long as you'd think — clever canines can master it in about a month. Using a portable potty is one of the best ways to teach this command. Try to take the potty along with you on walks, and encourage your dog to use it if you think they have to poop. Try placing some of your dog's poop in the potty, so they associate it with going to the bathroom. Reward and praise your dog when they use the potty, and after a while, try placing it indoors near your toilet. Once Princess is well-practiced, get rid of the potty and encourage your pup to use the actual toilet. Before long, your woofer will master this skill, and you'll never need a doggy bag again!
Many pet parents have a problem trying to stop their dog from misbehaving, so training your dog to understand “no” will undoubtedly come in useful. You can teach your dog this command within a couple of weeks. Try placing a treat on the floor and get something likely to startle your dog, like a rattle. Place a treat on the floor, and when your mutt goes to pick it up, say “no” and use the rattle. Practice this repeatedly, and your dog will begin to associate the startling noise with the “no” command. After a while, you'll be able to stop using the rattle, and your dog will obey when you tell them “no”.
The Garden State is a great place for pet parents, and Summit is no different. You'll find lots of trainers in and around Summit, with Newark just a short drive away. Before committing to a class with a nearby teacher, there are a few things to consider.
Many dog trainers have rules you'll need to follow to attend their class — most trainers won't let you in without proof of up-to-date vaccinations. You should also make sure you can go to the class you've booked. Many local dog trainers require a deposit, which you'll lose if you happen to miss a class. Some trainers will also charge a cancellation fee, which could cost as much as the whole session.
Group classes are a popular choice with pet parents, as they'll help your lovable Labradoodle make lots of furry friends. However, if your pup has a hard time focussing with lots of distractions, you might have a tough time training your dog in this environment. You'll also have to commit to a course over several weeks, which might pose an issue for pet parents who have a packed schedule. One plus of group training is it tends to be less expensive than one-on-one classes. Whether it’s puppy training or obedience classes you're looking for, most trainers around Summit charge around $130 for a 6-week course.
Most puppers perform better in private classes, where they’ll get more attention from their trainer. These classes are also better if your pooch is a little skittish, as the training will usually take place in your home. While you may find your fur-baby learns much faster in a one-on-one session, they’re more expensive than group classes. Private dog trainers around Summit can charge as much as $195 for a single session.
If you don't think your dog will do well in group classes and you think private lessons are too expensive, browse some of the Summit, NJ dog trainers available on the Wag! platform. Classes with trainers through Wag! cost as little as $60 per hour, which will give you some extra cash to splash on toys for your fur-baby.
Unfortunately, you won't find any dog parks directly in Summit, but there are some superb off-leash dog parks in the surrounding area. When planning an adventure with your pupper to a nearby park, ensure you check the park rules. Some parks require you to have proof of vaccinations and microchipping before allowing you in. There are also private dog parks that you'll have to pay a membership fee before visiting.
The Lewis Morris Dog Park in Morristown is a good option for pet parents seeking an off-leash area near Summit. This fairly basic dog park provides Scoob with everything they'll need for playtime. It’s an average-sized, grassy off-leash area where your woofer can burn off some energy and play with other pups. There's also a short hiking trail where you can take your dog for an on-leash jog.
Alternatively, you can head towards the big city and visit Washington Dog Park in Union City. This park is better equipped for your doggo's needs and features a large off-leash area with sturdy fencing in case your hound is an aspiring escape artist. Regardless of how sturdy the enclosure is, make sure your trainer goes over some voice commands so your pup can perform an emergency stop if they decide to make a break for it.
Considering booking a dog trainer through Wag!? Trainers on the Wag! platform boast a ton of qualifications that will help your pupper become a model canine citizen. Trainers through Wag! can also customize their classes to suit your needs, ensuring Fido gets the most out of each class. You can also check out what others think of your trainer by checking out their reviews.
Don't fret about whether your preferred trainer has experience with your pooch's breed — dog trainers through Wag! have experience with a range of breeds. Yorkshire Terriers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the Summit area. These miniature mutts make great companions and have a surprisingly strong hunting instinct. You can try lots of fun activities with your Yorkie, ranging from an afternoon drive or games like main squeeze.
Whether you have a Shih Tzu or a Shiba Inu, a little training can go a long way toward making your woofer the best dog they can be. Hop on the Wag! app now and dig around for the perfect trainer for your doggo!
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