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Alexandra BUnion City, NJ 07087

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“Your pups newest best friend!”

Hi there! I’m Lexa I’m mainly wagging in Hell’s Kitchen and TriBeCa, but will go where ever the subway carries me! I’m originally from Baltimore and have lived in the big city since 2015. I have a wide variety of experience as well as a background in animal behavior studies.

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

Juan DUnion City, NJ 07087

4.9

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Dog trainer/walker by day, cat socializer by night, and a lifetime spent on loving animals. As an ex police officer I have extensive training in dealing with any kind of dog. Please consider me for your pet’s needs. Hope to meet your pups soon!!!

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Lilian NUnion City, NJ 07087

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I have experience in handling and taking care of dogs for two years, I am a person that loves dogs, I am the proud owner of a beautiful adopted dog, I always take care of and protect your pet as if it were mine, your pet will have with me a fun experience and I will always be sure that they receive their full walk and they can return safely to your home

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Puppy care, Fast walker

Andy MUnion City, NJ 07087

4.9

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“Do you wanna go for a W-A-L-K?! Let’s go Doggo!”

Hello New York! I'm Andy, I live in Washington Heights and I'm happy to offer dog walking services in Manhattan. I was a dog owner for 14 years to an adorable English Springer Spaniel, named Beardsley. I have a 15 year old rescue pit-bull right now named Sophie, she is a trooper. I was also a dog trainer for an obedience school for five years. I look forward to meeting you and your dog. Book me now :) Know a friend who needs a walker and hasn’t signed up through Wag!? Use my promo code: Andy1324

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Niki YUnion City, NJ 07087

4.9

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Hey, I'm Niki! I am a dog lover who recently moved to New York City. I have loved dogs my entire life and I currently own two, Rosie Maree and Nixie Daisy. Dog walking is my current career, and working with dogs every day is my dream come true. I can't wait to meet your pooch!

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Janet DUnion City, NJ 07087

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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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Bianca RUnion City, NJ 07087

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“Looking for dog best friends !”

Hi, I am Bianca. I absolutely LOVE dogs! I have 5 dogs of my own & have grown up with dogs in my household all my life. I treat all dogs as if they were my own & give them all the TLC in the world. I enjoy playing with dogs & making sure they have a great time on their walks. I've previously dog walked all breeds & sizes of dogs so I have no fear of any dogs. I will go above & beyond to make your dogs walk as memorable as possible for them & ensure their safety. Hope to meet you & your dog soon!

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

Jessica LUnion City, NJ 07087

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My name is Jessica Lott, and I have been a happy pet owner since I was four-years-old. I enjoy being outside and making friends with every pup I meet. I am dedicated to my work, positive, and punctual. I've spent time volunteering at an animal shelter, and I am excited to work with you and your animal friend.

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Nicholas VUnion City, NJ 07087

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I graduated from college with a minor in Animal Behavior. I’m incredibly responsible and know the city well from growing up here. Not that living in the city stifled my love of animals, I have had many pets through my life, currently I have two guinea pigs, a hamster, and a 15year old cat. In the apartment building I live in I’m the go-to person for responsible and reliable petcare while people are away from home.

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Melissa LUnion City, NJ 07087

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Hi! My name is Melissa. I have lived in New York all my life. I joined Wag! because it allows me to meet all the unique dogs of New York City. I understand how important it is to find someone reliable to take care of your companion and make sure they get their daily walk in. Taking care of your companions necessities means a healthier and happier dog. I have taken care of pets big and small, muscular and fragile, energetic and shy. I have always considered animals to be a part of the family.

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About Dog Training in Union City, NJ 07087

Training Fun Fact #1:

New Jersey winters tend to see a lot of rain and snow — not exactly ideal conditions for dog walking! If you’re snowed in or just don’t want to do battle with the winter weather, why not train your dog to use a treadmill? Of course, this will require a lot of time, patience, and the right equipment, but it’s a great way for your dog to exercise even in inclement weather. The first step is to let your dog investigate the machine while it’s powered off. When they express interest, turn it on and let them get used to it. (Don’t have them walk on it just yet.) Before you know it, they’ll be setting and breaking records! Don’t own a treadmill? Try some fun activities for dogs indoors, like stair ball or the muffin tin game.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Looking for a fun way to work on your dog’s recall skills? Try round-robin recall! Here’s how it works. Invite a couple of friends over, or gather your family members in your back yard or a quiet outdoor space. (The fewer distractions, the better.) Set up in a triangle formation and take turns calling your pup. It’s better to use a verbal cue, like “come”, rather than calling them by name. When they come to you, take hold of their collar and reward them with a treat. Release the collar when you’re ready for them to move on to the next round. Alternatively, you can command your pup to go to a specific person, which will help them learn everyone’s name!

Training Fun Fact #3:

In 2016, the New York Metro Transit Authority prohibited dogs from riding the subway unless they fit in a bag or similar “container” and weren’t a nuisance to others. Soon after, hilarity (and cuteness) ensued as passengers brought all sorts of well-behaved big breeds in shoulder bags, backpacks, and even suitcases. Planning a trip into the Big Apple and want to bring your pup along for a ride on the subway? Training your dog to ride in a bag is actually easier than you think! Using a blanket will make the process easier and more comfortable for your pooch. You’ll want to start by putting the bag on your lap and placing your dog in it. Keep practicing and you can work your way up to carrying the bag around the house. Take it one step at a time, and reward your dog for sitting calmly.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Union City, NJ

Could your pupper use a helping paw learning the rules of the roost? Private in-home training in Union City, NJ might be the right option. Some Union City dog training facilities charge $110 per hour on average. However, it’s important to note that these sessions are typically part of a bundle of multiple sessions rather than offered individually. Such packages range in price from $500 to $1,000 for 5 to 8 hour-long sessions.

Considering enrolling Sparky in puppy school? You can expect to pay $300 on average for behavior classes and puppy training courses. Board-and-train is more intensive and expensive, varying in price from $1,900 to $3,700 for programs lasting between 2 and 4 weeks.

Board-and-train programs certainly aren’t the most cost-effective dog training option in Union City, and group classes might not give your dog the one-on-one training time they need. Searching for an alternative that puts you in control of every element of your dog’s training routine? Look no further — Union City dog training professionals on the Wag! platform have the expertise your dog needs to succeed!

With the Wag! app, you set the time, date, and place of your training session. Once that’s taken care of, browse the list of dog trainers near you to learn more about their experience and skills. Chat with your trainer to ask questions and sort out the details of your dog’s fully customized training plan. You can even create your own list of preferred trainers, making it easy to book repeat sessions. All this and so much more for just $60 per session means you’ll save a few bucks to spend on spoiling your pupper!

Going Off-Leash in Union City, NJ

Taking a trip to the dog park is one of the best ways to assess your dog’s training progress. When it comes to off-leash dog parks in Union City, you don’t have a ton of options to choose from. The good news is, you’re just a bone’s throw away from NYC, where you’ll find more off-leash areas than you can shake Fido’s favorite stick at.

Union City’s canine citizens can enjoy some off-leash freedom at Washington Park Dog Run. Expect to find a decent crowd of local pups and people to mingle with in the sections for large and small dogs. This off-leash park offers plenty of space to romp and frolic, but mind the mud on rainy days!

Nearby Hoboken and Brooklyn offer plenty more off-leash areas where you can put your dog’s socialization skills and obedience training to the test.

Dog Training in Union City, NJ

Got a boisterous puppy who’s still learning the house rules? Or is your adolescent dog a little hard-headed when it comes to training? Convinced you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Whatever your dog’s age, breed, or temperament, Union City dog training professionals on the Wag! app are standing by to help teach your hound good manners. Want to try a different type of training, like agility or canine sports? Union City dog trainers on the Wag! app are experienced in a wide variety of training methods. Just discuss your dog’s needs with your preferred trainer using the in-app messaging system to get the (tennis) ball rolling!

When they’re not playing with their own dogs, Union City dog trainers are working with a wide variety of breeds with complex training needs. One of the most popular dog breeds in New Jersey is the regal Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Elegant and intelligent, this beautiful breed will catch onto obedience quickly. Their versatility and eagerness to please their people make them terrific candidates for all sorts of activities and canine sports, including agility and therapy dog training. They’re also a popular choice for dog shows.

A striking contrast to the cuddly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is the Doberman Pinscher, another of the top 10 dog breeds in New Jersey. Alert, loyal, and independent, Dobies are highly responsive to training and should learn the ropes quickly. Socialization is crucial for Doberman Pinscher puppies to grow into well-behaved adults — their protective nature might make them wary of other pups and people without proper socialization. Need some guidance for training your Doberman to listen to you and get along with other dogs? Union City dog trainers can help with that!

To grow into a calm, well-behaved dog, every pooch needs a consistent, positive approach to training. Although it’s important for pet parents to know how to communicate with their dog, training isn’t always a walk in the dog park. If you could use a helping hand, book a dog trainer near you on the Wag! app and your buddy will be the best-behaved barker in the neighborhood before you know it!