Dog Trainers in Buffalo

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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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Angelo HBuffalo, NY

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“Walking Dogs that Pull and Run are my speciality!”

I am a BFA Acting major graduate from SUNY Fredonia who lives in the elmwood village. I have bowls for food/drink and live next to elmwood pets in case I need any simple goods. I am an active person who knows great paths both In Delaware Park and back streets away from cars or trouble. I will listen to your pets needs to the best of my ability and have phone chargers to keep my phone on in case of emergencies

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Can run with dogs, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Fast walker

Kimberly KBuffalo, NY

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“Your one stop shop for all your pet needs !”

Hi! My name is Kim, I’m 26 and love dogs! I have worked with dogs in many different areas but am currently a trainer with K9 Vision Lifestlye and Wellness training. I have experience walking, training and caring for all size dogs and have a large mastiff/lab mix and a small pitt mix of my own. I would love to help your family with any of their furry family member’s needs !

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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

Amery WBuffalo, NY

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Hey! I have two of my very own Border Collies, Taz and Duke. Taz is 2 1/2 and Duke is 6 months old! I currently take Taz for agility lessons hoping one day he will go pro! Duke is currently in basic obedience training right now and will be going into agility when he gets old enough. Constantly working on heel, place, sit, lay, stay, wait, come, leave it and so much more! I would love to work these commands as I walk your pup!

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Can run with dogs, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

About Dog Training in Buffalo, NY

Training Fun Fact #1: 

Is your pup a  photogenic beauty? Do you plan to start them in show business? Training your dog to head to a specific spot with a simple command is part of the package for a performance dog. Dogs who work on the stage or in photoshoots have the commands “sit and stay” or “down and stay” honed to perfection. An instruction such as “place” is taught, and then the direction to sit or lay down is given once the dog gets to the desired spot. Whether young or mature, your dog can learn to go to a mark.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Although using human food treats and yummy nibbles as training aids is a popular idea, not all high-value, irresistible foods are suitable for dogs. Stick to pieces of your dog’s favorite kibble, small bites of cheese, and homemade training biscuits. Avoid human foods like grapes, raisins, and chocolate, which are all toxic to canines. Train your pooch to heel with treats and have an attentive dog for all sessions. Knowledge of basic commands like “sit” and “come” are a must to perfecting on- and off-leash heeling.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Did you know that almost 10% of Dalmatians are born deaf, and close to 25% have hearing in only one ear at birth? This fact hasn’t stopped them from being one of the most versatile canines ever to work alongside humans. These courageous dogs once held the vital position of stagecoach dog, running beside the carriage and guarding the horses and drivers when the coach came to a stop. Of course, this heroic job transformed into the firehouse dog, where you still see these pups on many an occasion today. 

Average Cost of Dog Training in Buffalo, NY

Are you looking to fine-tune the obedience skills of your favorite pooch? Or are you starting off from square one, ready to start with the basics? Dog trainers in Buffalo typically charge $145 per hour for a private in-home class, with some facilities offering the lessons on-site only. If your four-legger requires extra assistance in the personality department, behavior modification assistance is available. A series of six to ten lessons runs around $1200.

Board and train lessons in Buffalo vary, depending on what the instruction entails and how much you want your pupster to learn while away. Many trainers offer a complete package, including pick-up and drop-off at home, along with video updates over the 3 to 4 week period. The range of prices can be broad, starting around $2100 and going up to $3000. Group obedience training lessons can be about $140 for a 6-week session. Attendance at all levels is encouraged, as is joining a fun group to train in rally or agility courses. 

Do you have a customized approach in mind? Train your dog specific to their needs by connecting with an in-home Buffalo dog trainer. Download the Wag! app and chat with an enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainer. Through the convenient direct messaging feature, you can put your dog’s personalized plan into action at a time that suits you best. 

An hour-long session is affordable at $60 and quickly booked within the Wag! app. Find the right local dog trainer for you and chat in-app to set up a dog training lesson designed especially for your four-legger.

Going Off-Leash in Buffalo, NY

Dogs love to see and be seen, so plan on taking your furry companion on excursions about town at every opportunity. Buffalo is a dog-friendly city, and there isn’t much you can’t do with them in tow.

The rules when it comes to dogs are pretty clear and easy to follow. A dog license is a must, as is making sure they have their rabies vaccine. Proper care of your dog in all weather instances is a strict ordinance and picking up after them is not just a courtesy, but a bylaw, too.

Where are pet parents hanging out with their pooch partners? The Barkyard, of course! This large and welcoming spot has an open invitation for all well-behaved dogs. It’s a popular place, and fortunately, there is plenty of parking which allows the area to fill up on beautiful days. The park will be busy at peak times. If you are looking for a quiet start to the day, head there to watch the sunrise.

If you plan to make this park Fido’s new favorite hangout, train your mutt to meet and greet humans and canines alike with their best paw forward. Not sure of their socialization skills in a hectic environment? Call on a Buffalo dog trainer to polish up your dog’s manners.

The Erie Canal Heritage Trail requires dogs to be on a leash but what a location to practice getting along with other dogs. The trail is also used by hikers, cyclists, and nature lovers. Enjoy an outing with your favorite park partner to unwind and exercise outside of the city. Keep your dog by your side and teach them to share the trail by moving aside when hikers and cyclists pass.

Dog Training in Buffalo, NY

All Buffalo dog trainers with Wag! are vetted and can boast of many hours volunteering and helping less fortunate pooches in dog adoption centers and shelters in the area. Dog trainers with Wag! have got what it takes to turn your pup into a brag-worthy companion. 

What types of dogs are local trainers working with? The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States, and New York loves them, too. It’s no surprise as this canine is not only lovable and friendly but also intelligent and eager to learn. The Lab is the ideal companion for games like fetch and as a jogging buddy.  They can also pick up commands quickly and will have no trouble understanding requests like responding to a whistle.

Another fave friend of the Labrador Retriever is the French Bulldog, always a hit in Buffalo. This little dynamo has a power-packed personality and thrives on interaction with people. Connect with a local trainer to get your Frenchie up to speed and ready for park excursions. The ever-adorable mutt is a much-loved mix living in many Buffalo homes. They are dogs with unique traits and looks, turning heads in local dog-friendly bars and restaurants in the state.

Are you ready to book your pup’s first in-home training session on the convenient Wag! app? A customized dog training lesson awaits you and your canine kiddo, all at the touch of your fingertips.