Dog Trainers in New York

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What is Wag!?

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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Alexandra BNew York, NY

5.0

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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 DNew York, NY

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 NNew York, NY

4.9

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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

David LNew York, NY

4.9

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“Helping your dog walk the walk and bark the bark!”

A well behaved dog is any owner’s dream and I’m here to help you achieve that! My name is David Leon and I’m a dog trainer/walker who is dedicated to bettering the relationship between dogs and dog parents. I’ve had dogs all my life and although they are no longer with me, I carry on the lessons I’ve learned through them. I learned the trust, respect and love that is necessary to building a strong bond between us and our dogs. If you’d like, I’d love to help you accomplish this.

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

Andy MNew York, NY

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 YNew York, NY

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 DNew York, NY

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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 RNew York, NY

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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 LNew York, NY

4.9

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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 VNew York, NY

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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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About Dog Training in New York, NY

Training Fun Fact #1:

When it comes to discouraging rowdy behavior and aggressive playing, toys work wonders. If your buddy is nipping at you during a play session, distract them with their favorite ball or chew toy. Obedience training and tasty treats will also come in handy.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Does your fur-baby jump on you or other people? This reaction is actually a natural instinct. Dogs greet each other at eye level, which is why they jump up to say hello. As cute as it may be, this behavior should be nipped in the bud as soon as possible. One trick to training your dog not to jump on you is to start with the “sit” command. With the help of a friend or in-home dog trainer, you can teach your dog to greet you calmly, with all four paws planted firmly on the floor.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Your dog’s nose is 5 times more powerful than your own, but did you know canines can even sniff out diseases like diabetes and cancer? While scientific evidence of this is currently inconclusive, some treatment facilities are trialing disease detection dogs. These hardworking hounds are trained to sniff out disease from urine and blood samples. So far, the results are overwhelmingly positive — 9 times out of 10, disease detection dogs are right on the nose!

Average Cost of Dog Training in New York City, NY

The Big Apple is known for having one of the highest costs of living in the US, so you can expect dog training services in New York City to cost a pretty penny. How much does in-home dog training cost in NYC? On average, in-home dog trainers in New York City charge $220 per hour.

The cost of group obedience classes in NYC varies depending on the type of dog training, the number of sessions, and the age of your dog. You can expect to pay between $250 and $350 for a course lasting between four and six weeks. Agility training classes can cost up to $300 for a five-week course.

Group obedience may not be the best option for shy dogs, easily distracted puppies, or busy pet parents. Some group obedience classes in New York City are also tiered, which means Fifi may need to take an introductory class before moving on to the next level. Graduating from puppy school typically takes between 10 and 12 weeks and costs over $1,000 for the full set of classes.

New York City dog trainers with Wag! offer an affordable, flexible solution that suits your schedule. Browse NYC dog trainers on the Wag! app, team up with your trainer to plan personalized sessions, and pay securely right in the app. And since dog training sessions with Wag! start at just $60 per hour, you can save some extra cash to spend on toys and treats.

Going Off-Leash in New York City, NY

With more than 140 off-leash dog parks, The City of Dreams is truly a dream come true for doggos. While some dog parks in New York are open all day, others allow dogs off-leash during designated hours. No matter which park you choose to visit, the city’s official dog park regulations stipulate that only well-behaved woofers are welcome. If your pup is likely to chase after a small critter, it’s a good idea to brush up on your dog’s obedience training beforehand.

World-famous Central Park boasts over 20 areas where dogs can enjoy some off-leash freedom before 9 AM and after 9 PM. Expect to meet a lot of other pooches and their parents here, though! If it’s your first time going off-leash in New York City, Morningside Dog Park is the perfect place to let loose. This hidden gem isn’t as crowded as other off-leash zones in New York and features a separate area for small dogs.

Ready to go off-leash in NYC? Book an in-home training session with an NYC dog trainer to sharpen important skills like recall and good manners. As Lassie levels up in their obedience training and socialization skills, you can expand your horizons at busier parks, like Chelsea Waterside Dog Park

Dog Training in New York City, NY

Did you know 1 in 3 households in NYC contains a canine family member? That means there’s always a need for dog trainers in New York City. When they’re not working one-on-one with the city’s “pupulation,” NYC dog trainers volunteer at local animal shelters to gain experience teaching good manners and basic obedience.

What kinds of dogs can you expect to find snoozing in NYC’s studio apartments? The French Bulldog steals the spotlight as the most popular breed in New York City. Loved by lacemakers in England’s East Midlands during the Industrial Revolution, Frenchies were originally bred from English Bulldogs. The new, smaller breed of Bulldog became accustomed to living in small spaces, which makes them well-suited for apartment living. (Not to mention these petite pups meet the weight restrictions imposed by many NYC landlords!) Although they have a slight stubborn streak, Frenchies are eager to please their parents. With a consistent approach to training and lots of positive reinforcement, your French Bulldog will be on their best behavior in no time flat.

It’s not just French Bulldogs that have stolen the hearts of New Yorkers. Their ancestor, the English Bulldog, is the third most popular dog breed in New York, right behind the Labrador Retriever. For the most part, training these loyal, lovable pups will be like a walk in the dog park — but Bulldogs love to chew and tug. Need some assistance with training your dog not to chew on furniture? New York dog trainers with Wag! have got you and Fido covered!

Ready to welcome a puppy into your NYC apartment? Could Gizmo use a little extra guidance on proper playtime etiquette? Book a New York City dog trainer on the Wag! app and create a custom training plan that works for your woofer’s unique personality.