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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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Austin CDayton, OH

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“Reliable Pet Sitter/Walker in Dayton, OH”

Hi! I’m Austin! I am a student at Wright State and a Photography Studio Manager when I’m not waking pups. I have experience with dogs of all sizes and ages from Chihuahua’s to Great Danes! I love meeting new dogs & catering to each ones needs, as I know that every dog is unique. I love running and would love to keep your dog healthy, fit, and above all, happy! I will make sure that your Wag! experience is as positive as possible!

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

Meranda RDayton, OH

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“A walk a day keeps the vet at bay”

Hi everyone, my name is Meranda and I am a WAG walker. Ive been a walker for almost two years and have made some great four legged friends along the way and look forward everyday to the opportunity to make a new friend. Whether its walking, training,or just dropping by to check on your furry friend... Im the gal for you. Im a dog mom of two myself and they are my world and I treat every dog like they are my own.

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Training Exam Complete

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

About Dog Training in Dayton, OH

Training Fun Fact #1:

If you’re the proud parent of fur-babies as well as small children, you know how difficult it can be to go for walkies. It’s not easy pushing the stroller in one hand and keeping hold of the leash with the other! Fortunately, you can train your dog to walk beside the stroller. The “heel” command and a clicker are both useful for teaching this trick. You’ll also want to let your dog get accustomed to the empty stroller during one of your training sessions.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Chihuahuas aren’t only one of the most popular breeds in Dayton — they’re also the perfect candidate for dog shows. A strong foundation of obedience training is necessary before moving on to the essential commands for training a Chihuahua for show. Gaiting refers to training a show dog the proper walking speed and positions so a judge can assess their movements. Stacking refers to placing dogs in the correct standing position for judging. Each breed has a unique stacking position, and there are two main methods for stacking. Treats will come in handy for hand stacking, while a clicker can work wonders for free stacking.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Tired of playing the same old games? Why not try your paw at flyball? This canine sport tests your dog’s body as well as their mind. Here’s how it works. Dogs are grouped into two teams of four. One by one, each dog “flies” down a track, clears 4 hurdles, retrieves a tennis ball from a spring-loaded box, and races back down the course again. Training your dog to play flyball will take a lot of time and patience, but with enough practice, you two will be competing before you can say “jump!”

Average Cost of Dog Training in Dayton, OH

Wondering how much Dayton dog training costs? The good news is, a wide variety of Dayton dog training options are available, catering to every canine’s needs and abilities. In addition to puppy training classes and obedience fundamentals, dog trainers in Dayton also offer service dog training, agility classes, and even specialty training for canine movie stars.

The unfortunate news, however, is that few trainers are upfront about their pricing information. While some Dayton dog training facilities offer details about their consultation fees, it can be difficult to find out the exact cost of dog training classes and in-home dog training in Dayton, OH without contacting the facility directly via email or phone.

Whether you’re operating on a tight budget or you’d just like a clear explanation of your dog’s training fees, consider in-home dog training with Wag!. Each hour-long training session costs just $60, so you know exactly what you’re signing up for when you create an account on the app and choose your trainer. Plus, you’ll enjoy maximum control over your dog’s training regimen, from the time and place to the content of each training session. Instead of committing to a course, why not try a single in-home training session with a Dayton dog trainer and discover what everyone’s barking about?

Going Off-Leash in Dayton, OH

Itching to put Lassie’s learning to the test at Dayton’s off-leash dog parks? There are a few things you should know before visiting. Pet parents must keep their dogs in their sight and under voice control at all times. Aggressive or otherwise bothersome dogs must be leashed and removed from the park immediately. All canine visitors must wear current vaccination tags and be licensed with the city.

Now that the rules are out of the way, it’s time to play! Montgomery County Bark Park is an excellent choice for social butterflies keen to sniff out some new canine companions. The agility equipment is a nice touch and provides the perfect opportunity for Sparky to strut their stuff. This is one of the most popular parks with Dayton’s pet owners, so you can always expect a crowd here. Is your woofer a bit of a loner? Link up with a dog trainer near you through the Wag! app for advice on socializing your dog.

Dayton offers something most cities don’t — an off-leash area exclusively designated for service dogs. Located on the main campus of Wright State University, Wingerd Service Dog Park gives service dogs assisting WSU students the chance to romp on the agility equipment and stretch their legs in the small grassy space. Service dogs in training are also welcome. Please note that this park isn’t open to the public, and family pets aren’t allowed.

Dog Training in Dayton, OH

Before you book your first Dayton dog training session, take some time to think about what you’d like to work on. Could your dog use a refresher course on obedience training? Are there any behavioral issues you’re hoping to nip in the bud? Does your dog struggle with separation anxiety or aggression? Thanks to Wag!’s in-app messaging feature, you can discuss every detail of your dog’s needs with your preferred dog trainer. From there, you can work together to create a personalized approach to training that fits your dog best.

So what breeds are Dayton’s dog trainers working with? The cuddly Shih Tzu ranks high on the list of most popular dog breeds in Dayton. Thanks to their stubborn, mischievous natures, Shih Tzus can be somewhat difficult to train and tend to develop an alpha complex if left to their own devices. When it comes to training your Shih Tzu to behave, a Dayton dog trainer can help you understand how your fur-baby’s mind works and devise a training approach customized for their needs.

The highly energetic and intelligent Boxer is another firm favorite with Dayton’s pet parents. Just as brainy as they are brawny, Boxers will quickly become bored with the same daily routine. Keep their minds sharp and their bodies fit with a diverse variety of games, exercises, and commands. A stark contrast to the Boxer, the Chihuahua also earns a spot on Dayton’s top 10 dog breeds. Fiercely loyal and a tad bit protective, these petite pups will do anything for their humans. A positive yet firm approach is best to train these feisty little lap dogs.

No matter your pup’s breed or needs, in-home dog training is a great way to tackle behavioral issues at the source. Sign up for a Wag! account and connect with a dog trainer near you to discover what your mutt is made of.