Dog Trainers in Happy Valley

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Danielle VHappy Valley, OR

5.0

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“Fluent in DOG. Every size and every disposition.”

Responsible, compassionate, experienced dog walker who will treat your furry family member exactly as if he or she were my own. Knowledgeable about a variety of complex issues including fearful behaviors, anxiety, leash-reactivity, over-stimulation, and fully schooled in positive training methods. I will walk your pup, and provide some training along the way, and we'll have a blast--I promise!

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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

Jessy SHappy Valley, OR

4.9

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Can't make it home in time? Did you get held up at work, again? Or you're wanting to finally go on vacation, but can't find anyone to watch your dog? Then you've found the right walker! I am experienced and committed to caring for your dog the best possible way! I try to always put their safety and care at top priority. I used to train horses and believe every dog can be handled the right way with gentle, yet firm training. I strictly believe in only humane forms of discipline and lots of love and fun! I will make sure to thoroughly read your notes and handle your dog only the way you want them to be. I also keep supplies ready to go for just in case scenarios: I come equipped with extra water, poo bags, leashes/harnesses, and even booties for their paws to prevent heat burn! I love this job! I look forward to meeting your furry friend.

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Hannah WHappy Valley, OR

4.9

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I'm Hannah. I grew up having all kinds of animals in my life, including dogs, and I have a special love for all of them. I'm away from my animals right now (I'm in college, and they're with my mom), so I have more than enough love and time to give to yours.

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Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, High energy dogs, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care

Michelle LHappy Valley, OR

4.9

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I have been a certified dog trainer for 6 years and a volunteer at a last chance dog rescue for 3. My passion for caring for all different types of animals is what drives me. I recently took in three of my neice and nephews, and I’m really excited to be a part of Wag which allows me to make my own schedule, while still enjoying working with dogs. I can’t wait to meet your best friend!

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Erin LHappy Valley, OR

4.9

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“Dog on it, I’m on it!”

Erin is a seasoned pet professional that has worked with all types of dogs including giant breeds. She has a Masters in Zoology with a minor in animal behavior. Erin is pet CPR and First Aid certified. She also has been certified in San Francisco to walk multiple dogs. Erin has an extensive background in animal behavior and works with clients on R+ positive reinforcement during the walks she provides. Erin is also a Salon Manager at Petco and has been grooming dogs and horses for 16+years.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Shiann GHappy Valley, OR

4.9

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“Dog enthusiast”

Shiann, 22, Vancouver, WA. I’ve always had a passion for animals, especially dogs. I love being outdoors and with animals! I want to give your pet the extra love and attention that they need on a daily basis.

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Gavin RHappy Valley, OR

4.8

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Hello ! My name is Gavin and I am dog trainer . I am very knowledgeable about dog behavior and signs to look out for ! I LOVE.....LOVE dogs ! And I have no problem with big dogs either . The bigger the better for me !

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

About Dog Training in Happy Valley, OR

Training Fun Fact #1:

If your pupper has lots of energy, you might want to teach them to run alongside your bike! This trick is super simple to teach your dog, and they can master it in less than a week. The best way to teach this is by walking your dog on a leash next to your bike at first, so they get used to it and don't get in a tangle. Use verbal commands to teach your dog to stay close to the bike, and make sure to reward good behavior. Introduce a bike leash, and cycle slowly and stop often for starters. Ramp up the difficulty over a period of time so your pooch can build up their stamina.

Training Fun Fact #2:

There's nothing cuter than babies and woofers getting along; however, there are a few things you should do to make sure your mutt accepts your new baby. Getting a practice doll is an excellent way to get your pupper used to the new addition. You should practice with a doll for a couple of months, so your pup is well adjusted. Treat the doll exactly as you would your newborn, and tell your dog to sit whenever you're holding the doll, so they know not to jump up at the baby. Make sure to reward gentle behavior with treats and praise. Then, once you bring home the real thing, your pup will know the right way to behave. 

Training Fun Fact #3:

Our canine compadres can sometimes be a little skittish, and your pooch may get scared whenever they hear fireworks or a thunderstorm. Training your hound to ignore loud noises can take up to six months, so don't expect their behavior to change overnight. When a storm hits, try calling your fur-baby over to distract them. Try running them through some commands like 'sit' and 'rollover' to help keep them busy. Reward your dog with treats anytime they perform a series of tricks, so your pup knows that ignoring loud noises results in rewards. 

Average Cost of Dog Training in Happy Valley, OR

 Happy Valley is an excellent city for pet parents, with mile after mile of nearby countryside to explore with your canine companion. If you're looking for a dog trainer in Happy Valley, you'll find tons of trainers ready to help teach Fido a trick or two. 

Before signing up for any classes, make sure your pupper is vaccinated, as this is a requirement for many trainers. You'll also want to plan your classes a few weeks in advance, dog trainers around Portland stay pretty busy.

Private dog training is very popular in Happy Valley, with lots of trainers offering one-on-one classes at their training facility or in your home. While your pooch will undoubtedly learn faster at private sessions, they are quite expensive around Happy Valley. One training session which lasts for an hour or two can cost anywhere from $100 to $375 per class. 

If you're looking to train your mutt on a budget, consider attending group training classes. Group training can be great fun and is a good way for Sparky to make some new pals. Group puppy training and obedience courses can cost anywhere from $130 to $225 for a six-week program. One of the biggest drawbacks of group training is you're tied into a schedule, which can be difficult if you're a busy person.

If you can't find a trainer you're comfortable with, why not look for a Happy Valley dog trainer on the Wag! platform? Dog trainers with Wag! charge as little as $60 for a private training session. By spending less on dog training, you'll be able to buy Princess more treats and toys. Dog trainers through Wag! can even customize their classes, so you can make sure your pup is making the most of each session.

Going Off-Leash in Happy Valley, OR

After a few training sessions, you might want to take your pup to a nearby park to show off their new skills. Before heading to your chosen destination, make sure you check the park's T&Cs beforehand. Many parks across the US require that dogs are vaccinated and microchipped before attending.

The Happy Valley Dog Park is the only dog park in Happy Valley. This average-sized dog park features high fences to stop any potential escape artists. Two off-leash areas separate large and small dogs, making this a superb park if your dog is a little shy. These off-leash areas are big enough to play games like fetch, so you'll be able to wear out your mutt easily. 

Another excellent dog park can be found in neighboring Clackamas. The North Clackamas Dog Park features a vibrant rose garden and plenty of trees where you and Max can sit in the shade. This park also has a great water station where you can fill up your dog's bowl with a hose. There's also a large off-leash dog area, where Fido can stretch their legs and play with other woofers. 

Dog Training in Happy Valley, OR

Dog trainers with Wag! have loads of useful skills which will help your mutt develop into the perfect canine citizen. Each trainer also comes with a star rating, so you can see what other pet parents thought of your dog trainer's teaching method. 

Happy Valley dog trainers on the Wag! platform have experience working with lots of different breeds. Labrador Retrievers are among the most popular breeds in Oregon. These lovable hounds are popular for a number of reasons. They're super smart, loyal, and make great family pets. Labradors love to get outdoors, and there are plenty of activities you can try with your pupper, including swimming and hiking.

Whatever breed of woofer you have, training is an important part of doggy development. Check out some dog trainers on the Wag! app today and help 'unleash' your pup's full potential.