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Heather MAnnandale, VA

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“Ruff & Roll :)”

Hello! My name is Heather and I am a 25 year old woman looking to expand my network. I grew up on a farm in Powhatan, Va with all kinds of animals but most importantly I grew up with 7 dogs! I love all dogs and I am very confident around them. I treat all dogs like they are own and I will go out of my way to make sure you and your pup feel safe and happy in my care :) I’m trustworthy and can accommodate whatever your needs are for your dogs walk! I also have a very flexible schedule! Thanks!

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

Emily PAnnandale, VA

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“I will go above and beyond for your pup!”

Hello! My name is Emily and I have extensive experience with dogs, both professionally and personally. I have worked in doggie daycares, taken courses for dog handling, and have owned dogs all my life. I have two dogs now; a 13 year old Springer Spaniel and a German Shorthaired Pointer puppy. Your dog is guaranteed to have a great time on our walk and will get all the loves and pets :)

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Skylar SAnnandale, VA

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“Purposed, Respectful, Accommodating, Professional”

FULLY VACCINATED- I will provide the perfect experience no matter your dog’s size, breed, or temperament. I am beyond grateful to work with dogs full-time. I’m attentive, predictive, patient, protective, and gentle, and very hands-on. Safety is my top priority; I have completely dedicated myself to animal wellbeing. I can expertly interpret body language and can effectively communicate and condition desired behavior. Limited availability, particularly middays, please inquire to book in advance.

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

Tracy LAnnandale, VA

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Hi, I'm Tracy! I've always loved dogs and currently have 2 beagles of my own. I have had my dogs for 14 years. I am a certified veterinary assistant. I love to walk and cuddle with my dogs so yours will become part of my furry family. I was told by my daughter that I treat my dogs like humans and I do because they are my sons.

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Melina TAnnandale, VA

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My name is Melina and I have been around dogs most of my life. Currently, I have two dogs, Roxy and Luna and I consider them my children. I have been dog walking for about three years now and have experience will all types of dogs and all temperaments. I also volunteer at a local animal shelter from time to time. Please note I can give medications such as pills and give shots, if needed. I can't wait to meet you and your pups!

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alhassan AAnnandale, VA

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“I do it because I love it !!!”

Hi My name is hassan. I have been working as a dog Walker for almost a year and have walked more than 400 different dogs, in other words, I have made more than 400 friends and I enjoy it and love it. Please let me have the pleasure to cheer up your dog day!!!

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Debbie CAnnandale, VA

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“Pet perfect conditions!”

Hi! My name is Debbie and I have been a life long dog owner. I have also worked at an animal hospital as well as volunteered for a few animal rescues. I enjoy walking and just being with dogs I am home all days and have a large fended in yard so it’s a win win for your pooch and for me. I get my pup fix! My focus is on the dog I’m with and not on my phone or other distractions so your furry one will safe and well cared for. Young or old I look forward to spending time with your pup

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Amber JAnnandale, VA

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“A tired dog is a happy dog!”

Hi, my name is Amber and I aim to be your dogs new best friend! We will bond through fun walks that always have at least a brisk jog and a cool down time! I try to take a video of your baby if I can as we walk so you get to see the smile on their faces, their way of saying thanks for the walk and the fun walker! Dogs that get plenty of exercise will always be too tired to misbehave at home, curbing behaviors that come from boredom!

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Elier AAnnandale, VA

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Cada momento que alguien pasa con su perro es magico y se deberia de disfrutar al maximo pues son tan cercanos q se convierten en nuestra familia, un perro no es un instrumento de trabajo no se puede tratar como tal.Tiene sentimientos y aprecia todo lo bueno o lo malo q nos pasa.Por tanto si es mio como si no lo es tengo q darle toda la atencion que lleva la responsabilidad al 200% pues cada uno tiene un caracter diferente. Every moment someone spends with their dog is magical and should be enjoyed to the fullest as they are so close that they become our family, a dog is not a working instrument and can not be treated as such. It has feelings and appreciates the good and bad that happens to us. So if it's mine as if it isn't, I have to give it all the attention that brings responsibility to 200% because each one has a different character.

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Andrew SAnnandale, VA

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“Dog’s Best Friend”

I am an FCPS teacher who has been a reliable and dedicated Wag Dog Walker for almost 3 years and love meeting new dogs and getting outside with them. I recently adopted my own puppy who is 4 months old, so I have great experience with puppies along with older dogs. My family has always had dogs, which I enjoy watching from time to time. Can’t wait to meet your dog!

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About Dog Training in Annandale, VA

Training Fun Fact #1:

When acquiring your first dog, it’s wise to look for an easy-to-train breed. Why? Novice pet parents may find a dog with a dominant attitude hard to train their first time out. The Labrador Retriever is often a popular choice due to their amicable and loyal personality. Keep obedience training fun and ever-changing and your Lab will be eager to join in! 

Training Fun Fact #2:

When working with your furry student, always train with positive reinforcement and a smile. Dogs respond the best to an upbeat voice and praise for a job well done. Carry your pup’s favorite treat in your pocket for use at a moment’s notice, even when not in full training mode. When you are in a training session, remember to always end on a high note. Don’t wait until pooch has had enough to stop the session.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Dogs with endless energy can be a barrel of laughs. They can also tire you out! The Rashon is the perfect dog if you are looking for a pooch to get you up early and out the door for a run every day. Training your dog to run is done via the same method as a person would do. Build up stamina with mini-runs, gradually adding a few minutes each day.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Annandale, VA

Is your dog taking out their frustration on the furniture? Are they barking at the slightest sound? These behaviors often signal a bored dog. To solve the problem, sign your canine kid up for dog training lessons.

Not only will training quell the boredom blues, but it’s also a step forward to having the best-behaved dog on the block! To get started, consider what kind of training suits your four-legger best.

A dog itching to get out in the crowds will “pawsitively” shine in group obedience classes. A six-week course in Annandale will cost about $125. This involves a weekly commitment, typically at the same place and time every week. Dogs who thrive on excitement will be thrilled with the hustle and bustle of being part of a big pack.

Laid-back dogs, or pups who have yet to come out of their shell, will fare better with one on one instruction. Have no fear—private in-home training is available in Annandale, too. Expect to dish out around $100 an hour for this service. 

If you are unsure whether your pupster will want to be part of a group pack or that your budget does not have room for private lessons, Wag! can help. Chat with a vetted trainer on the Wag! app and you’ll soon see that teaming up with a trainer is easy and affordable.

Starting at just $60 per one-hour session, private, in-home lessons are the answer. It’s as simple as 1-2-3. The estimated rate will be displayed at the bottom of the screen during booking, with a final price provided when a Pet Caregiver is selected for the service.Chat with an Annandale dog trainer, book, and pay—all within the Wag! app.

Going Off-Leash in Annandale, VA

 Mason District Dog Park is just the place to practice Fido’s off-leash heeling and recall. It’s a medium-sized enclosure, keeping your precious pup within reach as you practice. After playtime, head outside of the doggo park to explore the paths in the surrounding wooded area.

Next stop? Nearby McLean offers a hiker’s haven. Mount Vernon Trail has everything you’d want for a perfect afternoon of trekking. Choose a section, or take the entire day to explore. This trail is designated as a challenging one, so best to train your pooch partner for a trek of this magnitude! Several connections are found within the trail, making sections easy to access.

Like many of the states in the U.S., purchasing a license and dog tag for your pup is a must. It’s a simple matter of safety, and helps your dog to be located if they ever get lost! Vaccinations are a requirement, specifically, immunization against rabies. Take care of these details and Fido is ready to make “furever” friends!

Needing a little help getting your pupster park-ready? Is your happy hound a bit of a handful? Call on a local dog trainer with Wag!. They are happy to assist!

Dog Training in Annandale, VA

Annandale is close to some of the coolest places to visit. Walk along the Potomac River and enjoy the waterfront views. Meander through Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens and you may even see wildlife creatures that call the marshes home. And of course, Washington, D.C. is just about a dog walk away.

With so many “pawsome” adventures to be a part of, dogs all over Annandale are wagging their tails in excitement. You’ll likely meet up with an energetic pack of pooches on any given day.

Your dog’s next bestie just may be the Beagle. With their nose to the ground and a sparkle in their eyes, the Beagle is a feisty character ready to play. 

Looking for a picnic partner? The perfect choice is the chummy American Foxhound. They love the great outdoors and won’t sit still for long. Have a snack, play a game of fetch, and of course, clean up before leaving for home. Human and doggo snacks are not meant for parkland critters.

The German Shepherd, like the Beagle and Foxhound, has a super-sniffer that’s always on high alert. This dog loves to work just as much as they adore playing. Sign your clever canine up for a search and rescue course. They’ll be barking with joy.

No matter your furry buddy’s personality, size, or age, all dogs love to learn new things. Team up with a local dog trainer on the Wag! app and unleash your dog’s inner-student today.