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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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Heather MArlington County, Arlington

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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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Emily PArlington County, Arlington

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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 SArlington County, Arlington

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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 LArlington County, Arlington

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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 TArlington County, Arlington

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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 AArlington County, Arlington

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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 CArlington County, Arlington

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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 JArlington County, Arlington

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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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Andrew SArlington County, Arlington

4.8

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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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MeGan JArlington County, Arlington

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My name is MeGan. I am located in Prince George's County Maryland. I have been been a dog lover all my life. I have owned and sat for American Bully and Rottweiler breeds. I love to stay in shape so walking your pet would be my pleasure.

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About Dog Training in Arlington County, Arlington

Training Fun Fact #1:

Don’t you love the pack mentality of the canine? Looking out for each other is part of the package. There are oodles of stories of lifelong friendships between dogs, and that kind of connection is entirely possible with people, too. In fact, dogs love to be touched by people as part of their bonding. It’s calming, can reduce stress, and just feels good in general. Go ahead and give your dog lots of petting every day!


Training Fun Fact #2:

Training a seeing-eye dog is no easy task. It can take many months to even a few years to accomplish. Working with a potential service dog on routes that will be traveled often is a good way to teach them about obstacles that may present themselves. As well, these clever canines learn exactly where to walk alongside their handler and perfect staying in that position.


Training Fun Fact #3:

Do you have a little beggar on your hands? One way to nip this nasty habit in the bud is to give them the cold shoulder as you dine. Steps to take? Do not make eye contact with your dog when you are eating. Don’t talk or interact with them either. Most important to success is to ensure that every family is on board with the “no begging” rule.


Average Cost of Dog Training in Arlington, VA

Is your woofer wagging their tail in excitement to start dog training? In Arlington, you’ve got plenty of choices. The average rate charged by in-home trainers is $150 an hour for private instruction. With this type of class, your dog will have individual attention with one on one attention.


Payment for obedience classes is most often paid up-front. Group classes are like a doggo get-together with lots of excitement and much to learn. Expect to pay around $125 for a course, and typically, lessons will cover tasks like learning to sit and how to come when called. Perfect for the extroverted dog, group classes are ideal for socialization as well.


You can’t deny the value of being the pet parent of a well-behaved dog. Of course, you want what’s best for them and that’s why you plan to enroll in training. But if traditional weekly classes don’t work for you or if you have a tight budget, you may wonder how you can make it work. Arlington  dog trainers with Wag! can help you out.


Dog trainers with Wag! set their own rates, so pricing may vary per region. With a private in-home training, you can work alongside your pupster to help them learn. In turn, you’ll be taught exactly how to react in many situations with your dog. In-home private training is conveniently booked right on the Wag! app. Chat, pay, and book—all within the app. Dog training couldn’t be simpler!


Going Off-Leash in Arlington, VA

Arlington has beautiful views of the Potomac River. Waterfront strolls with your pooch are in your future, and what a joy it will be to have a well-trained woofer by your side. You are within easy access of exciting sights in DC, yet you can enjoy the green spaces of Arlington, too.


Looking for an off-leash park to start your adventure? Head to Towers Dog Park, where the doggo-fun never ends! Four acres of pawesome property to explore include runs for both small and big dogs, picnic tables for pet parents to relax on, and water fountains to keep your pup hydrated. 


Opportunities for socialization abound at Fort Barnard Dog Park. If your dog is missing a few skills on how to be furiendly, work with a local dog trainer so that every dog park playdate is a great one. 


Don’t forget to make Glencarlyn Park a part of every outing you take your pooch on. Although it is an off-leash area, it’s not fenced in. Keep an eye on your pup the entire time to ensure they don’t run off in excitement. There are trails to enjoy nearby as well. Plan on a full afternoon adventure!


Does your favorite furry pal know how to come when called without dallying? Work with a local dog trainer with Wag! to teach your pooch the rules of safety and obedience. Remember to have your pupster vaccinated and licensed as part of a pet parent’s responsibility.


Dog Training in Arlington, VA

Whether on a promenade in Arlington or nearby Washington, DC, you’ll see plenty of dogs out and about. Virginia has an official state dog, and that is the American Foxhound. This extra-energetic dog loves to run and will make the ideal partner for the person who loves to trek the trails near the city.


What other types of dogs make their home in this picturesque state? The athletic Akita is another popular pooch, and their coat is ideal for keeping them warm as they walk on a cool night. They require a lot of exercise, so be prepared for lengthy walks on a regular basis.


The Labrador Retriever is a much-loved dog all over the United States and in Virginia, the sentiment is the same. Who can resist the charm and loyalty of this eager to please retriever? Be prepared to keep this dog busy or they will entertain themselves by chewing the carpet or digging a hole in the backyard. Engage them in a game of fetch and then head out for a run together. You’ll have one happy canine kid!


No matter what type of dog you have in your family, they all deserve special treatment. Treat them to dog training with Wag! today.