Dog Trainers in Kent

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Meg BKent, WA

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“Mature, college educated, & highly experienced!”

I’ve loved animals, especially dogs and cats, basically since I was born. I grew up with Mastiffs and Rottweilers. It was mainly my chore to feed them, walk them, pick up poop, clean up puke, you name it! And we’re talking from a very young age! As an adult, as soon as I got my Bachelor’s degree and moved off campus, I adopted 2 cats. Throughout my adult life, I’ve had a rescue Yorkie and rescue Pug, as well as other cats. I treat all animals as my babies!!

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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

Cassandra MKent, WA

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“Not to brag, but dogs love me!”

I have owned a dog my entire life, as well as hosting a variety of other animals throughout the years. I spend my free time working for local animal organizations in an effort to create a better world for all our animal friends. I am currently dog mom to an amazing little King Charles mix that I rescued. I also have a knack for working with shy and nervous dogs, they trust me right off the bat. I cannot wait to meet and love on your fur-baby and currently have open availability.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Injected medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, Fast walker

Chris LKent, WA

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I love dogs and own a Labrador retriever myself. I have lived in Turkey, Senegal and Germany, and have walked dogs in every country. I have trained guide dogs for the blind, and feel comfortable around all breeds. I love the outdoors, travel, running, skiing, reading, going on walks and spending time with dogs the most!

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Gino TKent, WA

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My name is Gino. Have been a dog owner for 58 years. Dogs are a constant learning experience. My knowledge of dogs is more street knowledge. They walk me more than I walk them. Every dog is held in full accountability for safety and behavior. Each dog will receive dependable walking care, combined with a lifetime of training and street wisdom. Dogs, and their health, are a life passion.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, 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

Christine AKent, WA

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“Pet CPR and First Aid Certified Animal Lover”

I have a 4 year old German Shepherd mix. I own Boba Fetch Pet Care LLC, am pet CPR & First Aid Certified. I have experience with Aggressive/Reactive dogs as well as Seniors. I've worked in Emergency Veterinary Care, with the Seattle Humane Society, and volunteered for a program that helped train service dogs for disabled veterans. Animals are my passion, and your pet is yours. I will do everything in my power to ensure your pets happiness and safety.

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Dog first aid and/or CPR, Oral medicine administration, Senior dog care, Special needs dog care, High energy dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Training experience

Christine SKent, WA

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Hi! My name is Christine, I have 1 cat that I rescued from the vets office I worked at years ago and a 1 year old Chihuahua/pug mix that I've had since she was 3 months. I also owned a pitbull mix at one point but he's now at the rainbow bridge waiting patiently. I've work with animals in boarding center, vet offices and petsmart, I also attended and graduated from the Pima Medical Veterinary Assistant program! I am comforable around dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds. Cats and other small animal's as well. I also have experience giving insulin to diabetic pets, inhalers to asthmatic animals and dealing with typical senior car animals. I am also great at doing toe nail trims and baths if your in need of that! Working with animals has been one of my greatest joys in life! I can't wait to meet your furry babies!!

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Olena UKent, WA

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“Dogs just fill your heart w/out trying”

I’m 25 years old and a complete huge animal lover!!! I love to get outside and throw the tennis ball or toss the frisbee with my sweet two puppies. I’ve always grown up surrounded by so many pets which makes me want to pursue being more than being just a dog walker. Im certified in particular dog trainings, and continuing to pursue a specific certified experienced placement as well. I couldn’t imagine my life not being surrounded by furry friends so, I can’t wait to meet you and your pet family!

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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

Heather CKent, WA

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“Love & a PAWsome Passion”

Hello there, helpful Heather here! If you're looking for reliable, knowledgeable, and devoted pet assistance, I'm the sitter you have been looking for!

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

Tayler MKent, WA

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“Every dog is my new best friend... I have a lot”

Hi! My name is Tayler MacDonald. I am a proud owner of 2 German Shepherds, all of which I have trained. I trained dogs for several years as a kid into adulthood and showed them at fairs that you may have seen. I love the company of dogs and being their company as well. There is not a time in my life that I have never not owned a dog. I would love to take the time to get to know you and your pup, thank you for taking your time to learn a little something about me. Thanks for making this PAWsible.

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Jordan WKent, WA

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I am the mom of a shelter pup who has had his fair share of challenges. He is my best friend and working on his training has taught me many lessons about dog body language, the value of positive reinforcement training, and all things dog! I am comfortable and able to walk reactive pups if you have one. I volunteer at a shelter once a week walking dogs so I have experience walking a variety of dogs with many different needs. I am also comfortable running your dog if they have some extra energy they need to burn off. I’ve been through Ahimsa’s Basic training and Seattle Dogs Day Out Growly Class with my dog. I have practice with clicker training, BAT, disengage/engage, and am always looking to increase my knowledge.

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About Dog Training in Kent, WA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Many doggos love a bit of roughhousing, but sometimes they can take it too far. You can train your pup not to play aggressively over the course of a month or two. The most effective way to avoid your pupper getting carried away is by using a toy instead of your body to play with your dog. Try to play games like tug of war, which will keep your hands away from your dog's mouth. If your hound starts to get aggressive, stop playing to show it's unacceptable behavior. Ensure you praise your dog if they play gently to signal a job well done.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Sick of your mutt traipsing mud through your house after walkies? Well, you can teach your pupper to wipe their own paws! This trick takes typically 3 to 6 weeks to learn but will save you having to clean mucky paw prints off your carpet. You'll want to use treats and praise to encourage your mutt to stand on your doormat for an extended period. If they shuffle or move their feet, say “wipe” and reward your pooch. With plenty of perseverance, practice, and treats, your doggo will be wiping their paws in no time. 

Training Fun Fact #3:

 Catch is a great trick to teach your pupper if you're looking for a new frisbee partner. This trick is easy to master and will take your dog about two weeks to learn. Chuck Fido a treat, yell “catch”, and give them plenty of praise if they manage to catch it. Once they've learned to catch a treat, switch to a frisbee or ball, and make sure to shout “catch”, so they know what to do. With a bit of practice, you and Tucker will be playing frisbee in no time. 

Average Cost of Dog Training in Kent, WA

Finding the right trainer for your woofer in Kent can be a bit tricky. There are tons of available classes in the Seattle area, meaning you may have to shop around to find a trainer that suits your needs. 

Before signing up for any classes, make sure you read the fine print. Many classes require a down payment before you start. If you have to cancel or can't attend a session, you may lose your deposit. You'll also want to book a few weeks in advance, as dog trainers in Kent are generally very busy.

If you think your canine companion will struggle to concentrate with other woofers around, you might be better off attending private training classes. One-on-one dog training programs in Kent are relatively pricey and can cost anywhere from $85 to $150 for an hour-long session. Private training may cost more than group classes, but this Kent dog training route gives your dog the individual attention they need to master “sit” and “stay”.

Group puppy training classes with your furry friend are lots of fun. In and around Kent, group puppy training can cost between $115 and $130 for 6 weeks’ worth of classes. The main problem with group classes is that you have to commit to a lengthy course, which can be tough with a full calendar. 

You might not find a dog trainer in Kent that you think will work well with your pupper. If you're running out of options, check out some of the Kent dog trainers available through Wag!. These training sessions cost around $60, leaving you with cash to spend on treats for your pooch. Trainers on the Wag! platform will work with you to make sure they're offering a class that lives up to your standards.

Going Off-Leash in Kent, WA

You'll find a few dog parks in Kent and the surrounding area that are sure to get your pup's tail wagging. Make sure you check the park rules before heading anywhere, as some parks require your dog to be neutered or vaccinated before entering. You'll also need a membership before entering certain parks, so double-check with the park before heading on walkies. 

Morrill Meadows Park is one of the best dog parks in Kent. This wooded park features a few short trails where you can take your woofer on a leashed stroll. If your pup is itching to roam free, there are also two off-leash areas. These runs are separated for small and large dogs, so you won't have to worry about your pooch getting overwhelmed if they're a little shy. 

 French Lake Dog Park in nearby Federal Way is another superb spot to let Fido stretch their legs. This 10-acre park contains two large dog runs where your mutt can make some new friends. You'll also be provided with free poop bags when you enter the park, so make sure to pick after your canine compadre.

Dog Training in Kent, WA

Dog trainers with Wag! have a range of skills and qualifications that are sure to suit your dog’s needs. Many of the dog trainers on the Wag! platform perform charitable work, like lending a hand at a local dog shelter. Each dog trainer also receives a star rating from other pet parents, so you can easily tell who the best trainers are in the Seattle area.

Dog trainers on the Wag! platform have worked with a plethora of dog breeds, from Afghan Hounds to Golden Retrievers. Pugs are one of the most common breeds in Kent, thanks to their kind hearts and adorable wrinkly faces. Pugs love to play, and there are lots of activities you can try with your Pug to keep them out of mischief. Whether it's playing tug-of-war or cozying up on the sofa, your Pug partner will be happy either way. 

Some dogs are easier to please than others, but a little training can go a long way. Hop on the Wag! app today and pick the perfect trainer for you and canine comrade.