Dog Trainers in Seattle

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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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Mandy LSeattle, WA

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“I love this job!”

Dogs have always been the focus of my career. I’ve worked everywhere from kennels, to training facilities, to daycares, and now, after nearly a decade of learning all I can from those environments, I’m looking to provide more individualized care. I have a mellow personality, which vibes well with anxious or wary dogs, but I prefer to match the energy level of the dog I’m with. I love dogs of all sizes, training levels, and temperaments, and am happy to work with your established rules.

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

Chris LSeattle, 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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Adam DSeattle, WA

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“9/10 dogs think my jokes are hilarious.”

Hey there! My name is Adam. I am a 31 year-old dad, first and foremost. I am also a teacher, author, and dog-lover-extraordinaire. I've raised dogs most of my life and they've all turned out fairly well. Most are off to college now and I'm missing them dearly. Thus, I am here looking for new canine-friends. I am an avid cyclist, runner and thoroughly love long walks/talks with pups. Hopefully your pup and I can bond over politics and 30-60 minute jaunt!

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Can run with dogs, 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

Olena USeattle, 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, Training experience, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Rachel GSeattle, WA

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Hey everyone! my name is Rachel, and I am a graduate student at the University of Washington. I have two heelers of my own, who have been quite the learning opportunities so far. I am an active person who can both walk and jog with a dog or two, and genuinely enjoy working with different dogs with different temperaments. My work schedule is flexible, and I am comfortable working with any dog between teacup to GSD. Because of issues with reactivity, I have learned how to work with training tools (prongs, slip leads, slip collars, etc.) as well as treats, and would be comfortable working with more...spirited pups!

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Jordan WSeattle, 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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Alexis ASeattle, WA

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“Professional Dog Lover”

Hello! Lex here, I have worked with dogs for the bigger half of 21 years, from volunteering as a child to working in Daycare’s/shelters to veterinary clinics! I know it’s hard not being able to take your own pup for a walk to bond with them but I promise I will give them lots of love and a great walk experience!

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Can run with dogs, 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

About Dog Training in Seattle, WA

Training Fun Fact #1:

At times, training a puppy or even an adult dog can be a little frustrating, but it’s super important for pet parents to keep their cool. Studies show that dogs who are punished or yelled at consistently are more stressed and pessimistic than pooches trained using positive reinforcement. These negative effects can last throughout your dog’s life, so keep calm even when your Terrier tests your patience.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Can you rename a dog? Absolutely! But should you rename your dog? That depends. Whether you’re adopting a dog from a local shelter or naming a new puppy in your pack, your woofer should adapt to their new name in no time. However, you might want to avoid names that rhyme with “no” or whatever verbal cue you use to dissuade your dog from undesirable behaviors.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Does your Newfy like to nip at you when they want attention or treats? A neat trick for training your dog not to bite your hand is pretending to be hurt. Yelp, whine, make a bit of a fuss, and your fur-baby should stop immediately. If that doesn’t work, try a deterrent like lotion or anti-chew spray.

Average Cost of Dog Training in Seattle, WA

In-home dog training costs in Seattle vary depending on a range of factors, including the trainer’s level of expertise as well as where you live. While some Seattle in-home dog trainers charge by the session, others charge by the hour. You can expect to pay between $100 to $160 per hour for in-home training and private training in public places, such as community parks. 

Set prices for private dog training sessions in Seattle range from $150 to $275 per session, which typically lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. Pet parents can also incur additional travel fees if they live outside the trainer’s service area. Some trainers add travel fees to their base hourly rate, while others charge by the mile or require a flat fee. Some trainers charge an evaluation fee, which may increase for aggressive dogs.

How much can you expect to pay for basic obedience group classes in Seattle? Prices range from $175 to $225 for a 6-week course. Puppy training starts at $200 for a 6-week class and is usually tiered at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. On average, trick training and agility costs $155 for 6 weeks. Hoping to instill some good leash manners in your dog? A 6-week leash reactivity training course can set you back anywhere from $200 to $255. Board and train programs in Seattle can be somewhat pricey at up to $3,000 for a 2-week program.

Seattle dog training prices differ significantly depending on your dog’s needs. Searching for a budget-friendly training option that fits around your busy life? You’ve found it! In just a few clicks on the Wag! app, you can find a dog trainer near you and book your first session. For a flat fee of $60 per hour-long session, you and your trainer can team up to design a bespoke training plan for your buddy. You’re in control of every detail, from the time and place of your training session to the content. Download the Wag! app today and discover what all the bark is about!

Going Off-Leash in Seattle, WA

Itching to explore Seattle’s dog-friendly parks? All the standard dog park rules apply in Seattle. Visitors are responsible for their dogs’ behavior and must supervise their pups at all times. Aggressive dogs and puppies younger than 4 months are prohibited from the city’s off-leash areas. Want to ensure Tucker is in tip-top shape for your leash-free romp? Book a dog trainer in Seattle and create a personalized training plan that caters to your dog’s needs and nature.

The Westcrest Dog Park is a prime place to start your off-leash adventures in Seattle. This park comes with all the trimmings for a safe and enjoyable outing, including a separate area for small breeds and shy pups — not to mention plenty of room for Rufus to roam! Visit in mid-afternoon and you just might have this pooch playground all to yourself.

If your doggo has leveled up in their obedience and socialization training, Warren G. Magnuson Dog Park will be a treat. One of the city’s largest off-leash areas, this park is popular with pup parents, making it an excellent spot to sniff out some new four-legged friends. If your pal comes when called, why not let them play in the waters of Lake Washington with their new canine companions? If Ace isn’t quite ready for that yet, stick to the small-dog area.

Need a refresher course on good manners before your off-leash excursion? Find a Seattle dog trainer and you’ll be letting loose before you know it.

Dog Training in Seattle, WA

Did you know there are more fur-babies living in Seattle than human children? Over 150,000 doggos are living large in the Emerald City, which means there’s always a need for dog trainers in Seattle. One of the top 5 dog breeds in Seattle is the adorable Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Corgis are known for their friendliness, independence, and trainability, but these petite pups have a major case of “small dog syndrome”. In other words, they think they’re big dogs trapped in small bodies! During obedience training, dole out the treats sparingly, as this breed puts on weight easily. Training your Corgi to herd will stimulate their mind and appeal to their natural herding instincts.

The Shiba Inu rounds off the list of most popular dog breeds in Seattle. When it comes to training, this beautiful breed can be a bit of a wildcard. Housebreaking should be relatively easy, but training a Shiba Inu to come when called might be a bit tricky. If you’re planning to take your Shiba to an off-leash dog park, find one that’s securely enclosed. Because they can be wary of strangers, you’ll also want to socialize your Shiba as soon as possible and expose them to a broad range of experiences.

Need an extra paw on deck while training? Seattle dog trainers on the Wag! app are happy to help out. Find a dog trainer near you and start planning your pup’s personalized training pathway today!