Dog Trainers in Vancouver

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What is Wag!?

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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Danielle VVancouver, WA

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

Shannon SVancouver, WA

5.0

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“Reliable, Intuitive and Nurturing”

Our family always had family dogs and cats. I had horses and guinea pigs as my personal animals, which I showed at the 4-H Fair each summer. As an adult I generally had a dog in the house to care for and love. After losing my most recent Cocker Spaniel, I have waited to get another furry friend. I would love the opportunity to spend time with your furry family member and know we'd be fast friends.

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

Jessy SVancouver, WA

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 WVancouver, WA

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 LVancouver, WA

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 LVancouver, WA

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 GVancouver, WA

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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Can run with dogs, Dogs who pull, Puppy care, Fast walker

Gavin RVancouver, WA

4.8

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Hello ! My name is Gavin and I am dog trainer apprentice for Petco going to start my own dog training classes in November . 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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About Dog Training in Vancouver, WA

Training Fun Fact #1:

Do you love exploring the great outdoors with your dog by your side? If so, you’ll love checking out some of Vancouver’s selection of dog-friendly walking trails. Of course, you’ll need to teach your dog some essential leash manners before you start pounding the pavement, while some pups will need a little bit of encouragement before they’ll actually accept a leash. But once they’ve got the hang of the basics, there’s no easier way for your dog (and you) to stay active.

Training Fun Fact #2:

Training is a vital requirement for dogs of all ages and breeds — for a number of reasons. The most obvious benefit is improved behavior, as your pup learns essentials like coming when called and how to behave in public. But training also provides important mental stimulation for your dog, helping their mind stay sharp, and improves the bond the two of you share. All things considered, it’s easy to see why dog trainers in Vancouver are in such high demand.

Training Fun Fact #3:

Teaching your pup a few “pawty” tricks is a great way to wow your friends, and an even better time to spend some quality time with your fur-baby. The possibilities of trick training are endless. Maybe you’d like to teach your pup how to balance a treat on their nose, jump through a hoop, or even bring you a beer. And if your pooch struggles to master a trick, there are plenty of quality Vancouver dog trainers willing to help. 

Average Cost of Dog Training in Vancouver, WA

If you’re searching around for the best dog trainers in Vancouver, WA, you’ll no doubt be aware that there’s no shortage of pet professionals to choose from. But it’s not as simple as choosing the first trainer you come across, as you’ll need to research each individual’s experience, qualifications, and reputation before booking a private training session.

Then there’s the cost to consider. If you’d like to sign your pooch up for obedience training or puppy training classes, you’ll typically need to commit to a 4- or 6-week schedule of classes. Costs start at around $130 to $150 for a 6-week program, but it’s not uncommon to pay more than this. 

For an in-home training session, some dog trainers in Vancouver charge upwards of $100 per hour for their services. And if you require some sort of behavior modification for your furry friend, the cost of dog training typically increases even further. 

Compare that with the cost of booking Vancouver, WA dog training with Wag!. With prices starting at $60 per hour, that’s a potential saving of 50% or more — which means a whole lot more cash in your pocket to spend on spoiling your pooch. Even better, your trainer will work with you to customize a training plan for your pooch, and there’s no need to make a long-term commitment to a multi-week training plan. 

Going Off-Leash in Vancouver, WA

 Vancouver, WA boasts great canine attractions just about everywhere you look. There are dog-friendly restaurants and breweries, some excellent doggy walking trails, and a host of off-leash parks where your pup can enjoy hours of fun.

 Dakota Memorial Dog Park, located on the north side of Pacific Community Park, is always a popular spot — and with good reason. This fenced, 8-acre park is heaven on earth for energetic pooches, and even boasts a rinse station and its own agility course. Take your dog here for a visit and they’ll happily spend all day long exploring.

The off-leash fun doesn’t stop there, with Ike Memorial Dog Park and Kane Memorial Dog Park two other popular choices. Of course, if you plan on spending some time enjoying Vancouver’s best off-leash parks, you’ll need to make sure your dog knows how to behave at the dog park. This means teaching your pup to come when called, as well as socializing them with a wide range of other dogs.

And if you’re looking for the perfect place to go dog walking in Vancouver, the Waterfront Renaissance Trail is perfect. The scenic route stretches for 5 miles along the northern shoreline of the Columbia River — just make sure to keep your dog on a leash while the two of you go exploring. 

Dog Training in Vancouver, WA

If you’re searching for dog trainers in Vancouver, you’ve come to the right place. Browse the Wag! app and you’ll find trainers with a diverse range of experience and qualifications in a variety of animal care fields. We can help connect you with trainers who have volunteered in shelters, fostered animals in need, and raised pets of their own.

And these local dog trainers can help with puppy training, agility training, or whatever dog behavior problems you need solved. For example, maybe you want to obedience train your Labrador Retriever or teach your Lab puppy to sleep through the night. If you’re the proud pet parent of a German Shepherd, perhaps you’re eager to find out how to teach your clever canine to act like they’ve been shot. Or maybe you’re just looking for Vancouver dog trainers who can help you teach your Corgi to come when called.

Best of all, booking private training sessions with dog trainers in Vancouver is a walk in the park. Simply browse dog trainers near you on the Wag! app, then meet with the person you choose to tailor a training plan that suits your dog’s needs. All trainers are vetted and highly experienced, and private training sessions are available 7 days a week.   

It’s quick, easy, and affordable, so download the Wag! app and book an in-home training session today.