Find a dog trainer in Reading, PA

Find dog trainers in Reading, PA

Find dog trainers in Reading, PA

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Top 10 dog trainers in Reading, PA

Homeowners agree: these Reading dog trainers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Iteach Dogs

Iteach Dogs

5.0(3)
9 hires on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
Maryanne S. says, "John is very experienced and knowledgeable. He taught me a great foundation to train my dog and I am a lot more confident now that I can meet the training goals. It was a fun session and John is really nice and funny....a great person to work with! I highly recommend! " Read more
Venture Farm Dog Training

Venture Farm Dog Training

New on HomeGuide
35+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
Hi, My name is Lynda Smith. I am a positive reinforcement dog trainer as well as a behavioral specialist of over 50 years. I can and would love to help you with your precious pup. I do have extensive experience working with All Breeds and teaching them behavioral modification, puppy, manners, family, leash, basic obedience, Therapy and Service Dog Training.
The Animal-Human Connection

The Animal-Human Connection

5.0(2)
7 hires on HomeGuide
29+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
Kyle N. says, "Norma was perfect for our Maggie. We are so thankful for everything she helped with and highly recommend her services. " Read more
Kritter Kare Pet And Home Services

Kritter Kare Pet And Home Services

New on HomeGuide
Serves Reading, PA
I was fortunate to be surrounded by fur babies my entire life. My father worked on a farm with over one thousand black angus and several horses. As a child, my father always had a pony for me, improving in size as I grew. At home, he raised a few angus, a couple dozen chickens, pigs, baby lamb, dogs, and of course we had our barn cats. I worked hard with my father to take care of the animals and of course, they were considered part of the family and given names. As a teenager, I would house, and pet sit to earn money on the weekends when friends and family would have events or vacations planned. I consider my fur babies my kids and the f
Happy Wags LLC

Happy Wags LLC

New on HomeGuide
Top Pro
10+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
Our positive training is our speciality and we focus on building the relationship between you and your dog. We train everything from basics like housebreaking, sit, come, stay and also can help you with more advanced behaviors. We can also help you with problem behaviors like barking, shyness, possessiveness, hyperactive energy etc. Other services we offer are pet sitting for dogs, cats and all other animals. This service allows you to go away and allow your animals to be cared for in the comfort of your home. We also do dog walking for the dogs that need a bit more exercise or a mid-day potty break while you are at work. https://www.faceboo...

Your Dog Training questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much are dog training prices near me?

Professional dog training costs $30 to $50 per group class and $45 to $120 per private session. Dog obedience training schools cost $200 to $600 per week, and boot camp kennel training costs $500 to $1,250 per week. Get exact prices by contacting affordable dog trainers near you.

What do professional dog trainers do?

Local dog trainers teach dogs basic obedience, behavioral modification, agility, personal protection or guarding, emotional support, therapy or service dog training, show dog handling, puppy training, trick training, hunting training, police dog or K9 training, and other types.

Certified dog trainers offer group classes, private lessons, or come to your home for one-on-one training. The best in-home dog trainers also teach the owner how to train commands, use body language, and offer proper reinforcement guidance. Many dog trainers use positive reinforcement, which uses a reward (treats, praise, toys) for desired behaviors.

What is the best age to train a dog?

Puppies 7 to 8 weeks of age begin to learn basic obedience commands such as “sit,” “stay,” “stand,” and “down.” Professional dog training traditionally starts at 6 months old. By delaying training, behavioral patterns learned during puppyhood likely take longer to change.

Can you train an old dog?

Yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks! Dogs can learn and be trained at any age. Older dogs have more self-control and are easier to train than young puppies. Continuing to train your dog as it matures is also important to help keep their mind sharp.

Is paying for private dog training worth it?

Private dog training helps correct your dog’s behavior, aggression, anxiety, socialization skills, and teaches them a commands list in a timely and cost-effective manner. Common commands dogs learn quickly are to stay, heel, and roll over.

Professional dog training is valuable because it teaches your dog not to jump or bite, to stop barking, to stay in the yard off-leash, potty training, to use a dog door, not to pull on a leash, hand signals, and much more.

Which dog breeds are easy to train?

The easiest dog breeds to train are an Australian Shepherd, Corgi, Bearded or Border Collie, Poodle, Miniature Schnauzer, Labrador, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, and a Doberman Pinscher. Female canines of all breeds are also easier to train and housebreak.

Which dog breeds are hard to train?

The hardest dogs breeds to train are a Husky, Mastiff, Pug, Beagle, Bulldog, Weimaraner, Afghan Hound, Basenji, Basset Hound, Bloodhound, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, Fox and Kerry Blue Terrier, Irish Setter, Pekingese, Pit Bull Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, and a Rottweiler.

Reviews for Reading dog trainers

Recent success stories from people in the Reading area.
Marene L.
My husband and I was very satisfied with John Ford, he arrived on time was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable in his expertise.
iteach dogs
Sharon B.
Norma has helped me with behavioral and health issues for my cats since 1996. Her efforts have helped resolve countless issues, as well as improve my cats' overall health. I highly value her work, and her dedication to the animals.
The Animal-Human Connection
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