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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does dog training typically cost?

The average cost of dog training ranges from $60 to $155 per hour. But, your dog’s training might cost more or less depending on a number of different factors. For example, you might pay less if you schedule group classes instead of private instruction. The type of training (aggressive behavior, basic obedience, off-leash training, etc.) could have different prices as well. 

Get an exact cost estimate by contacting several dog trainers near you

Learn more about dog training cost factors.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a dog trainer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Utilize as many digital means as necessary when setting up appointments or consultations with dog trainers near you during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, the best way to begin is by conducting a search for dog trainers online. Compare services side by side, and ask each dog trainer you contact if it’s possible to schedule a consultation or appointment completely virtually. During this time, you should also discuss strategies for completing training and payments through digital means.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a dog trainer when social distancing?

Current CDC guidelines state, “Do not let pets interact with people or animals outside the household.” It also explains that more studies are needed to understand if and how animals could be affected by the virus that causes COVID-19 and how this might affect human health.

If you’re uncomfortable with hiring a dog trainer right now, you can reach out to dog trainers in your area to see if they will let you book an appointment in the future when social distancing guidelines are lifted. Or, ask if they offer virtual or remote services.

If you do decide to hire a pro to train your dog in person, limit any physical contact with the trainer. Stay 6 feet apart, sanitize items and surfaces, and use digital payments instead of cash or a check.   

What do professional dog trainers do?

Dog trainers can perform a range of activities, ranging from training law enforcement dogs to working with therapy dogs or search-and-rescue dogs. However, most people hire dog trainers for obedience training. This is largely a process of training the human — much of how a dog interprets our behaviors, commands, tone and body language is counterintuitive at first. The trainer will typically come to your home to observe your relationship with your dog, teach you how to train a command and give you guidance for reinforcing it.

Is it ever too late to start training a dog?

It’s never too late to train your dog — “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is a myth. Whether you adopt an older dog from the shelter or simply want to have a better relationship with your elderly dog, hiring a dog trainer can be a good investment.

Is dog training worth the money?

Dog training can be a highly rewarding investment for most dog owners. With dog training, you can establish a better, healthier relationship with your dog, who will learn to understand your commands and wishes. Your frustration levels may decrease, and you might be able to resume activities you’ve put off, such as having people over or taking your dog to public places (though, this is hard to guarantee because each dog is unique). 

Just remember that no amount of dog training will pay off if you don’t practice and follow the directions the dog trainer gives you. Consistency is the most important factor.

Can I use digital payments to pay for dog training?

Many professional dog trainers accept digital payments instead of cash or check. One effect of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it is encouraging companies and services to onboard digital platforms like PayPal, Zelle, Google Pay, Venmo and Square Cash as a means of curbing virus transmission risk.

When you contact dog trainers near you, ask if they’ll accept digital payments. This information is also typically available on their online profiles.

How can I find out if a dog trainer is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

Guidelines on essential services are constantly being updated by local and federal government agencies. To see which services qualify as essential COVID-19 service providers, start with your city or state’s government website.

A reliable list of federal guidelines is available on CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19 webpage. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.  .

Does a dog trainer need to enter my home?

Depending on the type of dog training you need, a dog trainer may need to enter your home. Many behaviors that need to be corrected are associated with the dog being in the house. However, some types of training can take place virtually or even outside while observing safe social distancing practices.

Start by asking dog trainers in your area if they’ll perform a video consultation instead of an in-person one, and ask if they need to enter your home.

Do dog trainers offer remote or virtual services?

Although dog training is traditionally performed in person, the COVID-19 pandemic may have caused some professional dog trainers to move to remote training and virtual services. You can contact dog trainers near you to ask about the possibility of remote or virtual services. Also, ask whether all aspects of the process can be digital, including payment.

Reviews for Gilbert dog trainers
Aimee C.
Dianne was great! She was personable and flexible working with my schedule. My dog made great strides with her, and we are well on our way to getting him registered as a service dog! If I wasn't moving, I'd be continuing my training and training my future dogs with Dianne. I 100% recommend her services.
Waggin' Train LLCWaggin' Train LLC
Shannon C.
Trainer is willing to address multiple behavior issues with our dog over a period of time.
Teegan S.
I had my first session with this dog trainer 2 weeks ago and scheduled another session. The first training went very well and my dog was a bit stubborn but still responded well to all of her commands. I learned a lot from the session and got very good information on how to continue his training between sessions. She is very affordable compared to other trainers and provides effective training techniques.
Families and AnimalsFamilies and Animals
Leslie T.
Had our first training session today and we look forward to having a well behaved dog. Cat was welcoming and friendly.
Dog Training By CatDog Training By Cat
Thumbtack Customer
Kim is very good with the dogs, very friendly and patient. I just started the 4 week training program - but very happy with 1st meet!
I love your Dog Pet ServicesI love your Dog Pet Services
Ryan S.
John was great with my crazy German Shepherd puppy, Freyja. His training techniques are constructive but also fun. Not only does he help train your dog but he also helps teach you how to deal with them appropriately and successfully.
Balanced Pooches In Home Dog TrainingBalanced Pooches In Home Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
My husband and I are first time dog owners and have a very active young Australian Shepherd. We learned so much from Nate that wasn't intuitive to us. Dog training truly is a process and skill. Nate's expertise has helped us to be assertive dog owners, eased our dogs anxiety, and helped establish much needed structure and routine, which has made life easier for us and our dog. Nate is very perceptive and wonderful at diagnosing and solving behavior problems. I highly recommend him to all dog owners. He is great at what he does!
Nate Dog TrainingNate Dog Training
Jenna S.
Dianne was amazing. Hermes is our first Weimaraner and we had a lot to learn! She not only taught us training techniques, but also the mindset of our dog. It was the missing piece that we needed to make training click for us. He is doing great now though thanks to Dianne.
Waggin' Train LLCWaggin' Train LLC
The so-called professional dog trainer came to my house was there about an hour walked around the dog a couple times ask me what I have been doing it I showed him he told me that I'm doing a good job and continue doing what I'm doing and be consistent. That cost me $120.00. That will never ever happen again.
Dog TrainingDog Training
Thumbtack Customer
We just finished our initial visit with Nate and it went awesome! We couldn't even put a leash on our dog without her having an accident and rolling around. It was such a wonderful experience and just knowing that a few simple steps will help our anxious nervous dog to become calm and happy makes us happy! Thank you Nate DOGG for helping us "REGULATE" our dog...sorry the 90s reference but that's my era and it fits perfectly! I high recommend Nate and look forward to him coming back for more training and learning!
Nate Dog TrainingNate Dog Training
Michael L.
Highly recommend Kim. She knows what she is doing and how to help you learn to train your dog. She's calm, soft spoken but firm with the dogs. We brought a Aussie puppy into the house with 2 adult Aussies. One of the adults wouldn't accept the puppy, having to be restrained. Within one week they were buddies and playmates. We then focused on basic obedience-sit, stay, down, come, leave it, etc. The dogs all responded to her approach quickly as did my wife and I. We will continue to work with her on heel & socialization. Her cost is very reasonable as is her offer of availability without further cost long term. Meet her, discuss her approach, you'll be quite pleased with the process and results.
I love your Dog Pet ServicesI love your Dog Pet Services
Thumbtack Customer
We came to Galen with a 1.5 year old Lab mix rescue named Murphy. We were not up to the challenges he came with - resource guarding, alpha and defiant behaviors aka general civil disobedience. We had no control. We tried to gain authority with basic obedience classes at PetCo but soon realized we needed more help when he snapped in defiance and over things he "hoovered" off the ground. Their treat based training did not work for us as he knew when we did or did not have the treats. So when Galen came to the house for the intro/demo and said things like "one command, one response" and not a treat based program, I was on board. Her training methods were effective, direct, and matched the level of need. I gave her a crazy wish-list of things I want of a family dog that far exceeded even my best dog in the past and she didn't even blink. No problem. You will have that dog. Really? Yes. She worked with him for 2 weeks but the heavy lifting was on the people training she did with us and him. This is where it had to click. Through this, she was patient, clear, direct, and reassuring. She explained the "why" behind what he was doing. Murphy is a nice little member of the family now instead of the frustration and stressful inducing dog that we wanted to send back to the shelter (not easy to admit that but it was that bad). I highly recommend Galen. When people say what a nice dog he is and how well behaved he is, how walking him is a joy not an event, I know the time, money, and work paid off. This IS an investment but you can't lose unless you don't do your part. Now, he still offers challenges now and again but we are now better equipped to handle what he has got up his sleeve. Galen is GREAT at her job with these challenging behavioral issues and fully endorse her work. There is no reason to not have a well behaved, well adjusted dog with Galen around. I have my wish-list dog.
Lorenzo's Dog Training TeamLorenzo's Dog Training Team
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