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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.   

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.

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.

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.  .

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.

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.

Reviews for Glendale dog trainers
Thumbtack Customer
The trainer was able to help us with our dog and at the price quoted.
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Marc R.
It has been a pleasure to work with Kim. Our dogs are different already and we are not done with the training. She has helped us a lot with getting our dogs to obey.
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Leslie L.
Elisa is an excellent trainer! My dogs love her ; and we are now able to enjoy our babies!! No jumping, I can walk them in a leash, too! They actually mind!! I would highly recommend Elisa for any dog training needs you may have. She really listens to what you have to say about your dogs, in relation to your family; and fits the training to your needs. We actually looked forward to her coming!
Fit Dog TrainingFit Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
Bruce came to our house and explained his methods that he would use to train our dog, then we put some of them in practice. Since not much can be accomplished with one training session, my wife and I felt confident that we would be able to keep up the training methods that Bruce showed us. Since it is a little over 2 weeks that Bruce came by, we can see the changes in our dog.
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Jill L.
Bruce was extremely patient with our dog and especially with us. I am convinced that when we put his directions into practice that we will be able to train out our dogs behavioral flaws. Bruce, we Thank you!
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Emily M.
She is great! Really knows about dogs and gave us great advice about what to be focusing on first, training-wise, with our puppy
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Christina M.
Bruce was easy to work with and didn’t try to sell me any crazy dog school packages. He was straight forward in the sense that my dog didn’t require much training at all. My main concern was how to properly introduce my dog to the cats and he walked me through all of that and what to watch for if there is ever any signs of aggression. I know what I need to do now. Thank you!
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Norma C.
Renee is a true pro. I have had dogs and worked with various trainers since I was a youngster ...but none as thorough and good as Renee. She comes to our home. She uses very helpful handouts and videos to reinforce things we did in a lesson. She takes the time to get to know us and our dog, the dog’s temperament, personality, etc. She helps us set our dog up for success by not having unreasonable expectations. We learn as much as our dog learns, if not more. We have had 3 lessons and already see “night and day” differences in our dog. As an experienced dog owner, I highly recommend Renee.
Spot On Obedience TrainingSpot On Obedience Training
Patricia E.
Very fast response and very affordable for in-home dog training! Contacted me back about a consultation within 10 minutes of inquiring and setup a consultation for this week! Stoked to get our pup started! :)
K9katelynnK9katelynn
Harry W.
I contacted them about my dogs constant barking. Elisa contacted me, asked for more info, and came up with a game plan. On the day of our appointment, she was early, which was nice. After seeing out problem first hand, she showed us how to use the training collers properly. We ran thru a few trial runs, and only after we felt comfortable, she left. Fast forward a few hours, and its like having new dogs. We still have a ways to go, but she gave us the tools to.properly fix our problem. I highly recommend Fit Dog Training!!!
Fit Dog TrainingFit Dog Training
Noemi F.
I can tell he knows what he’s doing. He definitely loves dogs and wants the best for them. We have a problem with our dogs getting a lot in the same room and that is actually what got us to a dog trainer. My husband and I feel like we have learned a lot just from the first day. Now we have to put it in the works and I’m sure it will work. Thanks Bruce for coming over and teaching us everything you did.. one step at a time :)
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Leah B.
Elisa is wonderful! She came to train my Golden Shepherd and I'm going to keep in touch with her through his puppy years. She's very patient with my dog which is amazing since he was jumping all over her! She doesn't rush with timing and really wants the owner to understand everything she's teaching the dog so you can use the tools while she's gone. She knows what she's doing and will help you form a better relationship with your dog.
Fit Dog TrainingFit Dog Training
Regina E.
Kim is very much the ‘dog whisperer’. Within 15 minutes of meeting my April Joi, she was able to calm her high anxiety, stubborn, and out of control manners. We made an instant connection with her; and my precocious puppy had met her match. We have reinforced the basic obedience training that April Joi received and believe she is ready for the next level of training. She is more well-behaved and is always happy to see her trainer. We are very pleased 😄
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Stacy K.
Elisa has changed our life. We love our dog and now we love her even more. Her behavior has done a complete 180. Elisa immediately established a rapport with us and made us feel at ease. No longer are we having to put things high out of reach from her. She does not pull on her walks and she obeys our commands. I would highly recommend Elisa's services for your dog training needs.
Fit Dog TrainingFit Dog Training
Lois M.
Bruce was so easy to work with. My to dogs loved him. He showed us how to handle or situations and resolved them in minutes. We were amazed at how quickly the issues went away after we learned what do to. He explained everything. This was so much easier then when we had the other trainer. I would highly recommend Bruce to all my friends and to people I meet. Thank you Bruce, You are most definitely a Dog Wishperer.
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Linda B.
Bruce was very effective with our new pup as well as our other two dogs and was kind, gentle and very loving to all of them. His training tips were very helpful and effective and saw improvement right away! I will definitely be calling on Bruce again if I need further assistance! Thank you for your help Bruce!
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Virginia A.
I have used Diane before and she was the 1st one I called to train me and my 2 dogs, basset hound and great Dane. She helps me read their body language and feel comfortable about what I am doing. She has great authority and understanding of both animals and humans... I learn something new every time. She is also a very nice person and would recommend her to everyone!!! 🤗
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Whitney R.
Penalized for having a hard working husband. I told her he’s an over the road truck driver and isn’t available for the evaluation as we don’t know when he will be home. That industry is really unpredictable. She stopped replying and won’t work with me, I guess. So my dog isn’t worthy of training because my husband works? Very unprofessional to leave people on read and not account for special circumstances. Pity, I was believing her reviews.
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Mofy i.
This person was asking too many personal questions. Which has nothing to do with our dog training. I do not recommend this person to anyone. Update: Everytime someone gives you a 1 star you claim “never talked to this person”. Embarrassing and bold of you because I have screenshots of you begging me to take down my 1 star review to save your reputation. Thankfully this man did not show up at my front door and if he were to harass me further, I’ll get my legal counsels involved. Have a great day, Tom.
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Caroline H.
My cattle dog mix Pokey is awesome, but he started "protesting" by sitting on the sidewalk and refusing to move if we didn't go where he wanted to go on walks. He even started attacking me if there was a nice grass spot he wanted to keep sitting in, and I told him we had to go. Bruce was great about showing me how to properly walk my dog, he even showed me a new leash holding technique (which was really great, I ended up getting two new sizes/new material leashes to try it out with). Pokey quickly learned to follow me on walks after Bruce showed me how to be clear and firm with my directions. He also immediately stopped attaching me, and I have not had an incident since our training session a few weeks ago. I still let him lay in the grass because it is one of his favorite things to do, but now I don't get attacked when it is time to leave which is SO NICE. Bruce called the next week to check up on our progress and offered to come again no charge if he needed more help on walks. I will definitely hire Bruce again if my dog develops another behavioral quirk, Pokey really liked him and it was a very positive experience. I think the price is very fair, he basically includes a second visit if you still have problems, and he really cares and wants you to have a good relationship with your dog. Pokey and I approve, thanks Bruce!
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Lois M.
Was very impressed that K9katelynn responded to my request in less then 5 minutes. Was very professional on the phone and will be calling him back tomorrow to set up an appointment. Thank you for your help. My husband and I are very impressed with Tom. He arrived early and my to girls really liked him, which is why we hired him. Our first training will be next week (Wednesday May 2nd) at 11:00ish. I can hardly wait. Tom was very personable, easy to talk to and explained everything. He recommended the tools we need and not only will the girls get exercised but both my husband and I will too. You could see how much Tom really loves animals, and this made us more comfortable. After explaining everything then he told us the cost, for all that he is going to do for our girls and us, I thought it was a fair price, and we are in the process of getting the tools that he said we needed. I would recommend K9Katelynn to anyone just by sitting down and talking with Tom and seeing how he interacted with our dogs. I knew the minute he walked into the house we would be hiring him. He first said hi to the girls then me. Thank you Tom.
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