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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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Burlingame dog trainers
Natalie K.
I absolutely love Tammy and her husband, Dave, and so do our dogs. They have a special touch with them for sure. My dogs came back from a two week training at their home and there was a huge difference. Tammy helped reestablish some much needed good manners for my dogs and showed me how to continue with the training at home. Her follow up sessions are very helpful to keep me accountable for continued training for my dogs. Her solutions really work and are very practical and easy to implement. My dogs are much the better for having spent time training with Tammy!
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Samantha Z.
We had a great experience! Training was catered to our needs, it was fun for our dog, and we have lots of confidence about training her on our own now. Definitely recommend working with Logan!
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Nicole T.
We were looking for a trainer for our 1 year old Klee Kai. She had a lot of anxiety and wouldn’t listen to us at all, and had issues with aggression towards other dogs which made it hard for us to take her out. Tammy worked with our pup for 3 weeks, and has been training with us since on the weekends to ensure Kiba continued to improve. Kiba has definitely improved tremendously since working with Tammy and we couldn’t recommend her more! Our dog is now meeting dogs and listening to us. She stays focused for good periods of time
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Biana R.
Emily is fantastic! She began working with our 6 month old weim only 4 weeks ago, and he is already a different dog. He has learned to be better on the leash, developing better response to commands such as sit and stay. Emily truly listens to the needs of the family and is very responsive to the individual dog needs. She is dependable, responsible and when you meet her, you can just feel her passion and dedication to puppy training. She sent us regular daily updates about our puppy's progress, including video clips. When we first started, our puppy was shy of other dogs, but after only 2 weeks, he was braver and more assertive in the dog park with other pets. Emily is a pleasure to work with and we have just signed up for another 4 weeks of training to continue building on the progress our doggies has made. She is down to earth and caring. She is also not afraid to say when something isn't working, which we truly appreciated. Our dog didn't like the halti leash, so after a couple of weeks of training, Emily came up with a different leash option and was very honest about the reasons for the change. It's refreshing to work with such a professional. Thank you, Emily, for all your dedication and hard work!
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Vanessa H.
Derek was amazing! We just adopted a yr old Med size mix breed who liked to bite. I’ve always had small dogs & I just couldn’t control him. Bad Dog Solutions didn’t come up in my first search so he was the 2nd trainer I hired. the 1st one cost more & did less - & nothing changed, so I searched again & found Bad Dog Solutions. In under an hour Derek had our dog obeying all his commands. He used a one syllable command, which I started using with a spray bottle as backup. Now if our dog needs to be corrected I just say the command & he immediately stops the behavior. He’s much more obedient, but he’s still young so we’re still working with him. Overall, he’s like a different new dog! Derek also offers a money back guarantee, but I can’t imagine anyone needing to use it. He promises results & he lives up to his promise.
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Diana B.
Naomi is a fantastic dog trainer. Even though we had to adapt the training to do more remotely than would be ideal under normal circumstances (because of COVID), Naomi made it work by staying in close touch over email and texts. We worked together in person and she really listened to our situation with our dog and helped us understand not just what to do but also the "why" behind the "what". Naomi followed up with frequent check-ins and sent videos to help reinforce what we learned during our in-person session. Her approach was very simple, but she emphasized the importance of consistency and helped trouble-shoot when implementation didn't seem to be working. Overall, I would highly recommend Naomi without any reservations.
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