Dog Training

Find a dog trainer near Camarillo, CA

Find a dog trainer near Camarillo, CA

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 6 Dog Trainers near Camarillo, CA

Dog Trainers Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

Q & A

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Camarillo dog trainers
Kathy C.
K9 Dog Training is the real deal. I provided them with a real challenge on training a deaf dog and they did an awesome job. I would have no hesitation on leaving a dog in their care. Facility is clean and well taken care of and set up just for the dogs. The value of having a well trained dog is priceless! You won’t regret the investment of having a great pet.
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Kyle M.
Fantastic job helping us not feel lost training our dog
At One with your Dog Training & RehabilitationAt One with your Dog Training & Rehabilitation
Gina R.
Vicki is a very knowledgeable competent and wonderful trainer. She helped me sort out many of my misconceptions about dog training. Her ability to explain why and when the commands work or not work is invaluable.
At One with your Dog Training & RehabilitationAt One with your Dog Training & Rehabilitation
Caitlin H.
Excellent training, gave me the confidence I needed to teach my dog better behaviors on walks. I have the tools I need to correct her over excited behavior with other dogs and we have been able to walk calmly with other dogs without her pulling and barking. She has already gotten better at calmly approaching other dogs and acknowledge them without getting over excited and losing control.
At One with your Dog Training & RehabilitationAt One with your Dog Training & Rehabilitation
Michele H.
Vicki was very helpful to my husband and me. We have a one-year-old new shih tzu/poodle mix, and we wanted guidance on how to train this dog effectively. Vicki was very gentle and sweet with our gentle, sweet dog. She taught us how to train him to go to his “place,” to lie down, and to stay. She also showed us how to help him use his new doggie door, which he does with ease and gusto now. So proud of himself! She also advised us on chew toys and doggie treats, and an airline-approved carrier. Most of all, she gave us principles on how to be the “alpha” without being stern or harsh, using only positive methods. We highly recommend Vicki!
At One with your Dog Training & RehabilitationAt One with your Dog Training & Rehabilitation
Nance C.
The trainer, Or, takes into account your priorities. We rescued a 3 1/2 year old high-energy border collie who was a fabulous house dog but with severe reactivity, restricting our ability to take her out onto walks in the neighbourhood. It was beautiful to see the complete trust he developed with our pup in just a few weeks, how he allowed her to feel safe, even around barking dogs. He was completely invested in training US to provide the best support for her and we couldn't be more grateful. While it is an investment, it is a worthwhile one, sure to pay off in the many years we hope to share with our pup. We HIGHLY recommend him for his love for canines, his incredible expertise and dedication, and his willingness to respond directly to our concerns. We are so grateful.
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.