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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.   

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.

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.

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.

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.  .

Reviews for Corona dog trainers
Tracy M.
After doing research, I decided to give Raquel a shot at training my dog, Cali (and my girls and I). Cali is a rescue, possible Wheaton Terrier mix of some sort. She is basically good, but barks at the door, in th3e backyard, and shows aggression toward other dogs while on walks, which was making walks miserable. Basically, I wanted a dog who would obey basic commands and be polite. I have previously enrolled in and completed dog training classes. This had some benefit (mostly Sit and Stay), but took 10 Saturdays to complete, and it seems the training (especially on leash) hasn't stuck. I'm sure that has a lot to do with my girls and I being inconsistent. I learned from Raquel how a dog thinks, which is so beneficial to know. The lessons learned in 4 hours with Raquel have been WAY more beneficial than those 10 Saturdays in doggie school. Her methods are SIMPLE, so if you need a ton of information and homework to feel you've gotten your money's worth, look elsewhere. I have given this 5 days before reviewing, just to see if all this dog training stuff really is as simple as she taught us. Guess what?? It is! Cali is still learning to be polite on the leash. This will take time, because she's established some very bad habits. However, there is already GREAT improvement. As far as barking at the door, as soon as she even thinks about it, I tell her "quiet" and "go back," which she obeys immediately. Raquel actually trained her to do this while she was here, and it has stuck. So awesome! A word about the e-collar. This is used as a training tool. My dog definitely needs it, especially on walks. In the house, she is already not really needing it. It feels like a vibrating cell phone. It does NOT hurt; it's simply a distraction. Once you hire Raquel, you'll learn the art of distraction (think about how you distract a 2 or 3 year old to avert a breakdown... dogs are the same way.) The e-collar has been amazing and we don't even use it very often. I love my dog like she's my baby and would never do anything to harm her. I want her to be confident, well-behaved, and happy. I truly believe proper training gives her (and me) these gifts. So open your mind (and be prepared to spend a pretty penny) and hire Raquel. You will not regret it.
Happy Paws Dog Training LAHappy Paws Dog Training LA
Sophie M.
Denise is amazing! From the moment we first met, we knew we made the a great choice for our pups. We have two dogs, one is 5 and the other is 9 months. Denise is really hands on in her approach to dog training and we learned so much from our time with her. We are much more confident in teaching our dogs how to behave and they are much happier with the new rules we have set in place. Thanks Denise!!
Peaceful Paws Puppy and Dog TrainingPeaceful Paws Puppy and Dog Training
Justin W.
Growing up with and being close to dogs all my life, I thought I knew everything I needed to know about the species if presented with a problem. When my wife and I had our first child, we were faced with a new challenge that we knew we needed a professional’s help with; our newborn son had become mobile and was making our normally loving dog anxious and defensive, even growling at our son. Denise was very serious and quick to come up with a plan to help our family by keeping our son safe. We learned that by treating our dog “like a human” (letting him be in charge of himself with almost no rules to follow), made him feel like he had to defend himself against our curious, energetic, and sometimes loud son. Our dog needed pack leaders to let him know he’d be safe and protected around our son. We learned that being “pack leaders” doesn’t mean being “mean” or having to “treat your dog like a dog;” it just means letting your dog know that you’re the leader of the “pack,” and giving him or her rules and structure to follow. We learned that our dog seems to be happier with rules and structure in his life and is far quicker to learn! After a couple of months of training, we are happy to say that our dog is much more calm and has not shown signs of being anxious around our son in several weeks. And, to our surprise, our dog passed his Canine Good Citizen test while in training (even though we did not take the CGC class). He still has a few things to work on, but he’s now one of “those dogs” that people point out, watch, and compliment in public for being so well trained and behaved. Just the other day, a lady at Home Depot told me I have an “awesome dog” after watching him wait patiently by my side while I shopped. I was so proud of my newly well behaved boy! Working with Denise has been very fun! My family, including our dog, looked forward to our training session with her each week. Denise is a true professional; she always arrived on time, was flexible, listened to our concerns, answered texts or phone calls quickly, always had an answer to our questions, conducts everything from puppy to service dog for people with disabilities training, and was very knowledgeable in and loves what she does. The most important thing is that she, along with our family’s work, accomplished the goal we originally hired Denise for, which was to keep our son safe. For that we are truly grateful. If you need help with a behavioral problem or would just like a better behaved dog, we cannot recommended Denise enough. You and your dog will not regret it!
Peaceful Paws Puppy and Dog TrainingPeaceful Paws Puppy and Dog Training
Gordon C.
We wanted to introduce a new dog to our family but we knew our pit wasn't overly friendly towards other dogs. He is the smartest dog I have ever owned and he loves all his people but I feared he was content being an only child. My wife and I worked with Denise and learned he was nervous but not aggressive. Sadly we moved out of state before we could finish all of our lessons but we learned a lot and hope to continue his training at our new home. Denise is very dedicated and clearly loves what she does. Morgan says "thank you."
Peaceful Paws Puppy and Dog TrainingPeaceful Paws Puppy and Dog Training
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