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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 Glendale dog trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Great dog training - Marge is awesome with dogs and people! She comes to your home, always gives a reminder text and is always reliable. Love them!
Beagle and Friends Dog TrainingBeagle and Friends Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
Julie is amazing. We've only done a few lessons with my dog and I'm already seeing huge improvement. I definitely recommend her for all your dog training needs.
Mariela H.
My dog is an older rescue dog. I have struggled to get on the same page with him and understand his habits and what to do next. He has a lot of leash reactivity and struggles to stay home alone. Getting Karen was one of the best things I have done for my dog. She sat down with my partner and I and went over every detail of how to be a good dog owner and also how to be a pack leader. She helped me set some ground rules and held me accountable to the training. She is a phenomenal trainer and was extremely helpful and caring with me and my dog.
The Bow Wow Method of Dog TrainingThe Bow Wow Method of Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent trainer. Experienced, professional, friendly and so very helpful. Duane has taught my dog and I to improve our relationship dramatically.
Your Best CompanionYour Best Companion
Bethany C.
Raquel is amazing! She was so kind and patient with my dog (and me!) She has a true gift and talent with dogs. I have never seen my dog behave the way she did around Raquel. And now I feel confident and comfortable enough to take the tools she taught me and apply them to my daily activities with Josie and keep her on the road to being a better dog :) If you’re looking for someone who understands dogs, understands energy, will be patient with you and explain things + answer floors of questions- Raquel is the trainer for you!
Happy Paws Dog Training LAHappy Paws Dog Training LA
Jennifer M.
Jessica is a pleasure to work with! She has a very gentle approach to dog training and honestly taught me SO much when it came to training my puppy. She was also nice enough to answer all of my questions via call or text. She really cares about what she does and it shows! Highly recommend
Proud Paws Dog TrainingProud Paws Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
I spoke with many dog trainers , but couldn't find someone who understood hazels problem !. Till I spoke with marge, in 4 sessions only I saw a huge difference in her , she was more relaxed confident and was reacting to things much better, I have rebooked with marge for another month , to cover everything she needs to become the dog she deserves to be , thanx marge for everything
Beagle and Friends Dog TrainingBeagle and Friends Dog Training
Allison W.
Wow! We had a 3hr foundations session and we are blown away. Learning this method is like flipping a switch and suddenly being able to speak dog. I've been around dogs my whole life and this training technique is unlike anything I've seen before. Our 9mo pup had become aggressive towards visitors and with people on walks. He had issues with barking, obsessing over the front door, etc and has immediately made so much progress. If you're wavering over the cost, this is 100% worth it. I've never felt more confident as a dog owner!
Bark Busters Home Dog TrainingBark Busters Home Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
I could not be happier with the results of training by Raquel Maartel of Happy Paws Dog Training LA. She provided an in-home intensive and one follow-up session. I have an 18-month old, 115lb. Great Dane, Emma, and the positive impact of the training was IMMEDIATE. Raquel understands how dogs "communicate" and is able to convey techniques easily to the owner. After just the initial session, I had the tools I needed to help Emma. She no longer charges toward the door when a visitor arrives, nor does she chase me up and down the stairs. She "listens" when I give commands. As a result, she is more relaxed and confident, and I'm delighted with the steady improvement of her behaviors. Raquel is professional, personable and absolutely committed to her work. Her unique approach WORKS! I highly recommend her. She is amazing!
Happy Paws Dog Training LAHappy Paws Dog Training LA
Kimberley J.
Wow! I've had dogs my entire life. Our new Puppy was so hyperactive to the point I did not know what to do ! Now she is the sweetest puppy and will stay in her crate when I'm gone and not bite anymore :) With Duane's help we are able to train her now. It is wonderful !
Your Best CompanionYour Best Companion
Paulina L.
My dog had become really protective and aggressive when around food (even our food) It was almost impossible to eat at home with him around. Maria taught us some great techniques that we could use to improve his behavior and we are so so happy that Jupiter has become a really sweet dog, more playful, and overall less stressed when it comes to his or our food. I would definitely recommend Maria (woof wagon) to anyone who needs help with their puppy training ❤️
Woof WagonWoof Wagon
Gina W.
We did private sessions with Osama and were taught so much in how we could help develop the behaviors that we wanted in our puppy. Our puppy became a VERY well behaved pup after only five 1hr sessions (done in 1 week) because we got the knowledge to give our puppy some structure and guidance in the most positive way. It really built our confidence after learning these tools; which in turn built our pups confidence too! Osama teaches you how to help your dog be introduced to situations in which they will have to make a choice, and you are taught how to keep encouraging it for the better, and make it an everlasting personality trait. He helped us understand the difference between training a command and the work it takes to train behavior. This was such a rewarding experience and pivotal in my understanding of dogs!
Aire S.
Karen is out of this world amazing. She truly knows her stuff. My dog who had severe separation anxiety was basically trained in one night after applying Karen's methods. I was very hopeless but she helped me and my pup so much. I'm not afraid to get evicted anymore because he no longer barks when I leave nor does he destroy or chew. Thank you so much Karen!!!
The Bow Wow Method of Dog TrainingThe Bow Wow Method of Dog Training
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