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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.

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.

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 Hawthorne dog trainers
Blue T.
Very informative and professional advice for puppy/dog training .
Troys dog trainingTroys dog training
Matthew E.
Angela is the best! Right as she walks through the door, the training starts. Angela is very professional, sociable and knowledgeable. You can really see that she has a caring for dogs and helping people build those necessary relationships with their dogs. She is so easy to talk to and will answer any questions you have for your dog, whether it be from the food you feed them or to getting them to stop jumping up at you. I scoured the internet for the right dog trainer and at times it was overwhelming because there are so many. I am glad I found Angela and I really feel like I got the best value for my dollar. She did increase the rate a little bit due to the massive hike in gas prices, but it’s understandable and reasonable because she has to drive from client to client. Mahalo Angela, me and Kailua appreciate you for all your time and work. 🙏🏽😄
Angellily Pet CareAngellily Pet Care
Jennifer B.
I had just come home with a newborn and our doxen/lab mix Nimoy started to become aggressive and over active. I was so nervous that I never let the dog and the baby near each other. We did the training program with Love Ur K9 and it was amazing!!!! I could feel my anxiety level disappear. Our wonderful pup is now crate trained so he can sleep in the bedroom with us and the baby. Nimoy also can walk with the stroller and listens to the commands I give him. Its been one of the best decisions we've ever made!
Love Ur K9Love Ur K9
Arielle A.
I just got a german Shepard huskie mix named Brownie and she’s only 2 months! Although I’ve had dogs in my past and knew what to expect, this time I chose to get some guidance because she’s gonna be around my 8 month old baby boy! Brian came and i immediately felt how cool he was lol.... he’s really calm and collected and I feel that’s perfect for coming into unknown places and interacting with different fur baby personalities!! As soon as he got to my house he started training us not the dog and I loved that because I needed to know what to do when he left ! When he came in contact with brownie he got familiar with her and vice versa... and then he started to correct her, everytime she did something she wasn’t supposed to he corrected her, and not aggressively but so calmly.... he taught me so much and I’m so excited to work with my pup now because he helped me understand her a little more !
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