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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 Palmdale dog trainers
David D.
Gave us great advice on how to train our puppy. Showed us where we were actually creating bad habits for our dog. Very patient with the puppy. Would highly recommend this service for anyone needing an experienced dog trainer.
Move That Tail LLCMove That Tail LLC
Amarís o.
My story on how I came across K9-pack training started soon after my 1 y/o shephard broke my finger while on a walk due to excessive leash pulling and reactivity. I was in denial and thought he would eventually get better over time but I was completely wrong and this was a painful wake up call. Then I met Or (dog trainer). At first I had no idea what I was walking into nonetheless I hated the idea of leaving my dog with a complete stranger for an entire month. But I can truly say this was the best thing I could have ever done for myself and my dog. Or (dog trainer) is here to play no games. He is a true professional and was very thorough with the game plan from the very first time we met. Aside from his professionalism, he is very attentive, helpful, and he definitely put my nervousness at ease. I knew my pup would be in great hands. Shortly after I returned for my first session.. I was AMAZED with the results of my dogs behaviour only 2 weeks into training. It was a complete transformation from the dog I had dropped off initially. From here on out it has been nothing by great results with positive reinforcement, reward and corrections. I finally brought my pup home after 4 weeks and I couldn't be happier. No more leash pulling and our walks run by smoothly. I greatly appreciate Or as a professional dog trainer and an individual for his hard work, dedication, and always following up even after I brought my dog home. It is truly Life Changing for us dog owners. 10/10 highly recommend! Thanks again K9 pack dog training!!
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
Raquel was great! I have a shy, but difficult, 11 month old shih tzu, who has not been socialized much. When Raquel arrived my little Major was huffing and puffing at her, but by the time Raquel left, he was licking her hands and following her around! Raquel taught me and Major everything from dog walking skills to obedience training. I saw a marked difference in his behavior while she was here and after she was gone. I was so desperate before I had her come out to train my dog (in what was only a 2 hr session), and now I feel very confident that I will be able to maintain good behavior in my dog from now on. Much thanks to Raquel and I highly recommend her to anyone who needs effective and quick results with their dog. -Sylvia M.
Happy Paws Dog Training LAHappy Paws Dog Training LA
Thumbtack Customer
Our hired dog trainer came over yesterday and we had a very exciting and informative afternoon. We received a lot of helpful tips and methods to control our 4 unruly dogs. She showed us how to handle certain situations and to our amazement the results were almost immediate and that after months of trying on our own unsuccessfully. Now we have to apply what we learned so that they don't fall back into their bad habits. Thank you so much for all the help. Our life will be a lot more peaceful and hopefully we can have friends over and take our dogs out on walks without running into stressful situations.
Happy Paws Dog Training LAHappy Paws Dog Training LA
Connie M.
My dog is a year old Russian Bear. He is strong willed, smart, loving and a handful. Or worked miracles with Dodger. Dodger stayed at Or's facility for a month. Or showed my daughters and myself how to work with him. He taught us as he did Dodger. Dodger listens to commands and follows directions now. Thank you Or for what you have done with Dodger. I would recommend K9 training to anyone.
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
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