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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 Pasadena dog trainers
Gabriel B.
Complete TRANSFORMATION! A little background; I have a 4 year old male German. Boy what a handful he was before training. Barking at everyone and everything. Took him to petsmart training (fail) at 1y/o to learn basic commands but obeys when he wants to. Couldn’t really take him on walks because he’ll pull/drag me to sniff around and chase. Never finished his food, had poor appetite, and finally the worst was when he bit a man. So happy I found Or! I read his reviews, background, contacted them, and they responded immediately. Took him in for an evaluation and I immediately knew I came to the right person. I chose to have my dog board and train for 4 weeks with private sessions and when I saw my dog at 3 weeks for a session WOW! No more pulling on leash; I can finally walk him! He obeys commands, has great appetite, and no more barking. My dog loves him. Or really has a passion and love for dogs and knows about all the breeds to be able to train them accordingly. He only uses positive reinforcement to train. His facility is huge and well maintained. A place a dog can truly act like a dog. Finally I brought my dog home and he’s happy, I’m happy, my family and neighbors are happy. If your dog needs any kind of training, I highly recommend hiring Or to train your dog. A TRUE PROFESIONAL.
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Daniel C.
We are extremely impressed and happy with Lucy’s training service for our dogs. She was very professional, thorough and polite while giving us instructions and training our dogs. We have a senior dog who is somewhat depressed and chill and a 5 months old puppy who is super energetic. Our main concern was their interaction and some behavioral concerns. She addressed each and every concern of ours very carefully in a very positive and constructive manner. We are super satisfied and excited to follow her recommendations for our dogs. Two thumbs up!!
Lucy and Lady Dog PsychologyLucy and Lady Dog Psychology
James M.
My dog was super wild, and very reactive to other dogs, as well as stubborn. OneStopK9 helped with his basic commands as well as a great base to help with modifying his behavior. He’s super communicative while having your dog and send constant updates! Great dude, pretty happy with the training- ESPECIALLY the leash manners!!!
Matthew B.
Jocelyn is an experienced dog trainer who uses ABA methods to change, modify, correct, and encourage behaviors. ABA is a humane and frankly the only way to change any animals behavior. Jocelyn knows what she is doing and knows how to execute this methodology. She approached my dogs aggressive behavior with kindness, compassion, and expertise. She was very professional and most of all, personable. I enjoyed our lessons with Jocelyn and always left feeling like a more confident dog owner. I noticed a change in my dogs behavior as well. My dog and I became a unit and started to move and work together. We learned how to carry out alternative behaviors whenever a challenging behavior arose. Thank you Jocelyn for your time and sharing your knowledge. Pongo (my dog) says so too. Ruff!!!
Muttineer Dog TrainingMuttineer Dog Training
Kelly G.
I will extend my review upon completion of work, but Karen is top-notch, communicative and extremely helpful just via the first phone call. I’m so impressed. I realize my dog and his issues may not be something which can be fixed, per se, but that is not a trainer issue. It’s also much to do with the pet owner, too, (meaning me).
The Bow Wow Method of Dog TrainingThe Bow Wow Method of Dog Training
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