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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 Temecula dog trainers
Pilar E.
They send video's on how your dog is responding to training.
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Amber F.
I love how much April loves dogs and cares about dogs. She does positive training which is what we want. Very excited
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Jeannie V.
We selected Brian because he has a Bachelors degree in Canine Behaviors & we didn't want training for our dogs but behavior modification. We are so happy with Brian's knowledge and ability to work with our dogs. He leads by example and will allow us to watch him work with our dogs before he has us work with them. His reminders and training tips are valuable. After only 2 sessions, our dogs behavior has already improved tremendously.
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Angelique F.
We have a 7 mo old Bull terrier who has all the typical mischievous and mismannered habits of the breed. We have worked with one other dog trainer before and had no results. One session with Brian from Temecula Best Friend Dog training made all the difference in the world. Our puppy is all ready much more behaved, walks on a leash, and responds to all commands taught. I talk about Brian any chance I get at dog parks, pet stores etc. I would Highly recommend Brian for all your dog training needs.
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Thumbtack Customer
Brian trained my dog Bella. I hired him for 3 training sessions and the amount he taught her in just three sessions was awesome. Probably more important than training her, he trained me how to work with her and re-enforce what he taught her. Bella really seemed to like Brian (possibly partly because he always has treats with him!) and she really positively responded to his instruction. He does seem to have an immediate connection to dogs. The training was very interactive and he made sure to address any problems I was having with Bella and offered very practical solutions. I would definitely recommend him if you are looking for someone to train your dog.
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Jeanne P.
Brian from Temecula Best Friend Dog Training helped with our newly rescued St. Bernard, Molly. Molly decided to get along with one of our other dogs but not our third dog. Brian Helped us to understand what was going on in Molly's head and what what we could do to help the situation. He trained us to train Molly and things are going so much better. He calls to see how things are going, and then gives more tips on how to proceed. I would highly recommend Brian for anyone who is looking for a caring professional trainer for their fur baby.
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Joey R.
Brian is amazing. Our Aussie needed a refresher and boy did he get one. He not only trains the dog but he trains the owners too. He helps us with our confidence with your dog and his behavior. Brian is worth every penny and then some. If you’re looking for a pro that is real and down to earth....Brian is your man.
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Jeanne P.
Brian from Temecula Best Friend Dog training is the best. This is the second time we have had Brian help us with our rescued St. Bernards. He helped us learn how to train our 9month old puppy. It is all hands on and positive training. We are now on the way to a totally socialized well behaved Puppy.
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Sarah P.
Brian is absolutely fantastic to work with and I would highly recommend him for any behavioral issues or general obedience. We hired him because our new dog kept going potty inside the house, jumping up on people, and not listening to us. Since the first session, our dog has not gone potty inside at all and is good at letting us know when he needs to go outside to go potty. Our dog has a really good temperament but Brian taught us how to get our dog to respond to commands (sit, off, down, wait) by using positive reinforcement. It definitely was teaching US how to train the dog and that consistency is important. You can tell he really enjoys working with dogs and was always punctual and willing to work with us.
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Greg M.
The owner Kym was great. Much of the training is for the owners rather than the dog. I probably got more shout-outs than our big Berner. In a gentle way. Lessons last an hour. Pricing is reasonable. Basics are covered, sit, stay, wait, and heel.
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Tammy F.
Brian has been helping us with our two puppies for a few months now and we have seen a noticable difference in their behavior. He is an excellent trainer and seems to have a solution for every problem we throw at him. Our dogs are both excellent walkers now, never pull or get too far ahead, and do a long list of commands. We will continue to use him and recommend Brian to everyone we know.
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Christina D.
David was a big help with my Corgi Ean. Ean had issues with other dogs, walking, and just listening to the command come. Ean now can go on walks without the leash and is a little more friendly at the parks. He is still learning but it’s better than what it was. I would defiantly recommend. David sent photos and updates as much as I asked. Ean was in great hands. And even after the training he was there for questions. Very satisfied
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