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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 Arvada dog trainers
Linda p.
Alex is very knowledgeable and dedicated in dog training. He is an outstanding instructor. Have taught us how to use many positive techniques. My dog has made such great progress,
Strong Bond Dog PackStrong Bond Dog Pack
Thumbtack Customer
Our puppy was marking in our house and nipping at our neighbors. Eric very quickly identified what needed to be addressed and the training started within minutes of arriving at our house. Within 10 days we had a new dog!! I cannot say enough good things about Eric and his approach to dog training. He was available via phone and text for questions that arose as we were working with our dog. And, he came back out to our house to make sure our inlaws understand how to work with the dog. Thank you ERIC!!
Dog Training with EricDog Training with Eric
Doris C.
Dion took the time with me and my dog. First session was very enlightening. I would highly recommend Dion as a trainer. Am looking forward to the next session.
Ancillary K9 Dog TrainingAncillary K9 Dog Training
Erica H.
We had a wonderful experience with Mike training our 6 year old terrier! Mike was responsive from the beginning and started working with our dog the second he walked in the door. It was easy to set up appointments and great that he could come to our house. We worked on reactivity barking at the front door and leash walking with a stroller. Mike had great advice and we learned so much from him! His prices are fair and he is realistic with how many sessions you need. If you need a dog trainer-choose Mike with Omni training!
Emily C.
I recently adopted a lab mix puppy, and she is my first puppy i’ve had since my childhood dog passed away a couple years ago. I was very young when I got my first dog, so didn’t do any of the training. When I adopted my new puppy, I was really nervous about making sure I do the best I can with training her, especially because I had no prior experience. She’s quite energetic and so I reached out to Mike to help with certain concerns I had with her such as biting, potty training, and crate training. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough in his explanations of his methods. He has been extremely helpful in giving me the tools I need to confidently train Olive and I am so grateful for his help!
Sherri R.
Best ending to this story that I could have hoped for!! I had a specific training need with my 14 year old pupper and Niamh helped me break things down in a way my dog could understand. After 1 s
Niamh Coleman (pronounced Neeve)Niamh Coleman (pronounced Neeve)
Cathy N.
Our experience with Dion was great! He does not pull any punches, gets right to work with you and your dog and definitely lets you know what to expect and what you need to do to achieve your goals. Dion is very knowledgeable and passes that information on to you. You need to be ready to work with him and you will definitely see the results. It has been the best experience for us and we have seen a tremendous difference in Jager! But you have to be committed to the journey, it doesn’t end with the training sessions. It’s s lifelong commitment to your dog! Thank you Dion!
Ancillary K9 Dog TrainingAncillary K9 Dog Training
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