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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.   

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  .

Reviews for Northglenn dog trainers
John P.
We have tried a couple of different dog trainers with different styles of training. Ancillary K9 gave us results.
Ancillary K9Ancillary K9
Emilee B.
Tried two other trainers before Dion, neither understood my dogs. Dion did an amazing job working with me and my dogs. He did a great job training me how to handle my two crazy bull terriers. Will only be using Dion for future training needs.
Ancillary K9Ancillary K9
Thumbtack Customer
Matt did an incredible job training our dog Lucy. I worked every week with her and trained her at her pace instead of trying to rush her. I really appreciated his care and understanding of our dogs feelings. He was very flexible with the classes which was great for our schedules. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone looking to obedience train their dog.
Rolida Dog TrainingRolida Dog Training
Rita R.
Working with Dion has far surpassed the other dog trainers we have used.
Ancillary K9Ancillary K9
Michelle H.
She’s a great trainer. I have two stubborn, spoiled dogs that were long overdue for training. She helped with giving us the tools and knowledge we need to get our dogs on the right track. Remember to stay consistent what you learn and be patient with results.
DeAnimal Saver Dog TrainerDeAnimal Saver Dog Trainer
Summer G.
Mike is doing wonders to help my family learn how to train our dog. We are very impressed by how well he knows how to work with the dog to get the desired responses. I highly recommend Mike !
OmniCanine ServicesOmniCanine Services
Justin P.
I’m rating this as one star because of our experience with Sean he lacks skills in communication, commitment and a schedule for running a business in dog training. Based off the reviews we were excited for Sean to come in and help with training are dog. We had our first training with Sean two weeks ago February 24th, he showed up on time and communication went well until after the first day. He was supposed to come last Saturday March 3rd but asked if we could reschedule because he was sore we ask if he could train on Sunday the next day. Sean did not show up, nor did he even respond to our text. We have not seen/ heard from Sean since our first training session. We are extremely disappointed and hope no one else experience this bad service. Please consider other dog trainers.
Harmony House Behavior Modification and TrainingHarmony House Behavior Modification and Training
Marlenne M.
Dianna saved my dog's life. My dog Sofia was out of control. She would attack unprovoked. I couldn't walk her near strangers and she even bit some of my family members. I was ready to give her up to a shelter, even though I knew she would be too aggressive to adopt out. Then I found Dianna. Within an hour of training, I could walk my dog near strangers and other dogs at a park. We still have a lot of training to do but I have so much hope and theres been a TON of improvement. Thanks to her, I can keep my dog.
DeAnimal Saver Dog TrainerDeAnimal Saver Dog Trainer
Ashlee c.
I cannot express how much Adam has helped my dog, Lilly, and I become a better team. Lilly is an anxious dog and had aggressive tendencies towards people in the home. It was getting exhausting as I am a social person. Working with Adam was such a delight and within weeks of training, a whole new Lilly emerged. She was more confident in herself and her abilities as he guided her through stressful situations. Adam is so flexible in his training, whether it be inside or outside the home, leash training, off-leash, or using the e-collar. I have become confident in my abilities to understand my dog and provide a consistent regiment that will help my dog succeed. I am so thankful for Adam and his partner, Maverick! If you want a successful experience and the tools to working with your dog, I would suggest Adam every time!
MOC K-9 TrainingMOC K-9 Training
Michael S.
Niamh met with my sister regarding my mother's dog and she was very impressed. I just heard from Niamh that she has prepared a training plan and is sending it to me.
Niamh Coleman (pronounced Neeve)Niamh Coleman (pronounced Neeve)
Nicholas & Amanda D.
Literally do not have enough great things to say about our experience. Not only was Charice incredibly kind and willing to work with our situation, but our pup had some setbacks during training, but Charice never gave up. We are incredibly grateful for everything she's done for our dog and our family. We've already passed along her name to anybody looking for dog training. She's fantastic, just book her, you won't be disappointed.
Conquer K9Conquer K9
Lydia W.
Mike is easy to talk to & is always available for questions or comments. His style of teaching is relaxed & easy to understand. I noticed immediate improvement with my two young dogs after the first visit & the techniques are easy to follow. Thanksgiving the house was full of people and even a new dog visitor, which would've been a problem before... the dogs did great & everyone commented on the difference in their behavior. I highly recommend Mike & will use him again in the future for further training.
OmniCanine ServicesOmniCanine Services
Kathleen E.
Niamh was able to give us some positive training techniques to help our dog overcome her fears and anxiety. She also emailed multiple tools, games and ideas to help us establish leash training, playing with toys, comfort with touch, and associate noises and sights she is currently apprehensive about with treats and praise. She explains techniques carefully while demonstrating them and having you practice as well. Our dog was comfortable interacting with her and immediately responded to new ways of getting her attention and responding to her environment.
Niamh Coleman (pronounced Neeve)Niamh Coleman (pronounced Neeve)
Karen S.
Mr. Fortney is transforming my poorly-behaved dog into one I can now take out in public! He is patient, kind, flexible with scheduling, and best of all he really understands dogs. I love my dog, but was tired of making excuses for her reactive behavior, and very tired of trying to correct it myself based on the many different methods I read about online. I finally realized I had to place my trust in a professional, and I'm so happy I found Michael Fortney. I thought I was the only one who could understand my dog...how wrong I was. I highly recommend this trainer!
OmniCanine ServicesOmniCanine Services
Dirk B.
My adopted 2 1/2 year old American Bulldog (Lila) was difficult on leash and was showing signs of being dog aggressive/selective. With Lance's guidance/training I now know what to do if she pulls on leash (which is becoming less and less each day). She also knows her basic commands (sit, stay and come). As for dog aggression/selection Lance worked with her for about a hour and she is leaps and bounds better. I now know what to do for dog meet and greets and how to handle the situation if she is showing aggression. Thanks Lance!
FreeLANCE Dog TrainingFreeLANCE Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
Both my husband and I were extremely happy with Scott. He made us feel at ease right away. We have a five year old female Chocolate Lab who has been attacked by dogs and it hasn't been easy to find someone who was able to help with solid first steps to getting our Luna less fearful. This will take time and we are committed with Scott that he is the one who can continue to "train" us and help get our girl relaxed and happy. If you are looking for someone who has the training, skills and expertise then Scott is your trainer! We look forward continue working with him.
K-911 Dog Training, LLCK-911 Dog Training, LLC
Tara R.
DeAnna is a dog whisperer. I noticed a change after 1 training session. I thought all hope was lost with my dogs aggression & leash pulling & she showed me techniques to instill & most importantly, Obi was responsive to her which I’ve never seen from him with a stranger. Working with DeAnna was the best thing that’s happened to Obi & I. I can’t sing enough praise. She’s punctual, affordable, & kind. Most importantly, she is effective & has a way with dogs that I’ve never experienced. She’s given me hope when I was at my wits end. I would recommend her to anyone no matter what the issue. She’s incredible & everything you would want from a professional.
DeAnimal Saver Dog TrainerDeAnimal Saver Dog Trainer
Thumbtack Customer
I brought my dog, who has had some behavioral issues, to Dion. He pinpointed the causes, worked with me to resolve them, and I have noticed significant progress. He has also showed me just a few basic things, and literally in minutes my dog was not yanking me all over the place. I went to his eight-week program over the summer and intend to go back for more training when I recover from a skiing injury. Even with one leg in a brace, I can walk my dog without worrying she will suddenly yank me down. I think his philosophy is great, not relying entirely on treats to get your dog to behave. If the latter was the case, then what do you do when you run out of treats? They are busy, but I highly suggest you call them. Put it this way, I live in DTC and I was more than willing to make the trip.
Ancillary K9Ancillary K9
Tina C.
If I could choose more than three, all words to describe what an amazing trainer Adam is! My dog is a border collie aussie mix that didn’t get to socialize at a younger age since he was sick and I take responsibility for not being more consistent with him. He’s currently a year and a half old, and I have to say he’s the best doggo ever after the ten sessions. He used to bark at everything, destroy shoes, clothes, and household items, and be super anxious around other dogs and people (especially kids). This boy does his command the first time without hesitation, and we have a better relationship where he feels less anxiety around others.
MOC K-9 TrainingMOC K-9 Training
Augustus e.
I have never been more disrespected and treated poorly in my life. For starters the information in his bio is all wrong. he charges for his evaluations and none of that cost goes towards your total cost. He never showed up on time. He told me in my evaluation that we would need five lessons to get my dog to walk properly on his leash. The first time we went outside he let go of the leash and my dog got into a scuffle with another dog. I let it slide because things happen and we are all human. We met two times after that which he told me my Dong is “bent” and it’s all my fault. He told me could not meet in the day time in order to complete his community service (he can tell you why). Next week he blows me up saying my dog needs to be trained in the day light. I work from 8/5 like most people so I’m the winter that’s not easy. He then continued to call me “unique” for doing what he had told me to do. All in all do not use this man. He is not a man of his word and will be little you if he can’t help. O he quit on me and my dog. We still had 2 sessions left.
OmniCanine ServicesOmniCanine Services
Ashley N.
I met with Mike yesterday who took the time to really get to know my puppy and the relationship I have with him. We conversed openly in regards to what I most wanted out of owning a dog and helped ease my mind over the challenges I was experiencing. I had no doubt I wanted to hire OmniCanine after our first meeting as Mike was respectful of my home, knowledgeable in his work and showed genuine interest in wanting to work with me and my puppy. We start training tomorrow and I am looking forward to all the work that will be done.
OmniCanine ServicesOmniCanine Services
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