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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.   

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Northglenn dog trainers
Avery E.
Was very personable and the training worked quickly and efficiently for my dog!
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John P.
We have tried a couple of different dog trainers with different styles of training. Ancillary K9 gave us results.
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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.
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Rita R.
Working with Dion has far surpassed the other dog trainers we have used.
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Jeremy K.
One couldn’t ask for a better dog trainer! Punctual,professional and knowledgeable. My dog was a different animal after the first visit. Thank you Tails Trails and more!
Tails Trails and More LLCTails Trails and More LLC
Lynn O.
Kara is the dog whisperer! Awesome trainer with eyes in the back of her head when it comes to pooches!
Polite Pooches ColoradoPolite Pooches Colorado
Vincent D.
Kari went above and beyond our expectations. The knowledge she has about dogs and training them is excellent. What I truly loved about the training is that Kari taught us how to teach the dogs. This allowed us to continue training days and weeks after Kari left the house. She was always professional, responded to my calls and texts in a timely manner and when we set up appointments, she showed up on time. I would highly recommend Kari to help you train your dog. She is a great person who offers excellent training, at fair prices.
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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.
5 STAR Dog Training5 STAR Dog Training
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 !
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.
5 STAR Dog Training5 STAR Dog Training
Rich N.
Zac was very responsive to our training needs. Most importantly, he knows how to train dogs and is able to convey those skills simply and quickly. From the moment he entered our home, it was all about business. Highly recommend him.
Tails Trails and More LLCTails Trails and More LLC
Sarah S.
Mike is amazing and patient. I honestly feel extremely lucky to have found him. Not only is he help training my two dogs he is training me as well. I couldn’t say enough amazing things about Mike and his services.
Lindsie B.
Kara has been great to work with. Her method is very easy to understand and put into practice. She’s flexible with scheduling and our dog Tucker enjoys his training time!
Polite Pooches ColoradoPolite Pooches Colorado
Danny Z.
We hired Kara for 6 sessions to train our hyper energetic puppy. It was obvious from the very beginning that Kara is a very professional, knowledgeable and experienced dog trainer. Our puppy fell in love with her and was very excited to see her and “work” with her. Kara showed us ways to successfully and effectively approach our dog. She taught our puppy basic commands and us how to control his hyperactivity. Highly recommended!
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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.
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Tony C.
Kara has been awesome. I was able to learn multiple positive reinforcement training techiques that worked very well for Thurman (10 week Goldendoodle) . In a matter of weeks Thurman has learned a multitude of commands and his general obedience is much better. Not only has Thurman learned multiple commands and obedience, but Kara also taught me a ton about being a dog owner. I would highly recommend Kara to train your next dog!
Polite Pooches ColoradoPolite Pooches Colorado
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.
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T. B.
I can’t say enough about how much Mike has helped us communicate with, and better our relationship with our dogs. We have 2 Frenchies. We had problems with guests coming over, jumping, nipping, and pulling on the leash. Mike taught us how to really work with our dogs, and helped us to understand that they need jobs to feel fulfilled. His training method is calming, and generates results. He doesn’t use fear, or dominating methods in any way. His focus is really on “working” with your dog, rather than everyone else that has a version of “training” your dog. He taught us why our dogs do some of the things they do, which helped us understand how, and why they’re communicating with us. His calming presence was effective, and we’re really grateful we found him. He’s been the best trainer we’ve worked with. On top of being a superb trainer, his professionalism is top notch too. He texted us to confirm our lesson times, and texted me a few days after our lesson to check in and see how our practice was going. He offers group sessions as well, which we’re looking forward to attending next time to help our dogs use their new skills in a different environment. If you’re looking for a kind, effective, understanding, person to help you positively work with, and deepen your relationship with your dog, call Mike!
Leah L.
I can’t say enough good things about Keith. He has a true gift with dogs. He worked with my dog Lily, who is stubborn to put it mildly. He helped me tame my little wild bucking bronco. I feel more confident with her because of all of Lily’s and my training with Keith
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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.
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.
Canine Connection COCanine Connection CO
Micah B.
We've had one session with Mike so far and he's been excellent. We worked on leash reactiveness with my GSD and could see immediate improvement once Mike got to working with him. Mike is also very personable and tries to work with the owner as much as the dog. He uses techniques that don't cause further anxiety to the dog, which is major. If you're in need of a trainer, hire Mike
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 wrong I was. I highly recommend this trainer!
Ashley l.
My first session with Deanna was great! I was the first client where she got to train 3 dogs at once so she had her work cut out for her lol... I have learned some good basics to work on until we get into some of the more obsessive behaviors of my dogs. It was also great to get the holistic nutrition advice I’ve been looking for. This was a huge bonus for me as I’ve been wanting to get them the best nutrition possible!
5 STAR Dog Training5 STAR 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.
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