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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.

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.  .

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.

Reviews for Boynton Beach dog trainers
Eric P.
Excellent friendly knowledgeable dog trainer.
Benevolent Sun Dog Training, LLCBenevolent Sun Dog Training, LLC
Kenneth B.
Tommy was a pleasure to work with, incredibly sociable and made training very easy and fun. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing dog training.
Canine Compassion Healing and TrainingCanine Compassion Healing and Training
Thumbtack Customer
Personal dog training, having a hard time house training following her method 2 days saw 95% decrease in accidents have seen one since, obedience training going well
Puppy Dog LuvPuppy Dog Luv
Rachel A.
Rosie is fantastic!!! Just in one session we learned a lot and already our dog 🐶 is responding to the training. We are continuing our training with her and looking forward to the growth of our puppy
K9 Fitness LabK9 Fitness Lab
Thumbtack Customer
Wendy is a peach! My "rescued dog" Hunter, a dachshund, is very skitish with people and other dogs, but from the moment Wendy walked into our home, Hunter received her as a friend! That in itself says a lot. After 6 weeks, we have now taken him, with Wendy's guidance, to the local dog park for the first time since we have had him, and maybe the first time in his life, and contrary to my worst fears, he was very well behaved, which I can only credit to Wendy's affectionate and patient dog (and people) training. I would highly recommend Puppy Dog Luv/Wendy Heller for training!
Puppy Dog LuvPuppy Dog Luv
Sarah E.
Kim has been great with helping my dog adjust to a new environment, we just moved across the country! She is also helping me get my dog ready for an airplane trip. 10 out of 10 I would pick Kim again for my dog training needs! I love that she advocates for treat praise instead of an ecollar for dog correction!
Benevolent Sun Dog Training, LLCBenevolent Sun Dog Training, LLC
Don S.
Jane's patience and love for our dog was amazing. He took to her immediately and responded to her requests without a problem. She will be coming back to continue his training and I would highly recommend her to any one needing a trainer.
Jane's Dogs - Counseling Families With DogsJane's Dogs - Counseling Families With Dogs
Thumbtack Customer
Rosie is a wonderfully caring and effective trainer - most helpful in teaching both me and our dog Lorenzo to work together. Strongest recommendations! Mike v G
K9 Fitness LabK9 Fitness Lab
Ann M.
K-9 Fitness Lab trainer Rosie came to our home and made fast friends with our dog! We have seen much improvement in just two sessions. He is calmer, nipping less and learned new commands. Our trainer is very knowledgeable and we will continue to employ her until our dog is a well behaved member of the family. Highly recommend K-9 Fitness Lab
K9 Fitness LabK9 Fitness Lab
Lawrence B.
5-Stars aren't enough. Rosie is simply wonderful. She has exceeded our expectations by leaps and bounds. This is our first puppy and we wanted to work with an experienced, professional trainer. We are thrilled we found Rosie on Thumbtack. She has been totally responsive in answering our questions or addressing our challenges. Her demeanor with our dog, Sunny, is super. Sunny immediately responded to Rosie and has made great progress in her in training. If you're looking for a trainer who has a genuine love for dogs, is professional, responsive and on time or early every time, Rosie is the trainer for you. Sincerely, Larry and Dava Berezin
K9 Fitness LabK9 Fitness Lab
Paige T.
He did great with my two small dogs. They have barked so much on walks all the time and within just a few training sessions I have seen a huge difference in their confidence and the barking. I really like that he cares for the animal and how they feel (did not push my dogs when they weren’t comfortable) and was very informative on questions I had. Really glad to have found him as a trainer!!! Would totally recommend.
Canine Compassion Healing and TrainingCanine Compassion Healing and Training
Wendy A.
My puppy and I just had our first training session with Wendy and I am so impressed! I know I made the right decision in choosing Puppy Dog Luv and look forward to Wendy teaching my puppy and I the proper tools so that she may become a well mannered dog.
Puppy Dog LuvPuppy Dog Luv
Thumbtack Customer
Wendy was great to work with. She got our pup to sit and stay within a day and potty trained over the weekend. I recommend her to anyone looking for private dog lessons. Thanks Wendy!!
Puppy Dog LuvPuppy Dog Luv
Olivia J.
Had a great training session with Gerard. We went over crate training and some basic obedience commands with the process. He was punctual, calm with my anxious/active dog and gave great directions. He listened and went through all my questions and concerns with actions to take along with consistency. Totally recommend Gerard to others!
My Dog RehabMy Dog Rehab
Sherry W.
It has only been two weeks but already I see amazing changes in how my dogs walks. Franco is helping not only how my dog behaves, but helps me know how to help her be better behaved. I recommend him to my daughter for training her 4 month old puppy and she is very happy also.
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Joelle V.
I was a little hesitant to sign up 4 year old English Staffy for the 2 week onboarding training with Dillon. Now my only regret is not doing sooner! Dillon is amazing with dogs and cares for them as his own. He is very knowledgeable and has a lot of patience. My dog came home obedient and playful with improved manners! I’m very pleased.
Full Potential K9 INCFull Potential K9 INC
Elizabeth G.
Dillon responded quickly to our need of training our 5 month old Dalmatian. He did an evaluation and accepted him into his next session of classes. We picked our puppy up after 2 weeks of training. He was able to stay or “place” really well. He is better with potty training now. He can walk on a leash and before he was a very stubborn walker. I notice different improvements every day. I have only had my dog back for 3 whole days so we are still training and enforcing his new behaviors every day.
Full Potential K9 INCFull Potential K9 INC
Sofia R.
Kim was wonderful in the initial training of my Donne and taught me many tricks in keeping him healthy and with enough exercise! She really knows dogs and is patient and understanding. Juice had a blast playing with her puppy Soliel :) Thank you so much for all your help!
Benevolent Sun Dog Training, LLCBenevolent Sun Dog Training, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I cannot thank Rosie enough. She is professional, courteous and so caring for animals. She cares about our level of comfortableness as well as our dogs. She is doing an outstanding job and I recommend her to anyone needing a trainer. Thank you Rosie, and as always looking forward to our next session.
K9 Fitness LabK9 Fitness Lab
Kathryn G.
I've had dogs my whole life and most often trained my rescues myself. My baby, Tobyn, however, has had some co-dependency issues stemming from the dominance of my larger dogs. This made him scared of well, just about everything. This was a behavior I was having no success overcoming. Thommy immediately took to Tobyn (and he to Thommy), brought about immediate changes, and has since been teaching him about "the amazingly exciting world". We have come so far in such a short amount of time. We can now enjoy walks, go on car rides, and we've even been to the dog park all on our own without needing his brothers "OK". The growth I've seen is tremendous and I look forward to continued learnings (including for me personally). Thank you, Thommy, for your love, compassion, and understanding. I would recommend you to anyone and already brag to friends and family. Truly an amazing find in a world with very few valuable training options.
Canine Compassion Healing and TrainingCanine Compassion Healing and Training
Thumbtack Customer
Around 8 years ago I used Cliff's services for my 2 pomeranians first as a trainer and then for boarding. My 2 poms LOVED him and would get so excited when they saw him. They both have now passed and 6 months ago I adopted a 2 year old Shepherd Mix named Sailor. He had already been returned twice and had severe separation anxiety as well as other behavioral issues. We tried working with another trainer for a few weeks, and even though she was a very sweet lady, our dog Sailor did not improve. So we decided to hire Cliff again, and oh my goodness, Sailor is a new dog!!! From day 1, Sailor starting improving. Cliff is very knowledgable and very patient. If your fur baby is having any behavioral issues or just need some training, call Cliff, he is great! Thank you Cliff! We love you!!! Sailor, Enid and Noel
Cliff SantosCliff Santos
Laura s.
We are very lucky to have found Silver Dog Training. Nathaniel has already made a very noticeable difference in our dog since boot camp and we have only had him back a couple of days. We have a mini australian shepherd who is quite crazy at times, has alot of anxiety and has not done well socializing with other dogs and people. We have had Kota home for three days and he is already calmer and better behaved. He used to jump a mile high and bounce off of us when we came through the door - this has already almost stopped entirely. We know that we have a lot of work to do on our end but were extremely impressed with the noticeable results right away. It has been awesome to see our dog gain confidence. Nathaniel kept us updated throughout the entire time Kota was at boot camp with photos, videos and detailed updates. He keeps in contact with us daily on kotas progress and is always very thorough. You can tell that he truly cares about all of the dogs and wants to see them succeed. I highly recommend trusting your dog to Nathaniel as he is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what he does.
Silver Dog TrainingSilver Dog Training
Lynda P.
Wendy is wonderful. She is a professional and has a rare ability to communicate with our puppy. She is in the process of training Havana and us! We look forward to all of the visits and would recommend her to anyone who wants the results necessary to enjoy their dog. Her patience with puppies and people is remarkable. We were so pleased we’re continuing Havana’s lessons for another class with Wendy. Don’t waste time or money... hire her.
Puppy Dog LuvPuppy Dog Luv
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