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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 Doral dog trainers
Synthia J.
I don’t know how to briefly put in words how these ladies saved my friendship with my dogs. After trying on my own to train and tons of frustration of dogs not potty trained at 2 yrs old and 1 yr old, I was not enjoying my dogs anymore and knew boarding/training was the only way to go. After interviewing and speaking to several trainers I knew Aninanny was the only choice. They LOVINGLY trained my dogs (as a pet owner we worry about leaving our dogs with someone). They were in frequent contact and sent photos and videos to assure me of the kind way they taught my dogs. When my dogs came back to me- they were completely trained; listening to my commands; not urinating through my house; and cuddly as ever. Thanks so much Aninanny for giving me back the loving pets I yearned for. I now have a place to take my dogs when I need a dog sitter as well. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEIR SERVICES.
Aninanny Dog Training, LLCAninanny Dog Training, LLC
Jessel c.
Chris is an excellent dog trainer, his dog behavior knowledge and training was outstanding. He uses positive reinforcement techniques has giving us all of the tools we need to train our dogs. I have 2 pitbulls rescued with behavior problems and he amazing showing us how to walk them with the leash without pulling and running. We still training and I won’t hesitate to used him again and again. He is bilingual Spanish and English. Definitely he cares and he is also great with dogs and baby’s :)
Miami Sun DogTrainingMiami Sun DogTraining
Lea N.
The trainers were very punctual and responsive. They are dedicated to teaching both us and our dogs!
Kanine Kai Elite Dog TrainingKanine Kai Elite Dog Training
Flavio C.
Osama has been great! He responded in a timely manner, explained about the service through a phone call and is very knowledgeable! I did a puppy training package and I strongly recommend for everyone. He teaches you how to train your dog and help with any questions for new and experienced dog owners (this is my third dog).
OneStopK9OneStopK9
Thumbtack Customer
We hired the Miami Dog Whisperer to help with our dog's separation anxiety. We are still undergoing training sessions, but our dog has been making great progress. Richard is really knowledgeable and a great teacher.
The Miami Dog WhispererThe Miami Dog Whisperer
Thumbtack Customer
Jose is a very experienced dog trainer who taught us a wealth of knowledge in a 2 hour seccion.
Canine CoachCanine Coach
Amanda Z.
I would recommend K9 Pack Dog Training to anyone who wants an obedient dog! I brought my 5 month old presa pup to Bar and Or for a 3 week board and train and could not be happier with the results. Now I can take my obedient pup anywhere!!
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Jane A.
I found the perfect dog trainer! Linda clearly loves dogs and she has the knowledge of a seasoned professional!! She provides everything in writing if you have the time to study it!! Great find!!
Wagtime Petsitting & Dog Training llcWagtime Petsitting & Dog Training llc
Diana P.
Wonderful experience. Luis is a masterful trainer. So effective that it's like having a new dog!! Thank you, BarkBusters!
BarkBusters Home Dog TrainingBarkBusters Home Dog Training
Lexy F.
Megan is an amazing person I don’t know what I would have done if it wasn’t for her training sessions. My dog was out of control and always running straight out the door. After one session, Ellie (my dog) was behaving better and listened more. Completely worth it! Couldn’t have picked a better trainer!
Expedition Paws Dog TrainingExpedition Paws Dog Training
Carla B.
I could not mark more than 3 thinks we liked about this dog trainer, but he has work quality and punctuality too. :-) We tried another trainers, but OneStopK9 is the best we know for sure. Thank you!
OneStopK9OneStopK9
Hem T.
Great experience working with Brianna thus far. We had her train our long-haired chihuahua for 2 weeks while we went on our vacation. She gave us video updates very regularly which put us at ease. Our 9-month of puppy seemed very happy to be at her place along with other dogs. Our puppy seems to be doing very well after the training. I definitely recommend her for anyone looking to train their dogs.
Aninanny Dog Training, LLCAninanny Dog Training, LLC
Lauren l.
The greatest dog trainers EVER! Woof pack helped me retrain my pup. She’s a completely different animal. I am so thankful for them!
Woof Pack MiamiWoof Pack Miami
Eric H.
My dog loved him from the moment he met him. He def loves animals. He is very patient. Every dog and owner is different but he worked with us and our specific needs, and schedule/family dynamics to make the training easy on both our dog and us. We are very happy with the results and glad that we chose him.
Canine CoachCanine Coach
Preetha C.
Nathaniel was more than I expected. We are first time dog owners and Nathaniel very clearly explained his goals for every visit. He was very professional and an expert in dog training. My 2 month old puppy Absolutely loved him. We have started incorporating some of his techniques and looks like it’s working very well. We are very happy and know we picked the right trainer.
Silver Dog TrainingSilver Dog Training
Sophia M.
I am extremely happy and impressed with the knowledge and professionalism of our trainer, Richard. In just one class the negative behavior has stopped and we finally have harmony in our home. My husband and I highly recommend Richard. He is a true Master Dog trainer!
The Miami Dog WhispererThe Miami Dog Whisperer
Marisol S.
The best results for my 2 puppies! We tried different trainers but nothing seemed to work until we met Richard. Now my 2 dogs are really starting to obey!
The Miami Dog WhispererThe Miami Dog Whisperer
Thumbtack Customer
Excellent session for our puppy. We learned very helpful tools and couldn't be happier. Leby is a compassionate and very professional trainer that really cares about the well being of your dog.
Rocco's Pack Dog TrainingRocco's Pack Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
Richard is a magnificent trainer and very good and serious in his work. I really was very satisfied and happy with the work he did with my dog Akita. Thanks a lot!!!! Highly recommended.
The Miami Dog WhispererThe Miami Dog Whisperer
Kristyn C.
Megan was extremely helpful with my crazy puppy. I have a 7 month old Shiba Inu, they are known to be a very stubborn breed. She taught him sit and lay down at the very first visit! This girl has a gift with dogs, I definitely recommend her as your future puppy/dog trainer.
Expedition Paws Dog TrainingExpedition Paws Dog Training
Alexandra R.
Very happy with Jack’s training and progress he’s made over only a few weeks. Our handsome boy is now more confident on walks and around other dogs. This is only the beginning but I know investing in his training was a good stepping stone toward continued progress. Thank you once again!
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Kavita P.
We had a great time with Linda. She was very knowledgeable about all types of dogs and their various behaviors, and our puppy enjoyed training with her. We look forward to continue working with her!
Wagtime Petsitting & Dog Training llcWagtime Petsitting & Dog Training llc
Thumbtack Customer
Jose was amazing! Our dog was mesmerized by him. We learned so much in a short time and have been applying everything we learned and its working! We covered potty training, curbing puppy teething on us and our kids, which was so easy, who knew! His training is definitely aligned with our philosophy of not instilling fear in our dog to get the behavior we want. Our little pup he explained is a corvette, a husky, and know that this dog has a ton of energy that needs to get out. So informative, we would highly recommend Jose to any pet owner in need of help!
Canine CoachCanine Coach
Siyuan Y.
Jose is very professional, experienced, knowledgeable and patient. He knows dogs extremely well and he knows how to communicate with them to reach the training goals. I'd definitely recommend hiring him if you are looking for a canine coach!
Canine CoachCanine Coach
Sydney G.
Canine Coach is wonderful. His knowledge about my dog just from the way I described him over the phone was extremely impressive, to say the least. It got even better when he arrived at my house! He taught me things about my dog I would have never known regarding his behavior and just about dogs in general. He sat down with my roommate and I and addressed all of our concerns, responding with both recommendations and pure knowledge. In addition, his way with my dog was unbelievable. My dog is an adult shelter dog who has displayed aggresive behavior in the short time I have had him and has already improved after my session with Canine Coach (it has not even been a full 24 hours since our session!). He taught me how to properly handle my dog with certainty and confidence and how to approach situations that a dog with a rough past would find threatening. I HIGHLY recommend using Canine Coach for any and all of dog related training and/or behavioral issues!
Canine CoachCanine Coach
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