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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 Hollywood dog trainers
Ryan R.
Nathaniel is such a great dog trainer! After two weeks of his program, he has been able to get my dog the have more respect and is not as food aggressive. If anyone needs an dog training, Nathaniel is the guy!!
Silver Dog Training LLCSilver Dog Training LLC
Linda E.
My dog loves Mr Nathaniel, he’s friendly, very knowledgeable about dogs and he’s a great trainer. My dogs responds well and continues the behavior after his training. I would truly recommend Mr Nathaniel
Silver Dog Training LLCSilver Dog Training LLC
Gurjiwan s.
What can I say about Nathaniel. He is the best dog trainer around. Just after first class we saw a big difference in the behavior of our 17 month old Pitbull. Nathaniel is very knowledgeable and understands dogs psychology very well. He not only trained our dog but he trained us as well. He corrected the way we were dealing with our dag before and we saw a big difference. I would definitely recommend Nathaniel as a dog trainer. Its never too late to train a dog 🐕.
Silver Dog Training LLCSilver Dog Training LLC
Deborah P.
Jane helped me to accomplish what I needed..the confidence to work with my dogs. She is very honest and forthright that she is not a dog trainer.
Counseling Families With DogsCounseling Families With Dogs
Jennifer M.
Very great to work with!!! Helped my dog a lot and especially to solidify his crate training
Pack Academy, LLCPack Academy, LLC
Elizabeth K.
Cliff had an immediate and incredible understanding of my dog's behavioral issues and is tackling them head-on in a quiet and professional manner. My dog is responding and I am also being re-trained. :)
Cliff SantosCliff Santos
Estefania T.
Gerard is deff the canine whisper in south Florida. I was really skeptical at first to allow a dog trainer in my home due to Covid however after speaking to a lot of other pet parents at the dog park I realized that a trend appeared when you compare in house training vs boarding your pet. I can definitely confirm that Gerard follows the CDC guidelines & made me feel comfortable and confident to walk my Great Dane around the block. He educating me on how to properly be a leader for my dog. I recommend in house training with Gerard highly since he teaches you and your dog to co live harmoniously vs sending your dog to a boarding and seeing the results of the training diminish over time. Thank you Gerard, best wishes.
My Dog RehabMy Dog Rehab
Eric V.
Nathaniel, is a true professional, I had a possessed puppy ( black mouth cur) I sent him for the 2 week board and train and when completed I had a new dog. It was a complete turnaround, in behavior and attitude, we are still getting follow up training mostly for us but he is learning new things each week. I highly recommend anyone looking for a trainer for there dog to give Nathaniel a try
Silver Dog Training LLCSilver Dog Training LLC
Jaicy S.
I was looking for a trainer that didn't just teach commands but worked with behavioral issues as well and Cliff provided that. He also wasn't just training my dog but myself included and it was a great learning experience.
Cliff SantosCliff Santos
Brian w.
Kim is awesome! We have seen big improvements in our dogs because of her. She is super knowledgeable, friendly, personable, and professional. She not only trained our dogs but she gave us the knowledge and tools to improve our dogs behavior as well. I highly recommend!
Benevolent Sun Dogs, LLCBenevolent Sun Dogs, LLC
Alyssa B.
Brian has been great with my dog, Ramona. She started the training with a lot of anxiety and not much confidence. We are still working but she has come such a long way thanks to Brian’s awesome training!
ClickR TrainRClickR TrainR
Bella L.
Sweet puppy, NO I don’t think so! I called Nathaniel at Silver dog training and this nipping, trying to show dominance cute puppy eyes is turning into a great dog. Still needs work but I saw a 100% change after one session. Great trainer teaches you and your dog the steps to go through so you become the leader and not an equal. Highly recommend Nathaniel is the real deal!!! Hire if you have a problem you will be happy!!!
Silver Dog Training LLCSilver Dog Training LLC
Aaron s.
We contacted K9 Pack Dog Training after we rescued our 7 month old Belgian Malinois. When we met with Ore, he was very experienced with the issues that Uzi was displaying. We decided to leave him for a Board and Train for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks with Ore and his team, Uzi came back knowing his name, basic commands and with the strong confidence he lacked after not being socialized with people or other pets in his previous environment. It was critical for us to make sure that Uzi was socialized and K9 Pack Dog Training knew how to address our issues immediately. Although it will take continued one on one training with Uzi, as a pet owner, I am confident Uzi now has the strong foundation to improve and become an even better pet thanks to K9 Pack Dog Training.
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Lori C.
Upon contacting and speaking with Dylan he scheduled our consultation quickly and I signed a contract with him that day. He’s very professional and it’s obvious the love he has for dogs as well as their families. My son is currently in an emotional support dog training program with Dylan. After speaking with Dylan and expressing the concerns and needs I have for my son he was so supportive and highly recommended getting my son a support dog. The time my son is spending with Dylan and his dog has already made a big difference in my sons life. He looks forward to going and being with Dylan and his dog. I highly recommend Dylan to anyone looking for a professional trainer as well as a dedicated caring person. I am confident that because of Dylan and his amazing training program along with his genuine care for people that my son will be in a better place in life when he finishes.
Full Potential K9 INCFull Potential K9 INC
Thumbtack Customer
We have a 7 mth old Boston Terrier (Lucy). I've had the pleasure of having Brian teaching me and helping me to understand her good and bad behavior. Brian's technique is great and helpful. He is professional and knowledgeable. Brian is still working with Lucy and she's still in training, but her progress is terrific. Brian is performing training on site/at our home and always prompt and flexible to schedule and reschedule as needed. Brian explains in detail about the click and treat method which is very effective. Lucy is very responsive to Brian's training and his method is extremely successful! I highly recommend Brian for helping/training the owners to understand their dogs behavior and for any additional help with dog training.
ClickR TrainRClickR TrainR
Thumbtack Customer
Brian has been training our dog for the past two months and the results have been substantial. He is great at what he does and I highly recommend him!
ClickR TrainRClickR TrainR
Thumbtack Customer
I think this is the only person who should train your dog,No one else comes close! I have a 9 month old lab mix whose vast energy was channeled to nothing more then pure chaos and destruction !!! After trying to train my dog the way I had all my other dogs he only became worse!!!! I was honestly considering giving him up for adoption but we found Brian and man what a difference after just his first session I came to fall in love with my dog all over again! Brian is not only knowledgable and experienced but he is also kind and understanding. After six weeks my pup was completely transformed I no longer had a dog but a well behaved little person. If you feel like your dog is completely at of hand and are in need of help look no where else this is your guy.
ClickR TrainRClickR TrainR
Adam L.
Fantastic trainer. He trained me on how to train my dog and that made all the difference. He made sure I understood the psychology of what we were doing. Why it was important to do the exercises we were doing. Very good material. Excellent sessions. Leeloo picked up the material quickly and I believe that was because of the techniques that he thought me.
Silver Dog Training LLCSilver Dog Training LLC
Joann K.
I was very nervous about bringing a big dog into our family. I have only had small dogs and had no idea about training or feeding or anything. For German Shepard’s. Full Potential K9 has given us the tools to teach and learn as a family with out new German Shepard. I am comfortable and confident that we will have a successful, happy new BIG dog in our family. I would recommend Dillon 100%
Full Potential K9 INCFull Potential K9 INC
Jake J.
I just finished my first session with Nathaniel at my home. My dog was responding immediately to him and I have been practicing with her since he left. First impression from today is that he is very knowledgeable and I can tell he is passionate about training the dogs. He gave me a bunch of pointers to practice on our dog and I’m really excited for our next sessions as she is responding to my commands almost instantly.
Silver Dog Training LLCSilver Dog Training LLC
Rafael C.
Cliff truly changed my life because now my dog does not pull on the leash and does not jump at guests when they come over. It has only been 2 days since our first session and I have seen a dramatic change in my lab. I highly recommend him! He definitely is worth the money! Great dog trainer!!!
Cliff SantosCliff Santos
Susan S.
We came to Aninanny because we'd been concerned about the aggressive/reactive behaviors of a dog we had just adopted. We didn't think there was any hope for our new pet, but within just a couple of sessions, our dog was thriving. She gained confidence and skills we never thought possible. We are indebted to this company and the amazing trainers!
Pack Academy, LLCPack Academy, LLC
Lucia G.
After extensively searching for the right dog trainer, i came across Jane. She did everything that a trainer should do. A free consultation, a list of things to touch on, and puzzles along with toys for my boy, Bolt. Bolt was extremely responsive to Janes strategies and i am very grateful for this session. I hope to see the results grow even more by the end of the month.
Counseling Families With DogsCounseling Families With Dogs
Michael B.
Gerard was great. He showed up before the scheduled appointment time ready to go. He worked with me and my dog. I was really surprised and pleased at how much training we both received in the 90 minutes. I was so pleased I scheduled another lesson. Highly recommend Gerard.
My Dog RehabMy Dog Rehab
Kristi M.
I have a 7 month old Boston Terrier that has become one with somewhat of a bad reputation in our apartment complex. We live on a very busy corner and Bandit will bark and lunge at anything or anyone that moves outside. Today we had our first training session and I am completely surprised at the transformation in just one lesson. So much so, that several of our neighbors were talking about how different he was, and even asked for business cards for their dogs. I will continue working with Bandit on what he learned today, but I am very optimistic that he will become a very well behaved boy. We already have another session scheduled with Nathaniel at Silver Dog Training.
Silver Dog Training LLCSilver Dog Training LLC
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