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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.

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.  .

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 Lake Worth dog trainers
Tony E.
Franco was terrific as a trainer with my Boston Terrier He got my dog to be obedient, listen to commands and just all around a better dog My dog Buddy Boy really liked Franco and responded well to him I would strongly recommend him for anyone looking for a great dog trainer Tony E
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Lou S.
Kathy was great. I learned a lot about our dog and how to continue the training she taught me. I had experiences with other dog trainers and was unimpressed. Kathy knows her stuff and was a pleasure to work with.
Best Friends Dog Obedience TrainingBest Friends Dog Obedience Training
Thumbtack Customer
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Franco is great! We are still in training with our to dogs and Franco and we have seen major improvements!
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Nancy k.
Matt Is a wonderful gentle trainer .gets results my dog runs to him when she see him
Semper Fi K-9Semper Fi K-9
Matthew M.
Kathy was amazing with my dog Bella. She quickly took over the situation and helped Bella to become more responsive to commands. She now listens much better and is able to sit, lay, stay, heal and follow other commands. It helped me grow a stronger connection with my dog along the way, and learn how to be able to train my dog without any yelling or being physical with the dog.
Best Friends Dog Obedience TrainingBest Friends Dog Obedience Training
Johnny N.
Nathanal is amazing! He worked on my dog Bo (45 pounds) and bo was super aggressive (would show teeth, bite, and bark at other dogs). After one week of training Bo is exceptionally well behaved and better than ever, all thanks to Nathanal!
Silver Dog Training LLC(A.B.C.D.T. Certified)Silver Dog Training LLC(A.B.C.D.T. Certified)
Brianna T.
Matt is the best. I have only had one session with him so far and my dog is already transformed for the better. Before Matt, my dog was not potty trained to go outside due to him not being used to a leash & now all he wants to do is go outside to use the bathroom. Very happy!
Semper Fi K-9Semper Fi K-9
Rose C.
Nathaniel immediately impressed my husband & I by the scientific approach he takes when training our rescue. In order to have our new dog assimilate into our family, he made sure we understood the dynamic and hierarchy of a wolf pack. He knows his craft, approaches teaching the dog AND owner with compassion, and clearly loves animals. If you are seeking a professional and experienced dog trainer - you have found him! Nathaniel has great energy, gave us results on day 1 and we look forward to each session with him. Our family is grateful he moved down to South Florida!!!
Silver Dog Training LLC(A.B.C.D.T. Certified)Silver Dog Training LLC(A.B.C.D.T. Certified)
Vicky P.
Nathaniel is very good at what he does. We were in desperate need of a dog trainer for our 2 year old French bulldog and hiring Nathaniel has helped immensely. He understands the biology of dogs and the reasoning behind certain behaviors. Our dog, Leo, has been showing increasing signs of aggression towards humans and has bit people on multiple occasions. During our first session, Nathaniel helped us understand why this could be happening and taught us techniques to get Leo under control and reduce aggressive behaviors. After one week we have noticed a lot of improvement. We were able to use the techniques Nathaniel taught us to control Leo when strangers approached him and they were even able to pet him -I know for sure he would have tried to bite them or successfully bit them prior to training- We are still working towards eliminating Leo’s aggressive behaviors, but after just one session the future is looking bright. I am shocked at the progress Leo has made in such a short period of time and how much I have learned about my dog and dogs in general. Nathaniel’s techniques are science based and they are extremely effective. I would HIGHLY recommend hiring Nathaniel if you are looking for a well equipped trainer. Not only will your dog get effective training but you will learn so much throughout the process.
Silver Dog Training LLC(A.B.C.D.T. Certified)Silver Dog Training LLC(A.B.C.D.T. Certified)
Thumbtack Customer
It was more that what I imagine I have a difficult dog that started getting much better since the first training. Also I learned a lot of thing that I didn t knew before. Highly recomend it.
K9 Fitness LabK9 Fitness Lab
Lauren B.
Franco was the best thing we did for not only our dogs, but ourselves! Our dogs listen so much better and learned so much. I also feel so much more confident with my two big dogs. The main reason we wanted to hire a trainer was how much they pulled on the leash while on a walk. I can now walk both of them with no pulling and full confidence I could control them if something were to happen. Franco was so amazing with us and our dogs are forever changed. I would highly recommend Franco!!
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Mario R.
Johana has been a very good trainer, my dog improves every class, and we’ve learned a lot from her. I can’t be more than satisfied with Johana, definitely I would recommend her to Al my friends and everyone.
Johanna 🐾 Certified Dog TrainerJohanna 🐾 Certified Dog Trainer
Dawn P.
Kathy is great with my almost 3yo German Shepherd and seems to have fun herself when working with her. My pup is a bit spoiled. She has basic commands and is well behaved until something grabs her attention (like another dog walking past our house) then she is uncontrollable. She also gets over excited and barks and jumps on people. Day 1 of training we learned multiple techniques and we are already on our way to a happier obedient fur baby. My pup and I love the positive reinforcement training methods. I definitely recommend Kathy if you need any help with your fur baby.
Best Friends Dog Obedience TrainingBest Friends Dog Obedience Training
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