Dog Training

Find a dog trainer near Miami Lakes, FL

Find a dog trainer near Miami Lakes, FL

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 9 Dog Trainers near Miami Lakes, FL

Dog Trainers Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

Q & A

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.

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.

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 Miami Lakes dog trainers
Claudia A.
I would rate these people zero stars if I could. I paid for board and training and my dog was not trained whatsoever. I called and expressed that, and I was told they would come to my house weekly to train my dog and the trainer came one day and never came again. I texted, I called, and no one had the decency to get back to me. I spent $1800 and got nothing in return. Mind you, I paid for BOARD AND TRAINING.
Kathy L.
I have nothing but great things to say about K9 Pack Dog Training! They took my adopted wild girl under their wings and transformed her into an angel. Or is a great coach, and his knowledge of dog behavior and attention to detail is truly impressive. Gigi has learned the “place” command and did an amazing job obeying it at Christmas. She stayed in place for a really long time!! We had people walking by and lots of food that she wanted to sniff/try but she didn’t step off the bed 👏🏻Our walks have also been a joy thanks to the “heel” command. I will be forever grateful for the amazing work of K9 Pack Dog Training and and I highly recommend them. So grateful for the work they did and for the patience with me, a first time dog owner.
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Genevieve M.
Kim was great over the phone. She gave so much information and even followed up with video resources on things like biting and potty training my puppy. Her first session was about 2 hours at my home and was some training with my puppy but so much more informative and really educating my husband and me on how to train our furbaby and focus points. 10 out of 10. I highly recommend Kim and will continue to work with her for all our dog training needs.
Benevolent Sun Dogs, LLCBenevolent Sun Dogs, LLC
Briana N.
The best!!! Our Aussie Camden was in desperate need of help with his reactivity and his way of living. Nathaniel has been amazing and his techniques and knowledge is worth it! We’ve been through so many trainers and have never had improvement. With Nathaniel we were seeing improvement within minutes. Can’t wait to see how my dog will transform!
Silver Dog Training LLCSilver Dog Training LLC
Zulen G.
I would highly recommend Bar from K9 Pack to anyone looking for a profesional dog trainer. He has been great to work with, enjoys what he is doing, and is extremely knowledgeable. One of the main concerns I had with my puppy was that he would pull me when going on walks and he would basically take me for walks instead of me walking him. My 9 month old Aussie puppy Caico now walks right beside me and never pulls on the leash. I take him with me to stores and everyone gives compliments on how well behaved he is. He also stays in place when told and continues to improve every day. I really enjoyed learning and watching my dog grow. I would also like to mention that even after the training was over Bar continued communication with me to see how Caico was behaving at home. It has been a great experience and well worth the money spent!
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Caleigh C.
My dog Sonny had problems with jumping, fixation, and reactiveness. Nathaniel showed me methods to establish dominance and be the alpha in the house hold. Treat training and only positive reinforcement weren’t working for me, and Nathaniel taught me ways to correct with a leash in order to instill more confidence in him that I am in charge so he doesn’t sense a lack of leadership. Nathaniel also made himself available over the phone whenever I had follow up questions.
Silver Dog Training LLCSilver Dog Training LLC
Bibiana N.
I called Mike for help with my 7 month old bulldog Didi - who to me was just crazy haha but soon came to learn that she just needed a better way to channel all her energy. We signed up for his 30-day program. He helped achieve way more than I imagined, He definitely did more than he needed to & went above and beyond for Didi. To ensure she was getting the most out of the work without making it feel like work which made her look forward to do more and actually listen and behave without making her but because she wanted to. Not only did he help her be a more confident and obedient pup but he also took the time to teach me how to keep up with the work and how to use all the props/accessories in order to help her understand what she is doing wrong without making it feel like punishment. I am glad to have chosen Mike - he is a great dog trainer & person who does care about your dog and helping you with him/her. Thank you Mike!!
Circle D K9 AdvantageCircle D K9 Advantage
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.