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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 Oviedo dog trainers
Yuri M.
Very knowledgeable about Dog training. Our Dog is doing great.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Seema W.
He seems to be a dog whisperer- have a better behaved dog already... can't wait to have more sessions with him to learn how to train Leo better indoors and outdoors.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Mike B.
Jorge was, and continues to be, excellent with our dog. He is very responsive and very patient. He is working with my 13 yr old son training a feisty puppy! My son is a first time dog owner, and Jorge does a great job training him as well! He provides direct and easy to understand instruction. Also, you can easily tell Jorge loves dog - is passionate about helping dogs and families. I highly recommend.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We found Susan Vergara, the proprietor of Wagging Willow to be a very knowledgeable and professional dog trainer. We are especially happy to see her work with our problem child, a super exuberant and playful 75 lb. Pit Bull/Labrador mix. It is amazing to see how he responds to her training, and we are thankful for the tools she has given us to continue on helping him to be a more calm and centered dog. Her method relies completely on the Reward Based training method. We recommend Wagging Willow to anyone looking for a dog trainer. The fees are very reasonable too.
Wagging Willow LLCWagging Willow LLC
Rick A.
We've only had 1 lesson but the difference in the dogs is astounding. The evening walk, usually a fight to get the dogs to do as told, was peaceful as we followed Georg's training. Thanks so much!!!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ashley is friendly and knows how to handle dogs and cats. I've enjoyed getting to know her and through her training have seen much improvement in my dog towards other animals and in my cats. Thank you.
PAC Dog TrainingPAC Dog Training
John O.
Extremely knowledgeable, it’s like having Caesar Milan training your dog. My Dane is like night and day after the first visit.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Sarah A.
Jorge started working with our dogs the second he entered our house. Our little dog that had been driving us crazy with his incessant barking was quiet and calm for the first time since we've had him! Excellent trainer and so wonderful to work with.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Lana B.
We have had one lesson with Jorge, and our energetic 3 year old boxer/pitt cross dog has come so far. Training the owners is the biggest challenge and we pledge to improve. Bentley, our pooch, is respecting us as leaders for the first time, and I have high hopes that he will be the perfect pet (and we will be his perfect humans) when training is finished. Thank you, Jorge, we are excited!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Glory D.
George is great! My dog Hercules absolutely loves him! Hercules is still young but he has definitely improved an immense amount and it is all thanks to George! We still aren’t done with training I can’t wait to see the end result! I would highly recommend!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We have 2 dogs at home , a 1 year Pomeranian and 8mth Shih Tzu. We had our first session with Jorge last Sunday and were very pleased with the service. He obviously loves what he does and took the time to talk to our whole family about issues we were experiencing, what our goals were for the training sessions etc. We never felt rushed as he really spent the time with the dogs and us in working through some of the issues. Right away, our dogs responded to his commands and were surprisingly serene during the session. We have since been practicing his tips at home and can already see an improvement in the behaviors. We are very pleased with Jorge and look forward to his upcoming sessions.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Matt A.
We just adopted a dog and she needed some major training. She is very vocal and has hurt our cats. We didn't know what to do to keep her in our home and keep all the animals safe. Jorge stepped in and within minutes she was listening and behaving better than ever before. He taught us about new techniques so that we can train her and establish respect as the leaders of the home. I was thrilled with the package price. Jorge explained everything to us and listened to all of our concerns. We are excited to continue working with him!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Mike g.
Jorge is great. We have only had a couple of session, but are making great progress. What impressed me the most is he came out to meet us and stayed for a hour plus discussing our needs. He is on time everytime and extremely responsive. Update: We have finished nearly all our sessions and we could not be more pleased. Our Sprocket (wire fox terrier) was a terror and was constantly biting at my wife, stealing her shoes, etc. What a difference Jorge has made in our dog! He now respects her and will even jump in her lap and sleep there quietly, AMAZING! When we first met Jorge he was able to settle Sprocket immediately. Jorge is great about following up and making sure you complete your homework which is great. Can’t say enough good things about Jorge, not only as a trainer but as a human being as well. He genuinely cares for people and animals. If I could give 10 stars I would!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
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