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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 Pompano Beach dog trainers
Lori S.
Silver dog training is the best and most professional training service I have gone through. As always, punctual, kind, attentive to the animal and owner. Respects your home and the dog. My dog had gone through training as a puppy but it didn’t stick. I researched and found someone who trained me, to train my dog. Super success rate and I highly recommend the effort time and investment. As always, I continue to refer silver dog training to anyone with a new dog. If I ever get another dog, I of course will contact Nathaniel Silver!!!
Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)
Vanesa C.
She is very responsible and was really good with my dog. He is a tough one and she was willing to put in the work and train US to train the dog
Counseling Families With DogsCounseling Families With Dogs
Emily V.
Nathaniel from Silver Dog Training was great with helping to train our goldendoodle. He is very knowledgeable, patient, and professional. His techniques were effective, as we saw results after the first session and learned so much. Choosing Silver Dog Training was definitely a good decision!
Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)
Stephanie H.
Brian is excellent! If you are considering a trainer for your dog, don't wait another day before hiring him.
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Ali V.
Nathaniel has extensive knowledge. Very helpful in explaining the dogs behavior and their natural instinct and how to train to create new neuropaths. After 3 classes we have seen a 360 with the dogs.
Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)
Thumbtack Customer
I'm very happy with the training and all of what Dino is learning, the training sessions are not only helping him but they're giving me the tools to teach him how to be a better pup. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get training for their dog.
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Angela H.
Nathan is a true professional and he is very good at his job of training and animal behaviors. My family was frustrated with our dog and we engaged Nathan and now we have a fully trained dog! It was a training for the whole family, we trusted his process and we followed through with all the rules. We made the commitment to keep the dog off the high ground (i.e. bed and couches). We kept the schedule by training 2X daily. You can see our Pomeranian Cloudy on Instagram at @silverdogtraining You too can have a happy pet if you hire Nathan and trust the plan! We are excited to be able to take our dog with us anywhere and know she is safe and well behaved. Def was worth the time and investment!
Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)
Lisa Y.
Franco is a great trainer. He’s very knowledgeable in a dog’s behavior! Our dog listened to him. We learned a lot about the training and why things work with them. I definitely recommend him.
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Brian is an awesome trainer that I would recommend to anyone. He really knows how to connect with my dog. He is very professional and goes out of his way to help in any way he can. I will definitely use him again in the future if my dog requires any further training. Thanks so much for every thing Brian.
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Veronica D.
I would HIGHLY recommend Silver Dog Training to EVERY dog owner!! I am so unbelievably impressed with the results that Nathaniel and Sebastian achieved with my puppy!!! She was unruly and anxious prior to training with them. I purchased the board and train program for my puppy. It was the absolute best decision I could have made for our family. I received videos every few days of the progress that Athena was making. While I missed her so much I knew that she was learning and becoming the dog that we dreamed of having. When Athena came home Nathaniel was right there with me to train me on how to work with her at home and continue what she had learned, he told me the easy part is training the puppy…..the hardest part is training the owner. So he taught me how to be the Alpha!!! If I could rate 10 stars I would!!!! They are GREAT!!!!
Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)
Peter D.
I did not know what to expect when I met Nath The dog trainer but I can sum it up and two words, blown away. Not only is he a gentleman , punctual and polite , three strong characteristics in a person he absolutely knows what he is doing, my fiancé Tonya is very very difficult to please and she absolutely loves him we are already seeing progress with Henry our puppy to my pleasure he is moving in the right direction thanks to the dog trainer. To anyone out there that wants to hire a dog trainer that knows exactly what he’s doing I strongly recommend that you contact this man and I say this with the upmost respect he is definitely someone that can help you and your dog especially.
Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)
Ashley R.
Jeannine was great with all my dogs! She evaluated all of them and educated me on the best form of training for them! Maggie has lots of fun learning and so did I! Thanks a lot! Look forward to our next training session.
Pack Academy, LLCPack Academy, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We've had one session with spencer (my dog), and the impact on the dog's behavior is amazing. Unfortunately because of scheduling issues on my part we could not meet again, I am looking forward to resume the training this coming Sunday as my schedule opens up. Really effective.
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Sarah V.
Very professional and handles our 2 dogs very well. I’d highly recommend to anyone needing a dog trainer. He is very reasonable on price unlike every other company I contacted who wanted close to double of what he charges. 5 stars all around!!
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Janet F.
My dog had aggression issues and other puppy issues. Melissa did an excellent job with my dog, she had her for 3 weeks and my puppy is much improved. I still bring her back to Melissa periodically for doggie daycare because I think it's good for my dog to socialize with other dogs and she keeps getting trained while she's there too. I recommend Hitching Post Pet Services highly.
Hitching Post Pet Services Cert Dog TrainerHitching Post Pet Services Cert Dog Trainer
Michele b.
We have been working with silver dog training for a little bit now. Kona has made so many improvements. We used to not even be able to walk her and now she walks great on her leash. Her whole demeanor has already changed and we’re very impressed. We cannot say enough good things about this dog training already and we look forward to seeing even more results.
Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)
Marc V.
Dillon is an extremely knowledgeable and experienced dog trainer. We've already seen positive results with our dogs after only one session! Dillon took a great deal of time answering all of our questions and concerns. He's currently working with both of our dogs; A three year Old English Sheepdog as well as a 9 week old Sheepdog. In our case we have hired Dillon for private lessons and he is working 30 mins with each dog. My wife and I are very pleased with his professionalism and valuable insights in order to achieve our goals and objectives.
Full Potential K9 IncFull Potential K9 Inc
Teri V.
The difference in our dog's behavior is night and day since we started training with Franco. We are loving this new side of our puppy and look forward to each session. Thanks Franco for bringing peace back to our home!
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Luis M.
Franco is an excellent trainer. He helped my puppy to socialize with other dogs and helped me to be more assertive with her so she can be more obedient. I was very satisfied with Franco’s services and I highly recommend him. Luis
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Susan R.
I have interviewed more trainers and animal behaviorists than I can count in order to address the issues my newly adopted girl is having. Kim and I have just started, but I was impressed at the time she took in evaluating my Zoey and that she will bring her own dog to address Zoey's fear aggression with other dogs. I look forward to the journey for Zoey to have a wonderful, happy, life in the future, instead of being fearful.
Benevolent Sun Dogs, LLCBenevolent Sun Dogs, LLC
Beth S.
I had a great feeling about Franco the first time I talked to him. He came to us for the first time today and I am so excited. My dog is already responding and Franco is a true professional and knows his stuff. Looking forward to a long relationship with Franco training my Maggi.
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Sylvia A.
Stop searching ! You’ve found what you’ve been looking for! I’ve looked high and low. Done my homework.. Happy K9 Club is the Dog (and owner) Whisperer you want! We comparison shopped all the local “big dogs”. None of them came as close to understanding how a canine thinks and feels like Franco does! None of them were as capable of passing on the knowledge to you and your fur baby at the same time as he does! We also loved the upfront and reasonable fee structure , the prompt response to our inquiry , professional yet friendly style and the passion for pets that Franco brings to the table! My husband didn’t even think we needed a trainer till we met him...Now that we are “all trained” he sees it in a very different light ! Both of our dogs are much better behaved and keep on learning ! We’ll keep using Happy K9 Club and highly recommend it to everyone with four legged friends !! Thank you Franco 💜🐶🐶
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Amy K.
I cant say enough nice things about Kim with Benevolent Sun Dog. She is knowledgable, kind and compassionate, flexible and simply awesome. She helped me to get my senior dog ready for a plane ride so I can go see my mom. I feel like she saved us. She came up with a plan and a timeline and we worked together to make it happen. I have been only working with her for a month and I just booked my flight! I am going to continue training for my little guy so I can actually get him certified as a Service Dog. It will take some time, but I am confident that with Kim's help, there is nothing he cant do! Hire Kim now :)
Benevolent Sun Dogs, LLCBenevolent Sun Dogs, LLC
Meredith M.
Nathaniel was nothing short of a miracle worker! I was really worried that our loving family dog would never get over her issues with dog and stranger aggression. After just one session with him, he was actually able to pet her (which was unheard of for her to let a stranger make near her) He explained the reasoning behind all her “bad” behaviors in a way that made the training make more sense. After working on just sit for a week I already saw an amazing change in her behavior. I would recommend Nathaniel to anyone with any type of dog! He is professional and so knowledgeable. I thought we would just never get to have people over and now I am confident we will have a well behaved and well mannered dog! I can’t stress enough how unsure I was that anything would work and how much of a change Nathaniel has made. 10/10
Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)Silver Dog Training LLC (Nathaniel Silver)
Audrey G.
We recently adopted a 2 year old American Stafford Terrier. She is a very rambunctious 50 lb girl. When visitors would come over she would jump all over them and we couldn’t stop her. We reached out to Dillon at Full Potential K9 for help. Dillon came to our home to assess our girl and it was amazing. He had her listening to him immediately. We initially signed up for a 2 week board and train. After the 2 weeks Dillon brought her home to show us her progress. He did wonders with her and we agreed that she needed an additional week to solidify her training. He brought her home after the 3 weeks and she was a different dog obedient wise. We had a family member come over and visit before Dillon left to see how she would react. He gave a command for her to stay on her bed and when they came in the door she didn’t move but you could see that she was happy to see the person, tail wagging. They went over and greeted her and she remained on her bed. He explained the continued work that will be necessary. Dillon is very professional and knowledgeable about training and you can see that he cares about the dogs. We appreciate all the help he has given us and highly recommend his service.
Full Potential K9 IncFull Potential K9 Inc
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