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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 Sanford dog trainers
Lexy W.
I decided to get training for my five month old English bulldog and nine month old German Sheppard. I was impressed just after the first training class with Jorge. The way he connects with the dogs and takes control is incredible. The dogs love him too! He doesn’t only teach the dogs training lessons but he teaches me as well on how to maintain and keep up the practice on my own for best results. Highly recommended hiring him if your looking for obedience training and just want a well behaved dog in general!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Thumbtack Customer
It was fabulous, my dogs change their behavior the first day of training, I recommended to everyone!!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Douglas B.
Sandro is great! He is very professional and has helped me and my dog to get to where I wanted to be. The little guy has made great progress. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a good dog trainer.
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Donna E.
Atlas was a different dog in a matter of three minutes. It was amazing to watch. He helped us with a lot of mixed signals we were sending as I know a lot of training is for the owners but he also worked with Atlases issues from the past. I love Jorge For how he trains and his compassion. God bless you Jorge.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Nicole M.
Our puppy came a long way, when our scheduled appointments did happen. Seemed to be a lot of excuses as to why an appt was going to be late or needed to be rescheduled. But when he was here, he did teach us a lot and we have taken that information and applied it. I personally didn’t like the constant push of him asking me to put a review of him on here. But once I did, his promise to continue to teach our dog and be a trainer faded. (The initial review was 5 stars and all positive but after I left the review, he stopped the appointments) Fortunately, we got enough training to make it work. I don’t have any doubt about his skills at being a dog trainer.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Claribel O.
Yesterday was our first class and boy did life in our home change. George walked in and started working with Zeus and us. It was amazing to see how our super energetic Zeus turn into such an easy going dog. I'm so excited to see the end result with him. George has saved our dog. Right when everyone had given up on him we found George. Training us first to work with the dog was amazing. No more pulling in just about the first 15 minutes. And that's just the beginning.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
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