A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a dog trainer near Tamarac, FL

Find a dog trainer near Tamarac, FL

10 near you

Find a dog trainer near Tamarac, FL

10 near you

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

Zip code

Top 10 Dog Trainers near Tamarac, 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.   

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.

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.

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.

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.  .

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 Tamarac dog trainers
Marcy V.
Franco is truly amazing with his God-given talent. He takes the time to explain what makes a dog tick. Realistically, his title should not be dog trainer but people trainer. We have learned so much from him in regards to how a dog thinks and as a result we have a very well behaved dog.
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Peter S.
Very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the process. Provided a good starting point and taught both the owner and dog with patience. His experience in training dogs is obvious. He was very very flexible with the training dates and constantly asked for updates.
Full Potential K9 INCFull Potential K9 INC
Angelica T.
We came across K9 because we were having problems with our dog, nuez. She was being reactive to people and dogs and too nervous all the time. They answer me right away to help us and I’m glad we did choose them to train her. They did an incredible job with her. She is a confident dog now and her obedience is perfect after the training with Bar. I highly recommend K9 to train your dog.
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Margo d.
My partner and I are thrilled with the results of our dog's training! I spent a long time trying to find the right trainer because I knew our dog was a special case full of bad habits that needed fixing. Especially since we had tried other training classes in the past with no success. Full Potential stuck out immediately though! They're training technique is incredibly effective and it shows. We feel like we have a brand new dog!
Full Potential K9 INCFull Potential K9 INC
John B.
First meeting, learned a lot. Our dog felt very comfortable. Trained us as much as the dog. EXACTLY what i was hoping for. Recommend very highly
Canine Compassion Healing and TrainingCanine Compassion Healing and Training
Emily B.
Cliff has a wonderful way of communicating with not only dogs but also their owners. He provides clear instructions while training and leaves written instructions for use in reinforcing what was learned. His training has made an enormous difference in my dog's behaviors and in how I communicate with them. I would highly recommend Cliff for any training needs.
Cliff SantosCliff Santos
Thumbtack Customer
Cliff is an exceptional trainer. We had a pretty severe case of aggression with our dog. Our dog is a 5 year old shepherd lab mix and 100 pounds so dealing with the aggression was pretty hard so we hired Cliff. We were a little nervous in the beginning because we are very protective of our "baby." Cliff showed great professionalism and is very skilled and trained trainer. We now trust Cliff 110% with our dog and he has taught us so much!!! Our dogs behavior has improved so much and even friends and family have noticed and commented. His past behaviors included biting, aggression towards other dogs on walks, not listening to us and overall stubbornness and if he didn't want to do it he wasn't going to. We still have things to learn and more training to do but our dog has definitely had a major improvement and continues to learn from Cliff. If you are looking for a trainer for your dog Cliff is your guy!
Cliff SantosCliff Santos
Andrew L.
Vivienne always shows up on time, ready to work. Her methods are constructive and effective and she demonstrai my dog being trained AND even for my other dog, who is MUCH older and not being trained. Her pricing is very reasonable and competitive and she always protests about accepting gratuity or anything for gas/travel or extras. She is very kind, polite, and professional and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who wants/needs their dog trained. 8
The Miami Dog WhispererThe Miami Dog Whisperer
Thumbtack Customer
for the first 15 minutes i was amazed at hoe dan had control of my dog i know for sure Dan is going to have my dog a straight A student by the time our training is over
American IdogsAmerican Idogs
Aimee F.
I am very pleased with the training my American Bulldog is receiving from Brian. I can see the progress she is making every time Brian teaches her and I new skills to practice. He has such a repoire with my dog and is so patient with her. I would highly recommend using Brian for training services if needed for your dog.
ClickR TrainRClickR TrainR
Leslie V.
Rich is amazing! We have a 1-year-old Boxer that was not only mischievous at home but had recently turned dog-aggressive after being attacked in a dog park.... We were at our wits end trying to correct our pups behavior at home with positive reinforcement gleaned from two previous trainers... not to mention heartbroken to see our pup go from a dog-friendly goof-ball to a dog-aggressive pup... so we decided to contact Rich- we were skeptical about the e-collar at first, but after testing it out there was no denying the success and positive change in our pup with Rich's guidance and the e-collar. Although, the training has been tough on us (training humans is def harder than training pups) we've seen excellent results- our pup has significantly improved at home and he is easing his way back into dog parks... So if you're in need of some help this is your guy!
The Miami Dog WhispererThe Miami Dog Whisperer
Thumbtack Customer
We could not be any happier with Off-Leash K9 Training. Our dog and us got professional help, guidance and how to's & more than we could ask for. Do not look anywhere else, this company and their trainers rock!
Off-Leash K9 Training LLCOff-Leash K9 Training LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I have a chocolate lab that has a jumping problem after the first clicker training Reese is responding. Brian comes once a week and shows me how to train Reese, which has been very effective. I highly recommend Brian..very knowledgable in dog training Sue-August 5,2015
ClickR TrainRClickR TrainR
Jessica J.
She is extremely knowledgeable. Worked very well with my dog and had clean advice for me to meet our training goals. Looking forward to more sessions.
Aninanny Dog Training, LLCAninanny Dog Training, LLC
Adam S.
Our dog Stitch was very aggressive towards other dogs and people, we couldn't take him on walks or have guests come to our house without dealing with constant barking and growling. After the Board & Train program with K9 Pack Stitch was so much more calm, confident, and obedient. Great service and amazing understanding of dogs mentality, highly recommended.
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Grace A.
Our trainer Brianna is very knowledgeable and has given us valuable training tools for our puppy. We are first-time dog owners so she has to not only help train our puppy but educate us as well! She does so with professionalism, being both firm and friendly when providing instruction. We highly recommend her services !
Aninanny Dog Training, LLCAninanny Dog Training, LLC
Tracey B.
I am disabled and now that my dog is properly trained and confident, we can go on walks together. The change in my dog’s behavior is amazing! Would highly recommend K9 Pack.
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Andrew A.
Brian did a great job with my very troubled rescue dog. We made some great progress. I’d recommend Brian as a trainer. He’s also always on time and very professional.
ClickR TrainRClickR TrainR
Thumbtack Customer
The trainer was absolutely awesome, I have to say. He connected with my dog immediately, never abused her in any way and was very good at communicating concepts to me and her. The only issue I have is that I finished my 4th and final lesson today and we never went over any off leash training whatsoever. Given that the name of the business is off leash k9 training I find this to be a bit odd. Again, I don't think this was a fault of the trainer, maybe my dog took longer than average to pick up concepts. I'm not sure what the problem was, but at $600 I was expecting more than just the standard sit stay lay down on leash...
Off-Leash K9 Training LLCOff-Leash K9 Training LLC
Mike K.
All I can say is that working with Bar was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I have a labrador puppy who I wanted to be well trained. I met with several trainers but decided to go with Bar because of his reliance on positive reinforcement. It was definitely the right decision. My 4 month old puppy is already the most well trained dog I've ever had. And her confidence level is outstanding. She is fearless but respectful. All things Bar told me to expect. You can tell that Bar really communicates well with the animals he's training. And his follow up was outstanding. I'm already considering doing an advanced class with him. I highly recommend Bar. He's quite simply the best dog trainer I've ever worked with.
K9 Pack Dog TrainingK9 Pack Dog Training
Kasey t.
We were looking for a trainer for our eight week old Cavalier King Charles spaniel. When we contacted Dylan he was responsive he took his time to really listen to what our needs and concerns were. Dylan actually even helped us through our first night because we had never crate trained a dog before and the information he gave us was invaluable our dog needed to be in the crate for safety and for training purposes It was initially stressful with the puppy crying and We really didn’t know how to handle that and I credit Dylan for giving us some very helpful tips which greatly lessened the stress on us as well as the puppy. I like to say he provided us with training so that we could train our dog he was patient and extremely knowledgeable and clearly has a passion for dogs. I also like that he contacted us via text so that he could set up specific times for us to have the phone call he was prompt. Our 10 week old dog is housebroken listens to commands walks on a leash With the tools Dylan provided us we are able to continually work with our puppy throughout the week and will be able to continue throughout his life so that our rambunctious puppy will become a well mannered dog. The private lessons were extremely helpful with our dog but we look forward to group lessons as well to continue the education that has been so beneficial for our puppy as well as us. Dylan was extremely punctual if he was going to be five minutes or 10 minutes early he advised us or if he was going to be five or 10 minutes late he advised us. Dylan was professional and courteous and was very honest about the work we would have to put in an order for this to be successful which we greatly appreciated. I would recommend Dylan and his service to anybody who has a dog or a puppy and is looking for a top notch trainer Who takes their work seriously is punctual and professional
Full Potential K9 INCFull Potential K9 INC
Thumbtack Customer
A pleasure to work with Brian. He is very determined and knows how to handle the stubbornness of my Pitbull boy. I will continue counting on his training to solve the many issues that my rescued dog is experiencing.
ClickR TrainRClickR TrainR
Carla C.
I was tired of searching for trainers that required me to pay thousands of dollars for boot camps when all I wanted was to train my dog in settings that are normal to my day-to-day life. I needed someone who would help me adapt my dog to my daily routine and help me learn my dog's needs and communication styles. Franco was it. From the beginning, Franco explained to me what my dog expects from me and how I could train it to learn what I expect from it. It's been so much easier since then. Week after week, my Golden Retriever surpasses something that I had already given up on. From leash walking to obeying commands to respecting my space, my dog has learned to listen and I've become a better "mum" as I now understand what she needs from me. In two months, the Golden I had then is not the Golden I have now. We've grown together, connected more, and we love each other even more than before. Thank you, Franco.
Happy K9 Club, IncHappy K9 Club, Inc
Tessa U.
Brian was great! Always showed up on time, taught both us (the dog parents) and our puppy very important steps and strategies for training. We’ve noticed improvement with our pup, overall! Definitely recommend
ClickR TrainRClickR TrainR
Sarah R.
Brian’s training has helped our Mini Goldendoodle puppy’s behavior issues tremendously! He is truly a dog whisperer. Before we started training, our puppy was so crazy that he wouldn’t even sit still long enough to put his leash on. After just a few sessions, Brian had our puppy responding to commands and even doing tricks! He is extremely gentle and loving with both of our dogs. You can tell that he truly loves what he does and the results speak for themselves. Very, very impressed!
ClickR TrainRClickR TrainR
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.