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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.

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.

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.

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 Titusville dog trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Terrific trainer! Have a better behaved dog already-after only one visit!!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Sandy C.
We are truly grateful we found this trainer. In one class our dog has learned so much!!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Jim C.
If I may say so, I believe that George is the "Dog Whisperer" of Titusville. He is professional, compassionate about the well-being of dogs, and upfront with people. My family and I appreciated the way he took time to get to know each of us, as people, and as dog owners. He is able see how we relate to our dogs, and uses that to 'train' us humans, so we understand why our dogs behave the way they do. I learned more than expected in just one session. And, my dogs are behaving like they should.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Philip L.
Jorge has worked with our 7 and a half month old boxer a few weeks now. After the first class he seemed like a different dog. He has been able to help with his overall obedience, sitting and staying, leash walking, not jumping or talking back and barking. Everyone that sees our dog says they can't believe how well trained his is for being so young. I highly recommend Jorge for your training needs. He always comes to me, and is a great teacher!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Baylee T.
Any negative reviews on George's profile are just people who hate life ! this guy is so good he works 7 days a week with no break his passion for dogs is amazing! He is a 10 star and knows what he is doing also i have searched for months no one beats his price! I payed 1500$ to have my dog trained and didn't notice a difference this was a dog i was about to have put down until George saved the day my dog is now better than ever! considering it only took him 10 min and my dog was a totally different animal! very impressed!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Alexander G.
I hired Jorge to help my girlfriend and I train a new puppy we had picked up a little over a month ago. This was my first dog, and, despite the fact that I'd watched numerous training videos and read several training books, nothing can really prepare you for this kind of experience like a good teacher, paired with practice. Jorge is a natural with dogs. From the moment he first showed up, our puppy listened to him in a way that neither my gf nor I expected (she was completely obedient with him while she had previously been really wild with us). He gave us an in-depth explaination the social dynamics of dogs and taught us to communicate with her in a way that she would understand. As a result of Jorge's work, which is still in progress (it's a 6 week course, with extensions when needed), I can see steady improvements in her behavior and she's well on her way to being a great companion. One of the notable things that should be mentioned about Jorge is his availability and flexibility. Whenever my gf or I have had issues, questions, etc., Jorge has immediately made himself available to us to help (either by phone or in person). He clearly loves his work and undoubtedly finds pleasure in spending time (even unplanned time) with the dogs he trains. Taking all of the abovementioned details into account, combined with the relatively low cost of Jorge's program (it's a really fantastic deal for what we're getting), I highly recommend Jorge for his dog training services.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Patti M.
Jorge is very knowledgeable and a good teacher, as after all it is us he's training. My dog responded immediately and we were able to make so many changes with simply redefining our roles and explaining to our pet what is expected. Can't wait to continue, I know this will meet my goals.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
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