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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.   

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.

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.  .

Reviews for Winter Park dog trainers
Heather C.
I just met Jorge this morning to train my two boxers. I was so amazed at how quickly he transformed my normally rambunctious dogs to calm, obedient dogs in less than a few minutes. He Definitely speaks the language of dog. I learned today that my dogs are very well-mannered and who needs the training most is me!!!! I'm very excited for the next few weeks and would certainly recommend Jorge to anyone in need of a good trainer!!!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Khinmyo T.
My boyfriend and I got a dog. His name is Casstiel and he is 8 months old.. he is very strong I can’t able to control him at all and I lost all of my hope . I gave the last chance for myself to train him.. Then we found Jorge.. He is totally awesome ... Even in the first class.. I can see the differences in our dog. He is not only train the dog but also us too.. It’s really working looks like he has magic to control him.. I am strongly recommend JORGE to someone like me who lost all of their HOPE.. THANK YOU!!
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Kris S.
Jorge is great, has only been a week and I've seen tremendous improvement with my dog, he's already calmer and has more manners than I've ever seen. Very excited to see how the rest of training goes
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Jaime G.
Working with Susan was a pleasure. Her skills are equally matched by her love for what she does. She successfully taught our 2 year old dog (who came to us not even knowing her name) all the basics and several extra skills in a matter of several weeks. We did the private sessions and were amazed at how much could be accomplished in a single session with total 1-on-1 attention. I could not be more satisfied with our experience and highly recommend Wagging Willow and Susan for any of your dog training needs!
Wagging Willow LLCWagging Willow LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jorge is an excellent trainer! He is teaching Bear and I very helpful techniques so that Bear can be socialized and safe. I would highly recommend him to anyone that has a new puppy or has a dog that is having issues. Jorge is caring and patient while being firm and I was amazed to see how quickly Bear responded to him.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Within minutes Jorje had my 3 month old puppy Scout following his every instruction. As a 1st time dog owner I knew I needed expert help to end up with a well trained,enjoyable pet - especially since scout will grow to 100+ pounds! Jorje is patient with me & scout as we learn. Heck s also very flexible - he comes to my home for our lessons and even plans a lesson with my pups daytime caretakers. His results are amazing and I know I will end up with a great dog thanks to him.
K-9 Dog Training LLCK-9 Dog Training LLC
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