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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 Hinesville dog trainers
Trenard S.
I have a 3 Year Old Siberian husky who is very very very stubborn. He is a great dog but very stubborn and what I thought to believe untrainable. Kerri instantly changed my thought process on the situation. She is absolutely great. At first I only had her come out twice a month for trainings, after seeing how well they were going I chose the border package. My dog came back 100% different. He actually listens to every command. He is still playful and jolly but he listens. He is great with my newborn son and wife and I can’t thank Kerri enough. She is great at her job and loves her job. It isn’t just about money for her. Plus anytime I go out and need a doggy sitter she is there for only $25 a day. So if you are looking for someone to love and train your pup she is the person. Her prices are the lowest in town and she is a veteran whose job was to train and work with military police dogs.
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Morgana P.
Let me tell you about Kerri, she is such a wonderful trainer. She took both of my babies and turned them into the most polite dogs I have met. Now my dogs had mild to severe separation anxiety when they first went with her and now they are so independent. I started speaking to Kerri last November about having training started when we moved to Georgia from Jersey and let me tell you she made me so comfortable about this process. She will keep you updated via text/Snapchat and post videos and pictures to show you updates which made it easy to see that they were in good hands. Being as my husband is military I felt like she was a good fit being prior military background and knew what we needed for our living situation and how behaved our dogs needed to be. What stood out the most to me is how involved she gets with your dogs, and how they’re like her own. I will never forget picking up Cleo and her saying goodbye telling her how she will miss her sleeping by her bed and wanting attention by putting her head on your lap. That resonated with me on a deep level that when it comes down to training again I’d always choose her. She has proven to be the most caring trainer I’ve met and will make sure your babies have the bed experience possible. I wish that all the other trainers I’ve met could take a page from her book on the values she has in place with her business and loves each animal like they will be theirs forever. So if there is any hesitation on hiring Kerri I’d tell you that you’re crazy. This woman is the closest thing to a miracle you’ll meet and you won’t be sorry for hiring her. She makes you feel like her family and continues so after training.
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