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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.

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 Lawrenceville dog trainers
Tangela S.
We really appreciate the work that was put in to train our dog Snuggles. Brandon was very patient with me when I was learning the commands. The overall process of this service has been excellent, from the day we dropped Snuggles off, to keeping me posted via videos, to keeping her groomed so that she wont have mats during her training stay. I highly recommend using ADZK9s to anyone who wants a well trained obedient dog.
Joseph O.
They were able to train my dog in a way that I can now effectively communicate to him. Previously he would bark at strangers but now he is obedient. I highly recommend them and will consider putting my other dog too.
Off Leash K9 Training, SmyrnaOff Leash K9 Training, Smyrna
Patience S.
Excellent dog trainers! I left my dogs with Doron for 3 weeks and he worked with them consistently to improve their behavior. My dogs came back with the understanding that rules are meant to be followed when I give them the proper signals. I would highly recommend their services. They are heavily affiliated with bullies, but they will work with all types of dogs. Doron communicated during the entire process and allowed me to visit when I wanted to see my girls. Good service and good people!
Rita H.
Kate is a great choice for dog training and behavior. She is very personable, easy to talk to, listens well to your situation and makes recommendations. I noticed immediate behavior improvement with my pit bull mix. By changing his routine and following Kate's suggestions we are well on our way to a better behaved, happy, less stressed relationship. I'm addition, Kate educates you on dog behavior and gives great insight into their world, this is invaluable information for pet owners.
The Dog Training DivaThe Dog Training Diva
Thumbtack Customer
My family has been having behavioral issue with my adult dog and new puppy. They are both good sized dog and have extremely high engery which is not good in a house of 7. The dogs love to wrestle outdoors but we're bringing it indoors, not to mention the puppy loves to run off. We where really worried the dogs where getting more and more out of control and bringing them in with my hip issues and my grandmother's blindness was impossible. Dawn was absolutely amazing and reasonable with not only her suggestions but also with her pricing. I loved that her training did not required an abunance of overpriced toys, tools and treats. In fact we learned to reward the dogs without food treats which was a very new method for us. She gave my family and I an understanding on dominance traits and pack alpha dynamics. My 9 yr old can walk to both dogs without being dragged down and I can walk up and dog the stairs without fearing tripping over hyperactive doggys. I am looking forward to working with Dawn again to get even more obedience tips.
Off Leash Dog AcademyOff Leash Dog Academy
Ms. C.
I've only had one session so far but wow! What an experience. I was able to have in home dog training and it went very well. I was able to provide her space with no distractions. My big pup Theo responded to her commands and she was very positive and engaging. I look forward to upcoming sessions.
True Love BarksTrue Love Barks
Holly N.
We're so thankful to have found ADZK9S LLC. We took our chocolate lab Jiji to them for basic obedience and potty training for three weeks, and the results were amazing! We were required to attend one on one session once a week. It was great because we got hands on practice and coaching on how to handle her. Each session we had showed us just how much she was learning and how much time the trainers spent working with her. The results speak for themselves. We're so impressed with the quality of service and will definitely be back if we get another dog. Thank you to Doron, Arlene and Brandon! - Holly, Day and Jiji
Yesenia V.
I was contacted by Doron and all I can say is that I am so happy we found him! Doron and his team are amazing! He’s extremely professional. We were skeptical at first but after meeting him and his team, we were sure he was the one. Maya our Giant Schnauzer, was there 3 weeks for the obedience training program and it’s amazing how much she changed, not only she’s more calm and obedient, she’s extremely responsive to our commands and walking anywhere with out having to grab the leash it’s the best feeling in the world. We 100% recommend them if you are looking for a training facility for your dog!!!
Cj C.
I brought my 6 month old bloodhound puppy to ADZK9s as a last resort before re-homing her. Doron and his wife and team were amazing! They delayed scheduled time off to help my family with our training problems. After 3 weeks with them Daisy is a new dog! She responds to commands, does not pull, and is completely house broken. ADZK9s delivered on every promise they made us and I could not recommend them higher!
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