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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.

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 Marietta dog trainers
Anita b.
I hired and fired another trainer for being too tough on my little puppy. Kris is so gentle and uses positive reinforcement rather than aggressive correction to train dogs. She speaks dog. Her patience is legendary ( I recognize this because I have none) and that patience is what helps her to achieve amazing results. She is training me as much as she is training my puppy! Hire Kris, you wont. be disappointed!"
Family Dog TrainingFamily Dog Training
Josephine L.
Michael is a wonderful dog trainer. He sent us pics and videos daily and truly cares about your dog. It’s interesting to see how differently our dog Rufus responded to Michael when we went to meet and interview him for the job. Rufus responded to Michael in such a positive way, which made up our minds as to where we would have Rufus trained and boarded.
Woofstock Dog TrainingWoofstock Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
Francis is excellent with dogs. He helped with the training of our dog, and gave us many tips and hints on how to make this happen. He is easy to work with. And we enjoyed the experience very much.
Oh Good Dog Professional Dog TrainingOh Good Dog Professional Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
I was looking of an in home trainer who would work with my puppy and my 3 year old dog together. James is wonderful. He has worked hard to include our three children in the training process. He takes time to train both dogs in each session and he is very thorough. James has been very accommodating to our family schedule. We feel lucky to have him!
Ilio Canine CareIlio Canine Care
Jordan B.
Kris is FANTASTIC. We love her. I’m currently owner training my Service Dog and Kris is extremely knowledgeable and compassionate!
Family Dog TrainingFamily Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
Kris is very specific , she answer very question about train my dog and price is affordable, I highly recommend .
Family Dog TrainingFamily Dog Training
Donald K.
Keith did an excellent job with our high anxiety rescue. His obedience training with our dog, Arlo, was exceptional. Arlo has become an obedient and less anxious dog around other people. Keith knows his craft and is definitely the trainer I would recommend. He had Arlo under control with less anxiety within 5 minutes of meeting him. After 3 weeks Arlo was an obedient, happy dog with less anxiety around people.
Pro K-9 Coach LLCPro K-9 Coach LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I have no experience with dogs. Francis was able to cover the basics with me, make me feel comfortable interacting with my sons dog. We're going to use his services for a training program. Will follow up with another review in six weeks !!
Oh Good Dog Professional Dog TrainingOh Good Dog Professional Dog Training
Zach M.
Did amazing work with my dog, he wouldn't listen, wouldn't stay on a leash without pulling, and now he's behaving perfectly. Her methods are effective and compared to other training the price was great.
Heart of a DogHeart of a Dog
Carolyn P.
I have 3 Rescue German Shepherds I needed help controlling!! I was delighted to find that Tearza loves working with GSD'S and offers discounts for Rescue dogs!❤ She has given great advice and I feel more in control now. I had done the Petsmart and Petco dog training group classes but the private lessons with Tearza are much better! She worked with all my dogs so more affordable than Group classes at Petsmart!! Highly recommend!!!!
Natural Paws Dog TrainingNatural Paws Dog Training
Maci b.
Kris gave my family and I many tips and tricks to work on with our new puppy! She is very educated in this field and knows from experience what works and does not work. She was also very responsiveness and easy to communicate with. We highly recommend her for any dog training needs!
Family Dog TrainingFamily Dog Training
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