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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 Milton dog trainers
Shanna M.
ADZK9S is amazing! We adopted a two year old dog. We ended up with an extremely loving dog that wouldn’t listen and was aggressive towards other dogs. The last day of training at a local pet store, the trainer told me I needed to find a dog behaviorist that works with aggression. My dog failed out of basic obedience school, was the family joke, but we really did need help. The changes we have experienced with our dog after a month of training with ADZK9S are amazing.! We now have a dog we can work with. Playing with her in the backyard is much more fun. She lets go of the toy! I had her in a lying down(submissive position) for 30 minutes today with only two corrections. This took place while children were running around playing and the squirrels tempted her. We no longer dread walking our dog, because now we are in control. Even our cat is grateful. One command and our dog stops in her tracks. We highly recommend ADZK9S
ADZK9S LLCADZK9S LLC
Kim C.
I highly recommend ADZK9S. If your dog needs training, this is definitely the place to go! Our dog tried to pull my arm off on every single walk, was constantly knocking over my kids because he wanted to play, barked at the neighbors, chewed up almost everything that fell to the ground, and was aggressive toward my daughter’s little friends. After a few weeks of training, he is like a new dog. He comes when I call him, he doesn’t pull on the leash anymore, he hasn’t chewed up a single thing and he’s much calmer around the kids. He listens and knows what’s expected of him. I can’t recommend these trainers enough! They know how to get results and in a safe and loving way.
ADZK9S LLCADZK9S LLC
Dana z.
Working with Doron has been a wonderful experience. I was about to give up but god sent me an angle... Doron has walked me through Milos training after a week of potty training boot camp. Daily updates during, follow ups after we were back home demonstrating patience and kindness throughout the process. I highly recommend ADZ to anyone who is looking for fast results with your dog training.
ADZK9S LLCADZK9S LLC
Jean W.
We just had our 5 months puppy there for 3 weeks boarding and training session. She was very well taken care of. She learnt the potty, basic obedience, playing with other dogs.... She really had a great time while learning. Francis is great!
Oh Good Dog Professional Dog TrainingOh Good Dog Professional Dog Training
Erica R.
This guy is a magician! Oliver my basenji mix, was my wild child, who has anxiety, never listened to me but now is tamed like I could have never imagined.. walks consisted of being pulled and barking aggressively at anyone and anything that walked by. Sitting on the porch was not a thing due to so many people in my complex walking. Now Oliver walks by my side outside, comes when I call him, lays down next to me on the porch and doesn’t make a peep when dogs or other ppl walk by! I’m amazed how well my dog acts now. If your debating on making the decision of training your dog your search ends here!
Pro K-9 Coach LLCPro K-9 Coach LLC
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