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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 Snellville dog trainers
Nikia V.
Honestly I had my doubts about anyone being able to train my stubborn dog, so I was truly shocked when I picked my dog up!!! Not only did they train him to come back when called, he’s also potty trained...that’s a huge plus!!! Anyone looking for help in training their dog; I’d definitely recommend Doran and his family!
Joseph N.
The training at this time is not finished we still have about 1 1/2 weeks to go in a month long program. But my dogs are rescue dogs and one was having real issue with the new environment. They did not refuse to deal with her or say the could not train her but instead said they were going to put in extra effort to help her over come her issues so that she could have a better quality of life. They came out to my house to meet the dogs when they had to change our meet my dogs day. The training area was very nice, clean and inviting. They are sending video updates of the dogs progress. Overall at this time I am very satisfied with the work they are doing and do not expect there will be any issues and feel that when my dogs come back that they will be well trained and be able to go out in public much more confident and happier. I would recommenced them if you are looking to get your dogs trained in a second and in fact have suggested them to someone at work who is getting a new dog and looking into places to get the dog trained. I can't stress enough how good it made me feel for them to say that they were going to keep working with Waffles and get her trained even with her issues and not just say she can't be trained and to come and get her. As she was taken from her previous owners for abuse and neglect. I did not think she was going to have the issues she did because at home with us she seems very well adjusted, but when they came up these people just worked harder to help her, and didn't write her off.
Tom B.
I have used other trainers in the past that I feel have destroyed my dogs through the use of shock collars. The product that I got back was fearful and timid. This was not the case with AZDK9S. Doran was very professional and took the time to listen to my needs. My dog, Veteran, loved him and always had a wagging tail in the videos that were sent to me and when I was there for my training. This is the part that I liked the most. In the past I would just drop my dog off and not hear from the other trainers I used until it was time for pick up. AZDK9S made sure that I was involved in the training process so that Veteran and I would be set up for success. Every member of the staff that I came into contact with was friendly and courteous. I saw other dogs being trained during my time there and I can assure you that your dog will be treated in a loving, caring, and safe environment. The kennels for the boarded animals are the nicest I've seen anywhere. I joked with my wife by saying that this facility was like an Ivy League School for dogs. In all seriousness though, it really is if you compare it to other businesses in the industry. You will not be disappointed. Veteran will return as he gets a little older and more mature for some advanced level training. I could literally talk for hours about this business. One thing thing should be clearly said about AzDK9s. If you are looking for cheap training, go somewhere else . Their work isn't cheap and it shouldn't be. The price IS worth it! If anything, they really should charge more for their services.
Cindy N.
My 10 month old dog stayed with Doron at his training facility for 3 weeks and this is my second day home with her. She is doing so well with her training. I am able to actually communicate with her now! She is paying attention to me, vs whatever catches her eye. I plan to continue taking her as she seems to have learned a lot in three weeks! Doron was nice and easy to talk to. Also sweet and loving to my dog Stella.
J. J.
I truly value all that Keith has done for my Mom’s dog. His dedication, knowledge and passion for animals shines through. Keith kept us up to date on her progress via videos. His professionalism and his ability to communicate to a pet owner in a relatable way regarding her training makes me know for certain that I made the right choice by choosing Pro K-9 coach.
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Karri k.
My 2 yr.old mastiff mix,i had since 3 months old started with aggression issues, then started with protection of me and started going after , and biting my husband.then he started growling at me when I did something he didn't like He claimed the role of master.I new I had to do something .He was never like this until around 2 rs. so I new it was not him that caused this It was us as humans by not doing the right things as training goes so I reserched ,looked up,and tried to find someone that could helpme I did this for 2 months and found ADZK95 LLC. I was very impressed with the love and passion they had with all the dogs they had , and how very well kept and clean everything was .Doran, Brandon and Arlene were wonderful J.J.my dog was there for 4 weeks and we would go every tues.to do training ourselves. there are no words to describe what they have done for us as owners and what they did with J.J. They treated us like family.They are know part of our family,and absolutely are part of ours, It has been a real pleasure working with them and watching there training.YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME !! WE WILL BE SEEING YOU AGAIN GOD BLESS YOU ALL. Karri, John, and Sara Kearney.
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