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Your burning questions: answered

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.   

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.

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.  .

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.

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.

Reviews for Boise dog trainers
Mac E.
David should change the name of Save The Mailmen to Save the Owner! David is by far the best dog trainer I have ever seen. From the instant he walks into your home to meet your pup, you will understand that David knows what he’s talking about when it comes to training dogs. He has a calm and strong presence that immediately commands a dog’s respect. After the first training session with David, I had immediate results from my Saint Bernard/Sheepadoodle pup. As an owner, David makes it easy to understand the training process. I really enjoy how David focuses the training on your bond with the dog, rather than using a reward or punishment system. After 4 training sessions, my friends have all been very complementary of my pup’s progress. My big fluffy puppy has become much more manageable and is well on his way to being a perfectly trained dog. I highly recommend David to anyone looking for a professional dog trainer. Just remember, David can show you how to train your dog, it’s up to you to follow through with consistent practice and training to see the best results.
Save The Mailmen In Home Dog Training/Pet SittingSave The Mailmen In Home Dog Training/Pet Sitting
Joe G.
I am so grateful for Ana's work with me and my dog. I was very concerned when our new shelter dog began exhibiting aggressive behavior. Ana really put me at ease. She is professional, thorough, creative, and a real pleasure to work with. She showed me (and my daughters) great strategies for helping us understand and train our 5-yr. old chihuahua. Our dog's fear-nipping, and aggression is already so much better after two sessions and he has learned several commands. Her training techniques were spot-on. I will continue to utilize Ana's training to help "Baby" become a happier, friendlier, and more confident member of our family.
Complete Canine Consulting and TrainingComplete Canine Consulting and Training
Sylvia G.
Ana was wonderful. She came to our home and had a one hour consultatation with us and showed us some of her training techniques. She had a good rapport with our dog. She will be coming back for 3 work sessions.
Complete Canine Consulting and TrainingComplete Canine Consulting and Training
Michelle M.
Ana is a fantastic trainer! She tried different techniques until she found what worked best for my little canine. He has changed so much for the better, and I am so pleased with how well Ana taught both my dog and me. We look forward to working with her in the future!
Complete Canine Consulting and TrainingComplete Canine Consulting and Training
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