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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 Carmel dog trainers
Linda P.
I learned about what I need to do to ensure future success with my puppy. Sherry is knowledgeable and understands how to train dogs. Very impressed
Dogs Welcome!Dogs Welcome!
Samantha P.
We had an excellent experience working with Vernon. He tailored the training specifically to our dog’s behavioral issues, it has been less than a week and we have seen a dramatic improvement in the behavior and attitude of our dog. Would highly recommend.
Indiana/Ohio Dog WhisperersIndiana/Ohio Dog Whisperers
Bruce D.
John was fantastic in every way, and very reasonably priced. He helped us with our 3-year old dog that we just adopted and who had not had much training or attention, so he needed some work. John's techniques are very effective and he's fun to work with.
K9 Prep SchoolK9 Prep School
Lalaine S.
Poor communication...the morning of the day I was supposed to board my older puppy , she mentioned that my dog must be crate trained to come to her house---I told her that he was not crate trained but that I didn't mind him sleeping in the crate at night when she responded,"Do you think your dog, a puppy no less was going to have free run of the house and sleep in the bed..." I, of course did not expect for him to sleep in the bed with her but I also do not want him locked up in the crate all day for "his safety". Doesn't sound like someone I would want to board by dog with even if he were crate trained. Besides, she claims to be able to train puppies so why wouldn't she have taken him regardless & tried to train him?? She was too busy trying to find loopholes in the contract I had signed with her so the contract could be terminated---I used a different Board & Train service earlier & not her because even though she advertises that she provides this service, she then later says she no longer does that. I spent the rest of the entire day, while I was busy at work desperately trying to find a different place to board my precious 15 month old Frenchie. My co-workers saw how infuriated I was about this situation. Fortunately, the folks at The Range Pet Lodge were very gracious in accomodating Buster last minute so we can enjoy our trip out of town. I'm out the entire amount I paid her & didn't get a single service & only a bunch of grief.:(
AllPawsOnDeckTrainingAllPawsOnDeckTraining
Susan C.
My rescue dog and I have been working with John for several weeks now. On our very first visit, Ziva was very relaxed around John and now greatly enjoys her lessons with him. John is very helpful with specific issues and offers great solutions. He provides specific goals for each lesson and the way to achieve them--all in written form. So far our lessons have been private so we get undivided attention. And I have seen great improvement in Ziva and her lively behavior. But I am looking forward to beginning semi private sessions. Where we can advance in our real world skills. John's patience and reassurance as well as his extensive knowledge and love for dogs is exceptional. This is the way to go if you are in need of a great dog training experience.
K9 Prep SchoolK9 Prep School
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