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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 Olathe dog trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Earl is very knowledgeable about not only training dogs, but every aspect of how to care for them nutritionally, mentally and physically. Our dogs responded to the training after one session.
The Original Kansas City Dog WhispererThe Original Kansas City Dog Whisperer
David H.
I sent out the request to find a dog trainer and I received a quick response from the Turn Around Dogs. I'll have a follow up review after they come to my place and do the consultation.
Turn Around Dogs BehaviorTurn Around Dogs Behavior
Diane H.
I'm just amazed at how quickly our puppy and older dog responded to his commands. I love that he is available at any time to help us if a problem arises with our dog training. Highly recommend !
The Original Kansas City Dog WhispererThe Original Kansas City Dog Whisperer
Marissa K.
James is an absolutely excellent dog trainer! We brought our dog Hank to him for a 5 week leadership training and even by the end of the first visit we already could tell an immense change in our dogs behavior. James is extremely knowledgeable about all canines, and provides an easy to follow and step wise process to training that is guaranteed to be successful. Each week we learned new skills for Hank to gain back our control and confidence as pet owners. Hank is a completely new dog after completing his training. I was amazed at how fast he transformed with the feedback and skills James bestowed upon us. We worked with Hank every day outside of our weekly training sessions, and watched him flourish and become so much happier. I could tell we gained back his respect. We as pet owners have gotten back our piece of mind, which i cannot express into words how valuable that is. James' training program is absolutely worth every penny, and I would say he is the best price on the market after doing our research. I would highly recommend this company to anyone needing training of any level for their dog. James lives for his work, and it shows in his professionalism and work ethic. We are very pleased!
Midas Touch Dog Obedience SchoolMidas Touch Dog Obedience School
Thumbtack Customer
Earl has been wonderful to work with. He is a man of great knowledge and understanding of dogs and how to train them. He works on training us, through providing us much information and through personal example. Then we work on training our Bella, our 8 month old puppy. Earl has worked with her (and us) twice in our home and has made sure we understand that he is there for us any time we need him for questions and personal training. I have full faith, that with Earl, we will achieve our goal of Bella becoming a therapy dog.
The Original Kansas City Dog WhispererThe Original Kansas City Dog Whisperer
Kelly H.
Jeff has a great reputation of being able to handle the most challenging dog behavior with a high degree of success. His training lessons have been extremely valuable to me, and I now feel better equipped to bring out my dog’s full potential. I am very pleased with his service!!
Show Me K9 Dog TrainingShow Me K9 Dog Training
Jessica H.
We hired James April 11, 2020 to train our 40 lb mixed breed dog Huckleberry. Huck was starting to show aggression toward the neighbors and when the neighbors came up to the fence he would charge the fence and growl. The last straw was when Huck actually bit our neighbors hand. He did not break skin or draw blood but that is not acceptable. We have 4 dogs, the youngest one being Huckleberry. We have no issues with aggression with the others and the neighbors love them! When I contacted James and told him our story he determined that Huck’s issue was that there wasn’t a dominate figure in the house so Huck thought he had to take that role even though he was uncomfortable with it. So we had to learn how to take back that role. My husband was not on board with hiring a trainer and spending the money and I stressed to James that I needed to see improvement day one. Within 5 minutes of our first session Huck knew heal and just like that my husband was sold. Throughout our 5 week sessions Huck learned heal, sit, stay and lay down. Huck trusted us to take that role and was now confident on walks and more laid back at home. We couldn’t be happier with his progress and we have even started teaching our other dogs these same things. We would both recommend basic training with James because we have a much happier and well behaved dog. Thank you James!
Midas Touch Dog Obedience SchoolMidas Touch Dog Obedience School
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