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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.   

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  .

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 Olive Branch dog trainers
Jeff W.
Tayna was amazing! She did exactly what I asked and our dog is performing amazing after one quality session. She trained the humans not the dog!
Calls 4 Paws 247Calls 4 Paws 247
Liz T.
Tanya is a wonderful trainer and great with Hard to handle Beagles! She gives great advice to how to handle hard to train dogs. She also show u ways on how to work with your dog in the home, outside and away from the home. What toys to use and great advice on snacks to use to claim your dog down. She was a great choice! Thanks Tanya 😂
Calls 4 Paws 247Calls 4 Paws 247
Susan C.
Corey did a fantastic job teaching our two dogs the six basic commands - sit, stay, place, heal, come, and the release command - ok. My dogs don't leave their position until I say it. They don't jump on people or bark when they shouldn't. I highly recommend One Dog Obedience Training if you want professional and effective training. It is a great value and the results are outstanding!
Wonder Dog Training NashvilleWonder Dog Training Nashville
Yolandria T.
Denise was awesome from start to finish, and even after the job was done. When searching for trainers, She immediately contacted me, gave her credentials and asked me to consider her. At the time, I had reached out to another trainer and waiting on a response and was going to contact Denise next, but in the interim Denise contacted me which I’m glad she did. On our initial conversation, I spoke to her for almost an hour. She was very thorough in explaining her background, gave me training videos that coincided with what she was explaining about dogs and their training, mindset, etc. She made sure I had a complete understanding of how training works and how her background and work history put her in the position to accomplish what I needed done with my dog. I knew from that conversation that she was the one but wanted to discuss with husband. I called her the next day and hired her, and the rest was history. We agreed on3 day in home training because based on every issue that I had with my dog, she was confident that she could fix it in that time. She came did a meet and greet consultation and my dog clung to her quickly. She even did a quick demo of training him which he cooperated. My dogs have never been away from me. I’ve never even left them at boarding because I’m so protective of them but it was something about Denise that made me comfortable, so he was off to her home that night. Denise shared videos and pictures with me throughout the time she had him and showed her training him and his interactions with her dog. He was a completely different dog after day one!!! I had a few small things I needed training for, such as running out the door when opened, jumping on guests, etc but my biggest need and what prompted my call to trainers was potty training/marking around my home. I wasn’t sure how she’d accomplish that and honestly had reservations on her being able to do this but given that she’d been working with dogs since 16, I was willing to see. Fast forward to the end of the 3 days and he came home. My dog was completely different dog, very well behaved, no jumping, staying in place, not running out the door, staying in his crate, and NO MARKING!!! I’ve spent almost a year of frustration and Denise fixed it in 3 days!!! To top it off, my husband was so impressed that as soon as she dropped off my dog, he sent his dog home with her that same day lol. I’ve been so pleased since my dog returned and Denise has checked on him even after training was finished. She definitely completed the tasks and went above my expectations. I highly recommend Denise!
No Bad DogsNo Bad Dogs
Mary A.
TLDR - Max and I got more than our money's worth for our training package. Advice - GET THE RAISED DOG BED! It is an invaluable training tool, and work with your dog as often as possible between lessons. Max was an owner surrender at 2.5 years old. He had what I thought was high energy. It was actually anxiety. Training has helped manage his nerves without medication - YAY! We could not open our front door without Max attempting to charge out of it at full speed. We could not come in without being jumped on, and the barking was nonstop. I am sure there was more, but we are so happy now. Evan had his work cut out for him as Max is not food motivated on most days, and that made me think this would not work. Thankfully, I was wrong! After our initial consultation (not even a lesson) Max would wait at the door. I was sold! Six or so lessons later, and I could not be happier. Max knows the commands WAIT, PLACE (again, get the raised bed - you will not regret it), SIT, DOWN, OFF, UP and OK (release). He walks on the leash with manners now instead of dragging me wherever he wants to go. We worked on COME (recall) on our last lesson, and we will be 100% with some practice very soon. Evan responds quickly to my questions either by call or text. He is flexible with your schedule. More than anything, you will have a polite dog who listens to you. I loved that he came to the house, and I did not have to send my dog off for training. The skills I gained will last a lifetime. Book your consultation now if your dog is making you crazy!
Human 2 Dog Training LLCHuman 2 Dog Training LLC
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