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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 Monroe dog trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Joel is a great dog trainer. He is cool, calm and collective which is a great trait for a dog trainer. His training is accomplished using positive reinforcement. It's well worth the investment in your dog and yourself.
Joel's Dog TrainingJoel's Dog Training
Morgan S.
Joel incredibly friendly, kind, and committed to training dogs. The change in my dog was exponential after Joel finished training and she is happier for it! His experience is incredible and his love for dogs is enormous!
Joel's Dog TrainingJoel's Dog Training
Nancy R.
Joel helped train our rescue. We were having so many issues with him. He helped train him into the dog we wanted.
Joel's Dog TrainingJoel's Dog Training
Marilyn S.
Joel trained our dog really well.... he easier to handle and listens to his commands very well...
Joel's Dog TrainingJoel's Dog Training
Travis L.
Chelsea took fantastic care of my dog. She was quick with updates, clear on what to do after she left, and best of all clearly has a natural talent for training and a love of animals. Every text and / or inquiry was responded to almost immediately, and she spent time training me when she was finished with my dog. Highly recommend.
Command CanineCommand Canine
Marie B.
Kevin is great! He knows what he is doing. I adopted a dog who needed some training with food aggression. I recieved a response very quickly. He told me about everything he was doing and instructed me on how to continue training Michi.
Kevin's K-9 Academy, LLCKevin's K-9 Academy, LLC
Sandra D.
Richard has a great gift to guide and teach dogs. I have taken my German Shepherd to him and within 20 minutes my dog was responding to his direction. He has extensive knowledge and I continue to observe the refinement of my dog's behavior. The techniques that Richard uses allows my dog to learn the behavior that is required of him in a structured environment. I am thankful to have found the exact trainer that I have been looking for for 3 months. I give him 5 stars because he is trustworthy and and has extensive experience.
The Carolinas' Dog Trainer (Caughman's Canines)The Carolinas' Dog Trainer (Caughman's Canines)
Slava D.
Learned allot from Joel even did not asked questions I needed to know about my dog. Good job looking forward to work with him , hope to have good results after the training session is done.
Joel's Dog TrainingJoel's Dog Training
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