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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 Mooresville dog trainers
Bethany D.
Jan is fantastic! At the start of my dog Ashford's training, he was biting, would not listen and jumping on everyone. After a 7 week training course, he has done a complete turnaround. Jan has helped us with turning a crazy puppy into a sweet dog. Jan was always professional and sweet. She was always punctual and worked with my busy schedule. This training with Jan was 110% worth it! I would recommend this training course to everyone with a puppy!
Pawsitive Puppy Dog TrainingPawsitive Puppy Dog Training
Jaeda S.
My family and I enjoyed our training session with Henry. We thought training would be frustrating especially in the rain. on the contrary we had much success from just one visit and we are looking forward to the next. Henry is responsive, knowledgeable, and professional. His training will make a lasting impact in our home. We are all proud of our dogs.
Canines By HenryCanines By Henry
Thumbtack Customer
Fran is outstanding! She has a very calming method of training. And she has proved that you can teach an old (7) dog new tricks (commands)! Would highly recommend Fran!
Pawsitive Pet CoachingPawsitive Pet Coaching
Sarah C.
Kevin has been a fantastic trainer! We did the 5 day program for our Great Dane pup who was basically scared of everything. Kevin worked one on one with her to introduce and socialize her in many different environments. He is very calm and sweet with dogs and is extremely knowledgeable. He sends videos through out the day of our dog’s progress and breaks down his methods and thought process. I look forward to working more with Kevin in the future and definitely recommend his services to someone looking for a trainer.
Kevin's K-9 Academy, LLCKevin's K-9 Academy, LLC
Holly J.
What an incredible company with incredible people to work with whom I genuinely consider friends and great trainers. From the start, Emma was so adaptable to my schedule, assisting where needed as my puppy continued to grow and learn, always respond to frantic texts about puppy/teenage-hood, and brought on an INCREDIBLE additional trainer Savannah. I did not know what I was getting when I signed my contract with Left Turn, but wow I was blown away with both Emma and Savannah. If you’re looking for a world class training company who only employs knowledgeable, thoughtful, particular, positive, funny, dog-loving, and valuable people - this will be it for you. Cannot recommend this team enough and cannot wait to watch them continue to grow. (PS - if you’re looking for quality custom collars and leashes, they also have you covered!)
Left Turn Dog TrainingLeft Turn Dog Training
Robby P.
We hired Kevin to help with our 15 month old Boston Terrier. He exhibits some aggression issues which made him unmanageable for us to walk on a leash and socialize with other people/pets. He would bark and pull on the leash the entire walk. It was a great workout for us but not what we wanted. :) Kevin worked him for 5 days and the difference in our dog is amazing. Kevin had him walking calmly on a leash after day 1. He would keep us up updated throughout each day with notes and videos. In addition to leash training Kevin took the time to socialize Gizmo in public areas introducing him to strangers and other dogs. He did an excellent job with Gizmo. I would highly recommend him for any training needs you may have. We were able to walk Gizmo through our neighborhood this weekend without issue for the 1st time. Very pleased with the outcome.
Kevin's K-9 Academy, LLCKevin's K-9 Academy, LLC
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