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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.

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 Newburgh dog trainers
Kim B.
Joyce was very good at explaining the training process. We learned a lot. She has a genuine passion for training dogs.
Bred For LifeBred For Life
Cindy M.
After having my aggressive dog, Bella evaluated by nearly 6 different trainers (actually, the trainers were evaluated by ME) about 11 months later I found exactly what I was looking for in World Canine! Chris Murley is a compassionate and incredibly knowledgeable dog trainer. He not only guides us in learning a bit of dog psychology, but also how we affect our dog with our own actions, both positive and negative. I am excited to move forward and watch as Bella finally transforms into a part of the family under the hand of World Canine. I will definitely refer all my family and friends to Chris if ever the need arises. Thank you, Chris!
World CanineWorld Canine
Sana S.
We are in the middle of training with Kendra, our puppy Ella has made incredible progress in one day (boarding) and Kendra sends up nightly updates. She really understands dogs and is very in tune with their needs. She is working with our puppy on potty training, simple commands, socializing with other dogs and not running out of the front door every time we open it. We are so impressed and would recommend her to everyone. You get a lot more than you pay for!
K9 Chariot TrainingK9 Chariot Training
Monique B.
She is the most amazing trainer I never had a dog trainer or a dog for that matter this is my very first fur baby and I’m completely in love I was overwhelmed with having Royal blu and not know what to do she contact me right away and she came the very next day on time she watched me and Royal interact and gave me honestly ,clean and clear advice I feel like she trained me as well I’m still contacting her till this day like always and looking forward to anything she can offer me and Royal blu
K9 Chariot TrainingK9 Chariot Training
Clara P.
She’s the best! I have a Shiba Inu and it used to be very stubborn and did not behave well at all, Kendra trained it and I am very happy with the great change my dog has had. I couldn’t have chosen better, very grateful and happy for the great investment I made when I went to Kendra for my dog’s training.
K9 Chariot TrainingK9 Chariot Training
Diane p.
Joyce came to our home today to help us with some control issues my Smooth Fox Terrier has. She was very thorough, gave us loads of great information on training and was open to all questions we had. She was very professional and respectful as she wore a mask the entire time she was in our home! Sophie loved her too and was very responsive to her so much that she wanted to be her assistant ! Joyce was very informative and super nice! I am very happy with the services she gave us and we are looking forward to a much more behaved and happy dog!
Bred For LifeBred For Life
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