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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 Reynoldsburg dog trainers
Ronee S.
Rowan took time to discuss housebreaking issues with me and provide tools for me to use to work with my dog to discover if additional training is needed
Rowan's Dog TrainingRowan's Dog Training
Tisha K.
Josie was right about everything! I have had only one training session so far but I have noticed good changes in my dog.
Everything AnimalsEverything Animals
Thumbtack Customer
It was easy to use. I love our new dog trainer. She is nice and patient and our lab loves her. I highly recommend Lisa. Thanks thumbtack for the recommendation.
L&S PetsL&S Pets
Joseph J.
If I could leave more review items, I would. Everything Animals is amazing! She is quick with turnaround time in providing the process she takes, she is open schedule wise and transparent with her training. She called me the next day after I reached out through Thumbtack. Her scheduling is flexible and her prices were reasonable for a lifelong training for my dog. Lady Luck is appreciative! :) -J
Everything AnimalsEverything Animals
Nicole H.
I have a 3-year-old Labrador mixed with Rottweiler that I have had for 2 years and he's a rescue from the humane society. So for two years I have dealt with unwanted behaviors of jumping, biting, leash pulling and constantly pawing at me when I sit on my couch and try to relax because he wants me to pet him. I have almost felt like a prisoner in my own home and was not even able to play with my son around my dog because then the dog would get too rowdy and try to jump in between us and start Play biting and jumping on us. I met with Steve one time for 1 hour so far and my dog has stopped doing all of those things! Steve was absolutely amazing and I look forward to the next six sessions with him. If he can do all that and teach me how to get my dog to listen to me in 1 hour when I've tried for 2 years then I can't wait to see what else he can do for me and my dog. I highly recommend him to anyone and his rates are very reasonable especially compared to other dog trainers and I would say he is the absolute best. I have had my dog and another dog training course that did not work and I have also taken him to behavioral modification at OSU and put on medicine and that did not work. But 1 hour with Steve has worked miracles. My dog doesn't even have to take as much anxiety medicine as what he used to to calm him down and he still listens to me just as well. I honestly can't say enough good things about Steve and what he's done for me and my dog oreo. We were on the verge of having to make a very hard decision of rehoming him because I could not control him, and now thanks to Steve we get to keep our beloved family member. Thank you so much Steve and I look forward to working with you in our next session.
Columbus K9 SolutionsColumbus K9 Solutions
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