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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 South Euclid dog trainers
Karrie B.
Brandon is very Response dog trainer and truly cares what the Client needs are in the dog Training. Learned alot how to communicate with my dog. Highly recommend.
Andrea P.
Jennifer was a very good trainer with great knowledge. My dog loved her.
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Mary O.
Susan introduced a kind and effective training method. Our two dogs were very responsive to her and her training method. Would highly recommend.
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Tom M.
She was on time and worked with my wife and I with our dog. She was very helpful and gave us some good ways to train our dog and help with problem correction.
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Aubree D.
I wish I could sect all the highlights! Susan is wonderful and has been so helpful. We are working through some behavior issues between our two dogs and she is informative and encouraging. She knows how to break things down to build the new skills we are teaching our dogs, and is good at training us at how to train our dogs. It's easy to feel bad and embarrassed when you're having behavior issues, because it can be a reflection of the training and care you give to your dogs. She is empathetic and has only given us reassurance and hope as we work with our furbabies. 10/10 I would recommend A Click In Time for anybody who is is looking for quality help from a certified trainer!!
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Stanley P.
This lady knows dogs. She is excellent and will discuss problems you are having and your successes. She trains by example and has down to earth answers.
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Cherie C.
It’s all about training the trainer - once you have the right technique, it’s amazing how what your dog can do! Susan is an excellent Teajner who breaks it down into easy steps. Fantastic session and worth every penny!
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Annette J.
Susan was awesome! She responded very quickly! Very knowledgeable and explained my training for my dog in simple steps. Would absolutely hire her again!
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Linda B.
My dog was very receptive to her and she worked with the dog until the dog understood what she wanted it to do. She also wrote up the protocol of the things we went over so I could continue with the training. My dog has several problems and she addressed all of them. I know it will take a while to reverse my dog's bad habits but I think we have a very good start. She even took my dog for a little walk which was great since I am unable to do that.
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Shannon D.
Sue has been great so far. I was previously very concerned about our puppy’s resource guarding. We had our first dog training session with Sue and I am feeling much better about things. She showed us some great tactics to deal with his behavior issue and also gave great guidance for basic training that will help his overall mental state. She explained many things about dog and puppy psychology and training that I never knew, despite the fact that I’ve been a life-long dog owner. I am very much looking forward to working with Sue more over the next couple weeks.
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Christen M.
Brandon is amazing! We have had an evaluation and now 1 session under our belt and our dog MoeMoe has already improved! We look forward to continuing to work with Brandon! He's punctual, to the point and helps train us and MoeMoe to get the job done!
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