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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.   

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  .

Reviews for Wadsworth dog trainers
Jan R.
Incredible people to work with. Excellent with our dog. Training was perfect. They treated him as if he was their own dog & our newly rescued boy really responded to the love and attention they gave him. Our boy is very smart & responded to their training methods. They accommodated our changing needs time & time again readily and willingly. We will use them again for boarding or training any of our future pets too. We highly recommend these folks without reservation.
Ohio Pet Resort & Dog TrainingOhio Pet Resort & Dog Training
Amanda G.
We have a puppy that we were struggling with potty training and excessive barking. In fact, for the several months that we had him, I somehow managed to train him to go inside the house - rather than outside. It was stressful on everyone. Poor dog couldn't understand what I wanted, humans were frustrated. We had to go out of town and decided to use that time to send him to a dog trainer for help. Jennifer had him for a little over 2 weeks, training him in her home. When he came back he was about 75% of the way trained to potty outside. We still have accidents, but it was an immense improvement and got us on the right track. Jennifer also worked with his barking. She was able to get him to the point where if she said 'quiet' he would stop barking immediately. That being said, he doesn't always do that for us... but it is better than before and a work in progress. Basically, she took a dog that we loved, but were beginning to think that we'd made a huge mistake in getting and helped us realize his potential. We still have work to do - but Jennifer has been very helpful in answering questions and giving advice.
L'Chaim CanineL'Chaim Canine
Molly G.
We have had two visits with her. We have a dog who gets overstimulated and acts out. He is also very nervous with stranger. She showed us how to go about having him meet new people first because that was our biggest concern. Now we are working on training exercises with both of our dogs and I can already see a difference. At one point I was worried that it wasn’t going to work out with our one new dog, but he is doing much better and is a great addition to the family!! Included is a picture of Zuko, our goofball, stick loving doggo.
L'Chaim CanineL'Chaim Canine
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