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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 Broken Arrow dog trainers
Diana L.
On time, very knowledgeable and good teacher to help us best with our dog training for stubborn dogs.
Kristina's Dog TrainingKristina's Dog Training
Lindsay M.
She’s done amazing. She’s so respectful and helpful. I finally felt like I was being taught how to train my dog instead of just telling me to shout commands at my dog. We are working on service dog training and I actually feel comfortable talking to her about why I need a service dog when I usually shut it out. I can’t wait to continue working with her and see the amazing things she will teach us! ~Lynzee and Titan
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Judith B.
I would have to check them all. Kristina has already in one lesson helped me with my dog training. I look forward to working with her.
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Sara G.
Wild pup dog services are great! I had her come over to help with my new 4 month old puppy and he was a quick learner with her!! Would recommend!! Will continue to see her to help train my pup!
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Jenine G.
We loved Kristina and so did our labradoodle! She taught us skills on how to train our dog that were just what we needed. Kristina made the whole experience a great one. We look forward to using her again.
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Eva U.
Kristina was such an amazing trainer! I adopted my baby boy, Kylo, from a shelter and while he has a lot of puppy still in him, he has some quarks that suggest he may have been abused by his previous owner. He’s also part Husky so he’s got a sassy attitude sometimes. I’ve never trained a dog before so I wasn’t sure where to even start. Kristina had an answer and/or suggestion for every question or concern I had. Part of my concern in searching for a trainer was I didn’t want to train him to be a different dog. I love his personality, I just wanted him to have better manners. Kristina helped so much not only with how to train him but also how I can respond to his behavior to help him remain calm in different situations. I can’t recommend her enough! Since his training for puppy manners, family and friends and even some strangers have commented on how well he’s been doing. He’s still the same energetic, sassy boy I love but he’s grown so much in just the few months I’ve had him. I also talked to her about how he’s an emotional support animal but I want him to earn that title. So we’ll be training him to pass the Canine Good Citizen test. I look forward to continue working with Kristina in the future!
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