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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 Edmond dog trainers
Coby S.
Kennedy, our trainer, is doing a fantastic job with our dog, Liberty. Our sweet girl was anything but sweet when someone came to the door. Now she stops barking as soon as I give her the command and sits while I answer the door. She also is ignoring other dogs when we go out, instead of going crazy. Kennedy’s calm demeanor and knowledge of dog behavior has proven to be the best choice we could have made in trainers.
Paws 4 Purpose K9 TrainingPaws 4 Purpose K9 Training
Thumbtack Customer
Stacey is a very knowledgeable trainer. My dog was very exciteable and in a few training sessions he became more relaxed and I felt more equiped to handle a variety of situations with him. Stacey was willing to spend as much time a I needed to feel better about my situation. Great trainer!
Buddy's Dog School, Inc.Buddy's Dog School, Inc.
Cody M.
Stacy did a fantastic job with my puppy and really cares about what she does. She is so professional and really takes time to train not only the dog but also train you on how to work with them. I highly recommend her for training and the results are unbelievable. I can’t thank her enough!!!!
Buddy's Dog School, Inc.Buddy's Dog School, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I absolutely adore Stacey & her dog training school. She has been a life saver to us. We hired her right after we got our lab as a puppy at Christmas. She is super good at training us & our dog. She helped us survive the stage where we were second guessing our decision to get a dog. I don't know where we would be if it wasn't for Stacey! She knows a ton about dogs & I would hire her in a heartbeat if I got another puppy. In fact, we liked her so much we signed up for a second set of lessons and even told some of our friends about her :) She is super reliable, kind & very loving to our sweet dog Tinsel. I hired her off the internet after talking to a few of her references so I took a chance on her & it has worked out great. By the way...we happened to have signed up for classes at Petsmart when we got our puppy and I can tell you for sure that there is no comparison between the one on one training you get with Stacey & the group lessons at Petsmart. Well worth your money & Stacey is a great trainer!!! I love her!!!!
Buddy's Dog School, Inc.Buddy's Dog School, Inc.
Marie B.
Coty is very personable and has been so helpful in training our rescue dog.. he shares his skills and is encouraging to us to continue his teaching week to week... we have seen great progress! We definitely would recommend Coty!!
K9Elite Dog TrainingK9Elite Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
We love Stacey. She is very knowledgeable and helpful. We are achieving the goals we had hoped to achieve because we are enjoying our training! Stacey is encouraging and understanding. I couldn't be happier with our experience with her and our relationship with our dog is 10x better than it was before!
Buddy's Dog School, Inc.Buddy's Dog School, Inc.
Nancy E.
Staci is wonderful! She had our puppy for board and train, and she worked with him for hours throughout the day. She corrected several issues we were having, she was loving and affectionate with him, and she completely understands how to handle dogs. She worked him, socialized, gave him play time, (including the most important mud puddle time!) and gave him better structure and discipline. Her home environment is everything a dog owner dreams of- quiet, clean, orderly and inviting. She is excellent at communicating with you about the progress your pet is making, she is a very personable, yet professional person. She gave me back a puppy with more focus, and more discipline, exactly what I was trying to achieve, with less success. I have been recommending her to all my friends with dogs.
Staci Poole, CCTStaci Poole, CCT
Ranell C.
Even after reading several books, countless blog posts, and watching many, many youtube videos, potty training our bichon pup was a nightmare. We were using a crate and doing everything we thought was right, but our house was chaotic and we were getting zero sleep. Then along came Stacey Stovall, the Oklahoma Dog Whisperer (my new name for her). Our dog is on a regular schedule now and has also learned to walk on a leash without pulling, to sit, to lie down, and is currently showing great progress with the commands "stay" and "come." If you are contemplating using Stacey but are wondering if it is worth the is!! Thank you, Stacey!
Buddy's Dog School, Inc.Buddy's Dog School, Inc.
Jennifer L.
Cashew, the Destroyer of Slippers, is our Welsh corgi puppy we got at 10 weeks old. He is so stinkin cute but o so naughty. These were some behavioural issues we struggled with: -nipping at us and trying to herd us -grabbing our slippers, compiling them into a pile in the middle of our living room, and chewing on them to his heart's content -running amok in all directions when walking on a leash, sometimes just plops down in the grass and refuses to budge -going after every dog and human that comes within a 100ft radius -pooping on our living room rug even though we take him outside every hour -barging around on hyperactive drive -rarely responded to commands He's very smart so at 4 months old, we enrolled him in Buddy's Dog School with Stacey for 2 weeks. Stacy sent me daily photos and videos to assure me that he is progressing and in good hands. I was very amused that he has a training buddy Emmy with him. The day that Cashew came back, he showed off everything he learned in a family training session. I really didn't know what to expect but boy was I impressed. Stacey doesn't rely on treats. Her training methods are classical conditioning at its best. Cashew's behavior changes were based on positive feedback and harmless negative feedback that can easily be replicated. She laid a strong foundation for Cashew to be taught what's wrong and what we want. In 2 short weeks, he was able to show us that he can -walk calmy on a leash next to our feet -come to a stop when we stop and sit down next to us -stay seated or laying down in one spot as we move away and around him -be easily directed and calmed down when there are distractions, like other doggys or humans nearby -know commands of sit, down, wait, stay, come, leave it, drop it -knows to potty only outside Best thing is the method that Stacy taught us can be used up continue to train Cashew Now our slippers can finally rest peacefully. Update: it has been over 1 month since cashew has been home. He is older and calmer now and has retained most of what he's learned. Walks are calm and peaceful and we rarely have to correct him. He still knows all his commands. The staff at his daycare always comment on how well behaved he is. We are very happy with his progress.
Buddy's Dog School, Inc.Buddy's Dog School, Inc.
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