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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 Midwest City dog trainers
Thumbtack Customer
We have always wanted to be able to take our dog out to festivals, events, etc. but before we hired Stacey it was not an option. Just a week after finishing our last training session we brought our dogs on vacation with us. They came with us to breweries, sat on a patio around other dogs while we ate dinner, walked all around town with us - it seemed unrealistic to have such goals six weeks ago, and we would have never achieved them without Stacey's expertise! But, the best thing about Stacey's training method is that she teaches you how to train your dog, therefore empowering you to continue advancing your dog's training long after your last session. We had tried many other shortcuts to train our dogs before hiring Stacey, but in hindsight 100% recommend saving time and money by starting your dog's training here.
Buddy's Dog School, Inc.Buddy's Dog School, Inc.
Eden C.
Stacey is amazing! She knows what she is doing! We've seen great improvement in our dog during the six weeks she's been training us, and she's taught us on how to train our dog when she isn't around! Highly recommend Stacy and Buddy's Dog School! Thank you!
Buddy's Dog School, Inc.Buddy's Dog School, Inc.
Jacqueline W.
I met my dog trainer for a consultation. There is not set end date to our dog training project, but she did give me a set price from beginning to completion. She was flexible with her times and is willing to work with me nights and weekends. I think it will be a good experience.
Paws 4 Purpose K9 TrainingPaws 4 Purpose K9 Training
Sandy D.
Both trainers I had were both so good with explaining the command we were working on. Patient and experienced, I will be back at the start of the new year continuing with the intermediate class with my dog Reign
Paws 4 Purpose K9 TrainingPaws 4 Purpose K9 Training
Allen M.
We entrusted our 6-week old German Shepherd puppy to her care. We chose the board and train package, which was our best option. We asked and were allowed to visit her facility prior to having our baby in residence, talk with her about the program and have all our questions answered. Even before we paid a dime. Stacey Stovall is competent, personable and highly effective. We got our baby back after three weeks, with solid obedience skills that we could build on. During his boarding, Stacey kept us up to date with videos of the training, so we could get an idea of what he was working on, and how he was doing. When she brought him home to us, she spent two hours with us (in the rain) demonstrating his training and training us on how to move forward and build on her work. She was a pleasure to deal with and never made us feel like "idiot dog owners" or that she didn't care what happened from that moment on. She even came back 2 weeks later and went over the training process, demonstrating and correcting our behaviors so we could get the most enjoyment and companionship with our beloved Jax. Her facility is safe and secure, her methods work, and she does deliver on what she promises. You can't do better than Buddy's Dog School and Stacey Stovall. We highly recommend her to anyone looking to get training for their puppy. Give her a call, you won't be sorry.
Buddy's Dog School, Inc.Buddy's Dog School, Inc.
Liz C.
I am so happy that I came across Justin with Existential Canine! He has helped make my home a more peaceful place to live in. Our 1 year old lab mix was very all over the place and after working with Justin has become a new dog. He’s able to relax in the home and not be jumping off the walls! I couldn’t be happier with my experience and would highly recommend for anyone looking for training!
Existential CanineExistential Canine
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