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Dog Trainers on Thumbtack cost$160 - $300

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26 Dog Trainers found near you!

  • Lowest price:$70
  • Most common low price:$160
  • Most common high price:$300
  • Highest price:$950

Real quotes from Dog Trainers

$150

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Number of dogs
1 dog
Dog age
0 - 1 years old
Private or boarding
Private dog training lessons
Dog training package
Puppy training
$175

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Number of dogs
1 dog
Dog age
1 - 2 years old
Private or boarding
Private dog training lessons
Dog training package
General obedience training
$297

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Number of dogs
1 dog
Dog age
1 - 2 years old
Private or boarding
Private dog training lessons
Dog training package
General obedience training
$297

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Number of dogs
1 dog
Dog age
2 - 10 years old
Private or boarding
Private dog training lessons
Dog training package
Aggressive behavior modification
$525

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Number of dogs
1 dog
Dog age
1 - 2 years old
Private or boarding
Private dog training lessons
Dog training package
General obedience training
$525

Quoted Price

Number of dogs
1 dog
Dog age
2 - 10 years old
Private or boarding
Private dog training lessons
Dog training package
General obedience training
$700

Quoted Price

Number of dogs
1 dog
Dog age
2 - 10 years old
Private or boarding
Private dog training lessons
Dog training package
Aggressive behavior modification
$800

Quoted Price

Number of dogs
1 dog
Dog age
1 - 2 years old
Private or boarding
Private dog training lessons
Dog training package
General obedience training
$850

Quoted Price

Number of dogs
1 dog
Dog age
2 - 10 years old
Private or boarding
Private dog training lessons
Dog training package
Aggressive behavior modification

How much do dog training lessons cost?

Dog training classes are available for any age dog and any number of dogs. Group dog training classes can be targeted to specific breeds, ages or behaviors that pet owners want to focus on. Trainers typically price group lessons on a per-person basis, although prices may vary if an individual enrolls more than one dog. Several factors affect the total cost of dog training classes including what types of training program and training methods are required, what behavioral issues need to be addressed, and whether your dog also needs dog daycare or boarding. There may also be different costs for puppy classes for new dog owners.

One-time dog training classes

One-time dog training classes cost less overall than taking a series of classes, although a series bought at reduced package pricing may cost less per class. One-time dog training classes tend to cover broad topics to introduce dog owners to new concepts and basic commands (such as sit and wait), and teach dog owners basic skills like using hand signals, positive reinforcement and training aids.

Length of class

In general, the longer a group dog training session, the higher the average cost for each participant. Higher rates for longer dog training classes pay for the trainer’s time. Roman’s Holistic Dog Training in Phoenix, Arizona, has the following rates:

  • Educating Kids About Dog Ownership: $15 per person for a one-hour class

    • Includes how to approach a dog, how to safely meet a new dog, when not to approach a dog, and how to teach a dog fun and easy tricks.
  • What You Need to Know about Adopting a Rescue Dog: $20 per person for a two-hour class

    • Includes preparing and dog-proofing the home for a new dog, potty training, items pet owners will need, introducing the dog into the home, what to expect during the first month, basic troubleshooting and reading a dog’s body language.

Group classes and packages

Advanced skills and dog training typically require an ongoing series of classes. Purchasing a package of group dog training lessons is less expensive — and more effective for reaching goals — than taking one-off classes or a single private session. Packages range in price, depending on the number of weeks in the course, the length of each class and other factors such as the complexity of the subject matter. Roman’s Holistic Dog Training offers the following tiered package pricing:

  • All-breed puppy classes, ages 3 months to 7 months: $120 per person

    • Six-week course

    • Each class lasts two hours

    • Topics include basic training, socialization, dog obedience, leash training, holistic nutrition, preventive behavior modification, bite control and reading body language for signs of stress.

  • Working breed puppy classes, ages 3 months to 7 months: $160 per person

    • Eight-week course

    • Each class lasts one hour

    • Topics include creating a job description, house training, socialization, obedience, leash training, holistic nutrition, bite control, preventive behavior modification and owner responsibility.

  • Bully breed puppy classes, ages 3 months to 7 months: $160 per person

    • Eight-week course

    • Each class lasts one hour

    • Specialized class for breeds such as mastiffs, pit bulls and cane corsos

    • Topics include house training, socialization, obedience, leash training, holistic nutrition, creating a job description, bite control, preventive behavior modification, owner responsibility, and special considerations for licensing and restrictions.

Private dog training classes

If your dog has specific behavior issues or basic obedience problems, or if you want to teach your dog specific skills to make him a canine good citizen (such as a therapy dog), a professional dog trainer may recommend additional private sessions or specialized classes to reinforce specific training methods. If you are also taking group dog training classes with a dog trainer, these private sessions will typically be about the same price as a group session.

Pro tip:

  • Always ask about a dog trainer’s experience working with your breed of dog and your dog’s specific challenges, if any. You should also ask if the training will teach you (as the owner) how to be the dog’s trainer so the dog will behave well over the long term, not just when working with the professional trainer.

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