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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.

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.

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 Arlington dog trainers
Grace B.
Our dog training was very good and we learned a lot our self.
Bark Busters Home Dog TrainingBark Busters Home Dog Training
Rachel N.
Julie is awesome! We can recommend her to anyone looking to train their dog.
Mutt Manners Dog TrainingMutt Manners Dog Training
Kathi B.
Excellent response to the training and much better behaved dog without any loss of cheerful personality. Highly recommend.
Always Faithful Dog Training Of North TexasAlways Faithful Dog Training Of North Texas
Thumbtack Customer
Lisa is amazing! She knows so much about how to help you train your dog to be an amazing friend.
LISA'S K-9 KIDSLISA'S K-9 KIDS
Thumbtack Customer
Nicole came to our home to provide dog training services. She was professional and personable. Our dog responded great to her. We are working on the skills she taught us and are having good success. Would highly recommend her!
Nicole LounsburyNicole Lounsbury
Linda L.
I am thrilled with the results and change in my dog Cooper a 6 mo Shepherd Lab mix. Our trainer Maury is so knowledgeable and patient in his training techniques. He is hands on. Explains what he is doing and why. He also involves the owner in the handling. Maury our trainer with WeTrainDogs is Great. The results and difference in my dog is like night and day! We are elderly so Maury understood our surroundings and need. No one will go wrong and will be SO PLEASED with WeTrainDogs if you are looking for a trainer. I am so happy I chose the BEST!
WeTrainDogsWeTrainDogs
Christian p.
Mistic was a very energetic dog that like to jump on people out of excitement. After the training she has improved a lot on the jumping and we now know better how to communicate with her
Always Faithful Dog Training Of North TexasAlways Faithful Dog Training Of North Texas
Clint B.
Excellent experience thus far, still in the midst of our follow up sessions that are included in a board and train package. Boarded my first dog for a week and could definitely tell a difference when I picked him up. Must be willing to do the follow up work with your dog. There's no one time, short-term fix for all the time obedience with a dog. However, WTD did an excellent job setting a foundation for the obedience you'd want to see in the household. Going to get through the four follow ups with my first dog and will board my second dog when those are completed. Really like the hands on approach Maury provides.
WeTrainDogsWeTrainDogs
Phoebe C.
We are so glad we chose Shiloh to be our dog's trainer. We had an issue with our large rescue dog being aggressive and had no idea what to do. With Shiloh's guidance, our dog has made immense progress in just 2 weeks (we have only had 2 sessions!). She understands animals, and by helping me and my family also understand what our dog is trying to tell us, I find these sessions very enlightening and so worthwhile. I LOVE her approach and find it incredibly effective. She also makes herself available to be reached in between sessions to address any questions or concerns, which I am grateful for. I will update this review upon finishing our training sessions, but even at this point, I am able to say that I cannot recommend Shiloh highly enough and that my entire family feels lucky to have found her!
Come, Sit, StayCome, Sit, Stay
Sharol W.
Julie was a fantastic trainer!! We booked her for two hours, for two dogs and it was worth every penny. One technique she taught us was a game changer. Had our take away only been that one technique?? We would do it again as the difference it made was amazing. Having Julie come to our home and touch on all of the training areas in a familiar setting to our pets, meant we could easily reinforce the commands and be consistent. That was....the best decision ever.
Mutt Manners Dog TrainingMutt Manners Dog Training
Myra S.
Joe Adams is a very professional dog trainer! Our Max, a German Shepherd mix, is 9 months old and very active! Help was needed! Joe always used a calm, quiet voice when working with Max. He would explain what to do, show me with Max, and then have me follow his instructions. Each lesson was followed up with an email of what was covered in class for future reminders. Max isn’t perfectly behaved, but there is a much improvement! Thanks, Joe! I highly recommend Joe Adams to all you dog lovers!
Always Faithful Dog Training Of North TexasAlways Faithful Dog Training Of North Texas
DJ W.
We're very Grateful to have found Ms. Lisa. This is the first time to have a dog/puppy and Ms. Lisa has made our training process so smooth Milo is a huge part of our lives and because of her training she's become our household favorite. Milo has learned to walk on leash with pulling, she has learned to alert us when it time to potty as well as her learning to sit and stay. She's learned this all in about 3weeks. Ms. Lisa loves what she does and very passionate about her work. We are extremely GRATEFUL!!!!
LISA'S K-9 KIDSLISA'S K-9 KIDS
Renee R.
I wasn't impressed went to 3 out of the 6 scheduled classes it was a mess trying to combine two classes at once too hectic. I explained I was not a dog person this was new to me and I needed help as an owner to properly train her and she would watch me struggling and just walk right past me. tell you one thing then when you do it follow it up with a smart remark. I felt like she only wanted to income but didn't really offer much guidance or help.
LISA'S K-9 KIDSLISA'S K-9 KIDS
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