A note to our community regarding COVID-19. Learn more
Find a dog trainer near Burleson, TX

Find a dog trainer near Burleson, TX

5 near you

Find a dog trainer near Burleson, TX

5 near you

Give us a few details and we’ll match you with the right pro.

Zip code

Top 5 Dog Trainers near Burleson, TX

Dog Trainers Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

Your burning questions: answered

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 Burleson dog trainers
Thumbtack Customer
I brought my dog to K9 Kountry for obedience training, agility training and protection training. Butch took the time to understand my expectations and desired outcomes for the 3 types of training requested. He tailored a training program based upon the breed, age and an assessment of the communication/respect between me and my dog. I have been very impressed with the results and continued my training with Butch and his team to bring my dog to levels I did not think were possible. The discipline and obedience the dog displays are amazing...all while still being a great pet and protector. It isn't often you find somebody with the experience, PATIENCE and knowledge to understand you and your dog and how best to get the 2 of you to interact. My dog absolutely loves going to training and acts like a kid on Christmas morning when we pull into K9 Kountry
Cappel canineCappel canine
Billie C.
Tena is very professional and knowledgeable about training dogs. She has a very pleasing personality and I really like her. I would recommend her to help you with your dog training needs.
In Home Dog TrainingIn Home Dog Training
Thumbtack Customer
I've been to other trainer's before with our Beagles, but the training was done with 5-6 other dogs all different breads. The training was great. I had a very well trained Beagle. When I purchased my German Shepherd. Puppy I knew I needed a Trainer who was experienced, in that breed. Butch Cappel was that trainer..not only did he helped train my GSD, but took the time to explain the command to me , as well as helped me to understand my GSD better. I would recommend Butch to any one who is looking to train their dog . With that said, I would recommend that he remember to write down his appointments , on the day I was scheduled for my training he doubled booked me with one our appointment, although he did have another trainer to take over my appointment. He was just as good as Butch, I'm very happy with the training that my dog has received so far, and look forward to more training sessions with K9 Kountry. Sylvia , Mom to" Precious Aguirre"
Cappel canineCappel canine
Pat W.
Joe is amazing. We adopted two 3 year old Saint Bernards from a local rescue. They had been in and out of the rescue and needed a lot of training. We needed help training adult dogs with some bad habits. Both dogs liked working with Joe which made the training easier for all. He taught my husband and I how to work with them for the best results. We are very happy with how things turned out. Joe is the best!
Always Faithful Dog Training Of North TexasAlways Faithful Dog Training Of North Texas
Brenda G.
Joe is the BEST! I will always recommend Joe to anyone who needs training for their dog. He has made such a change in our Pitbull named Rocky and I am so appreciative to him for the help and education he has given us. Not only did he train Rocky but he taught us how to keep it going. Thank u so much Joe!
Always Faithful Dog Training Of North TexasAlways Faithful Dog Training Of North Texas
Kim T.
Butch @ K9 Kountry has been instrumental in helping me with my 4 pack. I'm new to Texas, single, and have my 80 year old mom living with me. The dogs have dealt with a relocation from the East Coast, plus an additional move here in Texas and K9 Kountry has been instrumental in helping them find their strengths and purpose. 1st dog - he's started her on a phenomenal path with her protection training. He's also helping working on nose work with her to continue her tracking training to continue her work she's previously done. 2nd dog - was the low man/dog on the totem pole, they have helped him grow through proper confidence building...in his time, which is a SLOW pace. This has made all the difference in the world with this dog. I must also thank Stan for his patience and for sticking with my Scooby through all of his challenges. 3rd dog - knew only basic leash obedience and K9 Kountry has helped him grow and develop into a more focused young dog through introducing him to protection training (which he is thriving - "I can't believe it's my dog") and with nose work (his alerts are coming along nicely). 4th dog (My heart...may he rest in peace) - was just learning to master his "out-sit-guards! I only wish we had the time to see just how far he would have gone. At the time of my loss, K9 Kountry treated me like family...they were there to lift my spirits and help me focus on the rest of my pack! Great peeps!!! Thanks to one of the perks of their service…I will forever have wonderful video footage of my baby! Not only does it provide wonderful memories for me, but it allows me to see how my doggies are growing in their training and how I can improve as a handler. I look forward to continuing training for me and my fur babies, so they will all be good citizens in the community. I can't wait to see how much more they will thrive and grow while working toward optimizing their fullest potential for each of them! Kimberly and Pack
Cappel canineCappel canine
Alan M.
Maury was fantastic with our young Lab. He has a presence about him that the dogs grasp really fast and his experience allows him to read and address issues in a warm and sincere way that my dog responded too. Additionally Maury took the time to teach us as much as we could learn during the lessons to allow us to be better handlers or our dog. I highly recommend Maury and will be boarding our dog with him in just a couple weeks. We decided to do the 2 week board and train while we went out of town, followed by the 4 lessons (one at pick up and 3 in our home), and while not the cheapest, I feel that it was very much worth them money and I also know that if I have any questions or issues Maury will always spare me the time to help if he can. This was not the first trainer we tried but will be the only one in the future. He gets my absolute highest recommendation and I feel that we are better owners for having met with and worked with him.
WeTrainDogsWeTrainDogs
Jermaine W.
Extremely thankful to K9 Kountry Kennels, when I adopted Loxie she had a bad rep and she was just all around aggressive but after alot of patience and training here she is now more obedient. She listens to commands and has made a complete 360 to where she can now be around kids and other dogs with no worries.
Cappel canineCappel canine
Ready to find a pro?

See more reviews, compare prices, and hire your favorite pros all with Thumbtack.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.