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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 Denton dog trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Lauren did am excellent job with my dog. She explains everything simply where you can understand a dog's point of view. I'm excited to work with her training technics.
Traveling Dog TrainerTraveling Dog Trainer
Thumbtack Customer
Dawn was amazing! She worked with both our dogs and made the most out of our two hours. She genuinely loves what she does and has even had experience training service dogs. Highly recommend!!!
Lee S.
Andie is an absolutely incredible trainer! I interviewed several people over the phone but she stood out above them all from the very beginning. She came incredibly prepared with a book of training guidelines for us to study. In addition, she brought treats, dog toys and gave us tips on the types of food that were best suited for our breed. She immediately identified certain attributes and of the breed that we were totally unaware of! Her knowledge helped us tremendously. She even introduced us to games for our dog to help with his high energy! She shared her training philosophy with us then went to work with our dog Dexter. Within about 20 minutes I was literally crying with tears of joy at his responsiveness to her techniques. It was a real turning point for us in our relationship with our dog! I can’t say enough good things about Andie! We will be continuing with her until we get all of his behaviors in a good place so that we can enjoy him to the fullest!
Andie Lane Dog TrainingAndie Lane Dog Training
Shireen h.
Andie is an awesome trainer and a pleasure to work with. She did wonders for my German shepherd puppy and my puppy loves working with her. I'd highly recommend Andie to anyone who wants support with their dog. 10/10 would for sure work with her again.
Andie Lane Dog TrainingAndie Lane Dog Training
Stephanie R.
Andie is awesome! She not only helped my furbaby be the best he can be, she helped me become a better owner. Cocoa loved his training sessions with Andie. She gave me the tools and knowledge to help Cocoa mature into a wonderful member of my family. Andie not only helped Coca over his fears but also helped me work thru my own. We still have a lot of work but with Andie's training program, Coca has come a long way from being wild on the leash and dog reactive to being able to behave and walk with me even thru Home Depot with all those distractions! I HIGHLY recommend Andie to anyone needing help with their furbabies! Thanks ao much Andie!
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