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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.

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.

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.  .

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.

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 Pflugerville dog trainers
Thumbtack Customer
Great information and helped to train me to properly train my dogs
Good Dog TrainingGood Dog Training
Andrew K.
I have worked with trainers in the past, but Rona brought a much different perspective to it! She's very in depth about how her training works, why the training is designed like it is, and why my dog acts like he does in various situations. She also does a good job of focusing on the dog getting things right, and not correcting my dog every time he doesn't act as I want. She is very positive, and firmly believes no dog is that far away from behaving exactly how I want. She also knows a lot about dog nutrition and ties this into the training and rewards that I am giving my dog. I cannot say enough positive things, and I will be using her again for a follow up session. Rona is very passionate about dogs, and training, and made us feel great going forward. It was also good to hear someone tell us what we were doing wrong, and why it was wrong rather than only focusing on the behavior of the dog. I would recommend her to everyone with any dog, big or small!!!
Good Dog TrainingGood Dog Training
Jeremy R.
Rona is amazing! Every direction on how to train my dogs came with a detailed reason. I have 3 rescues, all from previous troubled owners. They took to Rona like they knew her their whole lives. My wife and I have never seen anything like it. Everything she taught from walking them, feeding them down to letting them out into the backyard. So well trained, so behaved, and all done with a few simple commands, treats and patience. My dogs are my babies, and I want gonna let someone come in and crack a whip or yell at my puppies. Rona was Awesome! She even got my scared little pitty to come out of her shell and say hello to her on the 2nd day! Thanks for everything you do!!
Good Dog TrainingGood Dog Training
Jennifer V.
We had our first session with Rona and she was so incredibly helpful. Her explanations are thorough and she can answer any questions you have. So far, the training tips and homework she has given me has been successful with my dogs and they respond well to her as well! Can’t wait to continue on with our lessons and see what else we can learn!
Good Dog TrainingGood Dog Training
Leonora R.
I write this with a heavy heart, it took me about two weeks to think hard if I really wanted to write this review. Corey V knows what he’s doing no doubt about it, I think he’d be a good asset if somethings were to change. From the beginning Corey was very willing to break the payments down which was greatly appreciated. My dog was boarded at his house due to my dogs circumstances, a week comes by and Gordo has to come back for some reasons I won’t mention. I took him to the vet and I got the vets results I contacted Corey that quickly, I spoke with him on the phone later that afternoon and he did inform me that he was sorry for what happened and no words can explain what went wrong and did say he’d refund some of the money back but unfortunately never did. He did come to the house again to drop off gordos stuff and said he’d add me to this website that would give me access to some tips and training stuff for Gordo. Coreys words “it’s the least he could do” for what had happened but again empty promises. I would like to say again Corey knows what he’s doing and I think if he would communicate in a timely manner and following through on all of what he commits himself to and hire BETTER STAFF!!! His company will thrive and succeed the way it should. I do want to thank Corey for making a slight difference in Gordo, and I hope Corey and the staff that were In Charge of Gordo learn from there mistakes and don’t let another dog slip through the cracks like mines did.
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