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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 Round Rock dog trainers
Bryant K.
Good Dog Training arrived promptly and immediately got to work helping us with our dogs behavior and ours as well. She gave us sound instruction based on experience and training. Our dog responded very quickly and it making progress! Thank you Good Dog Training!
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Stephanie w.
Diane, is a great trainer! She came to our home and helped make such a difference with our dog. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a positive trainer who is excited and energetic, and truly desires to help you and your dog have a better relationship.
Just Dawg ItJust Dawg It
Jeff S.
Rona helps us with the dog training, and is patient when we are not as consistent, as we should be.
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Leslee G.
Great training and our dog really enjoyed her...and her treat bag! Our dog responded very well to her training tips, picked it up in just a few hours, we saw changes by the end of the first day. we will use her again for any future training needs and highly suggest you use her as well!
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Thumbtack Customer
Personal, in-home private lessons. Rona started evaluating and training the second she walked in the door and within 1 hour had my puppy already behaving better. Rona is willing to come back as often as I need her or just give pointers over the phone. Highly recommend Rona and Good Dog Training!
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Uziel D.
We love working with Stephanie, we’re going on our 3rd session with her. It started with potty training and now we’re working on our puppy’s behavior. After every session we see a change in our dogs behavior and also our behavior in how we react to our dog. Thank you for providing all of your knowledge and information
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Amy B.
Rona with Good Dog Training is incredible. I was so overwhelmed with issues I was having with my dog and she totally restored my faith! She got straight to the point and had what seemed like infinite knowledge. She was calm and confident with my dog. My dog is nervous with strangers and tends to growl and bark but before long she was giving Fons kisses and was completely comfortable le in her presence. Rona truly has a gift and knowledge of what she is doing and you can see that immediately. I highly recommend her!!!! Her services are priceless.
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Christi N.
Looking for a Good Dog Trainer? Your search is over! Rona was professional, knowledgeable, patient and showed us a lot of do’s and don’ts for our two golden doodles. We couldn’t be happier with the process. Looking forward to teaching our dogs not to jump on whoever enters our home, stop chewing on furniture/drapes, etc. Most importantly looking forward to a much calmer home environment. She suggested Barkbox, now our dogs will receive new quality toys and delicious treats every month. Thank you Rona!!
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Thumbtack Customer
Rhona listened to what I was trying to accomplish with improving my dogs behavior. She was patient and thorough in explaining how we should approach the training. I can already see the difference in his behavior after just one session. I thought that it was great that the training took place in my home. It makes so much more sense than having to take him to a strange area.
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Thumbtack Customer
I just had my first session with Rona and was very impressed with her approach and training methods. When she first arrived, my dog, ABBIE, barked constantly and wouldn't approach her at all. By the end of the session, they were best friends. Her approach is reward based, which I have been using, but I haven't been as constant and rewarding as I should. It is too soon to tell how the training will work out, but I have confidence that it will work very well if only I can keep up with it. My age might be a factor in whether I can keep it up or not. I will update this later when I have more information as to the progress I am making,
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Thumbtack Customer
Wow. I never imagined that training our dog could be so easy. Something as simple as determining and then providing the toys that my puppy favors has made her an absolute pleasure to hang with. There's no more nipping, biting, or mouthing of my hands and feet. And with the game that Rona taught us to teach our puppy to look to us for assurance and confirmation, she's already listening better. In 24 hours, it's literally night and day between how she was before Rona came over and how she is now.
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