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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 Lehi dog trainers
Steven C.
Was amazing to work with had a lot of options I could pick from for boarding when she met me and my dog she said I didn't need to board him just do some private and group trainings. They have helped change me and my dogs life forever!
Life is PawsibleLife is Pawsible
Mckayla S.
Clarissa is wonderful, she knows what she is doing and is very professional and kind. We have really been struggling with our two year old Brittany, but I’m confident with the tools from Calm Nature Dog Training that all of us will be much happier and less stressed. Even after our initial consultation I was noticing changes in our dogs behavior and starting to adjust my thinking and behavior as well. 10/10 would recommend!
Calm Nature Dog TrainingCalm Nature Dog Training
Natalia M.
I had a wonderful experience. Wayne came right in time, he was so nice and kind to my dog, answered all my questions and gave me lots of helpful suggestions. I saw pictures and video of his boarding and training facility and it looks great! I’ll definitely use his boarding services.
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Adrian D.
We love Riley! She is so great with our pups! We have 2 very active and curious puppies who adore her. She is very warm and we have noticed a huge improvement since she has been working with them and they love training days! She teaches me how to work with them. She is dependable, knowledgeable and you can tell she’s really loves animals. I would highly recommend her to anyone on need of dog training.
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Natalia M.
I had a good experience with Kim. She was so patient to answer all of my questions (and I had a lot) and explained me everything I was worry about. She was nice with my dog and gave us many helpful advices. I’ll update my review and will add more details as soon as we end up our training sessions in a few months.
Life is PawsibleLife is Pawsible
Charlene R.
Our family was in a unique situation. We had just got our new pup when we found out my husband's job was moving us out of state. We were pretty stressed about what to do with our sweet girl Marley and decided a training/boarding option would be the best choice. That's when I found Kim and her training/boarding facility. Kim and her staff have been SO above and beyond amazing in every way. Marley had not been doing well with potty training and Kim, within seconds assessed the problem and knew how to resolve the situation we'd been contending with. Marley is a Bull Mastiff and has been extremely happy boarding here and has made many new doggie and human friends. The dogs here are so well taken care of. Kim has a HUGE heart for these animals and takes a very personal investment for each animal. Upon our visits to see Marley, we ended up falling in love with Mac, an English Mastiff that had been surrendered and placed with Kim. We had the opportunity to adopt him and not to mention that Marley is delighted too. They had become such good playmates at Pawsabilities. If your looking for a FANTASTIC trainer you'll be so pleased with Kim's knowledge and experience, along with her love for dog's. I've already referred two of my
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