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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 North Ogden dog trainers
Ryan L.
Tim was willing to drive to my home even tho he lived over 2 hours away. He showed me how to get my dogs attention and keep it for long lengths of time and improve obedience as well. Not only does he train dogs but he sells them too, mostly pure bred and working dog breeds. I bought a belgian malinois pup from him and now he is helping me train it to be a Family protection dog. Wow! I'm happy with my purchase!
The Next Level CanineThe Next Level Canine
Marissa w.
We've been having issues with 2 of our dogs getting along so I sent both of them to Kim! They went for 1 month to do a board & train and they have came home with such different attitudes! Theyve both learned so much, we can't have them around each other freely quite yet but we should be able to get to that point here soon! They are so much better pups with better manners. Definitely recommend Kim at life is pawsible!☺
Life is PawsibleLife is Pawsible
Drew Y.
I don't know why I am even bothering with a review. She will argue all claims I make as she does with all other negative reviews. I was promised 6 classes and every single one has been cancelled by her since July. It is now 2 weeks into September. I have not been able to attend a single one of them. My dogs behavior have not changed one bit. She talked about the importance of follow up classes to ensure behavioral changes. How does that even work if I cannot attend the classes? This weeks excuse was being bummed out about poor weather... She does classes both inside and outside depending on weather. All it takes is a few people canceling group class and she gives up. So what if only a few people show up? We paid for the service... She was paid weather people show up or not! I have no resources to continue with my dogs training and she has $3000 I have given her. If she wants me to go off just the tips I was given by her to get my dogs fully trained, I might has well done a Google search instead of paying someone to tell me what to do
Life is PawsibleLife is Pawsible
Erin A.
Kim is probably a good trainer if her method is right for your dog and family but we felt, based on breeder and vet recommendations, we needed to part ways and use another method. My issue is that I prepaid for 4 visits then after seeing that maybe we needed a different method for our super sensitive Sheepadoodle I’ve been trying to get my money back for 3 unused lessons and she’s basically ignored me. It’s been a week since my request and her only response is tell me how busy she is. I’m sure she’s not happy with me for changing my mind but honestly that’s bad business.... I paid with Venmo and it takes about 1 minute to send the money back.... she’s making this personal.
Life is PawsibleLife is Pawsible
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