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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.   

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews for Provo dog trainers
Alex n.
We feel like this far that her poppy training is great. She has been training us in how to deal with our young and energetic poppy and we now feel that we have the right tools to train and discipline our future dogs thanks to her patients in teaching us what we need to know. The dogs feel calm and comfortable around her and we feel the same.
Clever K9 - Training & Behavior solutionsClever K9 - Training & Behavior solutions
Kim l.
Kim is a great trainer! She worked so well with my puppy and really helped him to be better behaved. She worked on all the things that my dog needed to be trained to and kept me updated on what she was working on.
Life is PawsibleLife is Pawsible
Nikole S.
I reached out to Mily in a time of desperation with my pup and she reached back with compassion and understanding! I ended up figuring things out with my dog without a trainer but her responsiveness, kindness, and immediate willingness to help speak volumes to her character as a professional and human being:) Thanks so much!
Clever K9 - Training & Behavior solutionsClever K9 - Training & Behavior solutions
Eliza H.
Clay was fantastic to work with!! He did a great job with our (VERY) leash reactive dog and taught us how to help her and train her in a way that she understands. After the first lesson, we already saw improvements in her, but also in ourselves and the way we responded to her! Luna loved Clay and so did we!!
Elite Standard K9Elite Standard K9
Fred M.
Tim took our 3 dogs, husky/malamutes through his boot camp and we couldn’t be happier. We’ve only had them back for a day, they’re so well behaved. Took them for a walk and it’s the first time in almost three years that I didn’t feel like I was going to lose an arm to pulling. We’d tried everything and I’d all but given up on loose leash walking them. He kept them longer then planned to insure they knew and understood the commands. He genuinely cares about your dogs and the job he’s doing!! I definitely recommend Tim for any of your training needs.
The Next Level CanineThe Next Level Canine
Jo H.
I read poor reviews of this service but thought I would give it a chance anyway, thinking it was probably just a few dissatisfied people. I was wrong. The service was not worth the price tag at all, and I am only giving two stars because when I discussed my complaints with Kim she gave a partial refund. I paid for the 2 week board and train, and described two behaviors specifically that I really needed corrected above all else. Kim asked for details on every possible thing my dog could improve on, which I gave, but I stressed that I wanted those two behaviors addressed first and foremost and did not want any focus on the other behaviors to take priority. When I got him back, he had made minimal to no progress on the most important things, while the trainer boasted about all of the minor tasks that he could do now. Even those, however, were only barely improved on. Additionally, he was covered in dirt and fur (almost a whole second layer of shedding, indicating he had been left in very hot conditions) and seemed like any and all basic grooming needs had been completely neglected. I understand that this is not a grooming service and that normal play results in getting a little dirty, but this was disgusting and neglectful. He was also having weird diarrhea the day I received him back, and I happened to be able to get him in to the vet that same day. They tested and found he had giardia. Kim denied him having any sort of diarrhea while he was with them, and said none of the other dogs had it, but it seemed odd that the symptoms began immediately when I got him home. The follow-up one on one and group sessions were an entirely different frustration. Kim canceled at the last minute, changed the time the day of, or was over an hour late to every single one. When she did show up, the lessons were only 15-20 minutes, certainly not worth all of the trouble of waiting. When she promised to do certain group sessions in a city closer to me, she only told me the day beforehand that she had canceled or changed the location to a city over an hour away. And she only mentioned the changes to me when I texted to confirm the times and locations. Kim was very kind and apologetic that I was not satisfied with the service, and like I said she gave a partial refund, which I really appreciated. She's a sweet person, and gives very helpful tips for how to continue training and developing good behaviors on your own with your dog. I think the main issue is organization and time management, the lack thereof which bleeds into all of the other problems.
Life is PawsibleLife is Pawsible
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