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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 South Salt Lake dog trainers
Dan E.
Had a great training session with our trainer. Our dog had issues with lunging and being aggressive with other dogs while on walks. Our trainer taught us how to use a Gentle Leader collar and gave us other useful tips. So far our dog has really responded well to the new collar and her behavior has drastically changed since. I'll be using these trainers for future training and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a good dog trainer.
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Karen W.
We are very happy with our dog training! She is wonderful with our dogs and great to work with.
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Aimee A.
Excellent insights and training. I think she's the dog whisperer.
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Kay R.
My mom is very happy with this trainer. Her dog is very stubborn, but the trainer has helped with only one session.
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Blake B.
Kim is a true pro. I think she's been training us just as much as she's been training our dog. I'd highly recommend!
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Crystal B.
Kim is fantastic. She has a no nonsense kind of approach and caters the training to what you and your dog need. We have been doing the training for about three weeks now and already have noticed improvements in our dogs behavior and have new tools/techniques to use. Kim is not terribly punctual but as long as you know that, it's not an issue. The dogs get the training they need to be a better companion and you learn something new every time. We would highly recommend Kim to anyone who is looking to improve their dog's behavior and learn some new tricks.
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Jeremy R.
Kim has been excellent to work with, she is very knowledgeable and flexible with any situation. Kim’s ability to adjust to any dog and their owners personalities is amazing. She doesn’t just teach your dog, but she teaches you as an owner to be a good teacher and leader for your dog. She has been great for us and our Harley. Training is never done for you and your dog and Kim goes above and beyond just the training class. Thank you Kim!
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She's great with Snow, what a difference, I would recommend her to anyone who needs dog training!
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Jessica W.
Since I'm new to the area, it was great to easily find a good dog trainer for my large breed dog. After the first session, I can already see the positive results in her behavior.
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Susan M.
Tiffany is very knowledgeable about dog psychology, essential for training a dog effectively. I have a five month old puppy and we are learning so much from her! I would whole heartedly refer anyone to her.
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Angelica H.
Worked wonderfully with both our dogs. Got results on some things in minutes and gave good advice to train on our own between sessions.
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Krista S.
My family and I learned some great training techniques and our dog has been very responsive. We are very happy and will continue using Life is Pawsible.
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Claudia f.
Our dog was having some biting and behavior issues. With just one visit, Kim had our dog and more importantly, the dog owners knowing how to best set our dog up for success. The training he received was easy for our family to reinforce which has made him more secure and relaxed. We are still a work in progress, but we are excited what more will be achieved after our 2nd session! Thanks Kim
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Audra C.
I only have done one training session with Kim, but I had a great experience working with her with my two dogs. She reminded me that I need to be more confident with my dogs for them to trust my guidance, and that has helped a lot! Thank you so much!
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Dylan P.
My dog gets very excited and happy when Tiffany comes by for training sessions! I recommend her for her value, positive reinforcement techniques, flexibility, and overall well-being.
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Karen S.
Gave lots of great trianing advice in the first session and also did some training right away. Creates a plan that I can use on my own with my dog. Also, very friendly.
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She is very professional and kind with the animal being trained. In one lesson, our service dog is already following three new commands, her technique based on positive reinforcement is quite impressive. I highly recommend her.
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Thumbtack Customer
We had a rocky start, but after we managed to get together, it was wonderful. Kim is a great and thorough trainer and very attentive. She helped me to find the perfect dog quickly and is now in the process of teaching her all the skills I need.
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Erin g.
Kim really worked with our stubborn dogs to make them responsive to us. She has given us the tools to continue training them. You can tell that she is passionate about what she does! We are truly grateful for her!
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Barbara G.
Kim quickly and efficiently showed us how to work with our puppy to teach her basics of obeying commands. Kim is "The Dog Whisperer" Our puppy responded immediately to Kim's expertise and her love of animals . Look no further for a trainer. You will love Kim.
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Renee T.
When Kim from Life is Pawsible is present, she is understanding and patient and works to develop a plan for unique problems of the dog. Unrelated to the actual training, there isn't a reminder system, so punctuality hasn't been great. But she is willing to work around my schedule, which is great.
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Thumbtack Customer
My experience with Aimee was great!!! She was so helpful in giving me ideas in helping my train my puppy. After a few days of implementing them I notice a difference in my sweet puppy. She is definitely someone that you will want to call for help with you dog. Thanks Aimee I really appreciate your help. Joilyn Anderson Sugarhouse.
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Thumbtack Customer
We asked Kim to help us because our dog had a bad habit of barking/growling at all guests in our home. She came in and he did not growl at all. She showed us techniques to help him be more comfortable with our guests. When my in-laws came the next day and we used what Kim taught us, he didn't growl at all! Her training has made a HUGE difference and I am much more comfortable having guests in our home knowing that our dog is learning to be less afraid and will be well behaved!
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Adner T.
UPDATE!! Kim has definitely done her part to make amends and turn this entire situation around. We have made a new agreement, she has issued a refund to me and she has started to work with my dog again! In the short time she's trained him so far, he's shown progress. She has been great at taking the time to listen to my concerns, reach out to check on us and has completely gained our trust back. I am very happy for the opportunity to be able to work with her again. I not only approve this message, but I would also recommend her!! THANKS KIM! Kim was hired on for 12 sessions. I paid her in full, upfront. She completed her first session and within 10 minutes into the 2nd session, she said that she needed to take my dog into her board and training for a week. She took my dog and when he was to return, made excuses as to why she couldn't bring him home. She kept him for an extra week because of these excuses. Board and training was paid for on top of the 12 sessions. Once he was home, we quickly realized that he WAS NOT TRAINED!!! She advised us to buy him a shock collar as well as to use his kennel as punishment. She has Not completed the rest of the sessions that have been paid for, claiming that she put a lot of time into him. She has also not returned my calls or refunded my money. 12 sessions at $420.00 and she's kept every single damn penny of it without looking back. Kim has taken no accountability for ANYTHING and has been more upset about me questioning her integrity. She has flat out said through text: sue me if you need. I have spoken with others who have had similar experiences, so I am not the first, nor will I be the last. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME OR MONEY ON THIS BUSINESS!! She does not care about your time and obviously about keeping her customers happy. I referred someone to her who paid upfront for board and training which should've ran for 3 wks. Kim had the dog for almost 6 wks and it was returned UNTRAINED and quite ill. I would NEVER recommend her services to anyone. EVER.
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Sandy B.
I was barely hanging on two weeks after getting a new puppy. I called Kim and she accepted my puppy right away. I signed up for the four week program and I cannot express the difference when my puppy came home. Now we are in the process of training me. Gail is wonderful, she is patient, kind her firm and you can tell the bond she has with the dogs in her care. Life is Pawsible!!! Thank you to the entire team.
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