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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 West Jordan dog trainers
Victor N.
Tiffany is a fantastic trainer! She is very patient and takes the time to answer every question we have in detail. Our experience with Tiffany as our dog trainer has been great; we started with weekly training sessions with our puppy at about eight weeks old. Our puppy has learned so much in such a short amount of time. We plan to continue to do monthly sessions with Tiffany because we saw firsthand how much of a difference her training style helped us as dog owners and what to do to successfully train or puppy. Our puppy has benefited from the training and is becoming a more confident and happy pup.
Puppy Training SolutionsPuppy Training Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Kim was wonderful and has really been flexible with my crazy schedule. She is very knowledgeable and trained my dog to do way more then I could have asked for.
Life is PawsibleLife is Pawsible
Kaitlin R.
She is an awesome trainer! She takes the time to get to know you and your dog and help you work on your individualized needs. Her group classes are wonderful as well.
Life is PawsibleLife is Pawsible
Stacy N.
Wayne is the best dog trainer I have ever had the privilege of working with!! He has a love for animals that radiates off of him. We have a very, very, hyper Weimaraner. Duke really needed training, but we couldn't afford what a lot of other animal trainers were charging. Not only did Wayne work with us to make training affordable, it was obvious that Wayne was trustworthy, honest and passionate about what he does and his love for animals. Duke was 10 months old the first time he went with Wayne. Duke was with Wayne for 3 weeks. Wayne sent daily/every other day updates. He sent pictures and videos, he called and text us about Duke's training progress and how much fun he was having. Wayne also picked up Duke and brought him back to us. This was so convenient, not having to spend two days traveling. Wayne was very honest about his training and background. He answered all the questions we had, without hesitation. Wayne is so transparent and wants the animals owner to know every detail. He let me know that Duke had got a small cut from a barbwired fence. Even though that cut would have been healed and unnoticeable by the time we got Duke back, he wanted us to know. Duke came back a completely different dog, in relation to his manners. He followed the commands that Wayne had taught him. Wayne spent about an hour teaching us the commands and how to work with Duke, when he brought him home. Duke went to Wayne a huge, destructive, out of control dog. Honestly, we were not sure we would be able to keep Duke due to his behaviors. Duke came back from Wayne a(still huge) repectful dog that followed commands. He was way less hyper and no longer controlled us. Duke is still the same fun loving dog he has always been, but now he is calmer and responds to commands. Duke still gets excited and is crazy at times, only now he knows when it is appropriate to show his emotions. Wayne trains his dogs with praise versus treats. I love this, because Duke will follow commands for nothing but being told that he is such a "good boy". Duke went with Wayne for a second training session. Duke was so excited to see Wayne! This made my heart so happy. Wayne did a refresher course with Duke, but this time he was there for Shed training. Duke spent a month with Wayne. You can imagine how much we missed him!! I never once worried that Duke wasn't with the best trainer and person he could be with. I knew he was having the time of his life, all while learning. My son will be spending several days in the spring, with Duke and Wayne to further Duke's shed training. I really could say so much more and would be happy to answer any questions that someone might have. Wayne will always have a place in my heart for the way he has cared for Duke. I consider him a friend for life. Wayne is the only person that I trust, without a single doubt to care for Duke, for such long periods of time. I know that Wayne loves Duke like one of his own. Wayne is also very flexible and understanding and would take Duke on a moments notice, for any reason. Thanks Wayne!! You truly have gained our love, trust and respect. P.S. Duke misses you and all his friends!! Thanks for everything you've done for us!
Big Dog AcademyBig Dog Academy
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