How much do you charge for dog training? Expert Advice

What Age Should You Train A Dog?

Puppies can learn basic training commands, such as stay or lie down, very early in their lives. That being said, puppies also settle into problem behaviors, like barking or biting, as an early age.

Usually, obedience training for dogs starts as six months.

The answer, in the most general sense, is no. No state laws that mandate profession standards for dog teaching obidience to a dog have been passed. That being said, many dog trainers register with the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, which promote ongoing education for trainers.

Search and Rescue Dog Training Cost

Search and rescue dog training takes about 600 hours and costs $2,500 to $5,000 for basic training, and $15,000 to $20,000 for full instruction. Search and rescue dogs are trained to find missing children and adults. “We like to begin training a dog as young as 12 weeks of age, but older dogs are also considered. Wilderness search dogs must be trained and certified in one of three methods: tracking, trailing, air scent, or cadaver” (Ohio Valley and Search rescue). Additional training is for water search, avalanche, and disaster tracking. [1]

Cost of Training a Hearing Dog

It costs $1,000 to train and place one hearing dog when combined with volunteers’ time, but the recipient gets the dog for free, thanks to grants, donations, and sponsorships. A hearing dog is trained to recognize certain sounds, like doorbells, smoke alarms, or crying children, and to alert the hearing-impaired owner and bring him or her to the source of the noise. Dog owners can also get their current dog trained to be a hearing dog if s/he has the right temperament for the training. It will cost about $6,000 if paying for it yourself.

Protect dog training costs $120 per hour on average. Protection service dogs can aid in diabetic support and can recognize low blood sugar. Also, they protect people’s heads during an epileptic seizure.

How Much Does Dog Training Cost?

When working with in-person clients in one-on-one personal lessons, one of the most common questions that comes up in the first lesson is: How much will this training program cost?

Whether you are trying to crate train a puppy who cries in his crate every night, dealing with a reactive dog or teaching your dog to finally come when called – ideally the training should be fast, with lasting results and not cost as much as your mortgage.