How much does it cost, on average, to enroll in a basic obedience class for my dog?FamilyPet
It depends where you live and what kind of services you want. A group class, which is usually comprised of five or six like-minded people and their dogs, will cost between $50-125 for a four-to-six-week class. Dogs tend to be very social, so they might especially enjoy this, and a skilled instructor keeps all the animals from distracting each other.
Private sessions, when the trainer usually comes to your house, range from $50 to $100 per hour.
Doggie Boot Camps, where the dog is sent away for a specific period of time (usually two weeks) can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500.
Every dog needs obedience training and that includes even the most well behaved puppy. The dog needs to focus intently, so even a very short session can tire her out. It helps to calm her, alleviates boredom—and it’s a great bonding experience for you both.
To find a class:
• Ask your veterinarian for recommendations. Local kennel clubs, County Extension Services, public school systems and continuing education programs offer dog obedience classes. Private instruction is another option.
• Visit the programs that are agreeable to your schedule and location. Observe classes in session. In order for you and your dog to be successful, you must be comfortable with the instructor and the environment.
• Choose an instructor who is certified by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) or the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI).
• Meet with a private instructor before committing. Inquire about rates and expectations, as well as training methods. Choose a private trainer whose personality works well with yours.