Online Dog Trainer vs Dog Trainer in Person

People have asked me about signing up for an online dog training websiteDog Trainer In Person and whether this would be a good investment or whether they are better off investing to a professional trainer in person.

This is a good question. I believe there are four key areas to consider:

1. Cost

2. Quality of the solution

3. Training’s Ease of use

4. Support

You may possibly be surprised by the answers…So let’s get into it.

1. Cost – More Expensive Does Not Mean It Is Better.

Many of you reading this article will be happy to spend however much itMore Cost Does Not Mean Better takes in order to get an effective solution. That’s really great. You may be wanting to make sure that you raise your puppy correctly or bring back some peace to your home. However, you may not have hundreds of dollars to spend on different dog trainers until you find a solution.

Here is an important fact to consider: Spending a lot of money will not necessarily get you a good dog trainer to solve your problem.

Dog Trainer in person –

To get a dog trainer to come to your home can start at approximately $50 for the first hour ( if less than this and you may wonder why they are so cheap), and could go up to as much as $500 for a couple of hours.
Often trainers will insist that several training sessions will be required, so the total cost can be far higher than the initial appointment. Some dog trainers try to make an evaluation of your dog and then informs you that your dog has a serious behavioral issue and is going to require many more sessions. Several sessions later you have not seen much improvement and you are out $500.

Online Dog Trainer –

Many dog training websites have an entry fee of $40 to enter the website. This gives you access to a huge amount of information in the form of audios, videos, and written support. Doggy Dan’s, The Online Dog Trainer allows you to trial the site for as low as $1! In my opinion, this is a great option because it allows you to check out the site before you decide if you want to join and pay the fee.

2. Quality Of The Solution – Be Careful With Your Choice

Dog Trainer in person –

In recent years the dog training world has, unfortunately, exploded with thousands of dog lovers becoming dog trainers overnight. Between the two, they are not the same. You may have a friend who loves dogs, but that does not mean that he can help you train your dog. There are many dog trainers out there with no experience and with qualifications not worth the paper they are written on. Make sure you get reliable recommendations from people you know first.

One of the benefits of having a dog trainer visit you in person is that they are able to meet your dog, watch and observe them and this helps to personalize the training process. If they are experienced then they will tailor the training to fit your home and personality.

Online Dog Trainer –

The benefit of an Online Dog Training is that the training being offered is far more greater than that of a dog trainer living in your neighborhood. The professional dog trainer Doggy Dan has many years experience working with a vast number of dogs. And the training you will access is far more extensive.

In summary, whatever option you choose, be sure you do your homework first. Talk to people who have used their services and read testimonials. Are the testimonials recent, do they look genuine?

3. Training’s Ease of use – Personality vs The Beauty Of Technology

Dog trainer in person –

If you are fortunate enough to have an enthusiastic highly recommendedEasy To Use Video Training dog trainer within your area, then it could be a really great option for you. However, they are few, and even if you find one locally, finding time to schedule a dog training session can be difficult.

Online Dog Trainer –

What many people love about an online dog training website is the ease of use. You can view it at any time, night or day from anywhere in the world. You can be at work, at home or at the dog park, you can quickly take a look for some reminders to apply then and there. Parents can simply log in to view more training videos while their children are in bed, this is invaluable.

Having the training videos available online means that everyone in the family can experience the training when they have time. You can break the training down to half hour, pause it, watch training videos for an entire evening if you wish.

4. Support – Don’t Be Left Deserted

Dog trainer in person –

There are some dog trainers that will make multiple visits. However, you need to make sure that this is all included in the price. If it is not then you may have a problem if you have any questions or issues after the training sessions.

Online Dog Trainer –

With The Online Dog Trainer, included is a forum where you can ask questions and receive answers. You can even add and submit a video clip of your dog being naughty in the forum for the dog trainer to look at to get a better understanding of the problem you are having.


As you can see, nothing can be better than a quality and qauntity of online solution when it comes to COST and EASE of use. The ease of use allows you to get the training on your own schedule, and at your own pace and most often for far less money. Technology is amazing these days, and is being put to great use with video websites.

The Online Dog Trainer is probably the best example of websites that is so easy to use providing you with exceptional quality of training. You will not find a better dog training website in all four areas of Cost, Quality of Solution, Training’s Ease Of Use, and Support.

With over 250 training videos available I recommend it for any puppy training or dog problems that you may be experiencing. You also have access to an entire section on understanding how to establish yourself as the pack leader without using fear or aggression which is very crucial for long term success.

Enjoy the site and my suggestion for a 3 day $1 trial here.

Thank you for visiting my website. If you have any questions or comment please leave a comment below.

18 thoughts on “Online Dog Trainer vs Dog Trainer in Person”

  1. Very informal of dog training. I did not even know that you could get quality dog training off the web. Much appreciated for opening my eyes on this subject. One question I do have is, my parents have a dog that is an adult but still has issues going to the bathroom inside the house. Do they have a training on how to eliminate this problem? Thanks again for the info.

  2. Hi,
    I am thinking about getting a dog soon and really want to train it at a young age. i don’t know a lot about dogs since I’ve never had one but I would like to know if I train my dog when its young is there a point where I can stop training it and how do I know when that is?

    Sorry if it’s a stupid question.

    1. Hi Lee,

      Many people ask when is the best time to start training a puppy. It’s best to start training as a puppy. Once you start training your puppy or dog, you will want to set yourself a goal to achieve successfully and remain focused on that. Many people make the mistake of losing sight of that goal and before too long their dogs slips back to their behavioral issues again.

      There may a period when you can stop training your dog but the methods used are not that difficult. And don’t feel bad for asking this question.

      Thank you for your comment and for stopping by. Have a great day!

  3. Hey Rosa,

    Wow, Doggy Dan does appear to offer great value. Only wish more dog owners who know they are failing with training their new puppy would learn of this great option; Had to share your post on Twitter in hope of “getting the word out there” to all pet owners. Thank YOU for posting this information.

    1. Hi Trish,

      I agree…I wish more dog owners would take the time to learn from Doggy Dan in training their dogs. This could avoid a lot of dogs becoming homeless or put down.

      Thank you for your comment and for getting the word out there. I appreciate it. Have a great day!

  4. Wow, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as an online dog trainer.

    I have a golden retriever who rules the roost at Casa Conley. Her name is Punkin. She’s nine. She’s pretty much got us all trained!

    As for us training her, I guess Punkin’s pretty much what we hoped for, behavior-wise.

    She stays in the yard, she comes when called, she goes potty outside and doesn’t destroy things when she’s inside. Punkin’s pleasant to people and animals who come on the property – except squirrels and raccoons.

    Punkin eats the squirrels and chases the raccoons. I’m not sure we need to break her of that.

    I am glad to know that there are dog trainers online. Perhaps when Punkin leaves us in another 6-7 years we’ll start over with a puppy. Maybe we’ll go about things a bit more scientifically next time around.

    Thanks for the Info,


    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Sounds like you have a well behaved mannered dog. Although I’d have to say, I feel bad for those squirrels! But I have heard squirrels do create a problem on your home. So it looks like Punkin is taking care of that.

      Thank you for stopping by and commenting. You have a great day!

  5. Hi Rosa,

    Oh gosh, it’s been so long since I’ve had a dog but I’m itching to get one real soon so I’m trying to soak up as much information as I can.

    I’m sure you’ve already heard this a million times before but I can’t believe there is online dog training! I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised considering that we can do just about everything else online.

    Initially, my thought was, “Why on earth would I want to use an online service to train a dog?” But upon further reading, I was pleasantly surprised to see the number of services they offer and how convenient it would be. I especially like the number of topics Doggy Dan’s cover. You mean to tell me that you could train a dog not to run away? I wish I had known that 20-something years ago when my German Shepherd, Caesar would disappear a few times a month.

    I agree with what you said about there being a difference between loving dogs and being able to train them. I believe it’s site like yours, Rosa, that will better educate people on the best way to train their dogs.

    All the best to you, Rosa!


    1. Hi Veronica,

      I appreciate your comment. The online dog trainer is to help dog owners to basically help their dogs by training them and help with any kind of dog issues they may have.

      I also believe if people were to educate themselves about how to train their dogs and follow Doggy Dan’s method of training, there would be less abandonment or euthanization.

      I’m glad you found value in this article. Again, thank you for your comment.

  6. This is what I was looking for. I have a dog name Murphy and I know a little bit about dog training. I have been wanting to learn how to better train her for a while, just don’t have the time or money for someone to come to my home.

    This program will work great for us with a $1 to start and $37 a month isn’t bad at all. As long as I can cancel at any time this would work for us.

    Thanks for this information much appreciated.

    1. Hi Karden,

      I’m glad to have helped you find a training service for your dog. You can use the online dog training at any time you want and when you feel you no longer want to continue, you can cancel at any time.

      Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by.

  7. I think online dog training is a great idea. As a dog owner I want to know how to teach my dog, rather than paying someone to come in a do it for me. Training your own dog is a good way to bond and it strengthens trust between you. When my dog was a puppy, I took her to positive reinforcement training classes and worked great.

    Does Doggie Dan’s The Online Dog Trainer use positive reinforcement methods?

    1. Hi Katie,

      Doggy Dan uses the gentle method and techniques in training dogs in the online dog trainer. He doesn’t use shock collars, clickers or any kind of physical correction. In the online dog trainer you can actually see how he works with dogs through videos.

      I’m glad you found this article helpful. I appreciate you stopping and thank you for your comment.

  8. I would much prefer use an online dog trainer website than a dog trainer in person due to online having the convenience to watch and train when the time suits plus when you compare prices over time, an online training website far outweighs paying per hour, costs can really start to accumulate over years worth of training.

    Genuine testimonials are a great resource regarding confidence and quality of training and I do like the support package The Online Dog Trainer offers, having a platform of support to answer all concerns where you can upload videos regarding associated problems is really beneficial.

    Thanks for your article, the $1 start up cost sounds like a legitimate try before you buy package.
    Have you been a member and how did you find their training?
    Sounds excellent,

    1. Hi Simon,

      I do agree and believe it to be more convenient to have access to the vidoe training in the online dog trainer website.

      Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by.

  9. Hi, thanks for the good comparison made between the personal dog trainer and the online dog training website. I will prefer to go for online dog training as it is more cost effective and I can review the training material over and over again. Engaging personal dog trainer might not be a cost effective solution if you are a slow learner and you not able to grasp the knowledge taught to you by the dog trainer. This is totally different case with the online dog training website, whereby you can play the training video over and over again

    1. Hi IllusiozTan,

      I agree and it’s much more convientent for the dog owner to access the online dog trainer website at any time of the day at home or wherever you may be.

      Thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by.

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