Virtual Dog Training

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One-on-one training with an Accredited Trainer held online from the comfort of your own home.

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What is Virtual Dog Training?

Live, one-on-one training instruction that is a great option for pet parents who want to create their own curriculum & work on their dog’s problem behaviors in the environment where they occur.

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Effective

Get feedback & results in real-time & focus on behaviors where & when they occur at home (or on the go) with personalized training from an Accredited Trainer.

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Convenient

Sessions can be held anywhere with an internet connection. It’s suitable for dogs of any age, breed or temperament.

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Customizable

Work with your Trainer to focus on manners, tricks or behaviors that are easier to address at home like barking, counter surfing, begging & more.

Virtual Training Session Options

In your preferred setting, we’ll work on problem behaviors & teach new skills. Each session is 30 minutes. Buy a bundle of sessions & save 10%.

Virtual Training - 1 Session

$35

This 30-minute introductory session allows you & your pet to meet your Trainer and discuss the behaviors you want to focus on. Your Trainer will begin observing the behaviors and introduce one or two new cues.

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Virtual Training - 4 Sessions

$126

SAVE 10%

Four 30-minute sessions will provide time to teach multiple cues and work on them in different environments with a variety of distractions. It also allows time for working on unwanted behaviors as well as following up to ensure the concerns are addressed successfully.

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Meet some of our Virtual Accredited Trainers

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Shannon E.

PetSmart Area Trainer, Colorado Springs, CO

I found my passion for dog training 14 years ago working with a local rescue. Since then, I continue to be a partner to the rescues in my community to help pets stay in their forever homes. As a knowledge-assessed Certified Professional Dog Trainer, who has completed professional certification in the Fear Free curriculum, I love helping families connect and strengthen their relationship with their dogs through positive reinforcement training. When I'm not helping my students, you'll find me making training videos for PetSmart, on the trails or on the water with my 6 lb. rescue dog Tator Tot.

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Jenny O.

PetSmart Area Trainer, San Antonio, TX

My name is Jenny, and I’m a knowledge-assessed Certified Professional Dog Trainer and Canine Good Citizen evaluator for the American Kennel Club. I’ve been training dogs professionally for more than 20 years. As a Regional Area Trainer Mentor for PetSmart, I also help to educate the next generation of dog trainers. I’m active in the Therapy Dog world; having been an evaluator for Therapy Dog International and currently working with Pet Partners as a Therapy team with my 5-year-old Newfoundland Eeko.

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Robyn W.

PetSmart Area Trainer, Mount Prospect, IL

My name is Robyn and during my 14 years with PetSmart, I’ve worked with dogs of all shapes, sizes and temperaments. I’m a knowledge-assessed Certified Professional Dog Trainer, who has completed professional certification in the Fear Free curriculum and a Canine Good Citizen evaluator for the American Kennel Club. My own dogs range from a 100 lb. Doberman to a 7 lb. Yorkie. Whether it’s creating a strong bond or mending a strained relationship, I pride myself in using my own passion to help others. My goal as a trainer is to help pet parents not just fix the problems, but to see the true potential of their dog.

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Trisha C.

PetSmart Area Trainer, Glendale, AZ

Hi, I’m Trisha! I found my love for dog training 9 years ago. My favorite thing about training is teaching pet parents to communicate with their dogs and helping them building a better bond through positive reinforcement. I am an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator and encourage as many students as possible to become Therapy Dog Teams to help share the joy. When my demo dog, Tootsie (my 12-year-old Aussie rescue) and I aren’t teaching, you can catch us playing frisbee or experimenting with new tricks and testing out intelligence toys!

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What to Expect

Find out what you need & how to prepare for your Virtual Training session.

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FAQs
  • How is Virtual Dog Training different than in-store training?

    Virtual Dog Training conveniently allows you to train in the comfort of your own home or anywhere there’s an internet connection. It’s also a great option for shy or reactive dogs who would not do well in an in-store setting.

  • How long is each session?

    You can purchase a single 30-minute session or 4 sessions.

  • How do I schedule each session, and do they have to be at the same time each week?

    You can schedule your first session when you book online, and then work with your Trainer to schedule future sessions on different days and at different times if you like.

  • Can I schedule more than one session per week?

    Yes. Schedule as few or as many as you want per week to meet you and your dog’s needs.

  • What happens if I miss a session? How do I reschedule?

    Please call your Trainer at the phone number provided in your confirmation email to reschedule an upcoming session.

  • What pet vaccinations are required?

    Although in-store training classes require pet vaccinations to participate, since Virtual Training is held outside of the store, no vaccinations are required.

  • What supplies do I need for Virtual Dog Training?

    You should have your dog on a properly fitted collar or harness and a secure leash, have a variety of bite-sized treats readily available and a few favorite toys. We recommend that you have a treat pouch to keep your treats close and accessible and have your dog’s bed nearby, so they have access to relax during the session as needed.

  • What type of device do I need to participate in Virtual Training?

    You can use any device that has internet service, a camera & microphone and can access Zoom. We recommend using a larger device like a tablet or computer rather than a mobile phone. We also suggest using wireless headphones.

  • What platform do you use for Virtual Training?

    We use Zoom.

  • How do I join my virtual session?

    Each time a session is scheduled, you will receive a meeting invite with a link to join your upcoming session. While you are not required to download the Zoom app, we recommend using it to access key features of the meeting software to maximize your Virtual Training experience.

  • Do you offer a Satisfaction Guarantee?

    Yes, and we’ll work with you to make it right – even retaking the session for free – if you’re not satisfied with your results.