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Dog Training

Whether you have a young pup, older dog or a rescue, PetSmart dog training classes can help them learn how to behave appropriately at home and on-the-go. Our Accredited Pet Trainers teach fun & effective group & private classes through positive reinforcement.learn more

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Dog Training

Whether you have a young pup, older dog or a rescue, PetSmart dog training classes can help them learn how to behave appropriately at home and on-the-go. Our Accredited Pet Trainers teach fun & effective group & private classes through positive reinforcement.learn more

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NEW! StartSmart™ Training Workshop

Get a head start on training with our 1-hr., hands-on workshop

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Brain Games™

An innovative class that enhances your dog's natural intelligence

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Virtual Dog Training

Live, one-on-one training held online from the comfort of your own home

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Training Classes

    Packages

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    • Fundamental Package

      Save $15

      Create the perfect course schedule for your pup! Choose a Puppy OR Beginner Class AND an Intermediate class. Our Accredited Dog Trainers will work with you & your pet to encourage & reinforce good behavior.

    • Advanced Package

      The perfect package for dogs who have completed the Puppy Training or Beginner Training class. Includes the following 6-week classes: Intermediate Class & Advanced Class. Our Accredited Dog Trainers will help build consistency & reinforce good behavior with added distractions.

    • Premium Package

      Best Value! Our 3-class package provides overall training that starts with the fundamentals and addresses problem behaviors while working up to advanced skills. Package includes: Puppy or Beginner Training AND Intermediate AND Advanced Training.

    Group Classes

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    • StartSmart™ Training Workshop

      StartSmart™ Training Workshop (10 weeks & older) A 1-hr. hands-on experience that gives you a head start on potty training, crate training, socialization & tips on visiting the vet or groomer.

    • Puppy Training

      (10 weeks to 5 months old) A 6-week introductory class that teaches you how to communicate with your puppy & focuses on basic skills like "come when called" & loose-leash walking. Also addresses...

      (10 weeks to 5 months old) A 6-week introductory class that teaches you how to communicate with your puppy & focuses on basic skills like "come when called" & loose-leash walking. Also addresses socialization & preventing common problem behaviors.

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    • Beginner Training

      (5 months & older) For dogs with no previous training, this 6-week introductory class will teach basic manners with impulse control & relationship-building exercises. Also focuses on redirection...

      (5 months & older) For dogs with no previous training, this 6-week introductory class will teach basic manners with impulse control & relationship-building exercises. Also focuses on redirection techniques, loose-leash walking, "come when called" & "leave it."

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    • Stress Less™ Training

      (10 weeks & up) A 3-week program for dogs with anxious behaviors related to separation anxiety. Learn ways to comfort your dog & get tips to help them feel more confident & secure. Plus, discover...

      (10 weeks & up) A 3-week program for dogs with anxious behaviors related to separation anxiety. Learn ways to comfort your dog & get tips to help them feel more confident & secure. Plus, discover new products that can make them feel more at ease.

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    • Intermediate Training

      This 6-week class helps dogs who already know basic cues, achieve the same results in situations involving more distance, duration & distractions. Dogs will also learn new cues like "heel", "place" &...

      This 6-week class helps dogs who already know basic cues, achieve the same results in situations involving more distance, duration & distractions. Dogs will also learn new cues like "heel", "place" & more. Pre-requisite: Puppy or Beginner

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    • Brain Games™ Training

      Brain Games™ Training is a fun, yet challenging class for dogs of all ages. This class will provide physical & mental stimulation that will help improve communication, lessen hyperactivity & boredom,...

      Brain Games™ Training is a fun, yet challenging class for dogs of all ages. This class will provide physical & mental stimulation that will help improve communication, lessen hyperactivity & boredom, while building a stronger bond between you & your dog. Dogs will learn how to Read Cue Cards, Color Differentiation, Targeting & more. Pre-requisite: Intermediate

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    • Advanced Training

      Strengthens your dog’s behaviors to provide faster & more consistent responses & helps improve reliability. Topics covered in this 6-week class include: manners while out & about, advanced heel with...

      Strengthens your dog’s behaviors to provide faster & more consistent responses & helps improve reliability. Topics covered in this 6-week class include: manners while out & about, advanced heel with distractions & more. A graduation diploma is presented to all participants at the end of the class. Pre-requisite: Intermediate

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    • Therapy Dog Training

      This 6-week class is designed to help pet parents & their pets learn & practice skills needed to take a Therapy Dog Evaluation. You'll learn to read your pet's body language, identify signs of stress...

      This 6-week class is designed to help pet parents & their pets learn & practice skills needed to take a Therapy Dog Evaluation. You'll learn to read your pet's body language, identify signs of stress & enhance communication & reliability with your dog. Pre-requisite: Advanced

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    Private Classes

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    • Private Training

      In a setting with just you, your dog & an Accredited Trainer, we’ll work to address problem behaviors and can teach new tricks & skills. A great option for pet parents with irregular schedules or...

      In a setting with just you, your dog & an Accredited Trainer, we’ll work to address problem behaviors and can teach new tricks & skills. A great option for pet parents with irregular schedules or dogs who need extra attention. Take as many classes as needed.

      Class includes:

      • Flexible scheduling
      • Custom curriculum
      • Personalized attention

      Pricing:

      • 30 mins. $45
      • 1 hr. $89
      • 4 hrs. $219 (Best value! Less than $1 a min.)
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    • Boot Camp

      A one-on-one session for PetsHotel guests only. While your dog visits us at PetsHotel or Doggie Day Camp, our Accredited Trainers can help your dog master good manners and basic cues during private...

      A one-on-one session for PetsHotel guests only. While your dog visits us at PetsHotel or Doggie Day Camp, our Accredited Trainers can help your dog master good manners and basic cues during private sessions. Available as a single 30-minute session or as a 4- or 8-pack.

      Pricing:

      • 30-min. session: $35
      • (4-pack) 30-min. sessions: $120 (save $20!)
      • (8-pack) 30-min. sessions: $200 (save $80!)
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    Other Dog Training Classes

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    • Trick Training

      Learn fun & playful tricks with an Accredited Trainer. This 6-week class teaches tricks using positive reinforcement, improving communication with your dog & continuing to build a bond....

      Learn fun & playful tricks with an Accredited Trainer. This 6-week class teaches tricks using positive reinforcement, improving communication with your dog & continuing to build a bond. Pre-requisite: Puppy or Beginner

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Virtual Dog Training

  • Virtual Training - 1 Session

    One-on-one training with an Accredited Trainer held online from the comfort of your own home. 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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    $35
  • Virtual Training - 4 Sessions

    One-on-one training with an Accredited Trainer held online from the comfort of your own home. 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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    $126
  • Virtual Dog Training - 8 Sessions

    One-on-one training with an Accredited Trainer held online from the comfort of your own home. Eight 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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    $238

satisfaction guaranteed

If you’re not 100% satisfied, we’ll work to make it right — even retaking the in person or online dog training class for free!

At PetSmart, our Accredited Pet Trainers believe that positive reinforcement builds positive behavior for both pets and people.

With dog training classes designed for puppies and adult dogs, we can help you and your pet set boundaries and communicate in ways you both understand. We offer three levels of dog training courses and experienced pet parents and graduates can also learn more advanced skills, like special tricks and therapy dog training.

We also offer private classes for dogs and pet parents. However, if socializing is important to you and your pup, our group classes are the perfect fit. They're small enough (4-10 dogs) so you'll get the attention you need, but they also offer ample time for your dog to learn how to be around other pets or distractions and still listen to you.

All of our dog training courses are held over the course of several weeks. This way, you can practice your skills, then refine your communication and gain new skills the next week. Check out our convenient virtual dog training options if you prefer to train your pup in the comfort of your home. For those who'd like to go beyond one training class, we offer special savings packages that allow you to combine two or more dog training classes. For details on the training options available, find the PetSmart store nearest you.