*Classes may be limited at this time & in select stores only. Check back for updated availability.
Our accredited trainers teach fun & effective classes.
As part of our commitment to pet health and safety, we have robust processes in place for all pets receiving care in our Training classes. During higher-risk times, we often add additional measures to ensure pet safety. For example, we extend the pre-screening process for Training to ensure pets with any current or previous signs of illness are identified before encountering other pets. We also reinforce existing health and safety protocols, while working to educate pet parents on how to spot signs of a pet illness.
Pets visiting PetSmart for Training are welcomed by a safety-certified associate who conducts a Hands-on Assessment checking for unique needs, taking note of any behavioral or health issues and addressing any concerns with pet parents. Our rigorous health and safety protocols are designed by a dedicated Safety team of experts and implemented daily by our pet care and safety-certified associates. Pets in our care are continually monitored and our associates are trained to watch for critical signs of stress.
It depends on the class; Puppies can start as early as 10 weeks. To learn more about our classes, click here.
Class days and times vary by store. Group classes meet at the same time each week for six consecutive weeks.
Group classes are one hour long.
Yes, we offer a variety of in-store privates lessons to meet the needs of your dog. Visit your local PetSmart location to sign up for private lessons or click here to learn more about Virtual Dog Training sessions.
DPP (Distemper, Parvo & Parainfluenza) & Rabies vaccinations are required for any dog over 4 months old. Proof must be provided in the first class to participate.
Class size can vary based on type of class, day/time of class and size of the training area, but typically you can expect 4-6 dogs.
Work with your Trainer to attend a make-up session.
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!
You can find more information on all class types by visiting here.
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 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.
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