Dog Training

Whether you have a young pup, older dog or a rescue, PetSmart 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

customer service  
select a store
select

Puppy Training

Select a store to see upcoming classes

Beginner Training

Select a store to see upcoming classes

Dog Training

Whether you have a young pup, older dog or a rescue, PetSmart 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

customer service  

What is Separation Anxiety?

Get training tips for how to deal

read article

Pet Training two dogs looking at toys

10 reasons why you and your pup need dog training

read article

Training Classes

    Group Classes

    hide options
    • Puppy Training

      (10 weeks to 5 months old) A great introductory class that teaches you how to communicate with your dog & basic skills like "come when called" & loose-leash walking. This 6-week class will also...

      (10 weeks to 5 months old) A great introductory class that teaches you how to communicate with your dog & basic skills like "come when called" & loose-leash walking. This 6-week class will also address problem-solving and socialization.

      show more
    • Beginner Training

      (5 months & older) For dogs with no previous training, this 6-week class will teach basic manners with impulse control & relationship building exercises. Emphasizing focus, loose-leash walking, "come...

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

      show more
    • 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.

      show more
    • 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 and about, advanced heel...

      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 and about, advanced heel with distractions & more. A graduation diploma is presented to all participants at the end of the class.

      show more
    • 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 & demonstrate positive...

      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 & demonstrate positive interactions.

      show more

    Packages for Dogs

    show options
    • Fundamental Package

      Save $39!

      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 pets 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

      Create a schedule that’s tailored to your pet’s needs. Choose three of the following 6-week classes: Puppy Class, Beginner Class, Intermediate Class or Advanced Class. Our Accredited Dog Trainers will help with reinforcing good behavior & teaching new skills.

    Private Classes

    show options
    • Private Training

      In a setting with just you, your dog and an Accredited Trainer, we’ll teach new behaviors based on your dog’s unique needs. A great option for focusing on your dog’s individual needs. Also perfect...

      In a setting with just you, your dog and an Accredited Trainer, we’ll teach new behaviors based on your dog’s unique needs. A great option for focusing on your dog’s individual needs. Also perfect for 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
      show more
    • Boot Camp Training Class

      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 a 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 a private session. We’ll take the hassle out of training, while your pet is in our care.

      pricing:

      • 30-min. session: $35
      • (4 pack) 30-min. sessions: $120 (save $20!)
      • (8 pack) 30-min. sessions: $200 (save $80!)
      show more

    Other Dog Training Classes

    show options
    • Trick Training

      (10 weeks & up with previous training) Learn fun & playful tricks with an Accredited Trainer. This 6-week class teaches tricks using positive reinforcement improving communication with your dog &...

      (10 weeks & up with previous 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.

      show more

satisfaction guaranteed

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

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

read more