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PetSmart Training School Is In Session

Dog Training classes for everything from basic cues to advanced-level manners

Overview

Potty Training Seminar

A one-time, one-hour seminar that will help teach successful Potty Training techniques using positive reinforcement.

Puppy

Start your puppy off right with foundational skills for good behavior that will last a lifetime! A great introductory class for dogs 10 weeks to 5 months old. This class teaches you how to communicate with your dog and teaches them basic skills like Come When Called and Loose Leash Walking. This class will also address problem-solving and socialization. 6-week course.

Beginner

Learn foundational skills and address problem behaviors for a well-mannered family member. For dogs 5 months and older with no previous training. This class will teach basic manners with impulse control and relationship-building exercises. Topics covered include: Focus, Loose Leash Walking, Come When Called, Leave It and many more. 6-week course.

Intermediate

Reinforce and build on foundational behaviors while enhancing skills for real world application. This course builds upon the skills established in Puppy/Beginner. Topics covered include: Heel, Stay, Settle and many more. 6-week course.

Advanced

Strengthen reliability & learn complex skills useful in a variety of situations. This course builds upon the skills established in Puppy/Beginner and Intermediate and is used as preparation for the Canine Good Citizen/Canine Good Neighbour test. Topics covered include: Heel through a Crowd, Emergency Stop, Strike a Pose and many more. 6-week course.

Tricks

Tricks that build confidence, improve concentration and are fun for both of you! Learn fun and playful tricks such as Crawl, Spin, Bow and more! 6-week course.

Therapy Dog

Provide comfort and joy to people in your community. This class prepares you & your dog for Therapy work. You will learn to read your dog’s body language, identify signs of stress, and enhance communication and reliability with your dog. 6-week course.

Private Lessons

30-minute, 1-hour, or 4-hour sessions available. In a setting with just you, your dog, and an Accredited Trainer, we will teach new behaviors based on your dog’s unique needs. Also, perfect for irregular schedules or dogs who need extra attention. Take as many classes as needed.

Pet Training Packages

For the best value, our Pet Training Packages offer the most savings. Our two- and three-class packages will take you and your dog beyond basic training while enhancing communication and reliability.

Boot Camp (only offered in stores with a PetsHotel)

30-minute sessions purchased as a 1-pack, 4-pack, or 8-pack. 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. We will take the hassle out of training while your pet is in our care.

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