One-on-one training with an Accredited Trainer held online from the comfort of your own home.
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 behaviours in the environment where they occur.
Get feedback & results in real-time & focus on behaviours where & when they occur at home (or on the go) with personalized training from an Accredited Trainer.
Sessions can be held anywhere with an internet connection. It’s suitable for dogs of any age, breed or temperament.
Work with your Trainer to focus on manners, tricks or behaviours that are easier to address at home like barking, counter surfing, begging & more.
In your preferred setting, we’ll work on problem behaviours & teach new skills. Each session is 30 minutes. Buy a bundle of sessions & save 10%.
This 30-minute introductory session allows you & your pet to meet your Trainer and discuss the behaviours you want to focus on. Your Trainer will begin observing the behaviours and introduce one or two new cues.
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 behaviours as well as following up to ensure the concerns are addressed successfully.
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.
Emily F. was one of the first PetSmart associates to use Virtual Dog Training with her adorable, adopted pup, Marlowe. Hear how working one-on-one with an Accredited Trainer online, from the comfort of her own home, helped them both.
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.
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.
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.
PetSmart Area Trainer, Glendale, AZ
Hi, I’m Trisha! I found my love for dog training 9 years ago. My favourite 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!
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.
Currently, virtual sessions are available across Canada and the United States.
You can purchase a single 30-minute session or 4 sessions.
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.
Yes. Schedule as few or as many as you want per week to meet you and your dog’s needs.
Please call your Trainer at the phone number provided in your confirmation email to reschedule an upcoming session.
Although in-store training classes require pet vaccinations to participate, since Virtual Training is held outside of the store, no vaccinations are required.
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 favourite 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.
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.
We use Zoom.
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.
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.
Yes, please see below for the relevant topic(s) you would like to cover in your Virtual Dog Training.
If you can’t make it to one of our locations for in person dog training our online dog training may be a better fit for you. PetSmart’s online dog training courses will ensure your pup is on their best behaviour from the comfort of your own home.
Review the benefits of online virtual dog training to determine if our online dog training courses are right for you and your dog. Also check out our training guide to find the class that’s perfect for your dog’s needs.