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

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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

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Training Classes

    Group Classes

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    • 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 behaviours.

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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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    • 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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    • Advanced Training

      Strengthens your dog’s behaviours 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 behaviours 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.

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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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    Packages for Dogs

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    • Fundamental Package

      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 behaviour.

    • 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 behaviour with added distractions.

    • Premium Package

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

    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 behaviours 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 behaviours 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. $49
      • 1 hr. $95
      • 4 hrs. $229
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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 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: $39
      • (4 pack) 30-min. sessions: $139 (save $20!)
      • (8 pack) 30-min. sessions: $219 (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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Special Offers

  • Puppy or Beginner Class

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

    Offer valid 5/3/21 through 6/6/21 with Treats membership. Pet age, health & vaccination requirements apply. Subject to availability. Prices may vary. Space may be limited. See store associate for more details.
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  • Boot Camp for PetsHotel Guests

    While your dog is staying at PetsHotel or Doggie Day Camp, sign them up for our Boot Camp:

    • Provides additional mental & physical stimulation
    • Teaches them new skills
    • Improves existing skills

    Call and add Boot Camp to your dog's stay today!

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    SAVE $10

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....

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