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

    Packages

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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.

    Group Classes

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    • StartSmart™ Training Workshop

      StartSmart™ Training Workshop (10 weeks & older) A one-hour Workshop that will teach essential skills, including: Handling and Desensitizing for grooming and in-home care, Proper Socialization...

      StartSmart™ Training Workshop (10 weeks & older) A one-hour Workshop that will teach essential skills, including: Handling and Desensitizing for grooming and in-home care, Proper Socialization protocols, Potty Training and more!

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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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    • Stress Less™ Training

      (10 weeks & up) A 3-week program for dogs with anxious behaviours related to separation anxiety. Learn ways to comfort your dog & get tips to help them feel more confident & secure. Plus, discover...

      (10 weeks & up) A 3-week program for dogs with anxious behaviours related to separation anxiety. Learn ways to comfort your dog & get tips to help them feel more confident & secure. Plus, discover new products that can make them feel more at ease.

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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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    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

  • 1-hr. Private Training Class

    Book a 4-hour private training class in a setting with just you, your dog and an Accredited Trainer. We’ll teach new behaviors based on your dog’s unique needs. Perfect for irregular schedules or dogs who need extra attention. Class includes:

    • Flexible scheduling
    • Custom curriculum
    • Personalized attention
    Valid 11/26/21 through 12/29/21 at PetSmart® stores in US/PR/Canada with Treats™ membership for $20 off a 1 hour Private Training class. Maximum value $20.00. Limit one coupon per customer. Services are subject to availability. Some services are not available in every store. No substitutions. Void if copied. Non-transferable. No credit or cash back. Pet age, health and vaccination requirements apply. For the safety of all animals and associates, and at the sole discretion of PetSmart, some pets may not be permitted. Not valid with any other discount or offer on the same service. Terms and conditions of this offer are subject to change at the sole discretion of PetSmart. Canada customers: Sales tax, where applicable, is collected on the price net of coupon value. Terms and conditions of this offer are subject to change at the sole discretion of PetSmart.
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  • FLASH SALE! Puppy or Beginner Training Class

    Training benefits everyone! Start your pup off on the right paw with one of these great introductory training classes.

    Puppy Training (for puppies 10 weeks to 5 months old):

    • Simple cues like sit, come & wait
    • Basic manners
    • Socialization with people & other dogs
    • Loose-leash walking

    Beginner Training (for dogs 5 months & up):

    • Simple cues like leave it & drop it
    • Basic house manners
    • Problem prevention
    • Loose-leash walking
    Offer valid 12/29/21 through 1/2/22 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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    SAVE $15

satisfaction guaranteed

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!

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

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