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Welcoming home a dog is an exciting time filled with new challenges. Petco is with you every step of the way as your bond with your dog and learn to speak their language. At Petco, we believe that dog training takes positivity and mentors. We offer positive dog training services that encourage good behavior through fun and informative group or private lessons led by expert dog trainers. Our online and in-person dog obedience classes offer a secure environment where dogs and puppies can learn the skills they need for real-world situations.
Browse our selection of dog training classes to find one that fits the needs of you and your dog.
Petco is proud to offer online dog obedience training classes; train your dog from the safety of your home. Learn more.
Dog training classes at Petco is an affordable option for pet parents. See our list of individual classes and value packages below.
Puppy Training Level 1
This 6-week introductory group class focuses on proper socialization and teaches desired behaviors and cues to address common puppy challenges, such as:
- Potty training
- Chewing & teething
- Digging and more
For puppies 2-4 months
Puppy Training Level 2
This 6-week intermediate group class expands on the behaviors and basic cues learned in Puppy Level 1, introducing:
- The concept of establishing behaviors as routines
- Fun games to keep your puppy's mind active and engaged
- More advanced training cues
For puppies 4-6 months
Puppy Training Essentials Package
A 2-class package covering the basics of your puppy's educational needs. Includes Puppy Level 1, Puppy Level 2 and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test.
Puppy Training Complete Package
A comprehensive package giving your puppy the very best in training. Includes Puppy Level 1, Puppy Level 2, one of our adult dog classes, one private lesson and the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test.
Adult Dog Training Level 1
This 6-week introductory group class is designed to help you better communicate with and train your dog. Dogs will learn behaviors & cues, such as:
- 'Leave it'
- Loose leash walking
- Includes additional behavioral tips to stop unwanted jumping, barking, and digging
For dogs over 6 months old
Adult Dog Training Level 2
This 6-week intermediate group class expands on behaviors and cues learned in Adult Level 1, introducing:
- More advanced and complex training techniques
- Fun games to help keep your dog physically and mentally stimulated
- For dogs that have graduated from Adult Level 1 or equivalent For dogs over 6 months old who have attended Adult Level 1 or equivalent
Canine Good Citizen® Class
The American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (AKC CGC) certification helps prepare you and your dog for the AKC CGC test as well as improve on existing behavior challenges.
Dog Training Essentials Package
A 2-class starter pack for your dog. Includes Adult Dog Level 1, Adult Dog Level 2 or AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
Dog Training Complete Package
An all-inclusive training package for your dog. Includes Adult Dog Level 1, Adult Dog Level 2, AKC Canine Good Citizen Class, one private lesson and the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
Positive dog training focuses on rewarding good behavior instead of punishing naughty behavior. Just like humans, dogs repeat behaviors that they are rewarded for. Our expert dog trainers use positive reinforcement dog obedience training techniques that are supported by decades of research to build respect and trust between you and your dog.
Timing and consistency are essential to successful puppy training. Petco's puppy training services introduce the basics and build on the commands you practice at home with your pup. The puppy training classes cover essential commands, loose-leash walking, problem-solving ideas for potty training puppy, chewing, digging and more. At our in-person puppy group training sessions, our expert dog trainers also leave plenty of time for puppy socialization and playtime.
After completing the puppy training, classes, test your pup's newly acquired skills with the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test through AKC's Canine Good Citizen Evaluators at Petco.
Dog obedience training takes consistency and positive reinforcement. Through Petco's Adult Level dog training services, our expert dog trainers will reinforce positive behaviors while building upon basic cues. We cover, coming when called, sit, stay and politely walking on a leash, managing undesirable behaviors, preventing boredom with enrichment activities, meeting new people, and adjusting to new environments.
Take your dog through the AKC Canine Good Citizen® training sessions with AKC's Canine Good Citizen Evaluators at Petco. This training course will prepare you and your dog to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen® Test which is also offered at Petco.
At Petco, we understand that some dogs and pet parents may need or prefer private dog training classes. Our private dog training services focus on your dog's precise needs. Sign up for one or multiple private dog training classes with one of our expert dog trainers.