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Dog Training

Building the lifelong bond between you and your dog through education and fun!

Dog Training Classes

Explore our class menu and learn more
about PETCO Dog Training:
Group Classes

Puppy Class (for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months of age)
Start your puppy out on the right paw. This 6-week group course is focused on socialization and designed to teach your puppy new commands through fun and positive techniques.
Puppy Class lessons include:

  • Walking on a Loose Leash
  • Look
  • Sit
  • Off
  • Leave it
  • Come when called
  • Stay
  • Down
  • And many more!
Puppy Training Classes
The classes also go over problem-solving ideas for housetraining, chewing, teething, digging and more.
FREE Parenting Guide Book included!
Basic Class (for puppies and adult dogs over 6 months of age)
Dogs can learn at any age! This 6-week group course is designed to help socialize and train older puppies
and adult dogs.
Basic Class lessons include:

  • Walking on a Loose Leash
  • Sit
  • Close
  • Leave it
  • Stay
  • Off
  • Wait
  • Come when called
  • Bring and Drop it
  • Down
  • Shake
  • And many more!
Adult Training Classes

The classes also include problem-solving ideas for most behavior challenges. Through lessons, discussions,
and, of course, hands-on training, you will learn how to successfully communicate and bond with your dog.
FREE Parenting Guide Book included!
Contact your local PETCO Dog Trainer for start dates, pricing and any other questions you may have.
We'll see you in class!
AKC Canine Good Citizen Classes

The American Kennel Club's CGC Class is designed to prepare you to take the Canine Good Citizen test as well as improve on commands you've already learned.
American Kennel ClubLessons go over each test item on the test including:
  • Greeting a friendly stranger
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Ignoring distractions
  • Advanced Sit, Down, and Stay
  • And much more!
The AKC Canine Good Citizen certification is widely recognized for a high standard of dog behavior and an excellent way to prepare for therapy dog training. Many of our Dog Trainers are certified AKC evaluators and can administer the AKC CGC test or can refer you to an evaluator in your area. The AKC Canine Good Citizen Participant's Handbook is included!
*Available only in select stores.
Contact your local PETCO Dog Trainer for start dates, pricing and any other questions you may have. We'll see you in class!
FREE Seminars

FREE SeminarsAttend one of our FREE PETCO Training Seminars to understand your dog and become better equipped to prevent and solve problem canine challenges. You will learn how to reward good manners and encourage socialization for a lasting and loving bond between you and your pet. Seminars are 30-minute informational sessions and ask our Dog Training Instructors about classes. As always, you and your dog are both welcome!
Seminar Topics Include:
  • Potty Training
    In this seminar, the Dog Training Instructors will discuss techniques for the prevention and management of potty training mishaps. Topics covered will include proper crate training, the importance of keeping a regular schedule, and what to do when accidents happen (and they will!). Excellent for pet parents with puppies or adult dogs. Successful potty training can last a lifetime.
  • Puppy Socialization/Playtime
    Bring your puppy to this seminar and learn how to introduce positive social learning experiences into your puppy's life. You will learn how to encourage healthy, friendly behaviors with other pets and strangers and recognize signs of fear or aggression. There will be an interactive play session and discussion on how to raise a well socialized companion dog. Good for puppies age 2 to 6 months.
  • Behavior and Manners
    Most behavior challenges can be solved with good training, re-direction, environment management, and proper exercise. This discussion will address how to prevent and solve common behavior problems with barking, chewing, digging, jumping up, running away, and more. Learn the causes of these behaviors and positive ways to change them. A well trained dog is a happy dog and has more freedom to be with you.
  • Loose Leash Walking
    Want to take your dog to the park, to the local PETCO store, or walk calmly down your street? Learn positive reinforcement techniques to teach your dog how to walk politely on a leash. Dogs pull on leashes because of excitement/distractions, lack of exercise or simply just because we follow. Sign up now as a first step towards your long walk together.
  • Adoption/Shelter Dogs
    There are many great pets in animal shelters and we are here to help with the transition! Learn positive ways to interact with your new friend and prepare for concerns you may have. Importance of attending a group class, regardless of age, is discussed with many great best practices.
  • Canine Communication
    Do you ever wonder why dogs bark or bury bones? During this seminar, pet parents will understand how to recognize common dog body language and why their dogs "do that"!
Contact your local PETCO Dog Trainer for seminar dates and any other questions you may have. We'll see you in class!
Private Dog Training Lessons

Private Dog Training Lessons
Private Lessons are designed for people who cannot attend scheduled group sessions or desire one-on-one instruction. Private Lessons can be tailored to your dog's individual needs. Single sessions, and four or six lesson packages are available at a discounted price. FREE Parenting Guide included.
Contact your local PETCO Dog Trainer for start dates, pricing and any other questions you may have. We'll see you in class!