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petco positive dog training
Proper training is essential for a long, happy and safe relationship with your dog, setting the foundation to ensure your dog stays physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. To make dog training an enjoyable and fulfilling activity, our approach is positive, rewards-based, fun and effective.
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Puppy Level 1 
For puppies 2-4 months old
This 6-week introductory group class focuses on socialization and is designed to teach your puppy basics including "sit," loose leash walking and to come when called. This dog training class also covers problem-solving ideas for potty training, chewing, teething, digging and more.
Puppy Level 2 
For puppies between 4-6 months old
This 6-week group class expands on lessons learned in Level 1, phases out the use of treats so you can have a well-mannered puppy all the time and introduces fun activities to help keep your puppy's mind active!
Puppy Essentials Package 
This package includes Puppy Levels 1 and 2 plus two 60-minute workshops: Preventing Jumping and Loose Leash Walking.
Puppy Complete Package 
This comprehensive option includes Puppy Levels 1 and 2 plus your choice of one of our Adult dog training classes. As a bonus, this package also includes a private lesson with your Dog Trainer and two workshops!
Adult Dog Level 1 
For dogs over 6 months old
This 6-week introductory group class is designed to help you better communicate and train your older puppy or mature dog. Dogs will learn skills such as "leave it," "wait" and walking on a loose leash. This class also addresses challenges such as jumping, barking and digging.
Adult Dog Level 2 
For dog that have graduated from Adult Dog Level 1
This 6-week group class expands on lessons learned in Level 1, introduces distractions so your dog will learn to listen in any situation and teaches you fun games to play with dogs of any age.
Canine Good Citizen Class 
For dogs that have graduated from Adult Dog Level 2
The American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen (AKC CGC) certification is recognized as a high standard of dog behavior and is an excellent way to prepare for therapy dog training. This training class prepares you and your dog to take the AKC CGC test as well as improve on behaviors already learned.
Adult Dog Essentials Package 
This package includes Adult Dog Training Classes Levels 1 and 2 plus two 60-minute workshops.
Adult Dog Complete Package 
This comprehensive package takes your dog from Adult Level 1 to Canine Good Citizen! The dog training package includes Adult Dog Levels 1 and 2, the Canine Good Citizen Class, a private lesson and two 60-minute workshops.
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Group Classes
Group Classes
We offer group classes for dogs of all ages where you and your dog can learn valuable lessons while socializing with other dogs and people in a fun group setting.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification
AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification
Prepare for the AKC Canine Good Citizen certification, a widely-recognized high standard of polite behavior and excellent preparation for therapy dog training. We also now offer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test.
Seminars & Workshops
Seminars & Workshops
We provide workshops and free 30-minute seminars that are positive, fun and informative.
Private Lessons
Private Lessons
Looking for customized training solutions and one-on-one instruction? Private lessons can be tailored to you and your dog's needs.
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