School Is
Now In Session

Online training now available.

 
  • Sit, stay home and train

    Led by Petco certified dog trainers, our online classes suit a variety of needs and experience levels.

  • Training from the comfort of home

    Safely access dog training classes via Zoom from any location that has Internet access and get a recording of your session after every class.

  • Build better bonds

    Strengthen your relationship with your dog while bonding with other pet parents.

 

How it works

  • Step 1

    Find the best classes for you and your dog

  • Step 2

    Pick a trainer in your timezone

  • Step 3

    Select your preferred class, day and time

  • Step 4

    Join your class via a Zoom link sent to your email

 

Four-Session Group Classes—$99

Our four-session group classes have a maximum of six participants and offer more customized training for you and your dog.

 
  • Puppy Basics

    What you'll learn:

    Top recommended methods for teaching basic cues and behaviors, including:

    • Potty training and crate training methods
    • Coming when called
    • Nipping
    • Politely walking on a leash
    • Adjusting to new environments
    • Socialization tips and guidance
  • Adult Basics

    What you'll learn:

    Reinforcing positive behaviors at home and on the go while building upon basic cues, including:

    • 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
  • Beyond the Basics

    What you'll learn:

    Solve undesirable behaviors with positive reinforcement techniques, including:

    • Cues such as touch and leave it
    • Addressing behaviors like pulling, jumping and excessive barking
 

Pick your trainer

Once you pick a trainer in your time zone, you'll select your class, day and time.

 
Chris M.

Chris M.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator – Petco Mentor University

In 2007, I decided to dedicate myself to train through positive methods. Through fun positive reinforcement, I will help you to focus your dog in every way that you could need. My goal for every dog is to have your walk be off leash rules, for our on leash world.


Elizabeth P.

Elizabeth P.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator – CPDT-KA, CCFT, Petco Mentor University

While working toward my CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainier-Knowledge Assessed) and my CCFT (Certified Canine Fitness Trainer) certifications I've fallen in love with helping pet parents succeed in teaching their dogs basic skills for problem solving and keeping everyone confident and healthy along the way.


Jamie A.

Jamie A.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator – Petco Mentor University

I love helping pet parents bond and build trust with their dogs using positive training and enrichment to maximize their potential as a team!

Courtney P.

Courtney P.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator, ABCDT, Petco Mentor University

I am passionate about welcoming new dogs and puppies to the family and to have families build a strong bond with their dogs through positive reinforcement.


Diannah R.

Diannah R.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator – Petco Mentor University

I love creating a comfortable, effective training experience for both you and your dog. I've trained dogs for homelife, therapy roles and stage work for theatre.


Kierah M.

Kierah M.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator, B.S. in Animal Science, Petco Mentor University

With a B.S. in Animal Science, I've become skilled at teaching pet parents how to better communicate with their pets as well as how to ensure their pets have complete care: physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.


Tiffany R.

Tiffany R.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator, B.S. in Psychology, Petco Mentor University

I love building strong relationships between dogs and their families. I try to make training as fun as possible for both dogs and humans, because I try to view the world from the dogs point of view.


David M.

David M.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator, Petco Mentor University

I am fully committed to teaching the most up-to-date, effective, and convenient solutions to pet parent’s needs. Using a positive, science-based, and force free method, my goal is to provide pet parents with the tools to build a happier, healthier relationship with their dogs.

Amanda N.

Amanda N.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator – Petco Mentor University

I have worked with a wide variety of animals from primates to reptiles. I was a 5th grade teacher and have a degree in biopsychology. I love to teach different ways to keep pups mentally stimulated through training exercises, activities and games, helping to relieve stress for pets and families and encourage FUN!


Anna M.

Anna M.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator – Petco Mentor University

I enjoy teaching dogs of all ages to become more confident with body handling and grooming care. More specifically, I love teaching pet parents how to understand dog body language.


Chloe S.

Chloe S.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator, CPDT-KA, Petco Mentor University

I strive to equip pet parents with the knowledge to effectively communicate with their pups. My classes are equally as fun as they are informative. I truly enjoy working with all dogs! From the hyperactive pup to the shy and timid and anywhere in between. Through patience, kindness and clear communication I believe we can achieve anything!


Jeremy P.

Jeremy P.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator – Petco Mentor University

I trained more than a dozen species of animals before coming to Petco. I also helped in starting the careers of more than 15 therapy dogs and one therapy pig.

 

PRO Sessions—$29

Positive Reinforcement Orientation (PRO) sessions are one-session classes with a maximum of 50 participants that help address common at-home and outdoor behaviors.

 
  • Get Physical

    What you'll learn:

    Ways to get your dog moving while ensuring their health & wellness, including:

    • Low- and high-impact exercises and when they're used
    • Creating cool-down activities after high-impact exercise
    • Choosing exercises based on your dog's age
  • Busy Brains

    What you'll learn:

    How to keep your dog's mind busy with engaging activities, including:

    • The different levels of mental stimulation and identifying the best level for your pet
    • How enrichment games, puzzles and toys can help stimulate your dog's brain
  • Close Connections

    What you'll learn:

    The role emotions play in training and how you can effectively support your dog, including:

    • How to create a balanced environment
    • Recognizing signs of insecurity
    • Understanding emotions and their effects
  • Community Adventures

    What you'll learn:

    Help your dog thrive in any outdoor environment and situation, including:

    • Managing new environments and being your dog's advocate
    • Understanding your dog's body language
    • Introducing your dog to children and people
  • Everyday Enrichment

    What you'll learn:

    Keeping your dog engaged and entertained at home and outdoors

    • The role and benefits of enrichment
    • Creating activities that complement your dog’s age and experience level
    • A DIY activity you can do at home with your dog
  • Puppy Socialization

    What you'll learn:

    Help your dog become well-adjusted when they're around dogs and people, including:

    • Understanding your dog's age and how to safely and effectively socialize them
    • Building socialization practices
    • Puppy socialization myth busters
 

Pick your trainer

Once you pick a trainer in your time zone, you'll select your class, day and time.

 
Elizabeth P.

Elizabeth P.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator – CPDT-KA, CCFT, Petco Mentor University

While working toward my CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainier-Knowledge Assessed) and my CCFT (Certified Canine Fitness Trainer) certifications I've fallen in love with helping pet parents succeed in teaching their dogs basic skills for problem solving and keeping everyone confident and healthy along the way.

Kierah M.

Kierah M.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator, B.S. in Animal Science, Petco Mentor University

With a B.S. in Animal Science, I've become skilled at teaching pet parents how to better communicate with their pets as well as how to ensure their pets have complete care: physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.

Amanda N.

Amanda N.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator – Petco Mentor University

I have worked with a wide variety of animals from primates to reptiles. I was a 5th grade teacher and have a degree in biopsychology. I love to teach different ways to keep pups mentally stimulated through training exercises, activities and games, helping to relieve stress for pets and families and encourage FUN!


Chloe S.

Chloe S.

Sr. Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator, CPDT-KA, Petco Mentor University

I strive to equip pet parents with the knowledge to effectively communicate with their pups. My classes are equally as fun as they are informative. I truly enjoy working with all dogs! From the hyperactive pup to the shy and timid and anywhere in between. Through patience, kindness and clear communication I believe we can achieve anything!

What is positive reinforcement?

A rewards-based approach to teaching pet parents how dogs think, learn and communicate. We focus on rewarding the behaviors we like to encourage appropriate dog behavior in the real world.

Positive reinforcement training is proven effective and builds a strong bond between pet parents and their dogs.

What to bring to class

 
  • 6-foot nylon or leather leash
  • Training treats and treat pouch
  • Long-lasting chew or stuffed KONG
  • 5-by-5 space to train your dog