Petco Positive Dog Training
Build a lifetime bond with your dog
through fun and positive classes.
Proper training is essential for a happy relationship with your dog, helping to keep them physically fit, mentally alert and socially engaged. Our training classes teach pet parents to communicate with their dogs through rewards-based, fun and effective methods.
Training together makes life easier.
Earn $40 Reward Dollars
When you purchase Level 1/2 Packages or 4 & 6 class Private Lesson Packages.
Pals membership required. Dogs only. Proof of current vaccinations required.
Exclusions apply. Offer expires 11/13/19. Excludes Single Lessons.
To get started with sign-up or scheduling classes, call or visit your store location.
Puppy Level 1 – $119
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 – $119
For puppies between 4-6 months old
This 6-week group class expands on lessons learned in Level 1, phases out the use of lures 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 – $209
This comprehensive two-class package covers the basics of your puppy's educational needs. Includes Puppy Level 1, Puppy Level 2 and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test.
Puppy Complete Package – $349
This comprehensive package gives your puppy the very best training. … Includes three group classes: Puppy Level 1, Puppy Level 2, one of our adult classes, a private lesson and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test.
Adult Dog Level 1 – $119
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 – $119
For dogs 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 – $119
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.
Dog Essentials Package – $209
This comprehensive two class starter package for your dog includes adult dog level 1, adult dog level 2 or AKC Canine Good Citizen class and AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
Dog Complete Package – $349
This comprehensive three class package for your dog includes adult level 1 and adult level 2, AKC Canine Good Citizen class, a private lesson and AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
Because pet safety is our first priority, we require all pets being socialized in our training classes be current on their vaccinations. All required vaccinations must be administered at least 24 hours prior to your pets appointment. Vaccination requirements vary by state & city, please contact your local petco for details.
The training experience
Petco certified trainers are educated and passionate about the well-being of pets and pet parents and are dedicated to strengthening the bond between humans and dogs.
- Instructors are taught science-based training principles that reward appropriate dog behaviors instead of punishing negative ones
- All Petco certified trainers are AKC CGC evaluators and are able to offer the S.T.A.R. Puppy class and test and the Canine Good Citizen class and test
Positive Dog Training is 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 the pet parents and dogs
- Our trainers can build customized training plans to meet your goals and lifestyle