Safely train from the comfort of home

Discover the benefits of online training, including the convenience of working with your pet without leaving the safety of home, with a trainer who can quickly identify problem behaviors where they happen most.

Darris Cooper

Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), Certified National Dog Training Expert, Fear-Free Animal Trainer, and AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator

Every age. Every stage. Our online classes have you covered.

For only $99, our four-session group classes are led by our most experienced trainers with a maximum of six participants, offering more intimate and customized training.

Puppy Basics

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

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

Solve undesirable behaviors with positive reinforcement techniques, including:

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

We believe in the power of positive training, guided by expert-tested methods meant to build trust and support your dog’s physical, social and mental health.

Training takes mentors

Enjoy peace of mind knowing all online sessions are led by our most experienced trainers and are AKC evaluators. Learn more about their credentials and expertise.

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.

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.

Ready to get started? We have your training supplies covered

From barking and chewing to calming and potty training, we have products for every training need.

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FAQs

Our online dog training classes have been designed and curated by our Petco Certified dog trainers to meet the needs of pets and pet parents while also being able to approach through an online setting. While it’s not the same curriculum that we use in our in-store classes, it does address the important needs of pets in new ways so that we can teach pet parents how to be effective at guiding their pets through training.

We are using Zoom to host all of our online dog training classes.

In our 4-session group classes, yes, other participants will be able to see you during the class, and you'll learn together! In our single-session PRO classes, other participants will not be able to see you, and you'll just see the trainer.

Classes

  • 4 sessions long
  • 6 participants max
  • Cover a variety of behaviors and topics
  • Allow for one-on-one discussion with trainer
  • Pet parent and dog actively participate in class

PRO sessions

  • One session each
  • Large number of attendees
  • Deep dive into one particular, unique topic
  • Limited chat-based Q&A at end with Trainer
  • Observation only

You'll get your trainer's information in your confirmation email. Reach out to them to discuss what to do if you miss your class.

The Petco Certified dog trainers you'll be working with through our online dog training offering are Senior dog trainers and are highly experiences. Read their bios above to find out more information on each trainer and find the trainer in your time zone.

Choosing your time zone allows us to show the exact day and time that your class will be held in your time zone, and your trainer's schedule will be set up for that time zone too!

Unfortunately, once a class has started, registration closes.

See Zoom's recommendations on computer requirements here.

There will be new classes added to the schedule regularly. Keep an eye on the website to find a day and time that works for you in your time zone.

You will receive the link to your zoom class 24 hours after you sign up for classes. Once received, keep this link in your records to access on the day of your class. Due to high demand, it might take trainers a longer period of time.

If you don't receive the confirmation email from your trainer within 48 hours, please do the following:

  • Check your spam folder
  • Check to make sure the email in your account is correct
  • Contact Petco's customer care team to help