Wow. I can't wait.I just started my class and I'm really impressed. I hadn't yet after 4 weeks gained control of my puppy and the trainer got her under control in just 1.5 hours. I'm on my 2nd week and already got her sitting nice & letting me pet her while eating. Walking is going to take a bit but I got a good game plan.
I'm glad I signed up.
I just want to be sure that they'll be able to help me get a better handle on my puppy. Particularly getting him focus on me, getting him to better walk with me, and getting play biting under control (I can't even play with him sometimes because I can't find a method that helps that).I teach the classes so I'm hardly unbiased, but please keep in mind each trainer is an individual. Honestly, I would never encourage someone to take a class from some of the trainers I know at PetSmart, but I am confident I do okay, and I have had lots of successful pet parents in just the short time I've been doing it.
My point is if you start it and you are not happy, please don't write off ALL PetSmart trainers - get your refund and go to another store, or if they have another trainer there try them first. Remember if you attend all the classes and are not happy, you get to retake it. If you do the first two and the trainer is a complete idiot, say you are not at ALL happy and get your $$ back.
Before I worked for PetSmart I took the puppy class and it's one of the reasons I am working there now. While you'll easily find people who say their PS trainer tried to alpha roll their dog, more and more the trainers are people who really LOVE this job and are constantly trying to learn and grow as trainers.
That's incredibly helpful jesirose, thanks!In my class the first thing I teach is Watch Me, and we go over biting in the 1st and 2nd. In week 2 we start Loose Leash Walking. I don't like the way the curriculum does some stuff but overall it's decent. It should help you.
Classes are $109 at my store, they should be the same everywhere. We start at 10 weeks, which by then your puppy should have had 1-2 rounds of shots. You can wait until he has all three if you want.how much are the petsmart classes?? im really thinking about doing this with my new puppy. also how old should my puppy be before i start bringing them to these types of trainings? at least enough that he has all shots?