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Old February 4th, 2010, 01:57 AM
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Post Petsmart Training?

Has anyone ever taken their dog to be trained at Petsmart? If so how was your experience?

Just looking for some feedback.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 05:44 AM
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my advice to you is to find a real trainer, petsmart employee's as a rule usually go by a book they are given to read, they are store clerks that have "moved" up in the ranks and now allowed to train, they discriminate against any bully breed also. If I'm wrong, people on this board will correct me, but that is the information I was given, they take a short course through petsmart and presto...they're a trainer
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Old February 4th, 2010, 06:05 AM
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I guess I didn't give all the details. I am not actually looking to have my dogs trained. I just wanted to know what people thought. I have heard bad things, along with good things. Actually mostly good...
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Old February 4th, 2010, 06:48 AM
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well I'll let you know if I hear anything good, as of yet I haven't
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Old February 4th, 2010, 08:48 AM
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Have not heard anything good!
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Old February 4th, 2010, 06:39 PM
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We used Petsmart's beginner class (Simba was 4 months).

The "trainer" was about 18 years old and was reading from a manual the entire time. As we did the training around the store (heel, stop, lay down, sit), people selling certain brands of food would always approach with little kibbles of their food to use. They'd go on and on about why you should buy their kibbles, in the middle of a training class.

While I was happy with the actual puppy group (4:1 for $136/2-3 months training), that money could have been spent towards an actual trainer.
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