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Next week have someone there with a video camera. Get all her remarks on film. If that is not an option have the store manger see how she is running her class. This is not acceptable behavior for any trainer no matter where they are teaching. This trainer should loose their job. You are not training the dog in these basic classes you are training the owner to train their dog. So encouragement is the key for a happy owner.
I have never liked the Petsmart training. They normally are too basic and the instructors most of the time are not qualified at all. I have watched several times when in the store and though this is a total waste of time for most of these dogs. My DS took a class there with an amazingly smart Standard Poodle and they got so little out of the 6/8 week class I could not believe it. His girl was still a wild child. To get Babe ready for basic agility, we worked her a few minutes once a week, he did the repartitions at home 15 minutes a day and within 3 weeks she had heel, sit, down, stand and stay almost to perfection.
My advice find a new trainer and ask for a refund. Petsmart does not do these classes for the class revenue it does them to sell merchandise while you are in the store.
Sandi, taking a new road with Smarty and Galen