Google is creating a “real world” petco fitness class for dogs, as part of its $2.6bn buyout of the petco chain.
The company is looking to offer trainers and pet owners “an immersive experience” for dogs by “exposing them to a world that they can be part of” with the new class, Google said in a blog post.
The petco group owns petco, a pet supply chain with more than 200 stores in the US and Canada.
It sells pet products, toys and toys for pets, including food and pet supplies.
Google’s acquisition of the company will bring “fitness, mobility and social engagement” to pets, it said.
“The company’s mission is to bring people closer to their pets by providing them with a fun, interactive experience in the comfort of their own home,” Google said.
The new class will focus on dog walking, dog walking classes and petco training.
Petco training is the “most important activity of our lifecycle”, it said, and offers “a fun, safe and rewarding way to teach your dog to walk and interact with humans.”
Petco is one of the largest pet supply companies in the world, with more products than any other company.
The company is headquartered in the UK, and has a network of more than 100,000 dog walkers and trainers across the US.
Google has been looking to diversify its petco business as it looks to expand into the health and wellness market.
It recently bought an American pet food company called Petco Nutrition for $2bn, a move that will give it access to an entire market in pet nutrition.