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Private training sessions

We've all been there. No matter how many pets we've raised or how many classes we've taken, sometimes we need a little extra help. That's what our experienced, full-time trainers are here for! Come and meet with us at our Golden Valley location about any of the following concerns:

  • Post-adoption support
  • Managing a multi-pet household
  • Fitting and learning to use a Gentle Leader
  • Housetraining
  • Adolescent dog behaviors (play-biting, hyperactivity, jumping up, etc.)
  • Shy/fearful behavior
  • Puppy biting
  • Dog reactivity
  • Crate training
  • Getting ready for a new baby
  • Fun tricks and games
  • Loose leash walking
  • Coming when called

Just want to work on obedience skills but don't want to take a group class? No problem: general obedience training is available as an alternative to group classes, or for Levels students who would like help with specific skills.

Our rates are $40 for a 30-minute session and $75 for a 60-minute session. Appointments can be made from Monday to Thursday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., depending on the day's schedule. Limited appointment times are also available on Sunday mornings and afternoons.

The following topics are NOT addressed in our private sessions:

  • Dog-to-human aggression
  • Bites to humans or dogs
  • Separation anxiety
  • Service dog training

For help with these concerns, contact us for referrals to local behavior professionals. To schedule a session or to learn more, contact us at 763-489-2217 between Monday and Friday. You can also contact us by email at training@animalhumanesociety.org.

Animal Humane Society locations


4375 Hwy. 55 S.E.
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 390-3647

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Coon Rapids

1411 Main St. N.W.
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
(763) 862-4030

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Golden Valley

845 Meadow Ln. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 522-4325

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St. Paul

1115 Beulah Ln.
St. Paul, MN 55108
(651) 645-7387

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9785 Hudson Rd.
Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 730-6008

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  • Administration
    (763) 522-4325
  • Animal Admissions
    (763) 412-4969
  • Pet Behavior Helpline
    (763) 489-2202
  • Boarding
    (763) 489-2222
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