Flexible, pet-oriented, family-friendly. The Animal Humane Society’s Training School is designed to help you fit pet training into your life. Our format allows you to go at your own pace. We encourage full participation by all family members, including children. With AHS Training School, you will learn real life skills you can use with your pet.
We offer a Levels Program with a 2- or 4-month training pass allowing you flexibility with your schedule. Each week we offer more than 60 classes at our Coon Rapids, Golden Valley and Woodbury locations and at Now Boarding near the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. Private sessions are also available at our Golden Valley location. See a complete list of classes and options.
Here's how to get started in our Training School:
Before you enroll, you must attend one of our free, humans-only Introduction to Dog Training sessions. You can participate online or in person.
Complete the application and pay the course fee online, by mail, or in person.
Once your application is approved, you can start attending classes at one of four convenient training centers. Choose the time and location that work best for you.
Our mission, vision, and values
Mission: To engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.
Vision: To compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals.
Values: Be good to animals. Partner with people. Lead responsibly with compassion.