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Dog training classes

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:

Step 1: Attend a free introductory session.

Before you enroll, you must attend one of our free, humans-only Introduction to Dog Training sessions. You can participate online or in person.

Step 2: Submit an application and tuition.

Complete the application and pay the course fee online, by mail, or in person.

Step 3: Start training.

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.



Review our Training School FAQ, call us at 763-489-2217, or send an email.

Animal Humane Society locations


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

Operating hours

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

Operating hours

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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