Behavior and training class descriptions

A yellow lab attends a training class at AHS

Animal Humane Society’s behavior and training classes are flexible, pet-oriented, and family friendly. Our experienced, professional trainers will teach you real-life skills you can use with your pet. We encourage full participation by all family members, including children.

Each week, we offer more than 100 classes in Coon Rapids, Golden Valley, Woodbury, and south Minneapolis. Please feel free to observe our classes without your pet.

Families who have recently adopted from AHS are extended a new adopter discount. Please review the information packet you received at the time of adoption for your discount code. 

Puppy Kindergarten and Playgroups

Puppies less than 18 weeks old will play with other puppies, meet new people, learn all kinds of new skills, and develop confidence in new situations. 

Obedience Courses, Levels 1–5

Completing obedience courses levels 1–5 will give you practical skills for training your dog to be a well-mannered member of your household. 

Specialty Workshops

Specialty classes include training for more specific skills, like scent detection, reactivity, and tricks. Workshops focusing on recalls ("come"), loose-leash walking, and more are also available. 

Therapy Dogs

Our Therapy Dogs class covers common animal-assisted therapy scenarios and will set you and your dog up for success in a public setting.

Canine Good Citizen Test

The American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen test (CGC) is a certification program that evaluates dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere.

Private Training

We offer private, one-on-one training sessions with our trainers.  The cost is $40 for a 30-minute session.  Please email training@animalhumanesociety.org or call 763-489-2217 for more details.

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