In response to COVID-19 and to reduce risk of transmission, all Animal Humane Society training classes and playgroups are suspended through April 30. If you're currently enrolled in a training program at AHS and have questions, please call 763-489-2217.
Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Playgroups are an important part of socialization and helping your new family member gain confidence and learn new skills. Training your dog early, and including everyone in the family, is a key component in bringing out the best in your best friend.
We offer a number of Kindergarten classes in four different locations. Puppy Playgroups take place at Golden Valley and University Avenue only.
Puppy Kindergarten is the first step in training your new puppy. Open to dogs 18 weeks old and younger, this class will introduce your puppy to new people and new situations. We also can help with common roadblocks, such as house training, crate training, puppy biting or mouthing, and more.
Before enrolling please watch our Introduction to Dog Training video, where you'll learn more about our program.
Puppy Playgroups take place Tuesday evenings at University Avenue and Saturday mornings at Golden Valley. Space is limited! Please preregister by clicking the link below. Online registration opens on Monday for University and on Friday for Golden Valley. For Golden Valley, please park at the rear of the building and enter through the back entrance.
- General public: $15/session
- Training School students: $10/session
All pets should be kept current on vaccinations in accordance with their pet's licensed veterinarian's recommendations. At minimum, puppies attending kindergarten or playgroups should have started their distemper/parvo series, and puppies age three months old or older should be current on their rabies and bordetella vaccinations as well.