Behavior and Training Classes
Real-life skills taught by experienced, expert trainers
Animal Humane Society's instructors use reward-based, positive reinforcement training methods based on an understanding of how animals learn. A combination of lure/reward and clicker training is both a fun and effective way to shape behaviors you want to see in your dog.
Many of our trainers are Certified Professional Dog Trainers or are working toward their certification. Our trainers have 70+ years of experience combined. Our trainers are committed to continuing education and upholding standards for current best practices.
If you’re interested in becoming a trainer at AHS, learn more about our volunteer and apprenticeship program.
“I researched them all, and best bang for your buck is Animal Humane Society. When you master the skills, you move up to the next level right away. Plus, if there’s room, you can go to more than one class a week. I've taken both my dogs through there and highly recommend them!”
Before enrolling in obedience classes, please watch our Introduction to Dog Training video, where you'll learn about our program and the variety of classes and playgroups we offer.
In-person and online training sessions
Choose from in-person obedience courses, now with enhanced safety protocols, or virtual training sessions offering both one-on-one, private meetings with our trainers or group obedience courses conducted via Zoom. Learn more about available sessions.