Dog Training Classes

Train Your Dog to Be a Superstar

Dealing with pet behavior issues or just want to teach your pup the basics? The Arizona Humane Society is excited to offer dog training courses and private training lessons at both our Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion and Sunnyslope Campus for dogs and puppies. Our classes, taught by certified trainers, are limited in size to give you and your pet the attention you need to learn. You and your dog can learn things like:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Loose leash walking
  • Solutions to other common problems

Pet parents enrolled in AHS’ dog training courses will receive discounted private lessons as well as additional, free “after school” one-on-one time with our trainers to perfect harder to learn skills.

Register today to turn your dog into the best behaved pet on the block! For more information, email us at dogtraining@azhumane.org

Dog Training Courses

Basics – Four Week Class - $85

Start your pet off on the right paw with a basic training class that encourages and reinforces the right behavior. We will learn sit, down, stay, loose leash walking, come, leave it, and getting focus as well as not jumping on people.

This class is for dogs of all ages.

Sign Up for Basics

Have a dog under 25 pounds? Join us for a special “Small Dog” Basics – Our same basics curriculum with little dog flair!

Sign up for Small Dog Basics

Intermediate – Four Week Class - $85

Does your dog already have the basic obedience commands down?  This class covers heel, stay despite distractions and distance, politely greet other dogs, wait at the door and gain reliability in the real world.

Sign up for Intermediate Dog Training

Advanced - Four Week Class - $85

Ready to take your dog’s training to the next level?

Our Advanced dog training course will prepare your dog for Canine Good Citizenship Certification.

Sign up for Advanced

Private Lessons

Private Lessons – $85

Our one-on-one training sessions are ideal for your lovable pup to learn their basic manners in a private setting.

Our private lessons are available as two, 30 minute sessions or one, hour-long session and are customized to each dog’s needs.

Sign up for Private Lessons

Not sure where to start? Fill out our Client Questionnaire and we’ll help you find the right fit!

In-home Private Lessons - Pricing Varies

Our trainers can come to your home for those that have a very busy schedule or for a more personal involvement that some pups may need.  Sessions are one hour.

To schedule your in-home, private lesson call 602.997.7585 Ext. 2043 or email us at dogtraining@azhumane.org.

Private Training Package– $150

Our one-on-one training, private training package includes four, 30 minute sessions or two, hour-long sessions.

To schedule your private lesson call 602.997.7585 Ext. 2043 or email us at dogtraining@azhumane.org.

Personalized Consultations - Pricing Varies

Speak with our certified trainers about your pup from the comfort of your home. In these 30 minute conversations, we evaluate behavior specific to your home environment and set goals with you and your pet. Consultations are available in-home or via Skype!

To schedule your consultation call 602.997.7585 Ext. 2043 or email us at dogtraining@azhumane.org.


Specialty Training Classes

Tricks – Four-Week Class - $85

Dog tricks are not only fun games with your pup, but also help improve our communication and bond with our dogs!  We will learn over 10 tricks throughout the course and work towards a Novice Trick Dog title. No prequisites for this course, however sit and down are helpful.

Sign up for Tricks

Reactive Rover - Five Week Class - $175

Does your dog bark or jump at other dogs while on walks?

In our Reactive Rover class, pet owners will learn strategies to manage their reactive pups.

This class is not appropriate for dogs who only exhibit aggression toward other dogs while off-leash, or who exhibit aggression toward people. All family members are encouraged to attend.

Call 602.997.7585 Ext. 2043 or email us at dogtraining@azhumane.org with questions.

Reactive Rover Registration

Advanced Reactive Rover – Four Week Class - $125

Capitalize on the foundation skills you learned in Reactive Rover to sample some fun activities for you and your dog in a more distracting outdoor environment.

Advanced Reactive Rover continues creating relaxed, focused dogs in the face of their triggers. Skills will be reinforced through challenging, fun exercises while working in a highly distracting environment.  We will be improving you and your dog’s skills by working around other dogs outdoors!

Course Prerequisites:  Reactive Rover Course

Sign up for Advanced Reactive Rover 

Scent Games and Activities - Four Week Class - $85

Interested in the activity Nose Work?  Marvel in and learn to work with the extraordinary power of the canine nose! 

This class provides an opportunity and outlet for the natural hunting and scenting abilities of all dogs, whether puppies or adults.  It will help build your dog’s confidence and burn tons of mental and physical energy.

In this class we’ll teach dog and handler the foundation skills for fun scent detection!  You’ll learn how to observe and read your dog’s body language and behavior for better communication, teamwork, and a strengthening of the bond between handler and dog.

Sign Up for Scent Games

Puppy Parties - Free

Socializing your puppy is one of the most important steps in raising a happy, well-behaved dog.

AHS’ Puppy Parties provide a safe, secure and clean environment for your puppy to practice important social skills with other puppies and people.

Our Puppy Parties are held Sundays at our Sunnyslope Campus (SS) and Saturdays at our Campus for Compassion (CC) and are open to pups 12weeks to 5-months-old.  Humans must bring a puppy to attend.

Please bring proof of your dog’s current vaccinations to every class. All dogs must have at least two Da2PP, one Bordetella and Rabies.

Sign up for Puppy Parties!

Canine Good Citizen Certification Test - $15

Is your pup ready to become a Canine Good Citizen?

Dogs must reliably be able to do the following:

  • Sit & down on command
  • Stay with distance
  • Come when called
  • Walk loosely on a leash (without the use of anti-pull equipment)
  • Stay by handler as people or other dogs approac

Sign up for Canine Good Citizen

Dog Training Seminars

Shy Dog Seminar - $20

Is your dog a wallflower? Does he or she tend to hide from people or other dogs, or ever bark or lunge out of fear? This seminar will give you useful tips and tools for how to work with your shy or fearful dog and teach you how to read their body language.

Sign up for Shy Dog Seminar 

Reactive Rover Seminar - $20

Does your dog bark or lunge on a leash during walks? Is your dog hard to control and strains to say “hello” to or bark at other dogs or strangers? If so, then this on-leash reactivity seminar is for you. This seminar will give you tips and tools on how to manage your dog’s reactive behavior on a leash, as well as training tips for getting your dog to focus on you instead of other distractions.

Sign up for Reactive Rover Seminar 

The Arizona Humane Society is a participant in Project Trade which allows you to trade in your choke, prong, shock collar, scat mat, or bark collar and receive a discount off any AHS dog training service.

*Cancellations must be received at least 48 hours in advance of the class start time in order to receive a full refund of the class fee. To cancel, please email dogtraining@azhumane.org or call 602.997.7585 Ext. 2043. Refunds will be to the same card that the class was charged on.

Class Calendar

Saturday classes are held at our Campus for Compassion (CC) . All other classes are held at our Sunnyslope Campus (SS). Please note the location when selecting your course dates!

Dog Training Tips

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