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 are taught by certified trainers and are limited in size to give you and your pet the attention you need to succeed.

Register today to turn your dog into the best behaved pet on the block! 

Dog Training Courses

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.

Basics – Four Week Class - $85

Is your dog ready to learn basic manners?

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

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 by mastering: sit & down on command, stay with distance, come when called, walk loosely on a leash (without the use of anti-pull equipment), and stay by handler as people or other dogs approach.

 

Sign up for Advanced

Specialty Training Classes

Tricks – Four-Week Class - $85

Is your dog ready to learn some impressive new tricks?

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 prerequisites for this course, however sit and down are helpful.

Sign up for Tricks

Reactive Rover Foundation - Three Week Class - $85

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

This 3-week-class is designed to give you tools and techniques to get your dog focused on you rather than barking, pulling or lunging at other dogs. We will be working in a distraction-free environment to focus on getting the behaviors we want in our dogs. In order to help dogs succeed, our first step is to build the behaviors we want without other dogs around before taking it to the road.

We will learn:

  • Loose leash walking
  • Focus and attention techniques
  • Tricks
  • Settle techniques

This is a prerequisite class to Reactive Rover Advanced. In the advanced class, we will build upon the skills and techniques we learned in the foundation class and begin working around other dogs.

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 Foundation Registration

Reactive Rover Advanced– Four Week Class - $150

Is your reactive dog ready for the next level of training?

Build upon the skills you learned in the Reactive Rover Foundation class and begin working with your dog in more distracting environments with other dogs present.

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.  

Course Prerequisites:  Reactive Rover Foundation Class

Sign up for Reactive Rover Advanced

Scent Games and Activities - Four Week Class - $85

Interested in 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.

Here is some information on the fantastic power of the canine nose, for inspiration:

Course Prerequisites: Handlers can bring their own crates or use our visual barrier pods to stay in with their dog. No obedience necessary.

Register for Scent Games

Agility for Fun - Four Week Class - $125

Want to learn agility for fun?

Agility for Fun is perfect for those looking to have some fun and exercise with their dog without competing.  In this 4 week class we will introduce and run courses with a variety of equipment such as jumps, weave poles, A-frame, pause table, dog walk, small teeter equipment and tunnels.

This class is not appropriate for dogs reactive or aggressive towards people or other dogs.

Prerequisites:  Dogs should have basic knowledge of sit, down and stay.

Register for Agility for Fun

Puppy Parties - Free

Ready to Socialize Your Pup?

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? 8–weeks up to 6-months-old. Humans must bring a puppy to attend.

Please bring proof of your dog’s current vaccinations to the first class and update us when they receive new vaccines. All dogs must have at least one Da2PP and one Bordetella.

Remember spaces are limited, please reserve your spot for each puppy party you would like to attend.

Register for a Puppy Party

 

Private Lessons

On-Site Private Lessons – $85

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

Our on-site private lessons are available as two thirty minute sessions or one sixty minute 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.

Dog Training Seminars

Dog Enrichment Seminar - $25

9/23/2017 @ 1:30 PM at Sunnyslope Campus with Mik Moeller

Happy dogs are healthy dogs!

Join the Arizona Humane Society for our Dog Enrichment Seminar and learn creative techniques to provide physical and mental stimulation for your dog during the hot summer days when outside play and walks are limited. Attendees will learn how to utilize the 5 senses (touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight) through interactive activities and playtime. Enrichment builds confidence in shy dogs, dogs with medical injuries, senior dogs and reactive dogs. Sign up today!

Human Attendance Only. Seats are limited, each person attending the seminar will need to register.

Sign up for Dog Enrichment 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!

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