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.
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.
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
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
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.
Specialty Training Classes
Want to teach your dog to come on command?
In two half hour sessions, we will start teaching your dog to learn “come” when called. This command improves reliability with distractions and can help keep a dog out of trouble in unpredictable situations, like if you lose grip on the leash while on a walk or accidentally leave the front door open.
This class is also a great way to expend some energy during summer months!
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.
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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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
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.
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Course Prerequisites: Handlers can bring their own crates or use our visual barrier pods to stay in with their dog. No obedience necessary.
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.
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.
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.
Not sure where to start? Fill out our Client Questionnaire and we’ll help you find the right fit!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Dog Training Seminars
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 602.997.7585 Ext. 2043. Refunds will be to the same card that the class was charged on.
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