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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Specialty Training Classes
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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
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.
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.
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 12–weeks 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.
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
Dog Training Seminars
4/19/2017 @ 6:00 PM at Sunnyslope Campus with Shoshi Parks. $35 Registration.
Many dogs struggle when they are left alone. For some, boredom leads to discomfort. For others, being alone can spark panic that includes barking, destruction and self-harm. This seminar will discuss dogs on both sides of the “home-alone” spectrum and offer solutions for making a dog more comfortable when the family is out. We will also discuss strategies for training and look at videos of dogs suffering from isolation distress and separation anxiety. This seminar will include a Q&A session.
Human Attendance Only. Seats are limited, each person attending the seminar will need to register.
4/29/2017 @ 1:30 PM at Sunnyslope Campus with Mik Moeller. $20 Registration.
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.
6/3/2017 @ 1:30 PM at Sunnyslope Campus with Mik Moeller. $25 Registration.
Happy dogs are healthy dogs! Join the Arizona Humane Society for our Enrichment Seminar and learn creative techniques to provide physical and mental stimulation for your dog, even when faced with limited resources and/or money. Attendees will learn how to utilize the 5 senses (touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight) through interactive activities and playtime. Learn how to enrich on rainy days and hot summer days when they cannot play outside. Enrichment builds confidence in shy dogs, dogs with medical injuries, senior dogs and reactive dogs. Sign up today!
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 email@example.com or call 602.997.7585 Ext. 2043. Refunds will be to the same card that the class was charged on.
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