San Diego Humane Society offers fun, affordable classes and workshops to address a variety of needs for companion animals.
Our training philosophy is based on the behavioral science concepts of positive reinforcement. Training your pet using these concepts will not only help them learn new behaviors more quickly, it will also strengthen the bond you share.
For assistance with choosing the appropriate training professional or class, call 619.299.7012 x 2247, email email@example.com or fill out our form and a trainer will respond.
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Ideal for pets that need to learn or maintain basic manners and skills.
This introductory-level training class will teach you the basics of positive reinforcement training techniques while your dog learns good doggie behaviors. Cost: $110.
This class builds on the skills learned in Level 1: Marvelous Manners Class. We focus on differentiating verbal cues from hand signals and add distance and duration to behaviors. Cost: $100.
This training class is designed to challenge both you and your dog. Lessons will focus on strengthening behaviors learned in Level 2: Superb Skills by increasing distance, duration, and distractions. Cost: $100.
Puppy Preschool is designed to meet the training and socialization needs of pups that are under 18 weeks old. Owners and their pups learn to adapt to new people, dogs, environments, and experiences. Cost: $160.
Puppy Play Group is a great opportunity for your puppy to learn social skills with other puppies in a safe and supervised environment. Trainers narrate play and match puppies who are compatible playmates, ensuring puppies are having positive experiences. Periods of play alternate with breaks, where you will have time to ask our professional trainer any questions you have about puppy training. Cost: $20.
Specialized classes for animals that need specific focus or special training.
Get your dog certified as a Canine Good Citizen! This intermediate-level class prepares you and your dog to earn the American Kennel Club certificate. Cost: $120.
Nose Work Classes
Nose work is a great way for any dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.
Specialized workshops for animals that need specific focus or special training.
Not sure how to use your newly-purchased crate? Do you have a dog that refuses to go into their crate? This workshop is designed to make crate training fun using games! In addition to crate training we will also teach your dog to settle and pay attention to you. Cost: $35.
Other Behavior Resources
Due to the potential for serious injury, canine and feline aggression is best handled by a professional who specializes in behavior. Because phone or email counseling is inadequate for addressing serious behavior concerns, we ask that you contact a qualified professional for help.
San Diego Humane Society Training Partners
All training partners have demonstrated their commitment to using positive reinforcement training techniques and San Diego Humane Society’s mission of promoting the humane treatment of animals, preventing cruelty to animals, and providing education to enhance the human-animal bond.
These trainers donate their time to San Diego Humane Society in various ways, and we would like to recognize them with preferred status on our Training Partners list.
Alyssa Rose (Lapinel), CPDT-KA
Legends Dog Training
Specializes in: Creating customized behavior modification plans for fearful, anxious, aggressive, or impulsive behavioral issues and puppy start right training.
Angie Fonseca, CPDT-KA
Specializes in: puppy classes, basic manners, training in public settings, private consultations
Atsuko Greenwood, KPA CTP
Specializes in: in-home training, fearful and reactive dogs, Japanese and English clients
Canine to Five
Specializes in: doggie daycare, group classes, warm water exercise, grooming
These trainers have worked with us at events, through class offerings and workshops, or in other ways that have given us firsthand knowledge of their training techniques.