NOTE: All of our obedience classes run from September through May. Our Basic Obedience class will resume on September 3rd and our Puppy PreSchool class will resume on September 4th.
The goal of our classes is to foster a strong, positive bond between dogs and their owners. Through the class, we strive to promote humane education, responsible pet care, and dog training based on positive motivation.
While we offer rolling enrollment for the puppy class, all animals, regardless of class option, need to be registered BEFORE coming to class. For more information, contact us at 630-323-5637 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All classes run from September through May. Click here to REGISTER!
HHS Puppy Pre School
Start your puppy out right by focusing on the behaviors you want, rather than struggling with what naturally comes to our 4-legged friends. A 6 week open enrollment class introduces your puppy to safe socialization with people, household manners, proper handling techniques, focused attention and basic obedience commands while safely interacting with other dogs both on and off leash. This fun, interactive class will help you understand and successfully navigate typical puppy problems including puppy nipping, housebreaking and crate training as well as proper health and nutrition and exercise needs.
Dates: Friday Mornings
HHS Basic Obedience Class
Dogs 4 months and Older
$125 for 7 Week Session ($100 if you register within 5 days of adoption)
Thursday evening and Friday morning classes are available.
This class teaches basic obedience commands and good dog behavior using positive motivation techniques. You will learn how to communicate better with your dog, resulting in a stronger, more positive bond. The class covers topics including:
- Greet without jumping up
- Controlled walk on a leash
- Releasing toys and food
- Responsible pet care
The class is open to all dogs adopted from HHS and non-aggressive dogs from the community. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required. Family members over the age of 5 are welcome and encouraged to attend. If your dog is under 4 months, we recommend a puppy kindergarten as a prerequisite.