Ongoing Training Sessions

Current Rabies and DA2PP vaccinations are mandatory in accordance with your licensed veterinarian’s recommendations for participation in any training classes for dogs over 4 months old. Masks are required at all times during in person classes. If the posted class times do not fit your schedule, please email training@hinsdalehumanesociety.org for additional options.

Dog Distractions

If your dog loses focus or barks when they see another dog or is generally distracted by other dogs, then this class is for them! We will work with you and one other registrant per session to train your dog to focus on you and ignore the other dog. By keeping the class size small, we can train in a more controlled environment where the goal is to not overwhelm the dogs but to increase their ability to concentrate on you. The key to training is repetition and to limit the practice of undesirable behavior. Please keep this in mind when scheduling. Your dog will most likely not be able to completely ignore another dog after attending this class one time. We recommend attending this class several times a week for a couple of weeks for the most benefit. Current Rabies and DA2PP vaccinations are mandatory in accordance with your licensed veterinarian’s recommendations for participation in any training classes for dogs over 4 months old. 

  • 1 hour class
  • Cost: $50
  • Age: 4 months and up
  • Limit: 2 per class

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Puppy Peer Group

So, you got a puppy! A huge part of what makes a well-rounded adult dog is proper socialization. Bring your pup in for an hour and hang out with some comparable sized and aged friends. During this hour our trainer will discuss the many facets of socializing a puppy and what we can do to get ahead of any rising behavior concerns. Puppies attending this class need to have started their DA2PP vaccinations in accordance with your licensed veterinarian’s recommendations. 

  • 1 hour class
  • Cost: $20
  • Age: 8 weeks - 5 months
  • Limit: 5 per class

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Everyday Enrichment

Dogs will be dogs...so let them practice! Bring your dog in for this hour long class where you will learn about providing them with mental and physical stimulation that will help with confidence building, anxiety relief, and will encourage their natural instincts. If your dog is exhibiting undesirable behaviors, try this class!

If we don't allow dogs to participate in activities where they can practice some of their innate behaviors, they try to fill that void on their own. This usually manifests as your dog being bored and getting into trouble at home. 

We will discuss the importance of enrichment, show examples, and give ideas for items that are easily created from everyday household materials.

  • 1 hour class
  • Cost $30
  • Age 4 months and up
  • Limit 5 per class

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