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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New Dog Guide

This 1hr guide covers everything from teething products, crate sizes, appropriate treats, and more in order for you to feel well prepared for your new pet. This class is for humans only and the price is for 2 family members. We ask that children stay home. Be sure to bring lots of questions!

  • 1 hour Q&A session
  • Cost $10
  • Limit 7 registrations (up to 2 persons per household)

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Recall Workshop

In this 1 hour class we will teach you to train your dog to want to always come when you call them. Bring your dog's favorite treats!

Dogs in class can not be reactive to other dogs. Current Rabies and DA2PP vaccinations are mandatory in accordance with your licensed veterinarian’s recommendations for participation in any training classes.

  • 1 hour workshop
  • Cost $30 
  • Age 4 months and up
  • Limit 4 

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Nipping Workshop

Did you end up with a little shark instead of a puppy? In this 1 hour class we will teach you and your dog how to have a more gentle mouth and that humans don’t enjoy teeth on their skin during play. Bring treats and your pups favorite tug type toy. This class is intended for younger dogs 4-6 months, but older pups are welcome to join too!

This class is not for dogs that are biting out of fear and aggression. Dogs in class can not be reactive to other dogs. Current Rabies and DA2PP vaccinations are mandatory in accordance with your licensed veterinarian’s recommendations for participation in any training classes.

Schedule and Registration

If the posted class times do not fit your schedule, please email training@hinsdalehumanesociety.org for additional options.