Behavior & Training

One of the best things you can do to help your new pet get adjusted into your home is learn how to better communicate with your furry friend. Training simply put is teaching two different species to understand each other. At the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley we utilize the science of animal learning to teach animals how to adjust to their new environment. Let our skilled and certified professional trainer show you how to do it yourself.

Training your dog will build confidence, communication and strengthen the human animal bond. Providing your dog with an education is essential to making your dog an active member of you family. Well behaved dogs lead happier and more full-filling lives. Let our certified professional trainer teach you the most humane and effective way to train your dog. 

We will give you the tools to be your dogs best friend, companion and educator. Empower your relationship with your dog and join one of our fun and interactive classes. If you don’t need a whole class, set up a behavioral assessment at our facility or in your home to get off on the right foot.

Meet Our Trainer: Drew Webster, CPDT-KADrew-IMG_0449

Drew has been working with dogs and cats since 1996. He is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed recognized by the Council for Certified Professional Trainers. He has created and implemented training programs to fit shelters, dog daycare’s, boarding facilities and animal hospitals in Washington and Colorado. He is the canine director for the University of Denver’s Institute for the Human Animal Connection program, an evaluator for the American Kennel Clubs Canine Good Citizen Program, a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and a member of the Animal Behavior Society. Drew specializes in identifying the core of behavior problems and working with you to come up with the most effective and humane solution quickly.

Our six week group class gives you all the skills needed to pass your Canine Good Citizen Test

We give you all the tools you need to train your dog,
so that the training you and your dog get will last a lifetime! 

We hope to see you in a class soon!

Dog Training Enrollment Form

Fees: $150 for a 6 week training course, $125 for dogs adopted from HSSPV

To contact our behavior specialist please email