Training Classes

Check out our events calendar for single session training workshops open to the public

Group Training Classes

Join us beginning January 2019 for group obedience training classes. Your dog will have the opportunity to practice ignoring distractions like strangers and other dogs and start focusing on YOU! In this course, we will cover sitting politely for a greeting, come, focus, leave it, heel, sit, down, and stay. Most importantly, we will work together to improve your dog’s self control.

NOTICE: These classes are NOT intended for dogs with reactivity issues such as barking and lunging at other dogs or people. Please inquire about private training classes if your dog is displaying these behaviors.

Classes will be held in four different sections during the times below.

Friday afternoons at 4 PM (starting on 1/11)
Saturdays at 11 AM, 2:30 PM, and 4 PM (starting on 1/12)

Classes will be held once a week for a six week session, for a total of six group lessons.

6 group classes (Public – animal not from HSSPV) = $125
6 group classes (HSSPV adopter) = $100

If you would like to participate in our 6 week group training classes beginning in January 2019, please send an email to behaviorandtraining@hsspv.org and signify that you would like to be added to the wait list.

Private Training Classes

Our trainer, Ahmia, has had extensive experience working with behavior problem dogs. In order to keep pets and their owners safely together, HSSPV is offering private classes to work with owners to develop training plans that directly address your dog’s concerning behaviors. Private classes truly address your dog’s needs to meet your goals in a timely manner. Please keep in mind because we only have one trainer on staff we have limited availability for private classes.

6 private classes = $300

We address serious behavior problems including:

  • Fear issues, including lack of socialization, barking, grooming, vet and hiding
  • Aggression and protection problems such as lunging, barking, growling and protecting
  • Anxiety related issues (i.e. separation anxiety)

Please send an email to behaviorandtraining@hsspv.org if you are experiencing any of the behavior problems described above and are interested in pursuing private classes with your dog.

If your animal does not exhibit the behavior problems above but still needs to work on basic training and manners, check out our group classes instead.