School of Dog Training

The Anti-Cruelty Society offers a variety of dog training classes as part of our commitment to supporting positive relationships between people and their pets. Our certified, experienced, and caring dog trainers will help you teach your dog:

  • Basic manners
  • Advanced commands
  • Healthy socialization skills
  • Mental enrichment exercises
  • How to channel physical energy into class activities
  • Canine Good Citizen Testing


Puppy Socialization

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s School of Dog Training is committed to helping families help their puppies get off to the best possible start by providing up to three free consecutive puppy socialization classes. This class is for puppies between the ages of 8 and 16 weeks of age, and provides the opportunity for socialization with other puppies and owners in a safe and controlled environment. Click here to learn about free Puppy Socialization classes!

Levels Training

The Anti-Cruelty Society’s School of Dog Training offers the most flexible group dog training classes available known as “Levels Training.” With a levels membership, you can come to our drop-in classes as often as you want or need, based on your own expectations for your dog. We offer a 20% discount for dogs adopted from the Anti-Cruelty Society, discount code “shelter”. Click here to learn about our Levels Training classes!

Canine Good Citizen Testing

Get your dog certified as a Canine Good Citizen! The AKC Canine Good Citizen test includes a series of ten evaluations that will test your dog’s self-control and training skills in everyday settings. Click here to learn about Canine Good Citizen Testing.


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