Get Started with Puppy Training

Classes are held at The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Education and Training Center at 157 W. Grand Avenue.  Free parking onsite is available at the Society’s parking garage located on Wells, a half a block south of Grand Avenue.

These classes are open to the public and they are free (donations are MOST welcome) but class sizes are very limited!

Registration is required.


Romp Room: Puppy Socialization

Socialization is vital to raising a pup into a confident, friendly, easy-going dog. Th is a one hour session that introduces pups to new people, dogs, sights, sounds, and experiences in a fun and safe environment. There are differnt stations that will introduce novel items and encourage problem solving, followed by grouoop playtime.
This class is open to puppies eight to 16 weeks of age. Proof of age-appropriate vaccinations is required.

Puppy Socialization Dates 

  • Tuesday May 21 at 6:00 p.m.

  • Saturday June 15 at 12:00 p.m.

Puppy Training Primer

This one-session class will introduce you and your puppy to the nuts-and-bolts of training. We will discuss how to get the behaviors you want from your dog and then put that knowledge to use teaching a few basic skills using scientifically-proven methods that utilize positive reinforcement. This is a perfect class for someone who wants to get the ball rolling before beginning a full training course.
This class is open to puppies eight to 24 weeks of age. Proof of current age-appropriate vaccinations is required.

Puppy Training Primer Dates

  • Sunday June 2 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday June 18 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday June 29 at 1:00 p.m.