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COURSE CATALOG
Training Classes, Workshops and Seminars @ HSSV

At Humane Society Silicon Valley we offer a wide variety of reasonably priced training classes, workshops and seminars for people and their pets! We believe training should be helpful, fun and informative in order to enhance the relationship between you and your pet! Our philosophy involves force-free, positive-reward based methods and the latest that behavioral science has to offer! Our skilled and experienced trainers and instructors know that animals learn fastest and retain the most information when taught using positive-reward based methods. Through our training classes, both you and your pet will learn how to get those behaviors you want and how to eliminate those behaviors you’d rather not have!

When you're ready to sign up for one of our classes, workshops or seminars, just visit our events calendar and select the session you want!

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Classes for Puppies Workshops & Seminars
Classes for Adult Dogs Class & Workshop
Policies and Information
Dog Sport Classes Pricing Information and
Adopter Discounts
Training FAQs
Go to our events calendar to SIGN UP!

 


Classes for Puppies

>Beginning Puppy Training
Lay the foundation for a lifetime of good doggie manners! Give your 8 to 18 week old pup the chance to develop doggy social skills, to learn good bite inhibition and basic manners. This class will also help you learn how to prevent problem behaviors before they happen! The perfect first class for your new puppy! Learn more here.

>Beginning Older Puppy Training
Start your older pup off on the right paw! Give your 4 ½ month to 8 month old puppy the chance to learn basic manners while you learn how to prevent problem behaviors before they happen! The perfect first class for your new older puppy! Learn more here.

>Intermediate Puppy Training
Continue your puppy’s education as adolescence starts to emerge. Intermediate Puppy Training class helps keep both you and your pup on track as you navigate the often challenging “juvenile” period. Refine and improve your pup’s basic manners, troubleshoot annoying adolescent habits, and learn new skills for the dog you are raising. The perfect class to hone all the basic obedience lessons learned in Beginning Puppy Training! Learn more here.

Note: Our Beginning and Intermediate Puppy Training classes are a complete training track for your new pup.

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Classes for Adult Dogs

>Beginning Manners & Obedience for Dogs
An introductory training class designed to teach your dog all the fundamentals of obedience training and basic manners. Designed for dogs that are 5 months and older; this is the perfect first class for your new canine companion! Learn more here.

>Intermediate Manners & Obedience for Dogs
This intermediate-level training class builds on the skills learned in Beginning Manners & Obedience for dogs. This is the perfect second class for your new canine companion! Learn more here.

Note: Our Beginning and Intermediate Manners & Obedience for Dogs classes are a complete training track for your new canine.

>Canine Good Citizen Prep Class
This is an intermediate level training class geared towards taking the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen certification test that rewards responsible ownership and canine good manners in the home and in the community. This is a perfect class to take after your Intermediate Puppy Training or Intermediate Manners & Obedience for Dogs class. Learn more here.

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Dog Sports Classes

>Obedience for Dog Sports
This intermediate level training class designed to help dogs and their owners learn the skills necessary for beginning the dog sport of their choice. Whether you’re interested in dog sports for fun, competition, or you simply want your dog to be better behaved around distractions, this class is the best place to start! Learn more here.

>Beginning Pet Dog Agility
Beginning Pet Dog Agility will introduce you and your dog to the fun of agility. Using positive reinforcement methods, your dog will learn how to complete various agility obstacles while communication between you and your dog is enhanced. Whether you’re interested in agility for fun or for competition, through this class you’ll give your dog a fun and creative outlet for its energy. Learn more here.

>Intermediate Pet Dog Agility
Continue building your and your dog's skill set in agility with this fun course! This active and positive intermediate agility class will continue to strengthen your team work with your dog in a fun, relaxed environment. Learn more here.

>Intermediate/Advanced Pet Dog Agility
This is a combined class for both Intermediate and Advanced students looking to build your and your dog's skill set in agility! This active and positive class will continue to strengthen your team work with your dog in a fun, relaxed environment. It can be the next step after Beginning Agility or refinement from Intermediate Agility Learn more here.

>Beginning Flyball
Do you have a dog that is bursting with energy?  Then get introduced to flyball, one fastest growing dog sports around.  Dogs and handlers will begin to work together in the elements of the flyball course in preparation for the four dog teams of flyball. Learn more here.

>Intermediate Flyball
Expand upon the skills learned in the Beginning Flyball class. Dogs and handlers will continue working together on the elements of the flyball course. Learn more here.

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Canine Workshops & Seminars

>Loose-Leash Walking Workshop
Are you tired of your dog pulling you down the street? Do you need help building your dog’s polite walking manners? Then this is the workshop for you! Learn more here.

>Reliable Recall Workshop
Are you confident that your dog will come when called when it really counts? Do you want your dog to return to you even amidst challenging distractions! Then this is the workshop for you! Learn more here.

>Dog Park Etiqutte Seminar
Ever wonder what your dog is “saying” to his buddies at the dog park? Unsure about whether mounting another dog is good or bad, or if that barking is an invitation to play or a warning to get away? Have more fun and remain safer at the dog park with this informative seminar! Learn more here.

>Holiday Manners Mini Class
Are you concerned about your dog’s manners this holiday season? Worried that he won’t leave the food alone, or may pick up the holiday gifts? Are you anxious about him jumping up on your guests? Our Holiday Manners is a special course to address these (and other) specific challenges surrounding the holidays.*This is a 3-week class* Learn more here.

>Pit Bulls 101: Pit Bull Basics Seminar
Do you want to know more about the American Pit Bull Terrier? This free seminar is great for new pit bull owners and those who want to know more about the breed! Learn more here.

>Chihuahuas 101: Small Dog Basics Seminar
Do you want to know more about the Chihuahua, or why small dogs do the things they do?  This free seminar is great for new Chihuahua and small dog owners who want to know more! Learn more here.

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Class & Workshop Policies and Information


To view our complete Group Dog Training Class Rules and Policies, click here.

Want to be added to a wait list for a class or seminar, email us!

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Pricing Information and Adopter Discounts


Learn more about class prices and if you are eligible for our adopter or member discounts, click here.

Questions? Visit our FAQ page, or contact our Behavior & Training Department at behaviorandtraining@hssv.org or (408)262-2133 x352.

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When you sign up for classes at Humane Society Silicon Valley, you and your dog can feel great knowing that
your training class fees support the homeless animals in our community!