Dog Training Classes

The Behavior and Training Department offers enjoyable dog training classes from beginning skills to advanced behaviors that will help your dog become the companion you want.

Our instructors use positive reinforcement to teach your dog a variety of skills including how to walk on a leash without pulling, to sit or lie down quietly, to come when called and to wait at doors.

In addition, we offer dog sport classes including agility, scenting, flyball and rally obedience.

Looking for crate training, leash manners or other interesting speakers and events? Check out our Workshops and Events

101 - Beginning Puppy

Beginning socialization, management, handling, and manners class for puppies 10-16 weeks old (up to four months) at the start of the series. At least 2 sets of shots are required. $150 for the 6 week series. The first class is a people-only orientation and 1 1/2 hours long, all other classes 1 hour.

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1/22/2017 12:30 PM 6 0 View Details Sold Out
1/23/2017 5:15 PM 12 0 View Details Sold Out
2/22/2017 7:45 PM 6 6 View Details Register
2/23/2017 5:30 PM 6 6 View Details Register
3/12/2017 12:30 PM 6 6 View Details Register

101 - Beginning Puppy - Sausalito

Our Beginning Puppy class is being offered at the Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department at 420 Litho Street, Sausalito. Beginning socialization, management, handling, and manners class for puppies 10-16 weeks old (up to four months) at the start of the series. At least 2 sets of shots are required. $165 for the 6 week series. The first class is a people-only orientation and 1 1/2 hours long, all other classes 1 hour.

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2/25/2017 10:45 AM 7 6 View Details Register

101 - Puppy Social Scene

The most important relationship your dog is going to have is with you. But teaching young dogs to get along with other dogs is an important part of developing a stable adult dog. This four week session will include one brief training or management topic per 45 minute class, brief puppy interactions and practice in recall (“come” command) out of play. The Puppy Social Scene is for puppies up to 20 weeks (5 months) old at the start of the series. $60 for a four week session. Please bring current vaccination records and food treats for your dog. Can be taken concurrently with Beginning Puppy.

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1/23/2017 10:45 AM 8 0 View Details Sold Out
2/25/2017 1:30 PM 6 6 View Details Register
2/27/2017 9:30 AM 8 8 View Details Register

101 - Puppy Social Scene - Adolescent

The time between five months and ten months is considered adolescence for most dogs. This can be a challenging period in a young dog's life. This short series is designed to help dog and handler navigate and learn during this time of tremendous growth and learning. This four week session will include one brief training or management topic per 60 minute class, brief puppy interactions and practice in recall (“come” command) out of play. Four weeks for $100. Please bring current vaccination records.

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1/23/2017 9:30 AM 8 2 View Details Register
1/23/2017 7:45 PM 8 5 View Details Register

102 - Family Dog 1

For dogs 4 months and older. A beginning-level class teaching the fundamentals of good manners - sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings and walking, wait at doors, and leave it. FIRST CLASS IS MANDATORY AND FOR PEOPLE ONLY, NO DOGS, PLEASE! $150 for 6 weeks. (First class is 1 1/2 hours long, all other classes 1 hour.)

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1/22/2017 11:00 AM 12 0 View Details Sold Out
1/26/2017 7:45 PM 12 7 View Details Register
1/31/2017 7:45 PM 12 12 View Details Register
1/31/2017 10:45 AM 12 8 View Details Register
1/31/2017 9:30 AM 12 4 View Details Register
2/25/2017 9:15 AM 12 12 View Details Register

102 - Family Dog 1 - San Anselmo

Our popular Family Dog 1 series is now being held at the San Anselmo Parks and Recreation Department at 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo. For dogs 4 months and older. A beginning-level class teaching the fundamentals of good manners - sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings and walking, wait at doors, and leave it. FIRST CLASS IS MANDATORY AND FOR PEOPLE ONLY, NO DOGS, PLEASE! $165 for 6 weeks. (First class is 1 1/2 hours long, all other classes 1 hour.)

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2/28/2017 7:00 PM 6 0 View Details Sold Out

103 - Small Dog 1

For small-breed dogs 4 months and older that will be 30 lbs. and under as adults. A beginning-level class teaching the fundamentals of good manners - sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings and walking, wait at doors, and leave it - with attention to small-breed training issues. FIRST CLASS IS MANDATORY AND FOR PEOPLE ONLY, NO DOGS, PLEASE! $150 for 6 weeks. (First class is 1 1/2 hours long, all other classes 1 hour.)

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1/22/2017 9:45 AM 6 0 View Details Sold Out
1/23/2017 6:30 PM 6 0 View Details Sold Out
2/23/2017 6:45 PM 6 5 View Details Register
3/12/2017 9:45 AM 6 6 View Details Register

106 - Difficult Dog 1

CONSULTATION REQUIRED PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT - PLEASE CALL 415-506-6280 TO SCHEDULE.

For dogs who don't get along with other dogs. Free follow-up consult included. $190 for 6 weeks.
FIRST CLASS IS MANDATORY AND FOR PEOPLE ONLY, NO DOGS, PLEASE!
(First class is 1 1/2 hours long, all other classes 1 hour.)

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3/16/2017 7:45 PM 8 8 View Details Register

107 - Senior Handling

Our Senior Handling class will focus on helping Seniors (62+) or persons with disabilities, create an environment where living with your dog is comfortable. This small class will address management of the dog at home and on walks and teach simple behaviors to build a bond. For dogs 4 months and older. FIRST CLASS IS MANDATORY AND FOR PEOPLE ONLY, NO DOGS, PLEASE! $60 for 4 weeks. (First class is 1 1/2 hours long, all other classes 1 hour.)Limited to 4 dogs/handlers

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1/18/2017 11:00 AM 4 0 View Details Sold Out

107 - Senior Handling - Tam Valley

Our Senior Handling class is being offered at Tamalpais Valley Community Center located at 203 Marin Avenue. From 101 Take CA-1 North exit towards Stinson Beach, at the first light, turn left follow road around & take left on TENNESSEE VALLEY RD.; Right onto MARIN AVE. The Center is on your left. Our Senior Handling class will focus on helping Seniors (62+) or persons with disabilities create an environment where living with your dog is comfortable. This small class will address management of the dog at home and on walks and teach simple behaviors to build a bond. For dogs 4 months and older. FIRST CLASS IS MANDATORY AND FOR PEOPLE ONLY, NO DOGS, PLEASE! $75 for 4 weeks. (First class is 1 1/2 hours long, all other classes 1 hour.) Limited to 4 dogs/handlers

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2/27/2017 3:15 PM 4 4 View Details Register

Behavior & Training

 

Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
Phone 415.883.4621

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