Humane Society of Calloway County

Dog & Puppy Obedience Classes

Openings Available in Humane Society’s Dog & Puppy Obedience Classes – Dog Starts March 14  & Puppy Starts March 11  – Sign up now!

The spring Humane Society of Calloway County’s dog and puppy obedience classes begin in March. Classes focus on training you to help your dog or puppy learn good manners and basic commands. Your dog may even become a Canine Good Citizen like Mousse, pictured here with his guardian, Alisha Lilly, in an earlier class. 

Obedience classes are a great place to spend quality, fun time with your dog or puppy. The Humane Society’s dog and puppy obedience classes provide that opportunity as you work together toward your puppy or dog becoming a well-behaved companion at home and in the community. Basic training and good manners for the dogs are the focus of both classes.

Puppy Kindergarten begins on Monday, March 11, and Dog Obedience begins on Thursday, March 14. Classes meet at 6 p.m. for seven weeks for puppy class and eight weeks for dog obedience class. Classes are held outdoors weather permitting and indoor accommodations are available. The fee is $120 for the course or $100 for members, Humane Society and Animal Shelter adopters and prior participants.

The classes help the handler teach the dog to sit, stay, lie down, not to pull on the leash while walking, not to jump on other dogs or people and to come when called. “It’s a completely positive activity and a great way to bond with your dog,” according to Kathy Hodge, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Calloway County. “The more you work with your dog, the better you both get.”

Socializing with new people and places in important in the classes. “Socialization with other dogs and with new people is an extremely important part of a dog’s development into a good citizen,” says Hodge.

Submit your registration form and fee here. You can upload vaccination records here or you or your veterinarian can email them to any time prior to the beginning of class. You are also welcome to sign up in person at the Humane Society at 270-759-1884 Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Preregistration is required.

Questions? Email us or message us on Facebook or Instagram or call the office at 270-759-1884.

Online Registration Form

Name of other persons attending (& ages of children, if any)

Canine Information

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    We welcome the family to attend class; however, in adult dog class, we request that children be supervised by another adult and remain outside the immediate training area. Trainers should be 16 years old and accompanied by an adult if under 19.

    All trainers and dogs should be ready to begin training at the start of the class at 6 pm and bring all proper equipment to each class. Please allow time for your puppy/dog to relieve itself outside the training area before class begins.

    Is your pet aggressive around other dogs or people?(Required)
    At the sole discretion of the instructors, your pet may be excused from class because of aggression toward people or dogs. If excused, a prorated refund will be made.
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