The Capital Area Humane Society provides obedience courses that focus on building a healthy relationship between you and your dog, while using positive, reward-based training methods. Classes are held for 4 weeks. The fee is $75 for the general public and $55 for those who have adopted from CAHS.
Start your puppy off on the right paw by providing foundation training including simple cues and basic manners using positive reinforcement training. This class is limited to puppies between the ages of 2-6 months. This course will involve introductions to impulse control exercises like sit, down, come, stay, and loose leash walking. Puppies will be able to have some ‘play time’ that helps to provide the necessary socialization to become well-adjusted adults.
Household Manners 1:
This class is tailored to those dogs 7 months and older who have had little to no training. Untrained adolescents and adults will learn to focus on their guardian rather than on other distractions. Dogs will learn impulse control exercises like sit, down, come, stay, and loose leash walking. These commands are vital for dogs that have become unruly or those that need a refresher course. We will also have time to answer any questions that pet guardians may have for both classes in order to help you with any particular frustrations.
The fee for obedience classes at CAHS is non-refundable.
For times and dates of available classes, please click on the "Click Here to sign up" button above and view the drop down menus for different class options.
CAHS requires the following in order to participate in obedience courses:
- A copy of your dog’s current Rabies and Distemper (Da2PPL) vaccines must be provided to the trainer at the beginning of class
- All fees must be paid for before class in order for a space to be provided
- A flat-buckle collars or harnesses are permitted, no choke chains or prong collars
- Treats that your dog loves!
To register, please call CAHS at (517) 626-6060. If you have specific questions, you may contact Samantha at
or extension 141.