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. Both classes that the CAHS performs are four week courses and are $75 for the general public and $55 for those that have adopted from CAHS, below is a description of each:
Puppy Socialization -
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.
The 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 dogs7 months and older of age that 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 considered 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!
Please contact CAHS (517) 626-6060 to sign up! If you have specific questions, you can contact Samantha at
or extension 141.