The Halifax Humane Society’s Behavior Department offers group dog and puppy training classes as well as in-home behavioral consultations and training sessions to meet the unique needs of each individual family, and dog.
Do you have a dog that barks? Pulls? Lunges? Soils the house? Chews items that are not theirs? Is aggressive? Jumps up on visitors? Does not enjoy being left alone? Does not respond to your cues?
Maybe you just have a newly adopted dog or puppy and want to make sure you are starting out on the right paw.
Or maybe you are just fascinated by training and want to bring out your dog's best potential and have fun in the process.
Whatever your situation, if it involves a dog or puppy in need of some behavior modification, guidance and training, you have come to the right place. We will show you how to use science-based, effective, and humane training to solve behavior problems and bring back the joy of living with your dog.
This class will set you on the path to a great working relationship with your dog. We will teach you the mechanics that make you a great trainer and will cover a variety of basic cues and life skills that will make life with your dog more enjoyable. We will show you how to effectively use positive reinforcement to improve your dog's behavior in all situations. The foundational training you and your dog will receive will continue to help you throughout your dog’s life.
Classes are held on multiple days at the Halifax Humane Society animal shelter. The entire course, which consists of four weekly classes, costs just $45; dogs adopted from Halifax Humane Society are also eligible for a $10 discount.
To sign up for a group class, please call HHS at (386) 274-4703 and press "1" for our adoption lobby.
Dog Training Fundamentals
What We Learn:
1- Name Recognition
3- Loose Leash Walking- Management
4- Loose Leash Walking- Training
5- Sit/Let's Go
Dog Training Advanced
What We Learn:
1- Leave It
2- Stay with Distance & Distractions
3- Come with Distance & Distractions
4- Loose Leash Walking with Distractions
6- Automatic Sit for Introductions
7- Wait at Doors
8- Enrichment Ideas
What We Learn:
1- Food Puzzles
2- Find It
3- Agility for Fun
6- Flirt Pole
Call for a schedule of classes and to sign up. (386) 274-4703 ask for adoption lobby.
You will work with our certified professional trainer to develop a customized training plan to accomplish your training goals in a private training setting.
All private training and behavior modification services begin with a 60-minute in-home consultation and training session with an associated investment of $60.00 (plus trip fee if farther than 20-miles). During the initial consultation we will discuss the best options to achieve your training goals. After evaluating the situation, we will work hands on with you and your dog to implement a number of different training techniques and/or an appropriate behavior modification plan.
Each family and dog has a unique reason for our training and behavior modification services. Sometimes a single consultation and training session is enough to set dog and owner on the right track, other times it may be very beneficial to continue behavior modification and owner instruction in follow-up lessons. 60-minute follow-up in-home consultations are $40.00 and can be scheduled at any time after the initial in-home consultation.
If you are interested in booking a private lesson or behavior consult, please contact the adoption lobby front desk at (386) 274-4703.
Please do not hesitate to contact the adoption lobby front desk, by calling (386) 274-4703