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Dog Training Classes

Currently offered at the Milwaukee and Ozaukee Campuses

Bring your puppy or dog to the Wisconsin Humane Society's Milwaukee and Ozaukee Campuses for our fun and engaging training classes! All of our classes use reward-based training techniques and we will teach you how you can use a clicker for training. Scroll down to view the classes currently offered at WHS!

If you're in search of resources outside the Milwaukee or Ozaukee area, please contact us at behavior@wihumane.org or 414-431-6173 so we can direct you to a qualified professional in your community. We're hoping to offer classes at our Racine and Green Bay Campuses in the future; please check back soon!

Available Dog Training Classes

Puppy ABCs

Age: Puppies under 5 months
Course length: 6 weeks
Fee: $130 for adopted/rescued dogs, $150 for non-adopted dogs

These classes are designed to provide essential socialization with people, other puppies, and new places. We discuss normal puppy behavior such as mouthing, chewing and house training and introduce your puppy to important cues like sit, come, and down. 

Register by selecting your desired Puppy ABCs start date and location on our calendar here.

Dog Manners Class

Age: Dogs 5 months and older
Course length: 6 weeks
Fee: $130 for adopted/rescued dogs, $150 for non-adopted dogs

In this course, We will introduce you to the way dogs think and learn. We will focus on basic cues like sit, down, stay, off, drop-it, walking on a loose leash, plus much more. We will discuss common behavior challenges and provide management and training solutions. 

Register by selecting your desired Dog Manners Class start date and location on our calendar here.

Shy Dog Class

Age: Dogs 5 months and older
Course length: 6 weeks
Fee: $130 for adopted/rescued dogs, $150 for non-adopted dogs

These classes are designed for dogs that are fearful or shy of people, other dogs, objects, noises, etc. We will focus on desensitizing and counter conditioning techniques. We will also teach basic training cues that help your dog to build confidence and make you proud. 

Register by selecting your desired Shy Dog Class start date and location on our calendar here.

Other Workshops and Seminars

WHS offers additional, one-day seminars and workshops, including:

  • Dog Behavior Seminars
  • "Stop the Pulling" class
  • Canine Massage Workshop
  • Pet First Aid & CPR

Learn more and register by selecting an upcoming class on our calendar here.

About our Classes

For all dogs over 4 months, the following vaccinations are required:

  • Distemper
  • Bordetella
  • Rabies

Guardians must be at least 18 years old and, due to the interactive nature of the classes, children under the age of 8 are not permitted to attend.

Class size is limited, so view the calendar and sign up today!

WHS also offers behavior consultations for those problems that cannot be addressed in a group class. For more information, click here.