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Dog Training Classes

Currently offered at the Milwaukee Campus!

Bring your puppy or adult dog to the Wisconsin Humane Society Milwaukee Campus for our fun and engaging group training classes! We are excited to bring back in-person Manners and Puppy Classes, and will continue to offer virtual Manners Classes and virtual consultations. Our classes use reward-based training techniques and focus on building the bond between dogs and their owners, relaxation in new spaces, and basic manners.

To view the classes we currently offer, please scroll down and click the provided link to register or reach out to Sam Steinbring at sstein@wihumane.org.

If you’re in search of resources outside of the Milwaukee area, please contact us at behavior@wihumane.org or 414-431-6173 so we can direct you to a qualified professional in your community. 


 

Available Dog Training Classes

In-Person Group Puppy Class

Age: Puppies 8 weeks - 16 weeks
Course length: 6 weeks
Fee: $150 

This class is designed to provide essential socialization with people, other puppies, novel objects, and new spaces. We will discuss normal puppy behavior such as mouthing, chewing, and house training. We will also introduce basic learning theory to owners so that they can effectively troubleshoot behavior concerns beyond the end of the class. We will focus on helping dogs learn the skillset to relax in new spaces, offer their owners attention, and the beginnings of a few basic manners. Each week we will reserve a few minutes to discuss common behavior concerns and how to approach them with positive reinforcement based training and effective management. 

Register by selecting your desired In-Person Group Puppy Class start date on our calendar here.

In-Person Group Manners Class

Age: Dogs 4 months and older
Course length: 6 weeks
Fee: $150

In this class, we will introduce basic learning theory to owners so that they can effectively troubleshoot behavior concerns beyond the end of the class. We will focus on helping dogs learn the skill set to relax in new spaces, offer their owners attention, and the foundation for sit, down, stay, walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and relaxation around food. Each week we will reserve a few minutes to discuss common behavior concerns and how to approach them with positive reinforcement based training and effective management. 

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

Virtual Manners Class

Age: Dogs of any age!
Course length: 6 weeks
Fee: $150

This class is an excellent option for families who would like to build their dog’s manners skillset but have dogs who would not be comfortable in a group class setting. This is also an excellent option for families who might not be within a reasonable driving distance of the Milwaukee Campus, or might otherwise find that an in-person group class is not the best fit for them. This class is completely virtual and would be accessed from the comfort of your home.

In this class, we will introduce basic learning theory to owners so that they can effectively troubleshoot behavior concerns beyond the end of the class. We will focus on helping dogs learn the skill set to relax in new spaces, offer their owners attention, and the foundation for sit, down, stay, walking nicely on leash, coming when called, and relaxation around food.

Register by selecting your desired Virtual Manners Class start date on our calendar here.

Puppy Enrichment Drop Off

Age: Puppies 8 weeks - 16 weeks
Fee: $35/session

This drop-in service is an excellent opportunity for your young puppy to interact with new puppies, new spaces, novel objects, new people, and build their training skills! You can register for as few or as many sessions as you wish. This program can be used independently or as a complement to our In-Person Group Puppy classes, virtual training, or in-person private training. For this program, puppies are dropped off curbside for 1.5 hours of fun and learning and go home tired, happy, and with their social needs fulfilled for the day!

Register by selecting your desired Puppy Enrichment Drop Off date on our calendar here.

About our Classes

We require age-appropriate Distemper vaccinations and Bordetella vaccinations for dogs of all ages. For dogs 5 months and older we require the Rabies vaccination. 

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.