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Dog Training

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The Erie Humane Society’s commitment to nurture animals doesn’t end with adoption. Our affordable, professional behavior training program offers guidance for new pet parents in raising their canine companion, as well as families dealing with behavioral and training issues.

What We Offer

Basic Obedience & Relationship Building

This class includes 10 weekly sessions.

Cost: $160 (plus registration fees)

This new combined class will focus on learning basic commands and skills to give your dog the building blocks for good manners. In addition, you will learn how to establish yourself as a benevolent, trustworthy leader, thus forming a mutually respectful relationship with your dog.


Basic commands include but are not limited to: name, sit, look, down, wait, leave it, drop it, come, and properly walking on leash

Relationship Building:

By strengthening and improving your relationship, your dog will be eager to please you. In addition to improving the basic obedience skills, you will also learn activities that are not only fun, but also designed to teach your dog manners and to behave respectfully.

Class Schedule & Requirements

Session 1: The first session is for HUMANS only (no dogs) and will be held at the Erie Humane Society in our Education Room. We strongly encourage your attendance at the first session as information covered will be referenced throughout the remaining 9 sessions.

**If you are curious about dog training, members of the public are welcome to attend the session 1 orientation. Please note that the orientation you attend may be for a full class. You will still need to register for the next open class.**

Session 2 - 10: These sessions are for the humans and their dogs, and will take place in our training center located behind the Pet Wellness Clinic. Please park in the clinic lot and cross the back yard to enter the training center.

Class Requirements:

  • Dogs must be up to date on vaccines. Please bring proof of vaccinations to the first class.
  • Please be sure your dog is suited for a group environment. If your dog is aggressive toward other dogs or people, please speak with our trainer about on-site private lessons.
  • Please be sure your dog is wearing a flat collar or martingale collar.
  • Please have your dog on a 6-foot leash.
  • Closed-toe shoes are recommended.

Register for a Class

Interested in registering your pup for training? Click your class session choice below to register. Please note class sizes are limited.

Saturday, March 4 from 11 to 12pm (10 Weekly Sessions)

Thursday, April 6 from 5:30 to 6:30pm (10 Weekly Sessions)

Saturday, May 6 from 12:15 to 1:15pm (10 Weekly Sessions)

** All proceeds from our training classes directly benefit the homeless shelter pets at the Erie Humane Society. **