From basic manners for a range of canine ages to specialty classes like Puppy Socials and Canine Good Citizen Class, we have a variety of fun and engaging group training classes that will take your bond with your dog to the next level. Remember, a well-trained dog is a happy dog!

Before your first class (or even before signing up), please view our training policies. These policies are design not only for your and your pet’s safety, but to ensure classes run smoothly and effectively. Remember, both for shelter animals and public classes, all of ARF’s dog training is done via positive reinforcement methods.

Upcoming Dog Training Classes

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Private Consultations

Need one-on-one assistance for a particular challenge or behavior? Our behavior and training team offers private consultations for dog and cat guardians. Each consultation includes discussing behavior history, solidifying goals, and developing and evaluating a training and management plan. Our team uses humane, science-based training techniques and offers sessions at competitive rates.

Free Classes for Veterans

As part of our Pets and Vets program and our commitment to ensuring every military Veteran can experience the love of an adoring animal, we’ll soon be launching free basic obedience classes for ARF dogs adopted by Veterans. These weekly, 8-week classes are for dogs 6 months old and above.

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