Dog Obedience Classes

Learn to Communicate Effectively with Your Dog!

Learn to Communicate Effectively with Your Dog!

The Santa Barbara Humane Society sponsors group dog obedience classes throughout the year.  Our classes are taught by a local trainer and are held at the Humane Society in the Donald E. Cole Education Center where there is plenty of indoor and outdoor space.

Dog obedience classes are normally held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm  to 7:30pm and provide six hours of training.  You must be a Santa Barbara Humane Society member to receive the discounted rate of $80.00 (not including $30.00 in class accessories).

If you are not a member of the Santa Barbara Humane Society, the fee is $105.00, which includes a one-year membership of $25.00 at the time you sign up for the class session (not including $30.00 in class accessories). Fees are nonrefundable after classes have begun and are only refundable on the condition that the spot can be filled.

Eight (8) dogs and their handlers are allowed for each class.  Dogs must be at least 5 months of age.  When you sign up for a class, you will be asked to show proof that your dog has current vaccinations for rabies, distemper/parvo and bordetella.  Female dogs must be spayed.  The same person, 14 years of age or older,  should come to class with the dog each session.   Additional people may also attend any or all of the classes.

Our classes are taught by:

Andrea Bratt | 708-1418 | web site:

Andrea will show you how to use a clicker to immediately let your dog know when he or she has done something correctly.

For general questions about the classes or for class dates, please contact Whitney O’Malley at (805) 964-4777 ext. 106.

Please call Andrea only for detailed information about her training techniques or if you are unsure if the class would be suitable for your dog.

You may sign up in person in the Shelter Office between 10am and 4:30pm, Monday through Saturday.  If you need to sign up by phone, please call our Administration Office at (805)964-8326 between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Level 1 Basic Dog Obedience Training Sessions K-9 Good Citizen Obedience Class

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