All training classes are currently on hold due to the Shelter in Place Order

Santa Barbara Humane Society is pleased to be offering dog training classes. We will be offering a variety of different classes for both dogs and puppies.

SBHS trainers focus on strengthening the relationship and improving communication between human and dogs to create a healthy, happy, lifelong partnership.  SBHS dog trainers are highly trained and experienced in the modern, humane and effective use of force-free, reward based training techniques, and as a result, find no need to use coercive methods that employ fear, pain, intimidation or outdated notions of dominance. As a result, dogs learn to trust their human handlers, strengthening the bond between dog and owner.

Training focuses on replacing unwanted behavior with desirable behavior while setting dogs up for success. The resulting trust and fear-free learning experience creates resilient dogs who can’t wait to train, exuberantly show-up for their training sessions and consistently exceed our expectations.

Please note that it is mandatory that you register and attend an Introduction to Dog Training class before you begin regular classes.



Before you attend class, it is mandatory that you attend an Introduction to Dog Training. These single-day classes will help you understand what our classes will be like, and what class is right for you. Attendance is free for anyone in the public and no registration is required.

You can attend  Introduction to Dog Training even if you are not intrested in taking a class! It’s the perfect time for you to learn about positive reinforcement or to ask any dog training and behavior questions you may have.

Please DO NOT bring your dog to Introduction to Dog Training. This is meant for humans only.

The next Introduction to Dog Training classes will be held on:

Sunday, March 15 at 2:30 PM

Monday, March 23 at 5:30 PM

Sunday, March 29 at 2:30 PM

Monday, April 6 at 5:30 PM

Sunday, April 12 at 2:30 PM

Monday, April 20 at 5:30 PM

Sunday, April 26 at 2: 30 PM


Adult dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations

Attendees must be accompanied by an adult if under 18

At least one adult present for every child under the age of 14

Attendees must wear closed toed shoes

Dog Training Waiver

Dog Training Registration

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