Dog Training

Learn to Effectively Communicate With Your Dog!

There will be no classes during the Thanksgiving weekend (11/28-12/1)

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training techniques, and as a result, find no need to use coercive methods that employ fear, pain, intimidation or outdated notions of dominance.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 orientation before your first class.


Adult dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations

Puppies (under 5 months) must have received their second round of Distemper and Parvo vaccinations

All dogs 5 months and older must be licensed

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 Form

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