Pet Training & Activities

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Training Classes

Our full training courses run in 6-week sessions. Our schedule for the next session will be put up on each registration form about half way through the current session. If you would like to be notified when sign-ups are available for the next session, you can email kayleigh@lynchburghumane.org to be put on the email list.

Puppy Social – As much fun as the dog park can be, having an indoor, supervised environment to provide positive play opportunities for your puppy can be much more comfortable for you and your puppy. Proper early socialization will help your puppy confidently adjust to a wide variety of environments and experiences. If your dog is between 8 weeks and 5 months old, has at least their first round of vaccines, and you’re looking for a great way to tire out your puppy after work or socialize them to other dogs and people, then attend our Puppy Social on Tuesday nights from 5-5:45 pm. Each session is $5 and requires a new sign up.

Click here to register for Puppy Social

Puppy Kindergarten – Our puppy class is geared toward youngsters from 8 weeks to 5 months old. Together you’ll practice puppy manners (sit, lie down, pay attention, come when called), learn and share puppy parenting tips (resolve house-training, play-biting, jumping, chewing, and barking), and enjoy social time and positive exposure to other puppies, people, and new experiences. Our training classes are taught by a team of expert positive reinforcement trainers, so all puppies love attending Kindergarten! We meet weekly on Tuesday nights from 6-7, so come to as many or as few classes as you want, and pick what you want to learn each week. Each session is $25 and requires a new sign up.

Click here to register for Puppy K

Homeroom Hotshots – Need your dog to learn how to sit, down, go to a mat, or stay? What about some basic manners like not jumping to greet others? Then Homeroom Hotshots is for you! This class is for adult dogs (6+ months) and their owners who would like to work on basic obedience behaviors in a group setting. We will be using positive enforcement training methods to teach new behaviors, regain focus in the face of distraction, and help the dogs find a new excitement for learning. This course meets once a week for 6 weeks.

Summer Session Options:

  • Saturday 9-10 am (July 6 – August 10) – FULL
  • Thursday 5-6 pm (July 11 – August 15)

Click here to register for Homeroom Hotshots

Control Unleashed – You and your canine friend can learn what it takes to have a dog who is reliable off-leash. During this class, we will not be allowing the dogs to interact, but will do many exercises and games that will help your dog with recall, obedience, and focus in the face of distractions and around other pets. If you have an adult dog (6+ months) who has gone through some obedience training, but could use some more practice with on and off switches for behaviors, come to Control Unleashed! This course meets once a week for 6 weeks.

Summer Session Options:

  • Saturday 4-5 pm (July 6 – August 10)

Click here to register for Control Unleashed

Canine Good Citizen – The Canine Good Citizen certification program through American Kennel Club has been a gold standard of good dog manners in public for years. In this class, we will go through the behaviors you and your dog need to know to get this certification and teach general good habits for a variety of public situations. The ideal team for this course is a dog with some basic obedience experience (sit, down, attention, etc.) and a handler with some positive reinforcement training experience. This course meets once a week for 6 weeks.

Summer Session Options:

  • Saturday 1-2 pm (July 6 – August 10)

Click here to register for Canine Good Citizen

Dog Birthday Parties

Celebrate your pup’s special day with a party at LHS! Each 1 hour party includes paper products and decoration, a photo area, a party attendant, games, play time, and dog-friendly cupcakes.

$150 for a 1 hour birthday with 6 dogs, add-ons available

Click here to request a date

Click here to reserve and pay for your party