KHS Dog Training Classes

The Kansas Humane Society is pleased to offer dog training classes for dogs and their owners taught at KHS by our expert staff. Enroll in one of our dog training classes!

Our quality instruction and intimate environment will provide you and your dog the training and skills you need to have a long and happy, well-mannered life together.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long are the classes?
A: Each class meets once a week for 6 weeks.

Q: Can my family attend training classes with me and my dog?
A: Yes, the whole family is invited to attend with the dog so long as they are 5 years or older.

Puppy Kindergarten

Get your pup started off on the right paw with Puppy Kindergarten. Your puppy will develop early basic obedience skills as well as participate in puppy socialization activities so that he or she will grow into a confident adult and be the best friend possible. We'll also help you prevent your pup from developing those pesky behaviors of excessive digging, jumping, and chewing. In your dog training class, you and your dog will also learn loose leash walking.

  • For puppies age 8 weeks - 5 months.
  • Age exceptions must be approved in advance by instructor.
  • Must be current on age-appropriate vaccinations (including rabies).
  • You may need to provide training tools such as treats and training guides (a Gentle Leader, Halti, or harness) all available in our store.
  • Class fee: $120

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Basic Manners

Have fun with your dog in our positive reinforcement dog training class. Learn basic obedience skills including come, sit, stay, and down and humane solutions to the challenges of jumping, barking, digging, and chewing. Your dog will also learn loose leash walking.

  • For dogs 6 months old and older.
  • Must be current on age-appropriate vaccinations (including rabies).
  • You may need to provide training tools such as treats and training guides (a Gentle Leader, Halti, or harness) all available in our store. 
  • Class fee: $140

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Advanced Manners

Completed a Basic Manners course but still have the itch to learn and bond with your dog? Our Advanced Manners class takes everything you've learned to the next level and teaches you how to apply all these skills in the real world. Learn how to increase focus, self-control and problem solving skills in a positive, enriching environment, as well as putting enrichment and attention activities into action. Build on the basics with activities such as Helping a Fallen Stranger, Passing by Other Dogs, Greeting Manners, and Working Without Treats!

  • For dogs 6 months old and older.
  • Must be current on age-appropriate vaccinations (including rabies).
  • Prerequisite: Must have completed a Basic Manners course.
  • Class fee: $150

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AKC Canine Good Citizen

Purebreds and mutts alike are welcomed into the AKC Canine Good Citizen prep class and test! This course will help ensure your dog can be a respected member of the community by teaching them to listen at home, in public, and in the presence of other dogs. You and your dog will learn to pass all 10 of the required items of the CGC, and receive an official CGC certificate from the American Kennel Club upon completion of the test. Test items include, Greeting a Stranger, Walking on a Loose Leash, Reactions to Another Dog, and more, all without the aid of treats or training tools. No prior classes are required, but they are recommended.

  • For dogs 4 months old and older.
  • Must be current on age-appropriate vaccinations (including rabies).
  • No training tools (such as harnesses, Gentle Leaders, or Halti) may be used in this class and test.
  • Class is 7 weeks long, 6 weeks of instruction and 1 week for the test.
  • Family is welcome, but no children under 10 years old, please.
  • Class fee: $175

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Private Course

Not all dogs learn the same, and some need a more quiet environment than others. The KHS offers it's normal 6 week Basic Manners and Puppy Kindergarten in a one on one setting to help alleviate any hesitation or fears of both pet and pet parent. One on one classes can be better catered to your individual needs and skill level, so every class can be exactly what you need while still being a fun and positive environment!

  • For dogs 8 weeks old and older.
  • Must be current on age-appropriate vaccinations (including rabies).
  • You may need to provide training tools such as treats and training guides (a Gentle Leader, Halti, or harness) all available in our store. 
  • Class fee: $300

Call or email to schedule the class.

 

Private Single One-on-One Session

Only having trouble with one particular issue such as jumping, loose leash walking or digging? Not enough time in your schedule to commit to an entire 6 week course? The KHS now offers single one on one sessions to help get to the heart of your problem without the hassle of classes while still giving you the fun and professional atmosphere.

  • 1 hour session
  • For dogs 8 weeks old and older.
  • Must be current on age-appropriate vaccinations (including rabies).
  • Class fee: $50

Call or email to schedule the class.

 

Questions?

Call (316) 220-8728 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. your dog training class question(s) to the Pet Training Department. Visit our facility at 3313 N. Hillside Wichita, KS 67219 (just south of HWY 96 on Hillside).

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