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Dog Training Classes



The Marin Humane Society’s dog training classes are a great place for people and dogs to learn a common language, and for dogs to learn the house rules. Our instructors use positive reinforcement to solve behavior problems and to teach your dog to walk on a leash without pulling, sit or lie down quietly, come when called, and to wait at doors. Our Beginning classes are a great bonding experience--even very experienced guardians find them valuable.

Please note that our beginning-level classes are conducted entirely on leash and do not include playtime, as our focus is on strengthening the relationship between you and your dog.

Family Dog 1


For dogs 4 months and older. A beginning-level class teaching the fundamentals of good manners - sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings and walking, wait at doors, and leave it. First Class Is Mandatory and For People Only, No Dogs,Please!  

Recall Madness- Short


Graduates of Family Dog 1. Have you ever called your young dog (or even your old one) and he goes the other way? Recall or “Come when called” training is vital to keeping your dog safe, at the beach, in your yard, at the dog park or even around the home. Come and enjoy some time with your dog while increasing the probability that your dog will come to you each and every time you call. Dogs must be Dog friendly.

Jumpers and Pullers


The three week class series will take handlers through the reasons why dogs jump up and ways the behavior can be modified. And techniques for teaching a dog not to pull while on lead will also be covered. This class will cover several management tools plus strategies for teaching your dog to greet people "politely" both in the home and out on walks and encourage dogs to walk politely on a lead. Graduates of FD1. Pre-registration is required.