TRAINING CLASSES' SCHEDULE

For a complete list of class descriptions click here.

Jul
23
Tue
Puppy Pre-School Session @ Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA's Education & Training Center
Jul 23 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

For puppies less than 4 months of age only. This class is designed for puppies under 4 months of age and allows owners to take advantage of their puppy’s critical socialization period. Puppies will learn how to respond to their name, get used to being handled and groomed and introduced to walking on leash. They will be introduced to everyday objects, obstacles and other stimulation that will equip them into the next stage of life. Puppies will also have the opportunity to socialize with other puppies in a safe and well managed environment. Owners will be given vital information on early prevention of problem behaviors such as mouthing, biting and house soiling.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks

Class includes: Homework, Problem Solving Handouts, and Certificate of Completion

Class capacity: 10 students

Course prerequisites: Dogs must be under 4 months of age on their first week of class and have had their first round of vaccinations 7 days prior to the start of class.You must provide proof of vaccination prior to the first day of class.

Registration: To register for an upcoming class download and fill out our most current registration form or call our Behavior & Training Helpline at 626.792.7151 ext. 155 for future class information.

Jul
27
Sat
Puppy Social Session @ Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA's Behavior & Training Center
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

A drop in social hour for puppies between the ages of 2-6 months. This is the perfect opportunity to get your puppy socialized with other puppies in a safe and structured environment. Play interactions are managed and supervised by our trainers to ensure all puppies leave with a new positive experience.

Please arrive early to sign in. Doors open at 9:20 a.m.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per session; limited sessions are offered during the year

Class includes: Off leash supervised play and socialization with other puppies.

Fees: $10.00

Class capacity: No Limit

Course prerequisites: First full round of vaccinations. Follow this link for the AVSAB’s position on puppy socialization: Socialization Requirements

Registration: This is a drop in class and does not require pre-registration. For more information please call our Behavior & Training Hotline at (626) 792-7151 ext. 155.

This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.

Jul
28
Sun
Training Workshop: Confidence Building @ Behavior & Training Room
Jul 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Transform your wallflower into a social butterfly! Help your shy, fearful or insecure pup grow their confidence around people, other dogs and new environments through a fun combination of games, tricks, agility equipment and yummy rewards.

Register today for this one-hour workshop.

Jul
29
Mon
Training Workshop: Intro to Nose Work Level 1 and Level 2 Starts @ Behavior & Training Room
Jul 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

K9 Nose Work is a fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. Inspired by working detection dogs, it builds confidence and focus in your dog, and is a great way to provide mental and physical stimulation. It starts with getting your dog excited about searching boxes, which is the main focus in this Intro to Nose Work Level 1 class. Your dog will be exposed to boxes and box puzzles in a variety of environments. Dogs work one at a time and rest in their crate while waiting to search, so reactive dogs can enjoy this sport as well. And shy or fearful dogs build confidence while overactive dogs put their energy into searching. You will build a tremendous bond with your dog as you learn to observe, understand and rely upon their fabulous nose and grow together as a team.

“Intro to Nose Work Level 2” is for dogs that have taken “Intro to Nose Work Level 1”. This class will continue to expose the dog/handler team to different environmental conditions and fun challenges while still on primary (food/toy only). We will further develop the dogs search intensity and continue to hone the handlers’ observation and handling skills.

Register today.

Training Workshop: Intro to Odor @ Behavior & Training Room
Jul 29 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

“Intro to Odor” focuses on transitioning your dog from hunting for food to hunting for a target odor. We will build on the dog’s desire to hunt and incorporate “target” odors into the class environment. Through ongoing exposure to a variety of environmental conditions, further development of the dog’s search intensity, hide placement and fun challenges we will prepare you and your dog for on-going fun and competition.

Course Prerequisites: Working dogs and handlers must have completed an Intro to Nose Work class level 1 and 2 with a NACSW Certified Instructor and be pre-approved by the instructor to enroll in this class. Email Julie at riekesjl@pacbell.net to see if your dog is eligible before signing up for this class.

No class on August 12th, August 19th or September 2nd.

Register today.

Training Workshop: Continuing Nose Work @ Behavior & Training Room
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“Continuing Nose Work” is for dogs that have met minimum proficiency finding the initial target odor. This class will continue to expose the dog/handler team to different environmental conditions and fun challenges while also further developing the dogs search intensity and honing the handler’s skills. The dogs will also be exposed to additional target odor(s). We will be preparing you and your dog for on-going fun and competition.

Course Prerequisites: Working dogs and handlers must have completed Intro to Nose Work level 1 and 2 and Intro to Odor classes with a NACSW Certified Instructor and be pre-approved by the instructor to enroll in this class.

Email Julie at jriekes@earthlink.net to see if your dog is eligible before signing up for this class.

No class on August 12th, August 19th or September 2nd.

Register today.

Jul
30
Tue
Puppy Pre-School Session @ Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA's Education & Training Center
Jul 30 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

For puppies less than 4 months of age only. This class is designed for puppies under 4 months of age and allows owners to take advantage of their puppy’s critical socialization period. Puppies will learn how to respond to their name, get used to being handled and groomed and introduced to walking on leash. They will be introduced to everyday objects, obstacles and other stimulation that will equip them into the next stage of life. Puppies will also have the opportunity to socialize with other puppies in a safe and well managed environment. Owners will be given vital information on early prevention of problem behaviors such as mouthing, biting and house soiling.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks

Class includes: Homework, Problem Solving Handouts, and Certificate of Completion

Class capacity: 10 students

Course prerequisites: Dogs must be under 4 months of age on their first week of class and have had their first round of vaccinations 7 days prior to the start of class.You must provide proof of vaccination prior to the first day of class.

Registration: To register for an upcoming class download and fill out our most current registration form or call our Behavior & Training Helpline at 626.792.7151 ext. 155 for future class information.

Aug
3
Sat
Puppy Social Session @ Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA's Behavior & Training Center
Aug 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

A drop in social hour for puppies between the ages of 2-6 months. This is the perfect opportunity to get your puppy socialized with other puppies in a safe and structured environment. Play interactions are managed and supervised by our trainers to ensure all puppies leave with a new positive experience.

Please arrive early to sign in. Doors open at 9:20 a.m.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per session; limited sessions are offered during the year

Class includes: Off leash supervised play and socialization with other puppies.

Fees: $10.00

Class capacity: No Limit

Course prerequisites: First full round of vaccinations. Follow this link for the AVSAB’s position on puppy socialization: Socialization Requirements

Registration: This is a drop in class and does not require pre-registration. For more information please call our Behavior & Training Hotline at (626) 792-7151 ext. 155.

This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.

Aug
20
Tue
Puppy Pre-School Session @ Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA's Education & Training Center
Aug 20 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

For puppies less than 4 months of age only. This class is designed for puppies under 4 months of age and allows owners to take advantage of their puppy’s critical socialization period. Puppies will learn how to respond to their name, get used to being handled and groomed and introduced to walking on leash. They will be introduced to everyday objects, obstacles and other stimulation that will equip them into the next stage of life. Puppies will also have the opportunity to socialize with other puppies in a safe and well managed environment. Owners will be given vital information on early prevention of problem behaviors such as mouthing, biting and house soiling.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks

Class includes: Homework, Problem Solving Handouts, and Certificate of Completion

Class capacity: 10 students

Course prerequisites: Dogs must be under 4 months of age on their first week of class and have had their first round of vaccinations 7 days prior to the start of class.You must provide proof of vaccination prior to the first day of class.

Registration: To register for an upcoming class download and fill out our most current registration form or call our Behavior & Training Helpline at 626.792.7151 ext. 155 for future class information.

Aug
24
Sat
Puppy Social Session @ Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA's Behavior & Training Center
Aug 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

A drop in social hour for puppies between the ages of 2-6 months. This is the perfect opportunity to get your puppy socialized with other puppies in a safe and structured environment. Play interactions are managed and supervised by our trainers to ensure all puppies leave with a new positive experience.

Please arrive early to sign in. Doors open at 9:20 a.m.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per session; limited sessions are offered during the year

Class includes: Off leash supervised play and socialization with other puppies.

Fees: $10.00

Class capacity: No Limit

Course prerequisites: First full round of vaccinations. Follow this link for the AVSAB’s position on puppy socialization: Socialization Requirements

Registration: This is a drop in class and does not require pre-registration. For more information please call our Behavior & Training Hotline at (626) 792-7151 ext. 155.

This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.