Did you know that the Animal Rescue League provides training classes for dogs of all ages?

Puppy Preschool classes are here! Puppies must be 8-20 weeks of age and be current on vaccinations. The Animal Rescue League offers this program to help socialize your puppy and teach him or her basic manners and commands such as potty training, watch me, chewing, sit, down, stay, and come on call, plus much more!

We also offer classes for adult dogs who may have developed some bad habits along the way. These classes help you and your dog to better understand each other and help refine your dog’s manners. Drop It, Leave It, Take It, Stand, Stay, and more are included.

Our goal is to prevent bad habits and mold your dog into the best he can be so you and your family can enjoy all your dog has to offer. Our trainers will also discuss food aggression, introduce new sights, sounds, and textures, teach fun tricks, and answer any questions about your dog’s behavior. All classes are 7 weeks long.

More Information

  • Puppy Preschool Classes are for puppies 8-20 weeks of age and cost $10 per session. General classes are held from 10 am-11 am every Saturday. Classes for nervous and/or small breed puppies are held an hour before from 9 am-10 am. See below for more information.
  • Basic Classes are for dogs over 20 weeks and cost $99.00
  • Canine Good Citizen Classes cost $99.00 for a seven week course. Classes are at 10am on Sundays. (Dogs must complete the Basic class or have basic obedience skills prior to attending)

Dogs do not need to be spayed or neutered if under 10 months of age and are attending Puppy Class (spay and neutering is strongly recommended). Dogs must be spayed or neutered if over 10 months of age to be eligible to participate in training class. Please complete the Student Profile located at the bottom of the page to register for classes. Be sure to specify which class you plan on attending.


Training Class Sign-up

If you are interested in attending a Training Class, complete the online Student Profile. This profile is full of helpful information for our trainer, and allows us to gain some insight about you and your dog’s behaviors

Training Class Student Profile Signup

Sign up soon, classes fill up quickly! For more information or questions call (412) 345-7300 x240 or email rwhitmore@animalrescue.org.

Please contact our Program Director at jbarnard@animalrescue.org for information related to specific behavior questions.

Behavior and Training Classes Pages

Browse the pages below to find information on our Behavior and Training Classes.