Training Classes

If your pet is in need of behavior training or social activities, sign them up for one of our classes. All classes are held at our Adoption, Education and Community Resource Center. JHS uses a positive reinforcement method for training.

Click here to view our calendar and register.

Please note – If classes do not meet the minimum amount of registrants, JHS will reschedule the class to begin on another date.

Click here to view directions and parking info.

Click here to view “what to bring” to class.

Available Classes:

One-on-One Dog Training

Is your dog better without a group? Maybe you prefer a more personalized experience? Sign up for our one-on-one class! These sessions are one hour each. You can communicate with our trainer before so that a lesson can be tailor-made for you and your pup. This session is open to dogs of all sizes, 4 months an up.

All pets must be spayed/neutered and current on vaccines to attend. JHS Training Classes are non-refundable.

$125, 6 sessions ($100 for pets adopted from JHS*)

Next Available Classes:

  • Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. (beginning in March)
  • Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. available now

Click here to schedule your One-on-One session

Dog Manners 101

Does your dog need some help learning basic commands? Our instructor will help both you and your dog learn the skills necessary to become a polite pooch. Our trainer will assess the group to learn which skills will be most beneficial to you and your dog including, but not limited to, sit, stay, down, recall and leash manners. This class is for dogs 6 months and up. 

All pets must be spayed/neutered and current on vaccines to attend. JHS Training Classes are non-refundable.

$125, 6 sessions ($100 for pets adopted from JHS*)

Next Available Classes:

  • Saturdays 10:30 a.m., first class begins March 24th – registration open now!
  • Wednesdays 6:00 p.m., first class begins March 24th – registration open now!

Click here to register for Dog Manners 101

 

Puppy and Small Dogs 101

New puppy? No problem! Our Puppy 101 class will help you and your pup learn all the basics needed to become an outstanding family pet. Basics skills taught may include, but are not limited to, housebreaking tips, leash manners, mouthing, sit, stay, down, and recall. Small dogs up to 30 lbs are also welcome!

All pets must be spayed/neutered and current on vaccines to attend. JHS Training Classes are non-refundable.

$125, 6 sessions ($100 for pets adopted from JHS*)

Next Available Classes:

  • Saturdays 9:00 a.m., first class begins March 24th – registration open now!

Click here to register for Puppy and Small Dogs 101

 

Canine Good Citizen

If your dog has mastered basic skills and is ready to learn more, this is the class for you. This class tests dogs in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. This program rewards dogs that have the training and demeanor to be reliable family members as well as community members in good standing.

Not sure if your dog is ready for this class? Just email questions to us at events@jaxhumane.org.

All pets must be spayed/neutered and current on vaccines to attend. JHS Training Classes are non-refundable.

$125, 6 sessions ($100 for pets adopted from JHS*)

Next Available Class:

  • Coming Soon!

 

Puppy and Small Dog Social

Is your dog under 20lbs and in need of some new friends? Does your dog need a place to burn off some energy after you get out of work?  Bring ’em on over to the small dog social for supervised play in an indoor space. Session also includes a Q&A with our trainer.

All dogs must be 20 lbs or under, current on vaccines and spayed/neutered. This event does not require you at sign-up for all six sessions at once, but it is non-refundable.

$10/session

Next Available Socials:

  • Coming soon!

 

Additional Info:

*A discount is available for training classes for pets who were adopted from JHS. Please email your name and your pet’s name to events@jaxhumane.org to receive the discount code, call 904-725-8766 ext. 4560 or reach out to your adoption counselor via the Maddie’s Fund app.

Directions and Parking:

All classes are held at the Jacksonville Humane Society Adoption, Education and Community Resource Center.

8464 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32216

Upon arrival, please come to the main building. You may park anywhere in our lot. Look for the “Adoption and Education” sign, located near the wishing fountain and glass double doors. To the left of the main entrance, you will see a door labeled “Training Classes and Volunteer Info Session”. Please enter and take the stairs to the second floor. Training classes are in the large multi-purpose room on the second floor.

An elevator is available inside the main building. Go through the door directly across from the entrance and look to the left for the elevator.

JHS does not open to the public until 10 a.m., so we ask that you come directly to the training room.

We ask that you also use these doors to exit the building. Thank you!

 

What to Bring

Please bring:

  • 1 standard 6-foot leash (no retractable leashes allowed)
  • 1 regular buckle collar (no prong collars or choke chains allowed)
  • Soft treats, such as “training treats”
  • Your questions for our trainer
  • Your dog! 🙂

Contact Information:

Email: Events@jaxhumane.org

Phone: 904-493-4560