Love the Dog You're With - Enroll in Dog Training Classes!
The Kentucky Humane Society makes it easy for you to find behavior training classes in your community. For your convenience, we offer classes in many locations throughout Louisville. We also have two flagship Behavior and Training Centers: one at our Main Campus in South Louisville and one at our East Campus behind Westport Village. Need a little one-on-one? We offer private training sessions at both of our flagship locations.
Unless otherwise noted, all group classes are one-hour sessions each week for six weeks. Pricing below reflects cost for entire class. Advance registration and payment is required. Class maximum, unless otherwise noted, is 10 animals.
Positively Puppies (dogs 8 to 15 weeks old) – $85
Raise your puppy right! This class focuses on socialization, handling, and confidence building to help your puppy grow into a well-adjusted adult. We will also begin teaching some basic manners as a foundation for our Manners for Life class. Don't miss out on your puppy's critical development period - we can help you start off on the right paw!
Manners for Life (dogs 4 months and older) – $85
It’s time for your dog to learn the basics! Your canine friend will learn to sit, stay, down, walk on a leash and more. Classes also address unwanted behaviors, such as jumping on people, however, if your dog becomes so excited (barking, lunging, pulling) when he sees dogs or other things in his environment, please see Reactive Rover class. If you need help determining which class is right for you, feel free to call our Helpline at 502.253.2883
Manners for Life Two – $85
Strengthen the basic skills learned in our Manners for Life class by working around distractions and fading out food rewards. A great class for dogs who need "continuing education" or who wish to earn their Canine Good Citizen® designation. Not all instructors offer the certification, please call 502.253.2883 if you are interested in CGC testing during this class.
Tricks for Treats – $85
Take your dog to the next level of obedience while building his canine IQ! Dogs learn to shake, high five, bow, crawl and more.
The B-Gone series are targeted 4 week courses to help you and your dog kick those annoying habits. As the holidays approach, we have created a few great courses that will help you and your dog breeze through those family visits or Thanksgiving dinners like a rock star. We may not be able to help you with Aunt Bessie's parfait, but we can sure help you have a well behaved dog this season! Choose one class or combine classes for a discount.
Guarding B Gone (resource guarding) – $100
It can be hard to live with a dog who growls when you approach his food, bones or toys but you don't have to walk on eggshells in your home anymore! For the first time ever, we're offering a Guarding B Gone group class that will teach your possessive pooch that it's actually fun to surrender his valuables. This unique class is limited to 4 dogs so you'll get loads of individual attention from trainers with years of behavior modification experience while you learn all techniques the professionals use to nip resource guarding in the bud.
Spaz B-Gone (spastic dog) – $85
This is a great way to learn how to get your dog to relax when you do. If your dog bounces and bounds around the room every time you get up or barks for attention throughout the football game – then this is the class for you and your spastic dog! Teach your dog to focus on you "say please" for everything.
Beggin B-Gone (table manners) – $85
Does it drive you nuts when you constantly trip over your dog while cooking or your drooling dog is begging during dinner? We can help you keep your dog out of the kitchen or in a designated spot while your family is eating, and eliminate begging behaviors. We can even help you eliminate counter surfing while you are out of the room. Protect your Pecan Pie and come to this class!
Dasterdly Doorway Dashers B Gone! (doorway manners) – $85
Have you stopped inviting guests over because your dog barks at or jumps on your guests? This class will help you and (your mailman) live a better life by eliminating door dashing, doorbell barking, and improving your social life. You will be the hit of the holiday with this class!
B.R.A.T. (Bossy, Reactive, Anxious or Threatening) (maximum of 6 dogs per class) – $150*
If you have a B.R.A.T we can help! In this course you will learn the fundamentals of dog psychology behind impulsive, reactive, boisterous, loud, anxious or just plain bossy dogs. We will work in a small groups to address all types of offensive or unwanted behaviors by building both the owner and dogs' self-confidence. If your dog barks at the mail man every day like clockwork – this is the class for you!
*We ask that no dogs with a bite history attend this class. If you have questions about your dogs eligibility or need further resources, please contact BEHAVIOR TRAINING (502) 253-2883.
Reactive Rover (maximum of 4 dogs per class) – $150*
Reactive Rover is for dog-reactive dogs and is limited to four dogs per class. If your dog barks uncontrollably on walks when you pass another dog, this might be a good class for you. Reactive Rover enrollment fees also include a Gentle Leader head collar or a Freedom/EZ Walk harness.
*We ask that no dogs with agression towards humans attend this class. If you have questions about your dogs eligibility or need further resources, please contact BEHAVIOR TRAINING (502) 253-2883.
Wallflowers (maximum of 6 dogs per class) – $100*
Wallflowers is for very shy dogs who need to gain confidence. If your dog hides from new people or spooks at sounds and objects, this might be the right class for you. This class is limited to six dogs.
*B.R.A.T.S., Reactive Rover and Wallflower classes are all specialty classes with limited enrollment. Because of the nature of these classes and the limited enrollment, the pricing for these classes is higher than our other basic classes. Both of these classes are taught using clicker training methods (clickers and wrist coils are provided) and focus on behavior modification using classical conditioning methods as opposed to traditional obedience classes which focus on specific obedience cues such as stay and recall.
Is your problem too big for a group class? Sign up for a private training session with our Community Behavior Manager for real-life solutions tailored specifically to your needs. These private in-office sessions can help resolve issues such as aggression, separation anxiety or even an intensive focus on basic manners. Private training sessions are offered by appointment at both of our flagship locations. To schedule your appointment, please contact the Behavior Training Department at (502) 253-2883.
Frolic! (4 weeks) – $65
Frolic! classes are outdoor agility classes that are just for fun. Frolic! classes will focus on introducing obstacles and small courses in a relaxed atmosphere. Agility obstacles are a great way to exercise your dog's mind and body at the same time, plus they can build confidence in young or shy dogs.
We offer three Frolic! classes: (1) Adults, (2) Puppies Under 6 Months & Adult Dogs Under 30 Pounds, and (3) Shy Dogs. Because this class is just for fun, there are no pre-requisites to take a Frolic! class; however, basic cues such as "sit" and "come" will be helpful. Additionally, since dogs will need to be off-leash to go over and through some obstacles (with trainers and humans escorting the dogs), dogs with any aggression or more than mild reactivity would not be good candidates for this class. Worried about it being too hot? You and your dog will take a mid class break in an air conditioned room. We will also have a pupply play pool and sprinkler for your dog to enjoy during class!
More Frolic! (4 weeks) – $65
More Frolic! is fun for those who have already been introduced to basic agility obstacles. Take Frolic! to sportier more complex level, and continue the adventure with your dog. *Classes will be grouped according to age and size.