Dog Behavior and Training Classes available at Marin Humane Campus in Novato California
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Dog Classes and Workshops

Marin Humane’s Behavior &   Training team offers dogs training classes from beginning skills to advanced behaviors that will help you and your dog develop a great relationship. Our instructors use positive reinforcement to teach your dog a variety of skills including how to walk on a leash without pulling (ugh!), to sit or lie down quietly (ahhhh), to come when called and to wait at doors (yay!). In addition, we offer dog sport classes including agility (yippee!), scenting (hmmm), flyball and rally obedience (woohoo!).

NOTE:

  • Please review different Tabs below for various offerings as you progress in your training.
  • Is your class sold out? New classes, IF and WHEN available, will be posted on Tuesdays between 10:00am and 12:00pm so please check back with us!
  • Do you want to switch classes before the 48-hour cut off? If there is a class with openings, you can switch without penalty. We have no ability to hold credits, so you need a place to switch to!  Please reach out to ohbehave@marinhumane.org or 415-506-6280 to avoid the 10% cancellation fee.
  • If you require financial assistance for classes, you may qualify for our Pet Safety Net program.  https://www.marinhumane.org/get-help/safetynet/




101 - Beginning Puppy

Beginning socialization, management, handling, and manners class for puppies 10-16 weeks old (up to four months) at the start of the series. At least 2 sets of distemper/parvo shots are required (please confirm before signing up!) Six week class for $200. A 1-hour virtual orientation will be emailed and you will need to complete this and start some homework prior to the first class! If extenuating circumstances prevent us from having an in-person class, we may substitute it for a Zoom class! 

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Time
Instructor
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6:30 PM
Christina Cambie
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Sold Out
1:30 PM
Christine Hsu
0 0
Sold Out
5:00 PM
Rachel Radeztsky
7 7
10:00 AM
Rachel Radeztsky
3 3

101 - Puppies in the Park

Join Puppies in the Park! This class is for pups ages 10-20 weeks & under 25 pounds. These single-day events are held in the Marin Humane Parks. You and your dog will learn how to play with other dogs, how to interact with new environmental objects, and how to play with YOU. At least 2 sets of distemper/parvo shots are required (please confirm before signing up!) Please only sign up for one Puppies in the Park class per day. Each class is 45 minutes long for $35.  Classes will be held for mild weather (sprinkles for example).  When available, classes will be moved indoors for more severe weather.  Your instructor will email the morning of the class to indicate the status of the class!

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Time
Instructor
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9:30 AM
Simone Haas
1 1
9:30 AM
Simone Haas
2 2

101 - Puppy Social Scene

The most important relationship your dog is going to have is with you. Beginning socialization, management, handling, and manners class for puppies 10-16 weeks old (up to four months) at the start of the series. At least 2 sets of distemper/parvo shots are required (please confirm before signing up!) Three week class for $100. The full Beginning Puppy 1-hour virtual orientation will be emailed for your reference.  If extenuating circumstances prevent us from having an in-person class, we may substitute it for a Zoom class! 

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Time
Instructor
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9:30 AM
Nancy Mimms
5 5

102 - Family Dog 1 -

For dogs 4 months and older, any breed size. A beginning-level class teaching the fundamentals of good manners - sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings and walking, wait at doors, and leave it. Prefer a class just for small dogs? We offer the same beginning-level class for the little guys. Check out our Small Dog 1 class. A rabies vaccine and current distemper/parvo shots are required (please confirm before signing up!). A 1-hour virtual orientation will be emailed and you will need to complete this and start some homework prior to the first class! If extenuating circumstances prevent us from having an in-person class, we may substitute it for a Zoom class! 
Date
Time
Instructor
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5:00 PM
Christina Cambie
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Sold Out
12:00 PM
Christine Hsu
0 0
Sold Out
9:30 AM
Ali Vorhies
0 0
Sold Out
6:30 PM
Rachel Radeztsky
0 0
Sold Out
8:30 AM
Rachel Radeztsky
4 4
4:00 PM
Amy McPherson
6 6

102 - Family Dog 1 - Belvedere

Our Family Dog 1 class, is being offered at Belvedere Community Center.  For dogs 4 months and older, any breed size. A beginning-level class teaching the fundamentals of good manners - sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings and walking, wait at doors, and leave it.  A rabies vaccine and current distemper/parvo shots are required (please confirm before signing up!).  A 1-hour virtual orientation will be emailed and you will need to complete this and start some homework prior to the first class! If extenuating circumstances prevent us from having an in-person class, we may substitute it for a Zoom class! 

The Belvedere Community Center is located at 450 San Rafael Avenue in Belvedere. From 101 Take exit 447 for Tiburon Blvd/CA-131 East, At 3.2 miles, turn Right onto San Rafael Avenue.  Take a Left onto Community Road and a Right into the parking lot.   

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Time
Instructor
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6:30 PM
Jeri Hirvela
5 5

102 - Family Dog 1 - Sausalito

Our Family Dog 1 class is being offered at the Sausalito Parks and Recreation Department at 420 Litho Street, Sausalito $225 for a six-week class limited to six dogs.  A rabies vaccine and current distemper/parvo shots are required (please confirm before signing up!). A 1-hour virtual orientation will be emailed and you will need to complete this and start some homework prior to the first class! If extenuating circumstances prevent us from having and in-person class, we may substitute it for a Zoom class! 
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Time
Instructor
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11:00 AM
Jeri Hirvela
2 2

103 - Small Dog 1 - Short Series

For small-breed dogs 4 months and older that will be 30 lbs. and under as adults. A beginning-level class teaching the fundamentals of good manners - sit, down, stay, come, polite greetings and walking, wait at doors, and leave it - with attention to small-breed training issues. A 1-hour virtual orientation will be emailed and you will need to complete this and start some homework prior to the first class!  Shortened series of 3, 4, or 5 weeks.  See notes for details. 
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Time
Instructor
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10:30 AM
Betsy McGee
4 4

911B - Free Workshop - Wait You Are Leaving Me

Have you been at home with your dog for the past few months? Are you planning on heading back into the office in the near future? If you answered yes to both of those questions, this free course was made for you! This short course was designed to give our community the tools to prevent separation anxiety as we transition back to our old routines.

Though the date says 12/31/22, it’s available on-demand for whenever you want to watch it! When you register for this free course, you’ll also receive an email with some helpful resources. Please note that this course is designed for preventing and managing mild separation anxiety. If your dog has moderate to severe separation anxiety, you may want to schedule a consultation by emailing OhBehave@MarinHumane.org or calls us at 415-506-6280.
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Instructor
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12:00 AM
ON DEMAND
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