Training Classes

 

Need a basic manners class for your dog? Want to make sure you start your puppy off on the right paw? You've come to the right place.

Our experienced trainers are here to help your dog learn the skills and manners needed to become a well-behaved member of the family! All programs utilize proven, reward-based training methods to provide a safe, fun and effective learning environment. Training classes not only teach your dog skills, they solidify the human-animal bond making the class experience beneficial for both ends of the leash.

Orientation Sessions

Orientation sessions are available for you to attend and learn more about the program, what to expect and prepare for your training classes. Schedule yourself to attend one of the free orientation sessions prior to enrolling into the training classes. Send an email to training@humanesocietysav.org for more information and to get scheduled. These informational sessions are for humans only, no dogs allowed!

Schedule & Class information

  1. Six weekly one-hour classes, to be taken in succession. You will work directly with the trainer to schedule start date and day of the week.
  2. If you need to miss a class, make-ups can usually be arranged, but are not guaranteed.
  3. Classes are $120 for six weeks
  4. All classes are held at our spay/neuter clinic, Pet Fix Savannah, located next to the Humane Society for Greater Savannah at 7215 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, GA 31406

How to Sign Up for Classes

  1. You can sign up during your orientation session.
  2. Email training@humanesocietysav.org to reserve your spot at the next orientation
  3. Attended an orientation and ready to enroll prior to attending your first training class?  Click Here to Register

 

About our Trainer, Allisia Vroom, ABCDT

Allisia Vroom is a positive reinforcement dog trainer certified through the Animal Behavior College and a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. She started her career in dog training at the Idaho Humane Society teaching a variety of group classes. She is a volunteer dog handler team and a tester/observer for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

She has worked with dogs of all ages and breeds through group classes and one on one lessons. She has worked with a variety of species including goats, pigs, chickens and horses. She is an active member in her community, earning various awards for her volunteer efforts and has helped create therapy dog programs at various facilities.

 

 

Puppy Class

 

This class will guide your new pup in the right direction with positive, reward-based training. This class includes puppy socialization, handling, basic manners, and daily management. Topics include crate training, potty training, introductory sessions on sit, down, leash walking, and other daily life skills.  Requires at least two rounds of vaccines and a rabies vaccine if older than 4 months. Class is for dogs younger than 6 months at the start of class.

Beginner Obedience

 

Unleash the power of positive reinforcement to teach your dog basic obedience. This class focuses on everyday life skills such as sit, down, polite greetings, loose-leash walking, stay and more. Whether your dog is new to your home or long-standing (but sometimes unruly) member of the household, we are here to help! Our certified trainers coach you and your dog using proven, reward-based training techniques that strengthen the human-animal bond and build willing compliance throughout the learning process. Requires rabies, DAPP (or similar combination vaccine) and Bordetella. Class is for dogs older than 6 months at the start of class.

New Adopter Training Sessions

 

All pets adopted from the Humane Society for Greater Savannah are eligible for free weekly new adopter training sessions.  Sessions are held every Saturday from 4pm - 5pm.

No advance sign-up is necessary, but please arrive on time. Basic behavior and socialization techniques will be covered.