Basic Training Classes

Build a good foundation with our basic dog training classes.

Basic Dog Training Classes

Let's face it, Training Classes are an investment of both time and money; however, the return on that investment can be life changing for you and your companion.  Learning to train your pet is fun and doesn't require any specialized experience.  Our enthusiastic instructors will help you learn to build a strong bond with your companion by improving communication, understanding, and appropriate boundaries.  Your pet will benefit from clear leadership, exercise, training and play.  The result will be a well-mannered family member that is happy and a joy to live with. 

In addition, all proceeds from our training classes go directly back to helping animals in need at the Nebraska Humane Society.

Classes Offered at the Nebraska Humane Society

Drop-In Training Class

What to expect from this class

At every class, owners will have access to one of our skilled instructors to answer questions or concerns that need attention. Each class will provide guided instruction on developing skills; however, individual needs also will be addressed.

Who should take this class

Busy families that need flexibility in scheduling and individuals that may only need some guided assistance on one or two particular behaviors.  Whether you just have a couple questions or concerns that could be addressed in one class or you don't have time to commit to a 6-week course, these classes provide valuable opportunities to train and bond with your dog in the presence of a skilled NHS instructor.

Class Price

$16.05

Upcoming Classes

Drop-in Training Classes are EVERY TUESDAY night from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Classes are held in the Center for Humane Education. To attend Drop-In Classes, please either pay prior to attending or the night of at the Customer Service Counter in the mail building of NHS.


Adventure Puppy (4 Weeks)

What to expect from this class

The Adventure Puppy class is designed for puppies who are not quite ready for a regular Puppy Skills class. This is the foundation class to help with confidence building and socialization.  Puppies will have opportunities to explore new situations in a safe and positive atmosphere.  Additionally, handlers will gain valuable knowledge on responsible pet ownership, normal canine development and behavior.  Puppies will learn name recognition, and learn basic skills. 

Who should take this class

All puppies between the ages of 12 - 20 weeks of age.

Class Length and Price

The class will meet once a week for 4 weeks - $64.20

Upcoming Classes:
Start Date End Date Time Location  
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018 Sat., Jan. 27th 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018 Sun., Jan. 28th 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018 Sat., Feb. 24th 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018 Sun., Feb. 25th 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.  CHE  Enroll


Puppy Skills (6 Weeks)

What to expect from this class

This class is for any puppy who has had the first 2 rounds of puppy vaccinations and is ready to be in a class with dogs who are up to the age of 8 months.  Skills that will be trained and developed include name recognition, recalls, sit/down, stay, stand, leave-it, and walking on a loose leash.  Handlers will gain experience in understanding proper reinforcement for positive behaviors and assistance from our instructors on typical problems encountered during these early canine developmental months.  This class provides a foundation for developing a strong bond with your new puppy.

Who should take this class

This class is for any puppy who has had the first 2 rounds of puppy vaccinations and is ready to be in a class with dogs who are up to the age of 8 months.

Class Length and Price

The class will meet once a week for 6 weeks - $101.65 ($50.82 for people who have recently adopted from NHS)

Upcoming Classes:
Start Date End Date Time Location  
Wed., Jan. 10, 2018 Wed., Feb. 21st  6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018 Sat., March 3rd  9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  CHE  Enroll
Wed., Jan. 24, 2018 Wed., March 7th  7 p.m. - 8 p.m.  LHC  Enroll
Thurs., Feb. 1, 2018 Thurs., March 15th  6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
Sun., Feb. 25, 2018 Sun., April 8th  6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018 Mon., April 9th  6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
Wed., Feb. 28, 2018 Wed., April 11th  6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  CHE  Enroll


Adult Skills (6 Weeks)

What to expect from this class

This is a basic training class for any dog over the age of 8 months that has never taken a training class.   Skills that will be trained and developed include name recognition, recalls, sit/down, stay, stand, leave-it, and walking on a loose leash.  Handlers will gain experience in understanding proper reinforcement for positive behaviors and assistance from our instructors on typical problems that may be encountered.  This class provides a foundation for developing a strong bond with your adult dog whether they are new to the home or long-term family members. 

Who should take this class

Any adult dog that has not previously taken a training class should take this class.  It is ideal for newly adopted dogs!

Class length and Price

The class will meet once a week for 6 weeks - $101.65 ($50.82 for people who have recently adopted from NHS)

Upcoming Classes:
Start Date End Date Time Location  
 Mon., Jan. 8, 2018  Mon., Feb. 19th  7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
 Wed., Jan. 10, 2018  Wed., Feb. 21st  7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
 Fri., Jan. 12, 2018  Fri., Feb. 23rd  7 p.m. - 8 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
 Sat., Jan. 20, 2018  Sat., March 3rd  11 a.m. - noon  CHE  Enroll
 Thurs., Feb. 1, 2018  Thurs., March 15th  7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
 Sun., Feb. 25, 2018  Sun., April 8th  7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
 Mon., Feb. 26, 2018  Mon., April 9th  7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  CHE  Enroll
 Wed., Feb. 28, 2018  Wed., April 11th  7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  CHE  Enroll