Specialty Training Classes

Have a dog who is scared or grouchy around others? Need help with multiple pets? Want to become a canine good citizen? Try our specialty classes.

Specialty Dog Training Classes

Specialty classes are just that; specialized for specific needs of pet owners.  From growly or fearful dogs who won’t tolerate a standard class, to managing multiple dogs in one household, we’ve got help for you. We also provide CGC instruction and classes for dogs who have been cited for misbehavior.


Training Classes Currently Offered:



Small Dog Class (4 Weeks)

What To Expect From This Class

  Is your small dog into snuggling in blankets instead of learning new tricks? This class will give small dog owners the information and techniques they need to make training more fun and enjoyable for small dogs. 

Who Should Take This Class

This class is for dogs that are 25 pounds or less and are 6 months and older.This class is for small dogs of all ages who will be 25 pounds or less as an adult dog.

Class Length and Price

The class meets once a week for 4 weeks. - $64.20 (for each dog)

Upcoming Classes

Start Date End Date Time Location  ENROLL
Sun., June 16th, 2019 Sun., July 14th, 2019 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CHE  


Multiple Dog Household Class (4 Weeks)

What To Expect From This Class

Multiple dogs in a house comes with a set of challenges that are very different from single dog households. Some of the topics this class will cover will be meal times, spatial issues in the living environment, working behaviors together, and walking together with both dogs on leash.

Who Should Take This Class

This class is for people and dogs who have taken a basic obedience class. Each handler may bring 2 dogs to class.

Class Length and Price

The class meets once a week for 4 weeks. - $58.85 (for each dog)

Upcoming Classes

No classes scheduled at this time.

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Foster To Forever Drop-in Class

What to Expect/ Who Should Take This Class

NHS will be offering a drop in class for foster parents of rescue groups ONLY.

Class Length and Price

The class will be held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month - $16.06 (for each dog/ per class)


Junior Handler Class (4 Weeks)

What To Expect From This Class

The JUNIOR HANDLER CLASS is a dog training class for handlers who are 10 years of age and older, and their dogs of any age. Basic behaviors such as sit, down, stay/wait, come, and walking nicely are some of the things that will be covered.

Who Should Take This Class

Handlers must be stronger than their dog and must be able to follow directions.

Class Length and Price

The class meets once a week for 4 weeks - $64.20

Upcoming Classes
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Owly Growly (6 Weeks)

The first Owly Growly class is for PEOPLE ONLY. Please no dogs.

What to Expect From This Class

This class will provide education and training techniques to assist owners of mildly anxious and reactive dogs to better cope with situations that may result in excessive barking and lunging.  This class is not designed to teach a dog to play with other dogs.  It will teach the owner and the dog skills that will allow the dog to be walked in public places and around other dogs without reacting and to prepare the dog and owner to participate in a regular obedience class, if the owner so chooses. 

Who Should Take This Class

If you are anxious about taking your dog out in public due to excessive barking and lunging at other dogs, this class is likely for you.  Owly Growly classes have a different format than other classes offered through NHS and are taught by specialized instructors. To see if your dog qualifies for this class, fill out the survey and you will be directly contacted by the instructor. 

Class Length and Price

The class meets once a week for 6 weeks - $112.35

Upcoming Classes
Start Date: End Date: Time: Class Location:  ENROLL HERE
         
Sat., Sept. 14th, 2019 Sat., Oct. 26th, 2019 4:30 p.m. CHE  
Sat., Nov. 9th, 2019 Sat., Dec. 21st, 2019 4:30 p.m. CHE  


Fearful Dog Class (4 Weeks)

What to Expect From This Class

Handlers will be given ways to help their dog learn to deal with these fears and how to help the dog throughout its life. Participants will also learn how fearful dogs see the world.

Who Should Take This Class

The Fearful Dog class is a class for a dog of any age who is afraid of many everyday experiences and has a hard time dealing with life because of these fears.

Class Length and Price

The class meets once a week for 4 weeks - $64.20

Upcoming Classes
Start Date End Date Time Location  ENROLL HERE
 Sun., June 16th, 2019  Sun., July 14th, 2019  12:00 p.m. CHE  
 Sun., Aug. 11th, 2019  Sun., Sept. 8th, 2019  12:00 p.m.  CHE  
 Sun., Oct. 13th, 2019  Sun., Nov. 10th, 2019  12:00 p.m.  CHE  
 Sun., Nov. 17th, 2019  Sun., Dec. 15th, 2019 12:00 p.m.  CHE  




Canine Good Citizen/ Breed Ambassador (6 Weeks)

The American Kennel Club (AKC) designed the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program in 1989 to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

What to Expect From This Class

This class will introduce teams to the 10 components of the CGC evaluation test.  Each week, handlers and dogs will develop and practice the skills necessary for the test.  The test is offered monthly at NHS and test fees are included in class registration.  

Who Should Take This Class

Any handler/dog team that would like to obtain the designation recognized in the community as a Canine Good Citizen.  Additionally, Omaha city ordinance requires Pit Bulls, Cane Corsos, Presa Carnarios, Dogo Argentinas, American Bulldogs, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and predominant mixes of these breeds to be muzzled whenever they are outside and not in a securely fenced yard.  However, those dogs who are exceptionally gentle and under the control of their owners can get a muzzle exemption by following certain requirements and passing a Canine Good Citizen Test. This class is free to new adopters of any of the above breeds included in the ordinance. It is recommended that teams take a basic dog training class (such as Adult Skills) prior to taking the CGC class.

Price:

$112.35 (includes test)

Upcoming Classes
Start Date  End Date Time Location  ENROLL HERE
Sun., Aug. 11th, 2019 Sun., Sept. 22nd, 2019 4:30 p.m.  CHE  
Sun., Oct. 20th, 2019 Sun., Dec. 1st, 2019 4:30 p.m.   CHE  

Potentially Dangerous Dog Classes

Dog owners who have a dog who has been declared potentially dangerous will be directed to take an Owly Growly or Adult Skills class. The offerings for those classes are below.

Owly Growly- PDD (6 Weeks)

This class will provide education and training techniques to assist owners of mildly anxious and reactive dogs to better cope with situations that may result in excessive barking and lunging.

Price: $112.35

Upcoming Classes
Start Date: End Date: Time: Class Location:  ENROLL HERE
Sat., July 20th, 2019 Sat., Aug. 31st, 2019 4:30 p.m.  CHE  
Sat., Sept. 14th, 2019 Sat., Oct. 26th, 2019 4:30 p.m.  CHE  
Sat., Nov. 9th, 2019 Sat., Dec. 21st, 2019 4:30 p.m.  CHE  

Adult Skills- PDD (6 Weeks)

Price: $112.35

Upcoming Classes
Start Date End Date Time Location  ENROLL HERE
Sun., June 16th, 2019 Sun., July 28th, 2019 3:00 p.m.  CHE