From single-sessions to multi-week courses, Napa Humane can help!

Our goal is to help dog owners gain the skills to better communicate with their dogs and to teach dogs the skills they need to be better companions. Our classes focus on teaching both people and dogs skills that help us all live in harmony. Our variety of classes offer availability to both wallets and schedules!

How to Register for Classes:

To learn more about class details and dates, or to register, click “Learn More” in the descriptions below. Registration happens through a third party website, Book Your Pet. You’ll need to create an account to register for training classes and submit class payments.

Should you have any questions about what class is your best match, or any trouble registering, please email information about your dog and request to dogtraining@napahumane.org

All Classes are held at our Napa Humane Education Center at 3149 California Blvd Suite J

What’s the difference between a Single-Session and a Course?

A Single-Session is a single class that focuses on a specific skill, more like a tutoring session. Our Single-Sessions are single, one-hour classes.

Our Single-Sessions repeat monthly to allow you the opportunity to repeat the course as often as you need. We understand that not every dog or family need to complete a full course. We also understand that some dogs need a little extra assistance with specific tasks while they’re masters at others. These Single-Sessions allow you and your dog to recover lost skills and level-up already-known skills. If your dog has attended the course before, your instructor will adjust your dog’s lessons for their skill set.

A Course is a multi-week class designed to build your dog’s skills at each class. Each week your dog will learn a new skill, building off of what they learned in the previous class. These Course Classes are typically four, five or six weeks in length.

Single-Session Classes

Puppy
Play Date

Socializing for young dogs between 8 and 16 weeks old. (Must be 7 days post first vaccine)

Play Dates are offered on:

Sundays at 10am

Wednesdays at 6pm

Cancelled March 3

Recall
Workshop

A focused monthly workshop for dogs who need work on “Come!”. Workshops are held one Sunday a month from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Upcoming dates:

February 25, 2024

March 17, 2024

Leash Manners Workshop

A monthly workshop focused on practicing and learning leash skills. Workshops are held one Sunday a month from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Upcoming Dates:

February 11, 2024

March 24, 2024

Recall Skills

Join for Part 2 of our Recall Workshops

Sundays 1:30-2:30pm

Upcoming Dates:

February 4, 2024

April 14, 2024

Level Up Leash Manners

The next stage in skill building for peaceful leash walks.

Sundays 1:30-2:30pm

Upcoming Classes:

March 10, 2024

All Workshops require pre-registration and will be held at the Napa Humane Education Center: 3149 California Blvd, Suite K, Napa, CA 94558.

Multi-Week Course Classes

5-Week Course

Puppy Preschool

Socializing for young dogs between 8 and 16 weeks old offered

Upcoming Dates:
Mondays from 6-6:45pm

January 22 – February 26 (skipping 2/19)

March 11 – April 8

Tuesdays from 6-6:45pm

January 9 – February 6, 2024

February 13 – March 12

4-Week Course

Basic Manners

Manners class for dogs of all ages and sizes.

Upcoming Dates:
Sunday 12-12:45pm

January 7 – February 4 (skip 1/14)

February 11 – March 10 (skip 3/3)

Wednesday 7-7:45pm

January 17 – February 7

April 3 – April 25

5-Week Course

Teen Manners

Manners class for “teen” dogs from 6 months to 2 years old.

Tuesdays from 7-7:45pm.
Upcoming Dates:

January 9 – February 6

February 20 – March 19

6-Week Course

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Canine Charm School

A Class building on your dog’s manners skills with the goal of preparing your dog for the Canine Good Citizen evaluation. Please note: This is a 6 week class!

Wednesdays 7-7:45pm
Upcoming Dates:

February 21 – March 27

5-Week Course

A dog jumping and pulling on leash

Leash Monster to Mild-Mannered

A class for dogs who bark & lunge on leash

Thursdays 6-7pm
Upcoming Dates:

January 18 – February 15

March 7 – April 4

5-Week Course

Small Dogs, Big Manners

A manners class just for dogs under 30lbs/20″ tall held on

Sundays 11am-11:45am.
Upcoming Dates:

January 21 – February 18

March 10 – April 14 (skip 3/31)

5-Week Course

Brave Buddies

A class for our timid friends. The focus of this class is building confidence for dogs. This class will begin in your car and as the dogs get comfortable, we’ll move from the car to the parking lot and then into the classroom as the dogs are ready.

Sundays 3-3:45pm

Runs By Request

Email if interested!

 

3 – Week Course

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Tricks n’ Treats

A class focused on having fun! This 3 week class is a great way to sharpen your training skills while working with your dog. This class is a great way to keep your dog’s brain busy and strengthen your bond with your dog.

Thursdays 7:15-8pm
Upcoming Dates:

January 18 – February 1

March 7 – March 21

5-Week Course

Intro to Dog Sports

If you’ve ever been interested in trying out sports with your dog, join us for this brand new class. We’ll introduce you and your dog to the wonderful world of Dog Sports. Due to the active nature of this class, dogs will wait in the car or their crate and rotate through the activities. This makes it a great class for reactive dogs!

Mondays from 7-7:45pm
Upcoming Dates:

January 22 – February 19

March 11 – April 8

All Course Classes will be held at the Napa Humane Education Center: 3149 California Blvd, Suite K, Napa, CA 94558. All Classes require pre-registration.

Human Only Education Classes

These classes cover a specific topic with the goal of educating the human end of the leash. Leave your pup at home so you can give your full attention to the day’s lesson.

Human-Only

Potty Training & Puppy Prep

If you’re preparing to bring home a puppy or having trouble potty training, join us for a great discussion to learn new tips and tricks and to ask your questions!

Check Back for Updated Dates

Human-Only

Dog Body Language

Learn about Body Language, the Basics of Learning and the Power of Choice and Enrichment.

May 2024

Human-Only

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Managing Aggression

Learn about managing and preventing aggression and intense fear. A great option when your dog isn’t a candidate for group training.

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All Human-Only Classes will be held at the Napa Humane Education Center: 3149 California Blvd, Suite K, Napa, CA 94558.

 

Policies and FAQs

Where are the Classes?

Is there financial assistance for classes?

How do I know which class I should take?

What is the Training Philosophy?

My dog barks at other dogs all the time when s/he is on leash; can I still take one of your classes?

The class that I'm interested in is full, how can I be added to your wait list?

What are your Puppy Class Cleanliness and Vaccine Protocols?

Enrollment & Attendance

Vaccinations

Cancellation

Refunds & Credits

Behavioral & Health Appropriateness

Children in Class

First Class

Owner Liability

Update to Policies due to COVID-19

Contact Us for Questions!

For questions regarding the classes, please call us at 707.255.8118 or email us at dogtraining@napahumane.org.

All classes are held at:
Napa Humane Education Center
3149 California Blvd, Suite J
Napa, CA 94559

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