Obedience Class Sign-up

Beginner’s Basic Obedience Sign Up

Join our Animal Behavior and Training Coordinator, Hillary Hayward CPDT-KA, for a beginner’s adult dog training class that will not only be rewarding but fun for both you and your dog! All basic level obedience will be covered included in class as well as provide information about common behavior problem. Participants will learn positive reinforcement techniques to improve and maintain their dog’s behavior and obedience along with tips and tricks for a perfectly behaved pooch.

Sessions are six weeks long and are available throughout the year.

  • Tuition is $150 per dog, discounted to $100 for Shelter alumni.
  • Dogs must be old enough to have recieved a Rabies shot before coming to class and be current on all vaccinations.
  • All dogs must be spayed/neutered before the start of class. If interested in signing up for the Animal Shelter’s no-cost spaying/neutering program, please click here.
  • Classes are one hour, every week for six weeks. Classes are held throughout the year.

A note before you get started:

If your dog has demonstrated aggression, obedience classes may not be appropriate for your dog.  This class is designed for beginner’s basic obedience.  If your dog has a history of aggression or has injured a person or a dog, a classroom environment may not be appropriate for your dog.  If your dog does have any behaviors that resemble aggression, please e-mail Hillary (hillary@animalshelterwrv.org) with the information surrounding the behavior to discuss options to help you and your dog, so that the dog is set up to succeed in the appropriate environment.

Please fill out the form below to sign-up for class.

Contact Information

Your Name

Your Email

Your Telephone

Your Mailing Address

Your Physical Address

Are you over 18 years old?

Dog Information

Dog's Name:

Breed Type:

Estimated Age:



If not yet spayed/neutered, when will this procedure be done? (estimated date):

*ASWRV policy does require that all dogs attending class be altered before attending class*

If your dog is unaltered, would you like to sign up for the Shelter's free spay/neuter clinic? (there may be a several week wait for the clinic):

Where did you get your dog?:

If from ASWRV, date adopted:

Is your dog current on vaccinations?:

What does your dog do when he/she sees another dog? (check all that apply)
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Has your dog ever injured another dog? If yes, please explain:

Has your dog ever growled at anyone? If yes, please explain:

Has your dog ever bitten anyone? If yes, please explain:

You're almost finished! Before you start getting all of your first day of class supplies ready, please read and sign these last two questions.

During training classes we may take pictures for Animal Shelter marketing purposes. By choosing "Yes", you are giving the Shelter permission to use these photographs in Shelter publications or advertising materials.

The Sawtooth Animal Center has generously donated the use of their space for Animal Shelter dog training classes. By choosing "Yes", you are acknowledging that you will be financially responsible if there is any damage caused to the property by yourself or your pet while attending class.

To electronically sign, please type your full name below.

Have any additional questions, comments, or concerns? Let us know!

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