Group classes last six weeks. They meet every week at the same day and time. The calendar lists only the first meeting of a new class. The 2nd – 6th meetings are not listed on the calendar, but will take place at the same day and time for the remaining consecutive weeks.
Please fill out the Dog Training Enrollment Form and the payment information (seen below). Our Dog Training Instructor will contact you with further instructions after enrollment.
We require you to bring a current copy of your pet’s vaccination records to the first class.
Classes meet at a specific date and time for 6 weeks per course.
Classes are not refundable. Missed classes are assumed forfeited.
Classes meet at Heritage Humane Society, located at 430 Waller Mill Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185.
Option 1 – Call our Front Desk between 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily to do payment over the phone – 757-221-0150 ext.0.
**HHS Adopters – to receive the $40 voucher for adopting from us, please call for payment.
Option 2 – Submit payment online (click on the link below).
NEW! Handling & Grooming:
This is a 4-week course. No age requirement for the dogs. Vet visits. Grooming appointments. Basic handling. In this class we work closely to make those experiences less stressful for your dog. Space is very limited. Reactive dogs may need work before being eligible. (Reactive Dog classes beginning in October. Stay tuned!)
Puppy Class Level 1:
Emphasizes socialization and preventing common puppy problems
Includes off-leash playtime in every class
Completion of course includes preparation & testing for AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy
Puppy Class Level 2:
Builds on obedience learned in Puppy Level 1
Apply classroom skills to real-life situations
Adult Class Level 1:
Basic obedience focusing on confidence & trust
Beginner level instruction on functional skills such as (leash skills, general manners, coming-when-called, stay, and much more)
Adult Class Level 2:
Expands basic obedience skills
Includes preparation for AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
CGC testing included for all dogs
Trick Training Class:
Take your canine communication to the next level. Develop a dog’s attention, intelligence, and comprehension while teaching amusing behaviors.
Includes prep and testing for AKC Trick Dog Novice
Therapy Prep Class:
The therapy prep class is for dogs who have been through introductory and advanced training. Emphasizing the specific test items for the certification they plan to seek, whether that be the CGC, TDI, ATD, Pet Partners or any other obedience test or therapy dog test
Enrollees must have completed two levels of HHS dog training or received approval of the dog training instructor before enrolling
Therapy Dog Class:
Prepares dog-and-handler teams for volunteer work as a therapy dog team. Flexible curriculum based on individual goals
Includes preparation for your choice of therapy certification testing options