Group classes (groups of 4-10 students) are the most economical and fun way to learn the basics while socializing your dog or puppy to other people and dogs. All classes are 6 weeks long.

Class Schedule

December 2009
Day Time Dates Class Location Cost Register
Monday 6:00-8:00pm 12/14/09 Single Session Workshop Humane Society for Seattle/King County $95 for dogs adopted from SHS, $120 for the general public SHS Registration
Wednesday 6:00-8:00pm 12/16/09 Single Session Seminar Humane Society for Seattle/King County $95 for dogs adopted from SHS, $120 for the general public SHS Registration


January 2010
Day Time Dates Class Location Cost Register
Thursday 7:15-8:45pm 1/7/10 Single Session Workshop Registration
Saturday 9:00-10:00am 1/9-2/13 Puppy Head Start Humane Society for Seattle/King County $95 for dogs adopted from SHS, $120 for the general public SHS Registration
Saturday 10:15-11:15am 1/9-2/13 Puppy Manners STAR Humane Society for Seattle/King County $95 for dogs adopted from SHS, $120 for the general public SHS Registration
Saturday 11:30am-12:30am 1/9-2/13 Dog Manners Humane Society for Seattle/King County $95 for dogs adopted from SHS, $120 for the general public SHS Registration
Saturday 12:45pm-1:45pm 1/9-2/13 Humane Society for Seattle/King County $95 for dogs adopted from SHS, $120 for the general public SHS Registration
Monday 5:15-6:15pm 1/11-2/15 Humane Society for Seattle/King County $95 for dogs adopted from SHS, $120 for the general public SHS Registration
Monday 6:30-7:30pm 1/11-2/15 Humane Society for Seattle/King County $95 for dogs adopted from SHS, $120 for the general public SHS Registration
Monday 7:45-8:45pm 1/11-2/15 Introduction to Agility (Agility Level 1) Humane Society for Seattle/King County $130 for dogs adopted from SHS, $150 for the general public SHS Registration
Wednesday 11:00am-12:00pm 1/13-2/17 Dog Manners Humane Society for Seattle/King County $95 for dogs adopted from SHS, $120 for the general public SHS Registration
Wednesday 12:15-1:15pm 1/13-2/17 Humane Society for Seattle/King County $95 for dogs adopted from SHS, $120 for the general public SHS Registration
Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm 1/13-2/17 Control Unleashed Humane Society for Seattle/King County $95 for dogs adopted from SHS, $120 for the general public SHS Registration

Class Descriptions

Puppy Head Start
puppies 8 to 16 weeks
Special emphasis placed on problem solving and prevention for housetraining, chewing, mouthing, handling, and socialization. Skills taught include attention, sit, loose leash walking, and come.

Puppy Manners STAR
puppies 17 weeks to 7 months
Puppy Manners offers basic training and ongoing socialization for puppies, either as a continuation of Puppy Head Start or as puppy's first class. Topics include polite greetings, basic skills and problem-solving as well as off-leash play in compatible puppy play groups. Puppies must be 17 weeks to 7 months old when class begins. Do bring your puppy with you to the first class.

Dog Manners
8 months or older-it's never too late!
Learn how to teach your dog the life skills essential for a confident, well adjusted canine citizen. Skills taught include attention, sit, down, stay, come, and loose leash walking.

Control Unleashed
Pre-requisite: Canine Good Citizen, Super Manners or instructor permission
Improve your dog's skills around tempting distractions to ensure good behavior out in the real world. Teach your dog that you are connected whether the leash is present or not.

Introduction to Agility (Agility Level 1)
Pre-requisite: Dogs must pass the Agility Entrance Skills Test. Call (206) 914-6157 or send an e-mail to make an appointment.
Team up with your dog to learn how to navigate obstacle courses together! Agility is a great way to build confidence in a shy dog or to focus the energy of an exuberant dog. Obstacles introduced include jumps, tunnels, and the table. Handling exercises introduce sends, calls, post turns and front crosses.


Specialty Classes/Workshops
Available upon request in private, semi-private, or group lessons:
  • Agility
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Really Reliable Recall
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • Canine Body Language
  • Multi-Dog Households
  • Tricks
  • Games (fetch, find, and tug)


Class Rates and Registration

Humane Society for Seattle/King County (Registration)
Classes are taught in the Auditorium at The Humane Society for Seattle/King County at 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue WA 98005. Classes cost $95 for Humane Society adopters (adoption receipt required) and $120 for the general public. You can register online at seattlhumane.org, download the "Humane Society schedule and mail-in registration form" to enroll by mail, or call the Humane Society at (425) 641-0080 to register over the phone with a credit card.

Kinship Dog Training
Classes are taught in my training room or field here at Kinship Dog Training, 483 NW 8th St, North Bend WA 98045. Classes cost $105. To register by mail, please print and complete the mail-in registration form and send the completed form and payment to Kinship Dog Training. Register online by completing and submitting the online registration form. To register over the phone, please call (206) 914-6157.