Canine Training

AWS offers a variety of exciting and progressive classes for dogs of all ages, breeds and abilities!

Why train?

Training offers a variety of benefits for pets and their people. From bonding to learning good behavior, canine training benefits dogs no matter their skill level, age or breed. And most importantly – it’s fun!

What Types of Training Programs does AWS Offer?

Six Week Classes
Through standard six week classes, which are held once a week, dogs progress to learn a series of skills. Basic Obedience and Puppy Kindergarten are the core courses and offer a foundation for future fun training – including Beyond the Basics, Wag It Games and AKC Title Classes.

Six Week Class Information and Enrollment Form

One Day Sessions
We are pleased to offer one day classes for those who can’t commit to a six week schedule. These sessions, which come in both single hour installments and full day installments, offer a fun, new perspective on a variety of canine training topics. Canine attendees should be Basic Obedience graduates and/or have experience in group class settings.

One Day Session Information and Enrollment Form

Humans only workshops cover a variety of training topics, including dog park etiquette, proper puppy play, handling shy or reactive dogs and other relevant topics. Workshops generally last an hour to an hour and a half with time for questions and answers at the end.

For upcoming sessions, visit our event listings.

Private Training and Consultations
One-on-one private training or consultations with  Certified Trainers can help identify the causes of your dog’s negative behaviors and learn new skills to keep you and your pup living happily together.

Private Training Information and Enrollment Form

Social Hours and Beyond
Canine Social Hours and Pack Walks bring together dog-owning friends and neighbors with AWS trainers for an fun hour of socialization, group walks, and low-key training. It’s a blast for pooches and pet parents alike!

Social Hour Schedule


Follow the AWS Teachers’ Pets on Facebook.  You don’t want to miss the interesting tidbits on training your pup, fun anecdotes from our training classes and pictures of our graduations!

AWS is closed for adoptions and visits on Wednesdays. However, training classes still take place.