Dog Training Classes

Obedience Classes

Group classes available with a max of six dogs!

Scentwork Classes

Process new & different environments through scent motivated activities!

Enrichment Classes

Confidence & Agility classes will keep both of you busy!


Focus on things like Recall, Loose Leash Walking, and learn the AKC game of Rally!

Private Lessons

Lessons are one on one and tailored to the needs of you and your dog!

Youth Classes

Get the kids involved in training!


All dogs are required to be up to date on Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella at time of registration to be allowed in class. 


Prong collars, choke collars, and electric collars are not permitted in class.



Call the shelter and ask for Faith at 262-677-4388 to do registration over the phone!

A Puppy’s First Steps

For puppies 8 weeks to 5 months.  This class will get puppies off on the right paw.  They will learn to focus on their owners, the benefits of mat behaviors, loose leash walking, impulse control, sit, down, stay, and so much more.

$100 for 5 weeks

 Trainer: Kelli Jo

Mondays from 6:00-7:00pm

April 8-May 6 (FULL)

Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00pm

April 30-May 28

 Saturdays from 10:30-11:30am

April 13-May 11


For puppies 6 months and older and dogs.  This class will teach older puppies and dogs the basics that are needed to create a well-rounded dog that you will be proud of.  From sitting down to focus on you, we will show you how to make your training a positive experience for both you and your dog.

$125 for 6 weeks

$100 for 5 weeks

Trainer: Lori Jo

Thursdays from 6pm-7pm 

April 11-May 9 (5 week course-$100) (FULL)

May 23-June 27 (FULL)

July 18-Aug 15 (5 week course-$100)

Aug 29-Sept 26

 Trainer: Maureen

Tuesdays from 4:00pm-5:00pm 

April 23-May 28 (FULL)

Let’s Refresh the Basics

This class is designed as a refresher course for the skills you have learned in Puppy, Lifeskills or any Basic Obedience Class.  You will cover the basics: sit, down, loose leash walking, and more.  This class is great for those who want a quick three-week review, or to prep you and your dog to move on to the next level of obedience classes at WCHS, Beyond Basics.  Prerequisite: Taken WCHS Lifeskills Class or Basic Obedience at another training facility.

$100 for 5 weeks

$75 for 4 weeks

No new classes at this time

Beyond Basics

For puppies or dogs who have completed a Lifeskills 1 or Lifeskills 2/Basics class and are able to demonstrate: walking politely on leash, have a reliable recall, handler has reasonable control of dog, and can hold a “stay” for 15-30 seconds.  Working on focus and distractions through engaging activities, transitioning to minimal leash handling, and continue building a more positive, respectful working relationship as a team.  Course builds a foundation for Canine Good Citizen testing and eventual participation in canine performance activities.

$125 for 6 weeks

 Trainer: Chris

Mondays from 6:30-7:30pm

April 8-May 13

September 9-October 14

Confidence & Enrichment

This class will help build their confidence while developing a relationship between you and your dog.  This class will be fun and exciting. From small obstacle courses to learning tricks and puzzles. This will be a time well spent with your dog.

$100 for 5 weeks

No new classes at this time

Intro to Agility

This class will introduce you and your dog to Agility. Dogs will be introduced safely to contacts, jumps, tunnels and more.

*Contacts will not be at full regulation size or height and jump bars will not be set at competition height for dogs.

$100 for 5 weeks

Trainer: Kelli Jo

Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30pm

April 30-May 28

K9 Nosework®

INTRO TO K9 Nosework®️

For puppies and dogs 6 months and older.  Dogs will learn to navigate and process all kinds of environments through scent motivated activities. Using scent odors in different surroundings builds an excellent relationship between owner and dog.  This course also builds confidence, reduces stress, focuses the mind, and burns so much energy!  Crates will be utilized when dogs are not active in class.  (Flat buckle or martingale collars only, regular 6 ft leash)

$125 for 6 weeks

Trainer: Michelle Gross

Tuesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm

April 16-May 21


This is a combined class for students who are still on primary, as well as those on odor.  Dogs will be introduced to, or continue to search for: birch, anise, and clove, in a variety of environments.  Prerequisite: completed Intro to K9 Nosework®️

$125 for 6 weeks

No upcoming classes


For puppies and dogs 6 months or older.  This class is open to any dogs on odor, regardless of prior training. We will be searching for odor in all of the elements (weather permitting) while exploring all the nooks and crannies in our facility.

$75 for all 3 weeks

$25 each 

Trainer: Michelle Gross

Saturdays from 10:00am-11:00am

April 20, May 18, May 25


Rally Workshop

Come learn the fun AKC game of “Rally”.  First half of workshop will cover skills to complete a rally course.  Second half will be executing the course using the skills you learned in the first half.

$30 for one time workshop

No new workshops at this time

Recall Workshop

In this two-hour seminar, you will learn tips, techniques, and games you can play with your dog to improve recall.  You’ll also learn why some dogs lose their recall.  Come ready to run, play and laugh.  Please bring enticing treats your dog doesn’t normally get.


No new workshops at this time

Loose Leash Workshop

This workshop will cover several loose leash walking techniques to help your walks with your dog(s) more enjoyable. 


No new workshops at this time

Private Lessons

Trainer: Kelli Yogerst

Need help with something specific? Don’t see times that work with your schedule?  The trainer will tailor the training lesson to you and your dog’s specific needs.  

$70 for Initial Consultation (1 hour)

$40 for 30 minute session

Please call the shelter to check availability


Youth Classes

$60 for 4 sessions


Monday and Thursdays from 9:30am-10:30am

June 17, 20, 24, 27

Monday and Thursdays from 4pm-5pm

July 22, 25, 29, Aug 1

Located at:

Washington County Humane Society

3650 State Road 60

Slinger, WI  53086