Train Humane

We offer a variety of dog training classes at all of our locations for your convenience.  Animal Humane employs reward-focused training techniques designed to strengthen your relationship with your pet. Pet owners are taught how to reinforce good behavior and remove rewards to discourage inappropriate behavior. Animal Humane does not promote choke chains or prong collars. Rather, we offer instruction on humane training aids for you and your pet. Browse through our course options below and then view our Training Calendar to enroll today! Click here for our Train Humane class policies and rules.

If you are an Animal Humane adopter, you are eligible for a 25% discount on all training classes! In order to redeem this discount, enter the Adopter Discount coupon code at check out. If you do not currently have the coupon code for the Adopter Discount, please email EllenS@AnimalHumaneNM.org to receive it.

Puppy Playtime

Perfect for those new puppy owners with busy schedules, Pups in the Park offers Sunday socialization sessions on a “drop-in” basis. Puppies will learn how to improve their doggie social skills through interactions with puppies close to the same age in a positive, safe atmosphere.  Each session is 45 minutes in length. Limit 2 puppies per person. Click here for our Train Humane class policies and rules.

Pups in the Park is on Winter Break and will return in March 2014.

Dog ages:  Under 6 months only
Cost: Donations Accepted
Location: Main Campus, 615 Virginia St SE, Dog Park

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Puppy PreSchool

6-week course of training and socialization

Start your puppy off on the right paw with playtime with other dogs and interactions with new people. Puppies will also receive training in general manners such as sit, down, stay and coming when called. Coaches will be available to answer questions about behavior issues such as housetraining, chewing and jumping up on people.Click here for our Train Humane class policies and rules.

Dog ages: 10-weeks to 4-months
Cost: $60
Animal Humane Adopter Cost: $45  
Location: All Locations

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Civilized Canine

6-week course of training

Is your dog new to training or need a refresher course in basic obedience? Dogs will receive real-world basic obedience training in sit, down, stay, loose leash walking and coming when called. Common behavior issues such as housetraining, jumping up on people, mouthiness when excited will also be addressed. Click here for our Train Humane class policies and rules.

Dog ages: 5-months of age and older
Cost: $100
Animal Humane Adopter Cost: $75
Location: All Locations

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Perfect Pub Pet

The best dog training class you’ll ever take!

Animal Humane’s professional trainers will help you and your dog learn how to behave in a bar/restaurant setting.

The first round is on us, so you can relax and test out your new skills. 

$15 per human & dog pair

Last Saturday of every month at Tractor Brewing in Albuquerque from 12pm to 1pm. Registration includes a pint of beer of your choice!

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505 Pit Crew Pit Bull Training Classes

8-week training course

Do you own a Pit Bull? Are you interested in training and agility?
This 8-week training course is offered specifically for Pit Bull owners and their dogs through our 505 Pit Crew. Dogs will receive real-world obedience training in sit, down, stay, loose-leash walking and coming when called. Common behavior issues such as housetraining, jumping on people and mouthiness when excited will be addressed, along with discussions of Pit Bull care. In addition, you and your dog will be introduced to  our agility equipment and work as a team negotiating obstacles and running our  agility course. This will give you and your dog an introduction to the fast-paced fun and competition of agility. Owners must be 12 years of age or older. Click here for our Train Humane class policies and rules.

Dog ages: 4-months and older
Cost: Free of cost for owners 12-20 years of age, and $20 for owners 20 or older
Location: Main Campus, 615 Virginia St SE, Dog Park

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Pre-Agility

6-week training course

Come learn the basics of agility in a fun, light-hearted setting. You and your dog will learn the main components of competition agility, but without the intense rules and stress. Agility competitors teach their dogs to do commands from afar, to pause in a given command, and to climb, jump or weave through special equipment. Agility activities are wonderful for both physical and mental stimulation for you and your dog. This 7-week course provides an introduction to agility, the fastest growing dog sport, and is a great way to strengthen your dog's basic obedience skills while learning new behaviors. Dogs must be at least 5-months of age and have had basic training to participate. Click here for our Train Humane class policies and rules.

Dog ages: 5-months or older
Cost: $100
Animal Humane Adopter Cost: $75
Location: Main Campus, 615 Virginia St SE, Dog Park

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Agility 101

6-week training course

This course builds on our Intro to Agility course. Dogs learn all the agility jumps and obstacles while their people learn successful handling skills and strategies for agility trials. Click here for our Train Humane class policies and rules.

Dog ages:  6-months or older
Cost: $75
Location: Main Campus, 615 Virginia St SE, Dog Park

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Rally - Novice

Are you ready to Rally? Rally is the newest canine performance sport offering elements of many other dog sports put together. There are both obedience and agility exercises as well as Freestyle. This fun dog obedience sport is open to ALL dogs, purebred or mixed breed, pets or titled champions as well as physically challenged dogs and/or handlers. To many observing a Rally class, a great dog/handler team can seem to move as though they are keeping tempo with music. The Novice Rally class at Animal Humane New Mexico is an introduction to rally for dogs that know basic obedience commands such as loose leash walking, sit, down, come, and stay. This 6 week class focuses on the foundation skills needed for dogs to succeed in Rally and is intended to promote positive relationships between dogs and owners that are based on trust and mutual respect. 

In this class, you will learn how to read ASCA & AKC Rally signs, learn all ASCA & AKC Novice rally exercises, work toward proper execution of these exercises and we will also do other attention and basic obedience exercises to help you become a better rally team. In addition, we will discuss the rules and scoring. Handlers can expect to do weekly homework including working the novice exercises, and other attention exercises with their dog and spending additional time learning the signs on their own so they can quickly recognize the signs while on course. Mini courses will be set up each week to help you prepare for your first Rally competition. 

We encourage positive reinforcement and reward during our Rally classes and prohibit the use of physical corrections or harsh verbal corrections. Dog and handlers should appear to be enjoying the challenge and enjoy each other’s company during training. 

This class is perfect for dogs and handlers who have completed Animal Humane’ s Civilized Canine class and want to further their education with an advanced obedience class. If you have questions regarding this class, please contact Carolyn Hidalgo at Carolynh@animalhumane.org. Click here for our Train Humane class policies and rules.

Behavior Seminars and Workshops

We offer a variety of workshops and seminars at all of our locations for your convenience.  Animal Humane employs reward-focused training techniques designed to strengthen your relationship with your pet. Learn more!

Train Humane Classes Calendar

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