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Dog and Puppy Obedience Classes

CCAS and Rescue Dog Trainers (RDT) have partnered together to offer the community basic dog and puppy obedience training classes. Rescue Dog Trainers are force free, positive reinforcement trainers. Our purpose is to help dogs succeed. RDT trainers teach using humane and kind training techniques that build strong, trusting relationships between humans and their dogs.

RDT’s mission is that all dogs that find a forever home deserve to stay home forever. Training your dogs and puppies is a critical step in helping your dog understand how to live in the world of humans.

Puppy classes will be held on Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00am in the big play yard at the shelter. Dog classes (dogs over 1 year) will be held on Saturday and Sundays, starting at 10:30am. Classes are one hour each for 6 weeks.

Each 6-week program is $150

See Below For Class Schedule!

Class Schedule

First Session – NOTE: Due to the impact of Hurricane Ian, the first session class dates have changed as follows:

  • October 8th through November 12th is NOW October 22nd through November 26th  (Puppies at 9am | Dogs at 10:30am)
  • October 9th through November 13th is NOW October 23rd through November 27th (Puppies at 9am | Dogs at 10:30am)

Second Session

  • Nov 19th through Jan 7th (skipping Christmas and New Year’s holidays) (Puppies at 9am | Dogs at 10:30am)
  • Nov 20th through Jan 8th (Puppies at 9am | Dogs at 10:30am)

Third Session

  • Jan 21 through Feb 25th (Puppies at 9am | Dogs at 10:30am)
  • Jan 22 through Feb 26th (Puppies at 9am | Dogs at 10:30am)

Fourth Session

  • March 11 through April 15th (Puppies at 9am | Dogs at 10:30am)
  • March 12 through April 16th (Puppies at 9am | Dogs at 10:30am)