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Dog Behavior & Obedience Classes

Positive Reinforcement “Doggie Be Good” Training Classes

Every week the Humane Society of Broward County receives dogs surrendered to the shelter because of behavior problems!

The good news is you do not have to give up your dog because he has problems, every dog does! Instead enroll him in Doggie School and teach him the rules through our POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT dog training classes.

The next sessions for our “Doggie Be Good” training classes are:

Sunday, April 28th at 10:00AM
Sunday, June 23rd at 10:00AM

After the November dog obedience session all classes will ONLY be offered on Sundays. We hope this is a temporary situation and that we will be able to offer the Saturday class again soon. Registrations will be accepted as usual but please remember when using our online form please only mark your Sunday time slot choice.
Thank you for your patience.

Puppy Pre-School classes are held at 9:00 AM – 10:00AM here at the Humane Society in our front lobby. Pre-registration is not necessary however all students must confirm attendance via phone prior to arrival for your first class (954-266-6819).

Puppy Pre-School

Start your puppy off on the right paw! Your puppy will get the chance to socialize with other puppies and learn basic puppy manners. A different Puppy-Parenting issue will be covered each week. Sign up today!

Training Handouts

We have compiled numerous handouts to help you train your new family member. Learn hand signals, tips for house training, as well as information about separation anxiety.

Crate Training

The crate can make such a dramatic difference that animals who otherwise might have been brought to shelters have become excellent family pets. Learn how to use the crate to your advantage here. 

Training FAQs

We have compiled our most asked training questions into a user friendly guide below.

Training your dog with treats and praise! Enrolling yourself and your dog in positive reinforcement training classes goes beyond teaching your dog to sit and stay. It’s about improving communication between you and your dog and building a stronger bond. Learning the basics this way will also build the foundation for additional training and curb the development of behavioral problems.

Watch Me • Sit • Come • Loose Leash Walking • Wait • Down • Stay • Drop It • and more …

At the Humane Society of Broward County, 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 (1 block west of I-95)

Classes are available Saturday and Sunday mornings. There are five classes total, which includes an hour orientation without your dog. All attendees must attend orientation on the selected date– this is mandatory!

Dogs 5 months of age or older. All dogs must be current on vaccines and wearing a rabies tag. All dogs must be spayed or neutered. Classes are limited to 5 dogs.

TO THE FIRST CLASS BRING NOTHING! DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG! For lessons 2 through 6, bring a 6 foot leash, water and water bowl, treats your dog really likes, and a bored, hungry dog!


You may return your completed registration form, proof of vaccinations and a check to the Humane Society of Broward County, Attention: Behavior and Training Department, 2070 Griffin Road, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312.

A minimum donation of $180 for dogs adopted, $210 for all others.  Remember the Humane Society is funded solely by donations and your contribution will help the homeless animals in our care. Sorry, we cannot reserve a spot without payment. There are no refunds after the first class.

Sometimes it will be several weeks before we can enroll you in our next class. If you need immediate assistance with a behavior problem, please call our “Behavior Helpline” at 954.266.6851, or call our Behavior and Training Department at 954.266.6819.