Training

Little Traverse Bay Humane Society offers a number of training services to pet owners in the community to help dogs put their best paw forward! We offer Doggie Tutoring Sessions to our boarding and daycare clients which focus on helping pups learn basic obedience and manners by spending one-on-one time with a staff member while they’re here.

We offer the following training opportunities: 

Private Training Opportunities: Initial Session: $150 One-hour of training with you and our Training and Behavior Specialist, Sarah, as well as a summary of the session provided in writing via email.

Private Sessions: $100 One-hour of training with you and our Training and Behavior Specialist, Sarah, as well as a summary of the session provided in writing via email.

Additional Dog in the Same Session: +$50 per dog

Travel to your Home: +$25 Maximum of 20 miles from Little Traverse Bay Humane Society at 1300 W Conway, Harbor Springs MI 49740. Contact Sarah at sschertel@ltbhs.com to discuss additional options if your home exceeds the 20-mile radius.

Group Training Opportunities: Summer School: $300 for 3 weeks (90 minutes per class) One hour of group training and a half hour of guided socialization/play time. Class will cover basic obedience and polite manners. Offered Monday or Wednesday from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Mondays: Session One June 13-June 27; Session Two July 11-July 25; Session Three August 8- August 22

Wednesdays: Session One June 15-June 29; Session Two July 6- July 20; Session Three July 27- August 10; Session Four August 17- August 31.

 

Add-On Training Opportunities: Tutor Session: +$15 * Fifteen-minute, private training session for your dog with a staff member, mentored by our trainer, while they are at doggie daycare, boarding, or grooming as well as a report card of the session.

Advanced Placement (AP) Tutor Session: +$30 * Fifteen-minute, training session for your dog, with our Training and Behavior Specialist, Sarah, while they are at doggie daycare, boarding, or grooming as well as a written report provided to you by email.

*Book when you reserve or check in at daycare, boarding, or grooming!

To learn more or sign up for training classes, please contact LTBHS Training and Behavior Specialist, Sarah Schertel at sschertel@ltbhs.com.  Stay tuned for more training classes coming available in the future!  All Training proceeds support our mission to save the lives of homeless animals in need.

All training is subject to availability, and Sarah schedules all her own sessions aside from Tutor and AP Tutor sessions for daycare, boarding, and grooming clients. Scan the QR code to fill out the training inquiry sheet or email Sarah at sschertel@ltbhs.com if you are interested in starting training with your dog or if you have any questions!

*For dog training, in your home, LTBHS requires your dog have record of a current rabies vaccine, if applicable. For training on-site, your dog must have a current rabies vaccine as well as the following: Bordetella Vaccine (Annual) Distemper Vaccine (Annual or 3 year) Canine Influenza (Annual) Negative Fecal Sample (Annual) All records can be emailed prior to training or submitted to our trainer upon first session. Records can be sent to sschertel@ltbhs.com

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