The Next Step class is a great way to take the foundation of training you and your dog have begun to the next level. It is designed to prepare you to take your dog out in public and enjoy cafes, parks, picnics, or other dog-friendly gathering spots, knowing your pooch will calmly lie next to your chair—even as strangers, other dogs, and other distractions surround you. We work on extended stays with major distractions, on- and off-leash recalls, better leash skills, a “place” command, and a “meet and greet” exercise that teaches your dog to control himself during human interaction.
Graduation from the AHS Basic Obedience Class within the last 18 months; or completion of at least (3) hours of private instruction via Private Behavior Consultations at the Atlanta Humane Society. Dogs must be 6 months or older, current on vaccinations, and not aggressive to other dogs or people. Certain behaviors must be solid; email us for more information.
|October 2nd||Wednesday||HOWELL MILL CAMPUS||8:15pm||Email email@example.com
for registration link!
|October 24th||Thursday||MANSELL CAMPUS||8:15 pm||Email firstname.lastname@example.org
for registration link!
The “Next Step” Intermediate Classes are just $69 for the 4-week session (all including dogs; this class does not have an orientation). All classes last one hour (pre-class socialization starts 20 minutes prior to start time for applicable dogs) and take place at the Howell Mill Campus, located at 981 Howell Mill Rd. N.W. in Atlanta, or at the Mansell Campus, 1565 Mansell Rd., Alpharetta, GA 30009. Classes are taught in the Shelter parking lot, though we have a backup area inside in the event of inclement weather. The final class (Week 4) moves from the Shelter to a public venue close by for the Graduation ceremony, so that your dog can show off his skills in public!
Registration and Payment
Classes fill quickly, so pre-registration and payment are required. You may register online by emailing email@example.com for the registration link; or Download a registration form here and pay in person at either AHS campus; or mail your form with a check payable to AHS (address is on the form) if there is at least 3 weeks between the time you register and the time class begins. You will receive an email confirmation when your registration is complete, and an email reminder a few days before your class begins. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.