Whether it is excessive barking, jumping, chewing or not being good with children, many pet owners struggle to make their dogs a well-behaved part of the family. In fact, one of the main reasons dog owners surrender their dog is because of behavior problems. We can help!

We offer affordable dog and puppy training classes designed to help you develop the skills needed to make living with your dog pleasurable and much easier.

We are now offering outdoor classes!

(While we will do our best to honor classes outdoors,  it is up to the discretion of the trainer on whether to cancel or to move indoors based on inclement weather.)

COVID-19 safety precautions:   At the NHSPCA – we believe in creating a safe and healthy space for our animals, our staff, and our guests. 

Please rest assured that we have a comprehensive sanitizing protocol that is implemented throughout our facility following every class.  As part of that protocol, wearing a mask will be required throughout the duration of your visit to our facility.

We are also requesting that only one (1) person per dog attend the class to reduce the number of participants and potential exposure.  (We offer private consults if you’d  like to have an additional person learn the training techniques.)

We will have posted outside of our building the following questions that you will be asked before entering.  If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions or if you have a temperature over 99.9 we kindly ask that you do not enter our facility and you let the class trainer know in advance.

Questions:

  • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (friends, family or any other)?
  • Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the last 72 hours?
  • Are you experiencing any respiratory symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath?
  • Are you experiencing any new muscle aches or chills?Have you experienced any new change in your sense of taste or smell?

We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

Behavior and Training Classes

Adult Dog TrainingAdult Dog

Training Classes for the adult dog 6 months and older. A variety of classes from basic to advanced obedience as well as fun stuff too!

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Puppy Dog

Fun classes for puppies 2 to 6 months old! Get them started off right with our proven positive reinforcement methods.

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difficult dog training classesDifficult Dog

 Specialized classes for the more difficult behavior problems like reactivity with other animals, insecurity and fear.

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Dog sport classes Sport Classes

Classes for Dog Agility and other high energy games! These exciting classes provide fun,  exercise and mental stimulation for your dog!

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Doggie Playgroups

A safe environment for dogs of a smaller size or puppies to socialize and play.  With trained staff to facilitate appropriate dog-dog interactions.

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Special Workshops

Our workshops provide additional training on a wide variety of topics. Sign up for CPR Certification or other specialized courses.

Upcoming Workshops

NHSPCA Private Consults

Does your dog have specific behavior issues you need one-on-one assistance with? Not sure about taking a class and want professional advice? Our professional trainers can provide a private consult with you and your dog to get you started in the right direction and keep you on a steady path to training success. Consultations for specific behavior problems are available by appointment. Contact our Behavior & Training Department for pricing and scheduling. Email us at [email protected] or call (603) 772-2921 x 112.

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