Santa Barbara Humane’s Santa Barbara Campus is now offering puppy training classes. Enrollment is open for puppies ages nine-18 weeks. The six-week session classes start Tuesday, March 8.

The class, which employs modern, force-free, reward-based training techniques, is a combination of play, discussion, and an introduction to training.

“Pet parents don’t always realize that this class produces not just a puppy with new skills, but it truly is a huge bonding experience between dog and owner ensuring there is a foundation of trust that will last a lifetime, ”said Christine Brewer, animal behavior manager.

For those concerned about the cost of classes, thanks to the donor-funded Confident Canine School of Behavior, Santa Barbara Humane offers affordable classes for all ages with scholarships available.

Sign up online at https://sbhumane.org/training/ or email questions or concerns to training@sbhumane.org or call 805-964-4777 ext. 226.

Santa Barbara Humane operates two campuses in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria providing care for community-owned and homeless animals. Both campuses offer affordable veterinary care, compassionate behavior training programs, and a relinquishment program for owners who can no longer care for their pets.

Homeless animals receive medical care, shelter, and basic behavior training until their adoption.