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 or email questions or concerns to 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.