Training & Support


Training helps build the connection to keep your pup in their forever home.


 We are offering a strong 6-week course to help you form a reliable connection with your new pup.  Helping them integrate into your home better and become a part of your family.  This course is designed to help you set boundaries and be able to work with your new dog as a team so that every day is a rewarding experience for both of you. 



  • Focus
  • Sit
  • Walking nicely on a leash
  • Greeting people politely
  • “Leave It”
  • Stay
  • Touch (Recall Game)
  • Place
  • Down

Evaluations: $15

Any dog not recently adopted from HSCC requires a private behavioral evaluation prior to signing up to attend a group class to determine what type of training format will be best for your dog.  During this 30-minute session, our trainer will discuss goals you have for your dog and determine how to best achieve them.

Private Lessons:

 $60/ hour

  • Is your dog afraid of other dogs, people, or the outside world?
  • Does your dog get really fixated on other dogs and can’t pay attention to you?
  • Does your dog not like other dogs and you don’t know what to do?
If you answered yes to any of these questions a group class may not be the best solution for you and your dog.  Specialized training that can focus on specific issues will provide you with the tools you need.  Our trainer offers private lessons that are arranged on a case-by-case basis and depend on the particular situation.  If you feel this is a great option for you and your dog please schedule an evaluation so our trainer can meet you and set up a personalized program.

Training DogTraining and Behavior Help from ASPCA.

The ASPCA is a great source of information for all things dogs.  Click on any of the links below to learn more about each area.

Common Dog Behavior Issues:

To view the entire ASPCA Dog Behavior page, click here.