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Humane Society of Southeast Missouri Introduces Dog Training Courses

The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri is proud to launch a new training program for dogs and owners called Camp Canine. From puppy courses and adult pet behavior training to playgroups and one-on-one training, there is a program for most any need. Some classes begin as early as April and there are class limitations so each pet and owner can have the best experience.


“It’s sure to be a barking good time,” says Tracy Poston, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri. “We have had many requests to offer this level training for pets and owners, and we are excited to bring the program to life this spring.”


All four-legged furry family members will learn life skills that will benefit them in any situation throughout their lives. All pets develop the basic manners that include:

  • Leash walking
  • Impulse control
  • Dog play styles
  • Greeting new people
  • and more!


There are class limitations so participants are encouraged to register quickly. While teaching the classes, the instructors will use positive reinforcement methods that strengthen the bond between human and pet. These methods are designed to provide the tools for on-going learning and relationship-building between pets and their families, while never using pain, punishment or alpha training methods.


To register for classes, please visit or visit their Facebook page at




This boisterous class is for our cute little puppies. It is full of fun, includes much learning and allows the puppies scholars to build the skills needed to be a successful dog in a variety of scenarios. For puppies ages 5 months and younger.

Includes Four (4) One-hour classes

$100 fee

DATES: April 4, 11, 18, 25

Only 10-12 participants allowed.



The Woof Pack is for our adult dog friends. This class is designed to teach your pet all the skills needed to be a great partner to take out in public. For pets ages 6 months and older.

Includes Four (4) One-hour classes

$100 fee

DATES: May 9, 16, 23, 30

Only 10-12 participants allowed.



This is a fun playgroup class that gives dogs the chance to let loose and run around with others, all while owners learn about dog body language, communication and playstyle. For pets ages 6 months and older.


Only 8-10 participants allowed.



Here are your 1-on-1 training sessions you have been asking for! These training sessions give people and pets opportunities to receive an individualized training to work on specific challenges.

DATES: Call to schedule individual session times.

Onsite $30 for a 30- to 45-minute class

Offsite $45 for a 45- to 60-minute class, plus travel fees

(travel fees vary by location)