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Training Policies

Training policies


Participants must enroll in advance and pay the class fee to reserve a space in a class. Class size is limited so please be aware that some classes may have already filled up before we receive your enrollment.


Online: View our current class schedule
By Phone: (510) 845-7735, x215
By Fax or Mail: Print a Training Enrollment Form  

Online enrollments must arrive before the class date. Class must be paid for in full to reserve your place in class.

If you do not receive pre-class information within one week of enrollment, contact the Training Department or (510) 845-7735, x215.

Class Requirements

Dogs must be at least 4 months of age at the start of the first class, unless otherwise specified, and be vaccinated for DHLPP (or equivalent) and Rabies (except puppies under 4 months of age). In addition, we recommend the Bordatella vaccine. Owners must submit our vaccination certification form (not original records) before or at the first class session.

We reserve the right to refuse admittance if limitations of the handler or dog impair the ability of the trainer to teach the methods employed in class. We will make reasonable accommodations to assure a successful class experience.

Please note, a few of our classes have a People Only orientation or require a private evaluation with the dog before enrolling. Refer to the class descriptions for details. Bring your dog to class unless stated otherwise!


Class fees will vary, and are listed on the class schedule.

Berkeley Humane will charge a $25 service fee for any cancellations requiring a refund. After the class session begins, no refunds will be made. You are allowed one transfer to another class.

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