At Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV), we offer a variety of training classes, workshops and seminars for you and your pet. If you’re faced with bigger challenges (e.g. aggression, inappropriate litter box habits), you and your pet may benefit from private training or behavior counseling. The following training partners meet HSSV’s criteria for professional, force-free dog training services. Many of these individuals also donate their time and expertise to HSSV’s shelter guests.
Don’t forget, we offer a variety of training classes, workshops and seminars that are perfect for your new pet. See if you qualify for special prices for those who have chosen the adoption option from any 501(c)3, not-for-profit animal welfare organization. Check out our full course catalog and sign up on our event calendar.
Canine Higher Learning
408-656-4386 (M. Cecilia Sternzon, CPDT)
Private Lessons; specializing in the Child-Dog Relationship
www.wagntrain.com (Stacy Braslau-Schneck, CPDT)
Locations: San Jose area. Visit the website to find site nearest you.
Puppy and adult group lessons; private lessons; tricks class; puppy socials
Marthina's Dog Training For People
408-460-4244 (Marthina McClay, CPDT)
Location: Los Gatos
Puppy and adult group lessons; private lessons
Canine Good Citizen Evaluator and Therapy Dog Tester
Happy Tails To You Dog Training
408-267-7606 (Dawna Caldwell, CPDT)
Location: San Jose and Cambrian
Puppy and adult group lessons, private lessons
Downtown Dogs, Inc.
Location: San Jose
Puppy and adult group lessons; specialty classes; agility for fun classes
Locations: Throughout the bay area, call to find a site nearest you
Puppy and adult group lessons
650-504-2058 (Susanne Cohen)
Basic Obedience, Agility, and private training
Pawsitive Pals Dog Training
408-806-2021 (Nannette Morgan, CPDT)
Locations: Morgan Hill & all Santa Clara County
Puppy & adult group lessons, private lessons, workshops, pre- and post-adoption counseling
CZ Dog Training
650-574-9246 (Cerena Zutis)
Puppy and adult group lessons; specialty classes; private lessons
DJ’s Clever Canines
408-225-6042 (Donna Johns)
Locations: San Jose, Los Gatos
Puppy & adult group lessons, private lessons, tricks class
In Tune Dog Training
408-373-1393 (Nancy Le)
Location: Entire South Bay Area - Group classes in Campbell and West San Jose.
Puppy and adult group classes, private training, and more!
Skilled Mutts Company
408-656-5394 (Andrea Woo, ABCDT)
Service dog task training, Obedience, Tricks
Location: Bay Area
All Creatures Matter dog training
Terri McClellan-owner (ABCDT)
Private lessons to help keep pets in their homes with positive/rewards based behavior modification and teaching leadership skills for the whole family.
Specializing in shy/fearful or reactive dogs who have been rescued and offering consults before and after adoption to help set up for success!
The Cat Coach
650-780-9485 (Marilyn Krieger, CCBC)
(Mikel Delgado, CCBC & Dilara Parry)
The Behavior Team at HSSV provides post-adoption support services for HSSV Alumni and their new owners only. To take advantage of this service, please contact our adoption team for further information. Be prepared to provide your animal’s identification number (A#) which is located on your adoption paperwork. If you no longer have your pet’s adoption paperwork, please request this information from our adoption team. If you do not provide your animal’s identification number (A#), we will not be able to respond to your request.