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Speak Skills Lab

Put your best paw forward as a dog parent with the help of HSSA's experienced trainers!

Are you ready to unleash your inner dog whisperer? Make a visit to the brand new Freeman Education and Behavior Center for quick and fun courses on how to be the best dog parent ever! You'll learn the secrets to building a paw-esome relationship with your furry friend and the skills to help them conquer the world with confidence. Sharpen up your dog knowledge and get ready to be your dog’s true best friend!

The price for each course is $30. Courses are FREE for HSSA adopters!

Click Here to Register for Spring 2024 Courses


Skill Labs for People (No Dogs)

The Three D's of Dog Training: Learn to train like a pro

January 20th from 11am to 12:30pm

Canine Overstimulation: Help for the overstimulated dogs

March 30th from 11am to 12:30pm

Canine Resilience: Encourage flexibility and independence in your dog

April 20th from 11am to 12:30pm

Body Language: Learn effective communication with your dog

January 20th from 9am to 11am

February 24th from 9am to 11am

March 30th from 9am to 11am

April 20th from 9am to 11am

May 25th from 9am to 11am

June 22nd from 9am to 11am

Stress-Free Nail Trims: Desensitize your dog to touch and tools

February 24th from 11am to 12:30pm

May 25th from 11am to 12:30pm

The Training Game PORTL: Learn to shape canine behavior

June 22nd from 11am to 12:30pm


Skill Labs for People and Dogs 

Mastering Leave-It: A guide to canine self-control

January 16th from 4pm to 5pm

February 10th from 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Barrier Games: Reduce stress and keep your dog out of trouble

February 10th from 10:30am to 12pm

May 7th from 4pm to 5:30pm

Jumping: Overcome your dog’s vertical challenges 

January 23rd from 4pm to 5pm

March 14th from 4pm to 5pm 

No More Pulling Games: Achieve a loose leash with fun games

April 10th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Canine Confidence: Gain confidence with your dog

June 20th from 4pm to 5:30pm


For questions or more information, email vzimmerman@hssaz.org or call 520-327-6088, ext. 153.

Where are the HSSA Classrooms?

If you are visiting HSSA's Education Department, you will want to go to the coral Education building.

Location Map - Main Campus Locations - Education