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Join us at Puttin' On The Leash This Saturday!

Our 22nd Annual Puttin' On The Leash fundraising event is less than a week away — join us this Saturday, April 26 where you will enjoy live and silent auctions, adoption animals roaming the floor, animal presentations and food and drink provided by more than 20 of the area's premier restaurants! Pre-registration for the event ends on Thursday 4/24 at midnight. 

Join us for our biggest fund-raising event of 2014, Puttin' On The Leash: Super Heroes on April 26, 2014. Click here to purchase your tickets today!

 


Summer Fun Starts With Spring Training

Great behavior doesn’t just happen - it’s taught. Whether you need to lay down a solid foundation or brush up on established skills, our reward-based methods will help you fulfill your dog’s potential. Come see for yourself why our Training Center is the leading program for dog training in the Boulder area.


Training Class Spotlight:
Puppy Prep School

This five-week training class provides instruction on basic obedience and behavioral issues, as well as offering your puppy the opportunity to flourish as they socialize with a new group of friends. Class begins on 4/30, click here to register!

Our Training Philosophy

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley promotes force-free dog training and discourages the use of pain, fear or coercion to modify or manage dog behavior. Our goal is to provide our community with training strategies that provide gentle, safe and effective interaction between pets and people. We rely on positive reinforcement for manners training and utilize force-free behavior modification strategies for pets in need of rehabilitation.

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley is committed to providing guardians and their canine companions with the most effective, dog-friendly training and behavior modification techniques. To ensure happy and healthy relationships between pets and people, we rely on positive, reward-based training techniques to encourage appropriate behavior and foster a foundation of trust and enjoyment. At the Humane Society of Boulder Valley, we use a variety of rewards including treats, playtime with favorite toys, and opportunities for outdoor play to encourage appropriate behavior. We believe this is the most efficient method for teaching polite behavior and ensures a successful relationship between you and your canine companion. After all, training should be a fun and rewarding experience for both of you!

Click here for more information and details about our training philosophy.