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Classes and Rates

About Our Training and Behavior Classes

The Humane Rescue Alliance offers pet and agility training at our newly refinished Training & Behavior Center at 71 Oglethorpe St. NW. Our experienced staff and partner trainers guide you and your pet through the common behavior problems and challenges that may face new pet guardians, and teach new skills to help you bond and have fun together. Additional information about available classes listed below.

  • Reactive Dog—Foundation Classes: $350
  • Six Week Classes: $250
  • Four Week Mini-Series: $175
  • One Hour Workshops: $50

Discounts are available for new HRA adopters, active duty military, first responders, and income-qualified registrants on Basic Manners and Reactive Dog classes. Please contact the Training and Behavior Office at [email protected] or 202-375-7744 for more information.

Click here to See our class schedule and register for a class.

Puppy Classes

Establish an important foundation in the socialization and training of your dog, tackle common behavior issues and cues. Your puppy will have so much fun that they won’t realize they’re learning, too! 

“This class was a  great start for our pup. He has improved every week and it took away a lot of guessing in terms of training.”
Joe — Puppy Kindergarten

Basic I & II

These classes are perfect for puppy class graduates and adult dogs new to training. Whether you’re starting from scratch or polishing old skills, our basic classes will help you teach your dog a solid foundation of behavioral skills. 

Reactive Dog I & II

If your dog has a bone to pick with other dogs (as a result of fear or otherwise), a regular training class may not be the right environment to learn in. Our reactive classes are designed specifically for owners of reactive dogs.

“I would 100 percent recommend this training class without reservation. Made a huge difference in our dogs behavior and well-being. Excellent resource and totally worth every second.”
Joseph & Erica A. & Penny


Once your dog has the basics, try out a new activity with your dog. Taught by experienced competitive agility instructors on professional equipment, you can take classes with the ambition to compete or just for fun!

“Like every other teacher I've had at HRA, they are experts, kind, and fun. No wonder my dog loves this place!”
Richard S. – Agility for Fun

Workshops and Mini-Series

Take full-length classes from home with your pet. Great for pets who struggle to focus in distracting environments, and this is a convenient option for training from home.

Specialty Classes

We offer a variety of other classes on a less frequent schedule to keep things interesting. Keep an eye on our class schedule for therapy dog class, scent work, Canine Good Citizen, and more! 

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