K9 manners


The K9 Manners program allows kids to work with the shelter dogs in each class, and learn positive reinforcement training techniques. The training the dogs receive will be in line with the requirements of the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification. At the conclusion of each session, the children will have a strong sense of accomplishment knowing that they helped their dog-partner get one step closer toward achieving his or her CGC certificate.


  • Designed for children ages 11-14

  • Classes meet on Thursdays at The Naperville Area Humane Society from 4:00pm-4:45pm for five weeks

    • Two sessions available: Fall and Spring

  • Registration fee is $50 per student - Please note, there is a 4% transaction fee for online registrations and a $10 cancellation fee. Click Here to learn about our volunteer-for-class option.


  • Spring 2019 Session: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

  • Fall 2019 Session: Aug. 22, 29 / Sept. 5, 12, 19

  • Spring 2020 Session: Apr. 30 / May 7, 14, 21, 28

It was a great experience because I got to learn how to train dogs - some will respond to treats, and others will learn from toys and clicker training. I liked that I got to meet and work with a new dog each week. It made me want to volunteer with my parents at NAHS.
— Andy, age 11

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