Level 1: Marvelous Manners

Marvelous Manners is an introductory-level course that addresses training areas of immediate concern to dog owners.

Course Topics Include:

  • Loose leash walking.
  • Coming when called.
  • Watch me (attention on owner.)
  • Greeting without jumping.
  • Settle down (calmness in the home).
  • Wait for permission (doorways, street corners, etc.)
  • And many more!

Class Info:

  • Dog Ages: 16 weeks or older.
  • Price: $150
  • Schedule: 6 weekly classes 1 hour in length. First class is an orientation for owners only.


  • Proof of Rabies Vaccination required.
  • Dogs must be manageable in presence of other dogs.
  • Dogs must be non-aggressive towards people.

Important Info:

  • Animals adopted from San Diego Humane Society will receive 20% off Marvelous Manners classes. Adopters must call 619-299-7012 ext 2247 to receive discounted rate. Adopters must provide their animal’s identification number, given by San Diego Humane Society, when registering.
  • Classes maybe held indoors and or outdoors at our San Diego campus on Gaines Street or our Oceanside Campus on Airport Road.
  • Preregistration is required.

For more information, call 619-299-7012 x 2398.

San Diego Humane Society group training classes are for friendly dogs and their owners. San Diego Humane Society only uses positive training methods and training tools including the use of food as a reward. We do not support the use of aversive training tools such as choke chains, prong collars, and shock collars.

San Diego Humane Society group training classes are not meant for:

  • Dogs who have growled, snapped or bit a person.
  • Dogs who have bitten other animals.
  • Dogs who exhibit aggression or other behavioral issues.

Enrolling in this class confirms that your dog will meet the above listed prerequisites. Not sure if this is right class for you? Call us at 619-299-7012 ext 2398.