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Group Training Classes

Your pet(s) will work in small groups to learn new behaviors, correct old habits and prepare for new situations. Group classes are offered in a 3-week series or single sessions.

Our group behavior and training series are 3 weeks long and allow you to create, observe and sustain positive behaviors in your pet.

Our single-session classes aim to work on improving specific behaviors and getting your pet ready and trained to excel in scenarios that are common issues for them.

Upcoming Dog Training Classes

AWA has affordable dog training classes that have helped thousands of pets and their owners in South Jersey and beyond correct the most common behavior challenges they face. 

Don't see a class that addresses your needs? Sign up for a private dog training lesson with one of our expert trainers

May Training Classes

Loose Leash Walking - Friday, 5/10/24 @5pm

This class focuses on skills that will keep your dog from pulling during walks. 

Tricks - Friday, 5/17/24 @5pm

Want to have some more fun with your dog? After this class you'll have new tricks to work on at home and show off to family and friends!

Fearful Dog- Friday, 5/24/24 @5pm

Have a dog that gets scared at home, on walks or in other public spaces? This class will work on skills to make them more comfortable socializing and experiencing new things.

June Training Classes

Puppy Socialization - Thursday, 6/6/24 @5pm

Do you have a dog that jumps on you all the time? We are here to help. In this class we will cover: impulse control, polite greeting, place.

Note: Your dog should know how to sit before attending this class.

Don't Jump! - Friday, 4/12/24 @5pm

Do you have a dog that jumps on you all the time? We are here to help. In this class we will cover: impulse control, polite greeting, place.

Note: Your dog should know how to sit before attending this class.

Loose Leash Walking - Friday, 6/14/24 @5pm

Work on your dog's behavior during walks and build towards walking with a loose leash. 

Meet the Instructors

Elizabeth Stanley-Reicherter CBCC-Ka, CPDT-Ka, SBA – AWA Manager of Behavior Support and Training

Liz is a certified behavior consultant canine (CBCC- KA).  She is one of only 402 in the world.  Liz is also a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and canine good citizen evaluator with a degree in Anthropology from New York University.  She specializes in finding solutions for behavioral challenged dogs, cats and small animals.  Liz designs and implements effective behavior modification plans to achieve behaviorally health animals within the shelter environment.  Ensuring the animals at AWA stay mentally and physically healthy is critical to AWA’s work.  To this Liz also teaches community workshops and public dog training classes.

The topics covered in AWA’s community workshops are diverse:  Listening to Your Dog for Girl Scout to Zoom sessions at Medford Leas about Clicker Training Cats to Proper Leash Walking and At Home Enrichment Toys 101 for the public.  The love of teaching others has helped Liz in her designing AWA’s staff and volunteer training program as well as in developing a future dog trainer mentoring program for college students.

Before joining AWA in 2015 Liz was an independent dog trainer focusing on problem behavior solving at the Dog Lady Dog Training.  She also volunteered and assisted with behavior modification at an open-admission high volume animal shelter on Long Island, NY.  With a strong focus on behavior and behavior modification she was able to increase the number of animal lives saved and lower animal relinquishments to that animal shelter.

Liz loves learning.  Her goal is to eventually secure the title of “Behaviorist,” a title reserved for only a few hundred trainers in the US.

When away from AWA Liz enjoys time on her farm with her son, husband and a house and barn yard of animals.

If you have any questions about the class please feel free to contact the AWA behavior team at [email protected]

Abby Pukenas - AWA Behavior Assistant

Hi! My name is Abby and I am the Behavior Assistant here at the Animal Welfare Association.

I’m a lover of all animals! I have been working primarily with dogs in a professional training setting for over 4 years and I am currently studying at CATCH Trainers Academy to further my education.

I am always curious and eager to learn everything I can about animals to help better understand them. Learning about and helping animals is my passion!