The Humane Society and My Dog Trainer, LLC, have teamed up to offer dog training classes. The classes are held in the training yard at the Humane Society and are taught by Glen Hatchell, Certified Professional Dog Trainer and manager of the Shelter Dog Playgroup program here at the Humane Society. These classes are designed to prepare you and your dog (ages 10 weeks and up) for the AKC Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) evaluation. Even if you have no interest in obtaining the CGC certification, these basic behaviors are important skills for a dog owner and their dog to know. The training yard at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay also offers a unique setting where you learn to help your dog deal with unexpected distractions.