Bark University


Our Philosophy

Santa Maria Valley Humane Society trainers focus on understanding why dogs exhibit specific behaviors and learning how to communicate with dogs. By strengthening the relationship and improving communication between humans and dogs we can create a healthy, happy, and lifelong partnership between dogs and people and we can create a community where people and pets thrive together. We employ positive reinforcement-based dog training to build confidence in dogs and trust in the human handler, which elevates the bond between dog and owner. Our approach teaches dogs what they should do instead of focusing on what they should not do.