Training workshops and classes for pet lovers and animal shelter professionals offered at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah

Best Friends Animal Society offers a variety of on-site animal workshops and retreats throughout the year designed to educate and support you in your efforts to help the animals. For more information and registration forms, contact us at or call 435-644-2001 ext. 4317. We look forward to seeing you here!

How to Start and Run an Animal Sanctuary
2017: March 19-25, June 18-24, October 15-21
Cost: $650
The University of Utah is an educational partner and adviser for the How to Start and Run an Animal Sanctuary workshops. Interested attendees can apply for an accredited certificate from the University of Utah that they will receive upon completion of this program. Learn more >

Best Friends Dog Behavior and Handling Workshops
Best Friends offers a three-part dog behavior and handling program designed to help you improve your relationships with the dogs in your life.

Please note: If you attend the first class in the series but are unable to come back for the second two in the same year, you are welcome to register in the following years.

  • Foundation Skills for Working with Dogs — 2017: April 6-8 or May 4-6 Cost: $300
  • Using Your Foundation to Develop Dog Handling Skills — 2017: August 15-18 Cost: $400
  • Fine Tuning your Dog Handling Skills — 2017: September 12-15 or October 24-27 Cost: $400

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Register for a Best Friends Animal Society training workshop or retreat today

To request more information or to register for a training workshop, please send an email to Or you can call us, 435-644-2001 ext. 4317. We look forward to seeing you here!