The SPCA believes in positive reinforcement to help strengthen the bond between people and pets. Our dog and puppy classes are professional, high-quality, and fun for the whole family. We provide exceptional group or individual dog training at an affordable price in multiple indoor and outdoor training centers.
Come learn with us and see what your dog can do! Click here to meet our skilled, compassionate, and accredited trainers. Join the conversation on Facebook, find us on Yelp, or call us at 831-264-5422.
Puppy Training Classes: Start your puppy off on the right paw! These classes focus on positive socialization, beginning training, and preventing potential problem behaviors.
Puppy Level 1 (SPCA)
Puppy Play n’ Learn (Carmel)
Puppy Level 2
Basic Training Classes: Teaching manners and training skills to dogs of all ages using positive methods that praise rather than punish.
Family Dog Level 1 (available at the SPCA or in Carmel)
Junior Handler Dog Training
Advanced Dog Training Classes: These fun and challenging classes are for dogs who already have basic training skills. Out & About teaches training in real-life situations like malls and parks.
Family Dog Level 2
Out & About
For Dogs Who Need More: Reactive Rover is tailor-made for dogs who spin, bark, or lunge on leash when they see another dog. Our private training classes help dogs with aggression, shyness, or other behavior concerns. Our skilled, respected, and compassionate trainers receive referrals from all over for our work with special cases like these. Don’t give up – call us!
One Day Workshops: These short, one-time, extremely helpful classes teach dogs skills like walking nicely on a leash or coming back to you when called. You can also come to us for your dog’s Canine Good Citizen test (as well as training to help pass it!).
Simple Loose Leash Walking
Canine Good Citizen
Private Training: Individualized training for problem behaviors, in your home or at the SPCA. Private training options include training for blind or deaf dogs, shy or nervous dogs, aggression towards people or pets, resource guarding, one-on-one training in your home or at the SPCA, and all other training that will help with your individual circumstances. The options are limitless – we are here to help! Learn more, Email us, or call 831-264-5422 to schedule an appointment.