The SPCA believes in positive reinforcement to help strengthen the bond between people and pets. Our dog and puppy classes are affordable, high-quality, and fun for the whole family. Come learn with us and see what your dog can do! Join the conversation on Facebookfind us on Yelp, or call us at 831-264-5422.

Puppy Training Classes: Start your puppy off on the right paw
Puppy Level 1 (SPCA)
Puppy Play n’ Learn (Carmel)
Puppy Level 2

Basic Training Classes: Teach manners to dogs of all ages
Family Dog Level 1 (available at the SPCA or in Carmel)
Reactive Rover

Advanced Dog Training Classes: Challenging classes for dogs with basic skills
Family Dog Level 2
Out & About

Speciality Dog Classes: Have more fun with your pet
Agility Levels 1 and 2
Carnival Dog
Sniff and Search Levels 1 and 2

One Day Workshops: Short, one-time helpful classes
Simple Loose Leash Walking
Reliable Recall
Canine Good Citizen

Sunday Socials: For social, friendly dogs and puppies
Small Dog Social (under 30 lbs)
Large Dog Social (30 lbs and over)

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 dogsaggression 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 moreEmail us, or call 831-264-5222 to schedule an appointment.


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Free Behavior Helpline

Still need help? No problem! Call our free behavior helpline.

Private Behavior Training

The SPCA offers low-cost private training for you either at the shelter or in the convenience of your own home.

Free Behavior Handouts

Click here to view or print out behavior tip sheets on everything from separation anxiety to litter box training!