The SPCA believes in positive reinforcement to help strengthen the bond between people and pets. Our training is affordable, high-quality, and fun for the whole family. Come learn with us and see what your dog can do! Join the SPCA Behavior Training conversation on Facebook.

Puppy Classes
Puppy Preschool:  Start your puppy off on the right paw (for puppies under 4 months)
Puppy Kindergarten:  Older puppies build on skills and socialization (puppies 5-9 months)
Puppy Social in Pacific Grove:  Drop in for puppy play and fun learning

Dog Classes
Family Dog:  Learn vital skills in a fun, non-judgmental environment
Family Dog in Pacific Grove
Ultimate Family Dog:  Build on  skills and prepare for Canine Good Citizen certification
Dog Social for Larger Dogs (29lbs and over): A safe and fun alternative to dog parks
Dog Social for Smaller Dogs (5 to 29lbs): A safe and fun alternative to dog parks

Specialty Classes
Out and About in the Real World:  For dogs that need help in the “real world”
Agility for Fun:  Fun, non-competitive playing and bonding with your dog
Ultimate Agility for Fun:  Even more fun and bonding with your dog
Fun Sniff and Search:  Fun, interactive, and confidence-building
Extremely Fun Sniff and Search:  More challenging, more fun, and more rewarding
Blind Dog 101:  For dogs who have lost or are losing their vision
Deaf Dog 101:  For dogs who have lost or are losing their hearing
Shy Dog:  Help your timid, shy, or nervous dog succeed and gain confidence
Reactive Rover:  Understand and correct problems that upset your dog while on leash
Canine Carnival School: Amaze friends with your dog’s fun new tricks and skills – carnival style!

One Day Workshops
Simple Leash Walking Workshop:  Solve common leash problems in two hours
Reliable Recall Workshop:  How to make “come here!” irresistible to your dog in one hour



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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!