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Training Classes

Please Note: Our in-person training classes may be temporarily suspended, but we will still be providing training by going virtual! We are excited to take this new journey by sharing pet-owner content in a unique setting and by offering our training through a user-friendly platform like Zoom. Please scroll below for our available virtual classes!

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 Facebookfind us on Yelp, call us at 831-264-5422, or email Wendi wnewman@spcamc.org or Bonnie blogue@spcamc.org and they will be happy to talk with you to help meet your pet's needs.

Virtual Puppy Training Classes: Start your puppy off on the right paw! This class is open to all puppies up to the age of 7 months. We will be covering all the basics that you need to give your puppy the foundation skills to become a well-behaved dog. This class is online and will be hosted by RingCentral through Zoom. 
Each week we will go over training skills to teach your pup from sit, down, to leash manners and how to socialize in this spacial awareness time. We are here to support you in helping your pup become all they can be. The group class is designed to teach basic skills, manners, and socialization. If your pup needs more one on one for behavior concerns, we are also offering private online training. The class is $140 ($130 if your puppy was adopted from the SPCA or any other shelter or rescue) and includes all six sessions. We have a new puppy class coming up soon! Sign up now.

Virtual Family Dog 1: is open to all dogs 7 months and older. We will be covering all the basics that you need to give your dog the foundation skills to become a well-behaved dog. This class is online and will be hosted by RingCentral through Zoom. Each week we will go over training skills to teach your dog including sit, down, and leash manners. We are here to support you in helping your dogs become all they can be. The group class is designed to teach basic skills. If your dog needs more one on one for behavior concerns, we are also offering private online training. The class is $140 ($130 if your dog was adopted from the SPCA or any other shelter or rescue) and includes all six sessions. We have a new virtual family dog class coming up soon! Sign up now.

One Day Workshop:  Does your dog come when called?  Can they recall with distractions? The recall is perhaps the most important thing we teach our dogs. If you’d like to improve your dog’s recall, join us for our virtual recall workshop.  We will show you how to make “come!” irresistible for your pup … and have fun too! Class starts June 5th.

Reactive Rover Lecture Webinar:  Does your dog lunge, bark, and act up on leash when he or she sees other dogs? This 75 minute lecture will help you gain an understanding of what reactivity is, why it happens, and strategies we use to help train your dog for better behavior.

The link will be sent after signup is complete.  If you intend to sign up for the Reactive Rover class or private training for reactivity, you must watch the video first. Please complete the short quiz after watching the video (Link provided in the video link email).

(This is now a video on demand product. Once you have registered and paid, an email with the link for the webinar will be sent to you within 24 hours. Included in the email will be a link to a quiz. The quiz is only required if you want to attend the Reactive Rover Class, or want private training. If you are merely interested in the subject, just disregard the quiz.  Enjoy our video!)

Private Training: For Private training, please call us at 831-265-5422 or email Wendi wnewman@spcamc.org or Bonnie blogue@spcamc.org. We are offering virtual consultations to help you work with your dog's behavioral needs.

As mentioned, the SPCA behavior team is now doing virtual appointments, virtual lectures, and virtual training classes but has temporarily suspended all in-person training, which includes; behavior training group classes, workshops/lectures, private appointments, as well as our Sunday Socials. If you have signed up for a class, please contact us for a refund or credit. If you need assistance with a behavior concern, please call us and we will be happy to help!

Thank you for your support and understanding during this time.

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