Ages 7 to 18 months old –  No prerequisite, but a prior puppy class is desirable
Silly teenagers! Is your juvenile dog making you want to tear your hair out? We keep this class light and entertaining for owners as well as dogs, and you’ll find comfort in being with other owners of adolescent dogs while we work through the training! This class includes socialization time, basic manners training, and offers solutions for common teenage puppy issues like jumping on Grandma, grabbing your sandwich, bolting out the front door, or dragging you down the street on walks. All puppies enrolling in class must be social with other dogs. Class is taught at the SPCA.

If your dog is displaying aggressive behaviors, or you are not sure which class is a good fit for you, please call so we might place your dog in the appropriate class or private training.

Please bring proof of vaccinations the first week of class.

Registration: Register now
Duration: 5 weeks
Location: SPCA Training Center, 1002 Monterey-Salinas Highway
Time: Saturdays, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Cost: $125 Shelter Adoptees, $135 General Public


We recommend at minimum a flat or martingale collar with a 6-foot leash. Sometimes we will suggest the addition of head halters or front hook harnesses, If you need a harness we can sell you one after class. Please, no choke or pinch collars, or retractable leashes. We have found that good training with comfortable, non-aversive equipment will enable your dog to perform consistently better!


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