Events

The SF SPCA hosts a wide variety of events across the organization, including fundraisers, volunteer orientations, dog training classes, and youth programs (including summer camps, Community Service Saturdays, and more). View events for the coming months below: click on an event to view the complete description with details on how you can attend.

 

September 2013

 
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7:00 pm
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This class advances the dog's scent discrimination skills taught in the Introduction to K9 Nose Work class. Dogs are taught to identify the first target odor of the sport: Birch, a natural essential oil. This class builds on the skills taught in Introduction to Nose Work. Additionally, we introduce techniques and tactics for building better dog/handler teamwork. This class is also appropriate...

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7:30 pm
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Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is a certification program developed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The CGC Program is open to mixed breed and purebred dogs, and stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.

This 5 week class will prepare human and canine students for the...

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6:30 pm
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Puppy Movie Nights are great fun for dog-loving, pizza-eating, movie-watching kids! What better way to end the school week than getting cozy with canines, enjoying great pet movies, making friends with other young animal lovers, and snacking on pizza and popcorn at the SF SPCA? This is a special, fun-filled night for children and an opportunity for parents to enjoy an evening out by themselves...

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9:30 am
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If you are in grades 6-12, join us behind the scenes at our animal shelter to help care for SF SPCA animals, learn more about responsible pet guardianship, and experience the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

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7:30 pm
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Now it's time for fun! Capitalize on the foundation skills you learned previously to sample some fun activities for you and your dog in a controlled environment.

Advanced Reactive Rover continues creating relaxed, focused dogs in the face of their triggers. Skills will be reinforced through challenging, fun exercises while working in a demanding environment. We will also be improving...

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9:30 am
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If you are in grades 6-12, join us behind the scenes at our animal shelter to help care for SF SPCA animals, learn more about responsible pet guardianship, and experience the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

10:00 am
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For graduates of Just the Basics 1 or equivalent, this class is designed to hone and polish your dog's obedience through fun training exercises. You will improve your dog's sit, down, stay, heel, and come when called, and learn "leave it". This 4-week class is fast paced and does include homework. Please come to the first class with your dog and be ready to work! Fee is $150 or $130 if dog...

11:15 am
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This class is six weeks of puppy fun! Puppies will learn general manners such as sit, down, coming when called, and playing nicely with others. We will also answer important questions such as, "How do I housetrain my puppy?", "How do I get my puppy to stop chewing on the couch?", and "How do I teach my puppy not to jump on people?" Puppy class is the most important class your dog will ever...

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1:15 pm
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A class for the Teenage Dog in your life. Do you have a teenage dog that has a LOT to learn?

Are you struggling with leash manners, impulse control, chewing and jumping up? Do you want your dog to learn the basics in a peer environment? Well, Adolescent Manners has the answer to all your “teenage parent” questions!

For dogs 4 months to 9 months old that missed out on Puppy Class...

2:45 pm
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This 5-week class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking. First class is an orientation for people only–no dogs, please.

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6:15 pm
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This class is suitable for newly adopted dogs for preventative training as well as for dogs that display boredom behaviors or exhibit stress when their owners leave the room or walk out the door.

7:30 pm
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This 5-week class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking. First class is an orientation for people only–no dogs, please.

7:45 pm
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Are you cutting edge? Do you have a smart dog? Rally 1 is a fun, fast-paced sport for dogs and their handlers. Practice basic manners and obedience while learning how to navigate a Rally Obedience course. Rally Obedience moves are based on basic obedience skills but are instead set to a course, similar to agility. And unlike competition obedience, handlers are encouraged to talk to their dogs...

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6:15 pm
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For graduates of puppy manners or equivalent, this course is designed to strengthen basic manners with an emphasis on the challenges of navigating through your puppy's adolescence. You will improve your pup's sit, down, come when called, and learn "leave it" and "go to your mat". Fun training exercises will teach you how to help your pup be more focused on you around distractions and not jump...

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6:15 pm
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This 5-week class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking. First class is an orientation for people only–no dogs, please.

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12:00 pm
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This short course is designed to help handlers learn how to train and proof behaviors that will enable dogs to behave politely in a multi-use open space area. Focus will be on obedience, environmental and situational awareness, control and management.

1:15 pm
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This short course is designed to help handlers learn how to train and proof behaviors that will enable dogs to behave politely in a multi-use open space area. Focus will be on obedience, environmental and situational awareness, control and management.

1:30 pm
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This class is six weeks of puppy fun! Puppies will learn general manners such as sit, down, coming when called, and playing nicely with others. We will also answer important questions such as, "How do I housetrain my puppy?", "How do I get my puppy to stop chewing on the couch?", and "How do I teach my puppy not to jump on people?" Puppy class is the most important class your dog will ever...

2:30 pm
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Just the Basics with a tiny twist! This beginner-level training course is tailored for dogs that weigh 20 pounds or less. This unique course covers sit, stay, come, and walking on leash with a little dog focus in mind. In addition, students will learn valuable tips on keeping small dogs safe in the city and travel training.

5:00 pm
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In this 3-week class, we will continue to build on the games learned in the first K9 Nose Work Mini Fun Class.

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