The San Francisco SPCA offers a wide variety of reasonably priced dog training classes. Knowledgeable instructors use reward-based training methods to help you train your dog—building a stronger bond while creating a well behaved canine companion.

Questions? Please call 415.522.3509 and we'll be happy to assist you.

Categories of Classes

Puppy

Puppy socialization is the single most important step you can take to have a well-adjusted adult dog. In these classes, puppies socialize with other dogs, learn good manners and are introduced to obedience commands that lay a foundation for future success.

Basic

The first step in training for dogs five months and older. Students and dogs learn basic obedience commands (sit, stay, recall, down), loose leash walking and how to focus amidst distractions.

Intermediate-Advanced

Have fun and continue advancing your dog’s skills, building on what you’ve both learned in basic training. Work towards making your dog a Canine Good Citizen or learn some new tricks to be the hit of the next party.

Sports

Challenge your dog mentally and physically while strengthening your bond with agility or rally, or work on developing your dog’s innate scenting ability with K9 Nose Work®.

Specialty

Does your dog have challenges meeting other dogs on leash or when left at home alone? Do you want to learn TTouch or master Off-Leash manners? Check out our Specialty Classes.

Classes, Seminars and Information Sessions for People

Take advantage of opportunities to learn more about everything from how to manage a new puppy or dog in the home to dealing with common behavior issues to getting certified in Pet CPR.

View our dog training class calendar.

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