Adult Manners 1

Learn how to communicate with your dog in our introductory adult obedience class! This class covers the training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking, among other important topics. 

The first class of the 5-week series is an orientation for guardians only--please leave your dog at home. Training with your dog will begin in class two. This class is appropriate for dogs of all sizes. (We also offer a small-dog-only training class, Small Adult Manners 1.)

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks. Please note: First class is a mandatory orientation for humans only--no dogs, please.

Fee: $175 (If your dog was adopted from a shelter or 501(c)(3) rescue group, the fee is $150)

Course prerequisites: Dogs must be 6 months of age or older, able to be handled gently by a friendly stranger, and able to work safely around people and other dogs on leash. (If your dog is between 4 and 9 months old, please look at our Adolescent Manners 1 class.) 

Class includes: Handbook, Homework and Certificate of Completion

Class capacity: 8 dogs

Location: SF SPCA Mission campus

Please review our class policies before enrolling in a class.


Upcoming classes:

  • Saturdays, May 26 - June 23, 10:00 - 11:00 am with Erika: Sorry, section and wait list are full.
  • Saturdays, June 9 - July 7, 10:00 - 11:00 am with Kimberlee: Sorry, section and wait list are full.
  • Sundays, June 10 - July 15 (skips July 8), 8:30 - 9:30 am with Nicole: Section is full, only 2 wait list seats remaining.
  • Tuesdays, June 12 - July 17 (skips July 3), 7:30 - 8:30 pm with Josh: Sorry, section and wait list are full.
  • Thursdays, June 19 - July 17, 7:30 - 8:30 pm with Rachel: Register now.
  • Wednesdays, June 27 - August 1 (skips July 4), 1:30 - 2:30 pm with Kimberlee: Register now, 4 seats remaining.

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