These classes advance your dog’s skills, building on what you’ve both learned in basic training.
For graduates of puppy manners or the equivalent, this course strengthens basic manners with an emphasis on the challenges of navigating through your puppy's adolescence.
For graduates of Just the Basics 1 (JTB) or the equivalent, this class hones and polish your dog's obedience through fun training exercises. You’ll improve your dog's response to sit, down, stay, heel, and come when called comands, and learn "leave it."
For 20-pound and under graduates of Just the Small Basics or equivalent, this intermediate class is designed to hone and polish your small dog's obedience through fun training exercises.
For graduates of Just the Basics 2 or the equivalent, this class builds rapid, reliable responses from your dog. Distance and motion are added to behaviors your dog learned in JTB 1 and 2 as well, and off-leash work is introduced.
Uncover your dog's hidden talents with our new tricks class! You and your dog will learn a variety of tricks, including shake, wave, sit pretty, back up, roll over, dance, take a bow, spin, play dead and more!
Are you a skilled trickster and want to keep going? Join us for "Tricks Too," where you can learn to do the tricks you already know longer, farther and trickier, and continue to add new ones to your repertoire.
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) is a certification program developed by the American Kennel Club (AKC) that rewards dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This six-week class will prepare human and canine students for the optional Canine Good Citizen test.
If you think that your dog might be a Canine Good Citizen (CGC), then join us for a CGC test and support the San Francisco SPCA! The test will be conducted by an AKC-approved CGC evaluator. Fee: $20.
Questions? Please call 415.522.3509.