Just the Basics

This  class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking, plus much more. The first class of the 5-week series is an orientation for guardians only--please leave your dogs 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 obedience class, Just the Small Basics, and a specialty class for shy/fearful dogs, Just the Basics for Shy Dogs.)


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

Included Material

Handbook and certificate of completion



Course Prerequisites

Dogs must be 5 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 class.) You are highly encouraged to attend our free class, New Dog 101 prior to this class.


$175 (If your dog was adopted from a shelter or 501(c)(3) rescue group within the last six months, fee is $150)


SF SPCA Multi-Purpose Room
243 Alabama Street
94103 San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 -
6:15pm to 7:15pm