Training Classes

Overview

Dog Training Classes

We offer a full schedule of training classes for dogs and puppies.

Start with Family Dog or Puppy Kindergarten, depending on your dog’s age! Family Dog classes are for dogs over 16 weeks old, and Puppy Kindergarten is for younger pups. We also offer a twice-a-month Bark to School class for people only. You’ll find the details below.  Please read Class Policies before signing up.

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Class Policies

Family Dog and Puppy Kindergarten classes start with an orientation that is for people only: dogs stay at home.
 

CLASS POLICIES – ALL CLASSES
Thank you for helping make classes at the Sacramento SPCA a fun and safe environment for everyone! 

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Bark to School

Get tips and tricks for training success in this FREE class! Gain a new understanding of how your dog learns, strategies for addressing common problems, and other information that will help you be successful with your dog’s training program. We’ll also discuss common puppy-raising challenges and safe socialization strategies.

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Family Dog 1

You and your dog will learn basic skills for everyday situations in your home and out and about. We’ll work on attention, leash manners, coming when called, polite greetings, and more. Four weekly 45-minute sessions.

For dogs of all sizes, 16 weeks and up

Class Policies

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FAMILY DOG 1 – SMALL DOGS

You and your dog will learn basic skills for everyday situations in your home and out and about. We’ll work on attention, leash manners, coming when called, polite greetings, and more. Four weekly 45-minute sessions.

For dogs under 25 pounds, 16 weeks and up

Class Policies

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Puppy Kindergarten

Prepare your puppy for their life with family, friends, and the rest of the world. We’ll work on skills for meeting new people and animals, being handled and groomed, and dealing with new places and situations. Six weekly 45-minute sessions.

Puppy Kindergarten: 10-16 weeks

Class Policies

General information

Canine Good Citizen

Does your dog have what it takes to be a Canine Good Citizen?

Open to all dogs, the Canine Good Citizen exam helps identify dogs who have good manners at home and in the community — and can start them on their journey to becoming a therapy dog.