spcaLA: Friends for Life

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles, since 1877

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spcaLA Dog Training

Obedience Training Classes

trainer teaches a dog to sit

Start with the basics, like sit and down, and move on to more complex training at our fun, positive-reinforcement obedience training classes!

If you experience any problems during registration, please call our Training Department at (562) 570-4910 and leave a message. We will call you back and process your registration right away.

Classes are held at spcaLA's P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village & Education Center in Long Beach (Long Beach) and South Bay Pet Adoption Center in Hawthorne (South Bay).

Classes are not held on most major holidays. Please ask your instructor for details.

Classes are subject to change. Please note that certain classes require a prerequisite class or training. All dogs must be in good general health and current on vaccinations. Don’t see a start date for a class you are interested in taking? Email training@spcaLA.com to be placed on the waiting list.

spcaLA only uses positive training methods and training tools. We do not support the use of aversive collars such as prong, modified prong, pinch, choke, or shock collars.

Please note: spcaLA classes are not designed for dogs with serious behavior issues or aggression. Dogs exhibiting these behaviors may be asked to leave without refund. If you have an animal with serious behavior issues, private training is available. Please contact the Animal Behavior & Training Department for more information at (562) 570-4910.