spcaLA: Friends for Life

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

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spcaLA Dog Training



trainer teaches a dog to lay down

Dogs must be current on their (age appropriate) Rabies, DHPP (or equivalent) and Bordetella vaccines and be in good general health. Fees paid for dogs excused from class due to a medical concern who are unable to return to class will not be refunded. Females in heat (season) may not attend class or receive a refund due to being in heat(season).


spcaLA group classes are not meant to address serious aggression or behavior issues. Dogs exhibiting these behaviors may be asked to leave and no refund will be issued. If your animal is displaying behaviors that may cause concern please call the Behavior Helpline (323) 730-5300, ext 260 or schedule a private session with us. If your dog is not friendly towards all people and cannot ignore other dogs in close proximity, your dog may be excused with no refund.

Prerequisite classes/training

Some classes have prerequisites or items that must be completed prior to enrollment. These range from taking a specific class to being invited by the trainer to attend the class. Please read the description of each class to ensure you and your dog are ready to attend. If you enroll in a class and it is determined that your dog does not meet the prerequisites for participation, you will be excused from the class without refund.

Registration & Payment

Classes fill quickly. You may register online or return the completed registration form with payment to the following address.

Attn: Dog Training
5026 West Jefferson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Payment must be made in full at the time of registration, no exceptions. Please email training@spcaLA.com if you need additional information about class availability.


Please be on time to class.  In deference to other students, those who arrive 10 minutes late to class will not be admitted and will be marked as absent.

Please note, minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Dress Code

For your safety, spcaLA requires that you, your handlers and your guests wear closed-toe shoes during class.

Even during summer months, flip-flops and other sandals are not permitted.

Refund Policy

Waiting Lists

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.

Class Cancellations, Rescheduling & Holidays

Most classes run weekly for six weeks—view specific class descriptions for more information. Classes can be cancelled and/or postponed with no notice. We will do our best to alert you if classes are cancelled or rescheduled, so you may adjust your schedule accordingly. You will receive the full number of sessions, but the class end date may be later than anticipated. Below is the current list of days in which classes are not held. This is only a preliminary list of dark days; individual classes can be cancelled and anytime without notice and the end date adjusted accordingly. This is usually due to weather. Refunds are not given if you are unable to attend any scheduled classes.