spcaLA Announces Launch of Woof & WiFi

Virtual dog training classes for youth

Los Angeles, CA — Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA) is launching online dog training classes for kids. Along with their pet at home, Woof & WiFi teaches students the basics of dog training, along with a few tricks, and the beginnings of agility. Registration is now open at spcaLA.com.

Children 12 years old and up will use positive reinforcement dog training methods while engaging their own pet dogs in games, training exercises, and at-home challenges that cover a fun mix of obedience, tricks, and agility. Woof & WiFi is taught by spcaLA humane educator and dog trainer, Paula Ferrel, CPDT-KA, who has over 14 years combined animal training and teaching experience.

 

 

Woof & WiFi begins with Level 1 and teaches obedience commands like sit, down, and fetch. Participants who complete Level 1 may continue their learning with Levels 2 and 3. Over the course of three weeks, the group classes “meet” twice a week for 45 minutes. In addition, each registrant receives 30 minutes of one-on-one support from the instructor weekly, as well as access to independent learning materials, video resource library, and a sharing platform to further support participants’ progress.

Participants will need an internet connection and a device with video and audio to utilize Zoom for class instruction and live meetings, and Flipgrid for sharing in between meetings.

spcaLA’s Pet Care Patch Workshop is also going virtual. The workshop teaches young animal-lovers about dog and cat behavior, responsible pet care, and how to help animals in their communities. spcaLA’s Humane Education Department intends to offer additional virtual programming over the summer that ignites curiosity and compassion for animal welfare.

Registration for Woof & WiFi and Pet Care Patch Workshops is open now at spcaLA.com.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact spcaLA at 323-707-1271 or abustilloz@spcaLA.com.