spcaLA Obedience Classes



spcaLA classes focus on positive reinforcement and having fun with your dog! We offer classes for puppies and dogs of all skill levels. Start with the basics, like sit and down, and move on to more complex training at our fun, positive-reinforcement obedience training classes!

Please note, once you have selected your class, you will complete your registration through our dog training registration portal, hosted by Mindbody.


Class Descriptions

Not sure which obedience class is right for you and your dog? Read our class descriptions to find where you fit!

Puppy Preschool™
  • Puppy Preschool™ teaches the basic manners necessary for a happy home and a well behaved puppy. Puppies will be given time to socialize with other puppies and people if appropriate.
  • Dog ages: 8 weeks to 16 weeks.
    Schedule: 5 weekly classes, 1 hour in length.
    Prerequisites: One set of puppy vaccinations given at least 7 days before first class and a health clearance.
Level 1: Magical Manners™
  • Level 1: Magical Manners™ teaches sit, down, wait, come, touch, watch, and focus. These are the skills your dog needs for advanced behaviors such as calmly greeting new people, coming when called while off leash, and heel.This class also provides an opportunity for your dog to focus on you with the distraction of other dogs and people in close proximity.
  • Dog ages: 16 weeks or older.
    Schedule: 5 weekly classes, 1 hour in length.
    Prerequisites: Dogs must be able to work in close proximity to other dogs(3-5 feet) with no barking. Dogs who cannot meet these requirements may be excused from class.
Level 2: Outstanding Obedience™
  • Level 2: Outstanding Obedience™ teaches the skills needed to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen® Test. We work on and expand our basic behaviors taught in Level 1: Magical Manners™. We also work on expanding our distance and duration of behaviors.
  • Dog ages: 18 weeks or older.
    Schedule: 5 classes, 1 hour in length.
    Prerequisites: Pass Level 1 Magical Manners™ or be able to sit for 30 seconds, down for one minute, front, side(get ready), touch, be comfortable with clicker and have a heel position. Must be able to work in close proximity to other dogs(3-5 feet) and people without a reaction.
Level 3: Precise Pups™
  • Level 3: Precise Pups™ is a fun mix of obedience and prepping for the Therapy Dog test. Work on advanced behaviors such as heel in close quarters to distractions, prolonged down/stays, and Recalls. Have fun mixing up Rally-O, Tricks and Recalls in a controlled setting.
  • Dog ages: 6 months and older.
    Schedule: 6 classes, 1 hour in length.
    Prerequisites: Pass Level 2: Outstanding Obedience™, be able to ignore other dogs in close proximity (within 2 feet), friendly to all people, sit and down for 30 seconds with no reinforcement, beginnings of heel off leash.
Level 4: Collegiate Canines™
  • In Level 4: Collegiate Canines™, you will work on advanced obedience including recalls with distractions, heeling in groups and with distractions, 10 minute stays and out-of-site stays, and shaping.
  • Dog ages: 6 months and older.
    Schedule: 6 classes, 1 hour in length.
    Prerequisites: Pass Level 3: Precise Pups™

$150 for a 5-week course (pricing subject to change)

Please note:
spcaLA group training classes are for friendly dogs and their owners, looking to learn. Dogs must be in good general health and current on vaccines. 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. spcaLA group training classes are NOT meant for:

  • Dogs who growl at or are otherwise unfriendly to people;
  • Dogs who have bitten people or other animals;
  • Dog who exhibit aggression or other behavioral issues.

If your dog exhibits any of these behaviors, or if your dog does not meet class prerequisites, you will be dismissed and no refund will be issued.

Questions? Call us at (562) 216-2559 or email training@spcaLA.com.

spcaLA trainers and training classes utilize positive reinforcement methods.