The San Francisco SPCA offers a wide variety of reasonably priced dog training classes, as well as playgroups and educational seminars. Knowledgeable instructors use reward-based training methods to help you train your dog—building a stronger bond while creating a well behaved canine companion.


Our August class schedule is delayed.  We apologize for this inconvenience, and hope to have more information in a week or two.  Please contact us at for recommendations of other training resources in the area. 


Categories of Training Programs



Young dogs need lots of chances to practice positive interactions with a variety of other dogs of their age in a safe, supervised environment.  Puppies under 18 weeks of age are invited to join us for Puppy Playgroup, while teenaged pups between 18 weeks and 8 months are welcome to check out Adolescent Playgroup! 

Classes, Seminars and Information Sessions for People

Take advantage of opportunities to learn more about everything from how to manage a new puppy or dog in the home to dealing with separation-related issues, to getting certified in Pet CPR. Many of these programs are completely free.  

Level 1 Manners Classes

Whether your dog is 3 months old or 13 years old, start your basic manners training here!  These classes are intended for dogs who have not taken any training classes yet. 

Level 2 Manners Classes

Have fun and continue advancing your dog’s skills, tackling new challenges and building on what you’ve both learned in basic training.

Specialty Classes

Does your dog have challenges meeting other dogs on leash or need a refresher on recall? Do you want to learn TTouch, tricks, or master loose-leash walking? Check out our Specialty Classes.

Sports Classes

Challenge your dog mentally and physically while strengthening your bond - Try an Agility class, or work on developing your dog’s innate scenting ability with K9 Nose Work®.


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