Puppy Parent Orientation (FREE!)

This highly informative humans-only seminar is essential for anyone who is a puppy parent or is thinking about adding a puppy to their life. No pre-registration is required for this class! You may just show up, as we have plenty of space available.

Discussion topics include: 

  • New puppy management in the home
  • Setting up for success in housetraining
  • Crate training
  • Puppy playdates–the importance of early socialization
  • Controlling biting and mouthing, and more!

If you are interested in adopting a puppy from the SF SPCA, you will receive 50% off your adoption fee if you attend a Puppy Parent Orientation first!

Please Note: This humans-only class provides a brief introduction to many topics important to the new puppy parent. For a complete puppy training class with more in-depth problem-solving and socialization time with your puppy, please register for our hands-on Puppy Manners 1 classes!  

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour

Fee: FREE, although donations are always greatly appreciated

Location: Offered at multiple locations on the Mission Campus, see below listings for exact address

Class includes: Lecture only; relevant handouts provided upon request. Please leave your dog at home.

Class capacity: 50


Upcoming classes:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 6:15 - 7:15 pm - Multi Purpose Room, 243 Alabama Street
  • Sunday, June 23, 3:00 - 4:00 pm - The Training Annex, 251 Alabama Street
  • Tuesday, July 2, 4:00 - 5:00 pm - The Training Annex, 251 Alabama Street
  • Wednesday, July 3, 6:15 - 7:15 pm - The Training Annex, 251 Alabama Street
  • Sunday, July 7, 3:30 -4:30 pm - Multi Purpose Room, 243 Alabama Street
  • Saturday, July 27, 12:30 -1:30 pm - Geraldi Building, enter via 250 Florida Street parking lot
  • Tuesday, July 30, 6:15 - 7:15 pm - The Multi Purpose Room, 243 Alabama Street


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