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, or once monthly at the Pacific Heights campus at 2343 Fillmore Street

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

Class capacity: 50


Upcoming classes:

  • Tuesday, February 20, 12:30 - 1:30 pm - SF SPCA Pop-Up, One Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
  • Wednesday, March 7, 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Training Annex, 251 Alabama Street, Mission Campus
  • Friday, March 9, 7:45 - 8:45 pm - Training Annex, 251 Alabama Street, Mission Campus
  • Saturday, March 10, 10:00 - 11:00 am - Adoption Center, 2343 Fillmore Street, Pacific Heights Campus
  • Thursday, March 22, 6:15 - 7:15 pm - Geraldi Building, enter via 250 Florida Street Lot, Mission Campus
  • Wednesday, March 28, 1:00 - 2:00 pm - Training Annex, 251 Alabama Street, Mission Campus
  • Monday, April 2, 7:30 - 8:30 pm - Training Annex, 251 Alabama Street, Mission Campus

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