Events

The SF SPCA hosts a wide variety of events across the organization, including fundraisers, volunteer orientations, dog training classes, and youth programs (including summer camps, Community Service Saturdays, and more). View events for the coming months below: click on an event to view the complete description with details on how you can attend.

 

April 2014

 
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6:15 pm
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This 5-week class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking. First class is an orientation for people only–no dogs, please.

7:30 pm
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For graduates of Just the Basics 1 or equivalent, this class is designed to hone and polish your dog's obedience through fun training exercises. You will improve your dog's sit, down, stay, heel, and come when called, and learn "leave it". This 4-week class is fast paced and does include homework. Please come to the first class with your dog and be ready to work! Fee is $150 or $130 if dog...

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11:15 am
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This 5-week class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking. First class is an orientation for people only–no dogs, please.

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1:30 pm
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This class is six weeks of puppy fun! Puppies will learn general manners such as sit, down, coming when called, and playing nicely with others. We will also answer important questions such as, "How do I housetrain my puppy?", "How do I get my puppy to stop chewing on the couch?", and "How do I teach my puppy not to jump on people?" Puppy class is the most important class your dog will ever...

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6:15 pm
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This class is six weeks of puppy fun! Puppies will learn general manners such as sit, down, coming when called, and playing nicely with others. We will also answer important questions such as, "How do I housetrain my puppy?", "How do I get my puppy to stop chewing on the couch?", and "How do I teach my puppy not to jump on people?" Puppy class is the most important class your dog will ever...

7:30 pm
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You may attend this class with or without your dog, see below for details. Note that this class is not a behavior modification program for specific fear issues.

Shy dogs often can’t enjoy common dog activities in the city because of their anxieties. This class will teach you games and activities that you and your dog can do at home, and in other safe environments, to build confidence...

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7:00 pm
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TT Touch demonstration and lecture by the creator or TT Touch, Linda-Tellington Jones!

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5:00 pm
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Wondering what all the talk about K9 Nose Work is all about? Not sure you want to commit to a 6-week course, but curious to learn more? The 3-week mini class is designed to give participants a taste of this fun new scenting activity and sport, and will leave you with fun games to play with your dog indoors during the rainy season!

7:00 pm
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This class advances the dog's scent discrimination skills taught in the Introduction to K9 Nose Work class. Dogs are taught to identify the first target odor of the sport: Birch, a natural essential oil. This class builds on the skills taught in Introduction to Nose Work. Additionally, we introduce techniques and tactics for building better dog/handler teamwork. This class is also appropriate...

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9:00 am
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School is back in session! What could be a better way to spend your holidays than making friends, playing outrageous games, and hanging out with amazing animals who need your help?

9:00 am
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School is back in session! What could be a better way to spend your holidays than making friends, playing outrageous games, and hanging out with amazing animals who need your help?

7:30 pm
Summary

This 5-week class covers training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking. First class is an orientation for people only–no dogs, please.

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6:15 pm
Summary

This class is suitable for newly adopted dogs for preventative training as well as for dogs that display boredom behaviors or exhibit stress when their owners leave the room or walk out the door.

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11:00 am
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This short course is designed to help handlers learn how to train and proof behaviors that will enable dogs to behave politely in a multi-use open space area. Focus will be on obedience, environmental and situational awareness, control and management.

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7:30 pm
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For graduates of Just the Basics 2 or equivalent, this class is designed to build RAPID, reliable responses from your dog. Distance and motion will be added to behaviors your dog learned in JTB 1 and 2 as well as introduction of off-leash work. Behaviors covered will include: sit/down from a distance and different positions, moving downs, drop on recall, off-leash heeling, out of sight stays....

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9:30 am
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If you are in grades 6-12, join us behind the scenes at our animal shelter to help care for SF SPCA animals, learn more about responsible pet guardianship, and experience the satisfaction that comes from helping others.

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2:30 pm
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A class for the Teenage Dog in your life. Do you have a teenage dog that has a LOT to learn?

Are you struggling with leash manners, impulse control, chewing and jumping up? Do you want your dog to learn the basics in a peer environment? Well, Adolescent Manners has the answer to all your “teenage parent” questions!

For dogs 4 months to 9 months old that missed out on Puppy Class...

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6:30 pm
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Can your puppy roll over multiple times, jump through a hoop, or crawl down the lane? Training dogs is a life-long affair, and there's no better time to begin than when they are puppies. Pups love to learn, love to perform, and love to hear applause for a job well done. By teaching tricks at a young age, you can help develop a puppy's learning ability and keep his mind active. As a bonus, your...