Register now for one of the below classes.

Private Dog Behavior Consultation and Training Now Available with the LA/SPCA!

Whether you'd like to brush up on some basic obedience, tackle behavior problems or address fear and/or aggression, we can help you reach your behavior goals.

Please fill out an online request form HERE.  An LA/SPCA trainer will be in touch with you within 48 hours once your request is received and reviewed.

 

Initial Jump-Start Session

$60/hour if done at the shelter and $75/hour if done in-home

Subsequent Session

$75/hour if done at the shelter and $100/hour if done in-home

Package Deals

4 hour-long sessions: $325 

6 hour-long sessions: $500

12 hour-long sessions: $900 

*In-home training is only available in Orleans and Jefferson Parish.*

 

 The sooner you start training, the better!

Teach your puppy basic manners, address and prevent behavior problems, and provide an important socialization experience for your new family member!

Puppies must be less than 18 weeks old at the start of the first class, and received their first two (2) rounds of DHPP vaccinations administered by a licensed Veterinarian.  Puppies adopted from a shelter must be in the home for two (2) weeks before they may attend a class.  Humans may attend classes without their puppy until their puppy is eligible to attend.

*First class is humans only.*

Sign up today for classes: 

These classes are held INDOORS at Deutsches Haus (1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie LA)

Starts Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC) - (FULL!)

Fee: $100 (If your puppy was adopted from a shelter or rescue group, the fee is reduced to $75.  Please provide adoption paperwork for the reduced fee.)

 

 (Six-Week Session)

During this six-week session, our trainers will teach you the methods most fully supported by the science of dog behavior and learning to help you and your dog live harmoniously together. And guess what? It will all be done without the use of force or pain, because we'll teach you how to MOTIVATE your dog to WANT to do things you ask him to do. He will LOVE earning tasty rewards simply by having FUN. And you will learn how to start thinking like a trainer. In fact, once you get to week six, you will be a trainer!  Some of the things that your dog will happily learn to do when asked nicely are Sit, Down, Pay Attention, Leave-It, Stay, Sit To Greet, Come When Called and Loose Leash Walking. 

*Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people*

Sign up today for classes:

These classes are held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.)

Starts Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC) (FULL!)

Starts Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 6 p.m. (Taught by Hollie Gomila) *class will not be held on October 9th

Starts Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 9 a.m. (Taught by Roger Bergez) *class will not be held on October 11th

Starts Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC) *class will not be held on October 11th

Starts Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. (Taught by Hollie Gomila) *class will not be held on October 12th

Fee: $100   (Fee is reduced to $75 for dogs adopted from a shelter or 501(c)3 rescue.) 

(Drop-in Continuous Class)

Drop-in Obedience classes are designed for the busy dog owner who's schedule does not allow them to commit to a regularly scheduled six week session.  Upon registration, students will be provided a list of scheduled class dates that they can join in on.  Your registration fee will be good for six (6) classes and will expire (6) six months from your first attended class.  Students are encouraged to attend classes consecutively.  

Our trainers will teach you the methods most fully supported by the science of dog behavior and learning to help you and your dog live harmoniously together. And guess what? It will all be done without the use of force or pain, because we'll teach you how to MOTIVATE your dog to WANT to do things you ask him to do. He will LOVE earning tasty rewards simply by having FUN. And you will learn how to start thinking like a trainer. Some of the things that your dog will happily learn to do when asked nicely are Sit, Down, Pay Attention, Leave-It, Stay, Sit To Greet, Come When Called and Loose Leash Walking. 

*Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people*

Sign up today for classes:

These classes are held INDOORS/OUTDOORS at the Louisiana SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. in Algiers)

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC) 

*Students will be provided a list of scheduled class dates upon registration.*

Fee: $100   (Fee is reduced to $75 for dogs adopted from a shelter or 501(c)3 rescue.) 

 

Loose Leash Walking

Does your dog drag you down the street on walks and make them downright stressful?  If you are interested in learning how to enjoy outings with your dog, try our Loose Leash Walking Class!  Students will learn training techniques and games to play with their dogs to encourage loose leash walking despite common distractions.  

There will be three classes held at the Louisiana SPCA, and the fourth session will be a class outing to an on-leash, dog friendly area.  Dogs must be people and dog friendly.  There is no prerequisite, but a Beginner’s Class is highly recommended to get the most from the course. 

Sign up today for classes: 

These classes are held INDOORS/OUTDOORS at the Louisiana SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. in Algiers)

Starts Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. (taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC)

Fee: $75

 

 

Drop-in Obedience classes are designed for the busy dog owner who's schedule does not allow them to commit to a regularly scheduled six week session.  Upon registration, students will be provided a list of scheduled class dates that they can join in on. Your registration fee will be good for six (6) classes and will expire (6) six months from your first attended class.  Students are encouraged to attend classes consecutively.  

The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

During this class, you will practice the skills required to pass the CGC. Please note that testing is not included in the class and must be registered for separately. Dogs and their people will practice the following behaviors:  

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Appearance and grooming
  • Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit and down on command and Staying in place
  • Coming when called
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Reaction to distraction
  • Supervised separation

Prerequisite: Completion of a Basic Obedience class

Sign up today for classes:

These classes are held INDOORS/OUTDOORS at the Louisiana SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. in Algiers)

First class will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at 7 p.m. (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC) - Enrollment is currently closed, please check back.

*Students will be provided a list of scheduled class dates upon registration.*

Fee: $85

 

 Is your dog shy or fearful of people or other dogs?  Help him become a courageous canine!

Learn games and exercises to build his confidence and relaxation techniques to reduce stress and promote calmness.  Our classes are a controlled enviornment that will give you the tools you need to decrease stress for both you and your dog.  Our methods are 100% force-free.

*NOTE: This class is not suitable for dogs who have shown aggression or reactivity towards people or dogs, including barking, lunging, or having a history of having bitten previously. If you are not sure if this class is appropriate for your dog, please email hollie@la-spca.org.*

Sign up today for classes:

These classes are held INDOORS at Deutsches Haus (1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie LA)

Starts Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC and Hollie Gomila) (FULL!)

Starts Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 12:00 p.m. (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC) *class will not be held on October 11th

Fee: $100

 

 

Does your dog bark and lunge at other dogs while on-leash? Frustrated? Embarrassed? Feel like giving up?  

Learn how to manage your dog's behavior, identify his triggers and help him associate other dogs with good things! This class is a controlled environment that will give you the tools you need to decrease stress for both you and your dog. The training methods employed are 100% force-free and dog-friendly. 

*Dogs with human-directed aggression are not approriate for this class*

Sign up today for classes:

These classes are held INDOORS at Deutsches Haus (1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie LA)

Starts Sunday, July 27, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC) (FULL!)

Fee: $150 

  

 An opportunity to build on the skills learned in Beginner's Obedience Class by incorporating agility equipment and activities. Increases your dog's self confidence as they master jumps, tunnels,  weave poles, and cross the raised plank, A-frame and teeter. A great introduction to the sport of Agility in a non-competitive environment; no stop watch required! Pre-requisite: Beginner Obedience Class. See Xander and his owner mastering their new skills. 


Sign up today for classes:

This class is held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.)

Starts Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 6 p.m. (Taught by Sabrina Jacks)

Starts Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at 6 p.m. (Taught by Lee Gaffney)

Fee: $85 

Meet the Trainers    See a Demonstration   Class Location:  Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center's indoor training facility 4421 Jefferson Hwy. 


*Any dog adopted from an animal shelter or recognized rescue group is considered a rescue dog.

Proof of completed vaccinations including rabies is required prior to the first class. To complete an application for one of the above classes click here. For more information call (504) 368-5191, ext. 329 or email hollie@la-spca.org. You may pay by cash, check, VISA or MasterCard.


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