Woodward Animal Center
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people help animals and animals help people." The Helen Woodward
Animal Center is the ideal location for residents of North County.
Not only can you visit the center to adopt animals and give a pet
a new home, you can also have professional animal training in the
same location. A portion of your enrollment in this class will also
be donated to the center.
Mesa Community Services
4975 Memorial Drive
La Mesa, CA 91941
For the residents of East County, group dog training classes at
the La Mesa Recreation Center offers an ideal location for you and
your dog. You won't have to drive far to get the best that SDPT
has to offer.
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Group Puppy Class
Puppy training is one of the most important investments you can make for you and your pet’s future. A five-week
puppy course meets once a week for five consecutive weeks. Each class is approximately one hour long and is recommended for puppies under five-months-old. The group puppy course will focus on common puppy issues such as leash pulling, nipping, chewing, jumping, house breaking and more. Puppies will also learn confidence building and socialization. Please note that puppy training can also be taught as private sessions. Puppies must have two sets of shots to participate in the group puppy class.
Puppy seminars are a great way for the busy family to get started on the right paw! A one-time two hour session for your family and puppy will help you answer common puppy questions and set you up for years of success. This is also a great option for those who are considering adopting a puppy and want to be prepared going into the adoption process. Puppies in attendance will also get to socialize and burn off energy with the other dogs in the class.
Obedience I is the foundation to a successful relationship between you and your dog. This class is designed for people training just as much as dog training. This is an six-week course that takes place once a week, for six consecutive weeks. Each class is approximately one hour long. In a basic obedience class your dog will learn the five obedience commands while on a leash: heel, sit, stay, down and come. They will also have an opportunity to socialize and burn off extra energy with other dogs in the class.
Take your training to the next level! In this class owners will refine the five obedience commands by transitioning to a 50-foot long line and applying distractions. The course will also teach a few additional commands such as “leave it,” and “come” from a longer distance. This is an six-week course that takes place once a week, for six consecutive weeks. Obedience II is a bride from the basic obedience commands and advance, off leash, commands taught in Obedience III.
Always wanted a dog that could work off leash? This course is the icing on the cake for owners who want a well-trained pup under any circumstance. Obedience III is a six-week course that takes place once a week, for six consecutive weeks. Each class is approximately one hour long. The dogs and owners will be taught how to work without a leash and the final class will be a field trip to apply the teachings to a real life scenario. It is recommended that dogs complete the Obedience I and II before enrolling in the advanced obedience course.
Can your dog leap, jump and run like an Olympic Star? Unleash the athlete in your pet. Agility training is a great structured way for your dog to be stimulated, build confidence, release energy and have fun! Dogs will learn how to jump hurdles, run through tunnels, weave through polls, amongst other awesome activities. This is a six-week course that meets once a week for six consecutive weeks. Each class is approximately one hour long. By the end of the course dogs will be able to complete runs through an entire obstacle course!