Dog Training Classes held at The Erie County SPCA

PUPPY CLASS WITH OPERATION SOCIALIZATION! - $130 (6 weeks)


Our puppy class is perfect for puppies who, at the start of the class, are ages 8 weeks through 5 1/2 months, and consists of an online video orientation and 6 weeks of group classes (approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour each week). Classes are held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday evenings in the SPCA Erie County's Education Center, 300 Harlem Rd. in West Seneca.

This age is when the socialization period is critical. Our program integrates Operation Socialization to help you breeze through this developmental stage with ease.  

Puppies grow up fast! You want to get started right away on teaching the basics - sit, down, come, settle, stay, leave it, and loose leash walking. We also will discuss typical puppy behaviors and solutions to house training, puppy biting, handling, grooming, resource guarding, and discuss appropriate play skills.

 For puppies who have been adopted from the SPCA Serving Erie County or another rescue agency or shelter, the fee is $100 with a discount code that will be distributed at the time of adoption. For all others, the fee is $130. We ask that you provide proof of adoption and vaccinations at the first class, or online prior to the start of the session.

The earlier you get started, the better! The more time that goes by allows your puppy to practice habits that you may not be fond of. 

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BASIC OBEDIENCE CLASS - $130 (6 weeks)


Our Basic Obedience Class is perfect for dogs 6 months and up and consists of an online video orientation and 6 weeks of group classes (approx 45 minutes each week). Classes are held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday evenings in the SPCA Erie County's Education Center, 300 Harlem Road in West Seneca.

You want to get started right away on teaching the basics: sit, down, come, settle, stay, leave it, loose leash walking, anti-jumping, wait and polite greetings. If your pup already has the basics of these skills from a trainer or training class, we will build on these skills, add distractions and fine tune their skills. We also will discuss typical problem behaviors and solutions and work on fading out the food rewards.

After class, you will be able to:
  • confidently handle your dog meeting strangers and fellow canines
  • prepare and enjoy meals without the dog underfoot
  • receive visitors who marvel at your dog’s good behavior
  • take peaceful, uneventful walks through your neighborhood or park
  • enjoy your dog’s company on errands or taking a break at the coffee shop
  • work from home, read email, or enjoy a movie uninterrupted
For dogs who have been adopted from the SPCA Serving Erie County, or another rescue agency or shelter, the fee is $100 with a discount code that will be distributed at the time of adoption. For all others, the fee is $130. We ask that you bring proof of adoption and vaccinations to the first class, or online before class begins.
The earlier you get started, the better! The more time that goes by allows your puppy to practice habits that you may not be fond of.