Adult Manners 1

Learn how to communicate with your dog in our introductory adult obedience class! This class covers the training essentials, including sit, down, stay, come, and loose-leash walking, among other important topics. 

The first class of the 5-week series is an orientation for guardians only--please leave your dog at home. Training with your dog will begin in class two. This class is appropriate for dogs of all sizes. (We also offer a small-dog-only training class, Small Adult Manners 1.)

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks. Please note: First class is a mandatory orientation for humans only--no dogs, please.

Fee: $185 per dog (If your dog was adopted from a shelter or 501(c)(3) rescue group, the fee is $165)

Course prerequisites: Dogs must be 6 months of age or older and able to work safely around people and other dogs on leash. (If your dog is between 4 and 9 months old, please look at our Adolescent Manners 1 class.) 

Class includes: Handbook, Homework and Certificate of Completion

Class capacity: 8 dogs

Location: SF SPCA Mission campus

Please review our class policies before enrolling in a class.


Upcoming classes:

  • Saturdays, May 25 - June 22, 4:15 - 5:15 pm with Sheelah: Sorry, section and wait list are full.
  • Tuesdays, May 28 - June 25, 5:00 - 6:00 pm with Amelia: Sorry, section and wait list are full.
  • Saturdays, June 1 - June 29, 2:00 - 3:00 pm with Marie: Section is full, only 1 wait list seat remaining.
  • Sundays, June 2 - June 30, 3:30 - 4:30 pm with Marie: Register now, 2 seats remaining.
  • Sundays, June 9 - July 14 (skips July 7), 12:15 - 1:15 pm with Lilly: Register now.
  • Sundays, June 23 - July 28 (skips July 7), 1:45 - 2:45 pm with Lilly: Register now.

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