NEW Monthly Workshops and Seminars

All Workshops and Seminars are cancelled until further notice.

In adherence to the Bay Area shelter-in-place order, our programs have been cancelled until further notice. 

If you were signed up for an upcoming workshop or seminar, we will be reaching out to you directly for more details.

We offer a variety of affordable training workshops and seminars each month to help you better understand your pet and learn tips to modify their behavior.

Want to advance your animal knowledge even more? We host a wide range of guest speakers who are industry experts throughout the year to provide training on various topics geared towards veterinarians, shelter/rescue workers and volunteers, private trainers, pet owners and more. See our upcoming guest speaker events >>

Cheerful Checkups – Canine Cooperative Care

Does your dog currently struggle with grooming, going to the vet, having their nails trimmed, or other handling? Are you hoping to prevent future handling struggles? In this two-hour workshop, we’ll teach you how to not only help your dog enjoy their vet and grooming experiences but also to actively participate!

January 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Oakland
April 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Dublin

Cost: $35 for handlers only, $45 for dog/handler teams*

*Dog/handler teams need to have completed any beginner level training class at the East Bay SPCA and is not suitable for dogs with reactivity and/or aggression.

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Friendly, Fierce, or Frisky – Understanding Your Cat’s Communication

This hour and a half seminar explores the ins and outs of feline body language. Whether you’re an animal care professional, a longtime pet owner, a new adopter, or are simply interested in learning more about the mysterious creatures we share our homes with, this seminar is for you. All participants will receive a take-home booklet with resources, the class curriculum, and exercises to continue their exploration of kitty communication. Come share an afternoon of cat-themed education at the East Bay SPCA!

This one and a half hour seminar is for people only.

February 9, 2020 at 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM in Oakland
November 17, 2020 at 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM in Dublin

Cost: $25

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Rocket Recall

Teaching your dog a fun, fast, and reliable “come” in a one-hour workshop.

March 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM in Oakland
Open to 8 people and dog teams

March 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM in Dublin 
Open to 6 people and dog teams

Cost: $35 for handlers only, $45 for dog/handler teams*

*Dog/Handler spots are not suitable for dogs with reactivity and/or aggression.

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Dog Talk

“He bit out of the blue!” “My dog is stubborn.” “She doesn’t listen to me!” Often our dogs are telling us things that we don’t understand. Find out what your dog is really trying to tell you, and learn how best to communicate with them. An in-depth look at canine body language and best training practices.

A one-hour seminar is for people only.

May 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Oakland
June 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM  – 12:00 PM in Dublin

Cost: $25

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Trail Manners

Everything you and your dog need to know to be a considerate team while enjoying the hiking trail together.

A one-hour seminar for people only.

July 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Oakland
August 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Dublin

Cost: $25

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Multi-Dog Management

A guide to management and training for the multi-dog household. Some topics include dog meets, threshold training, resource guarding prevention, arousal management, and stationing.

A two-hour seminar is for people only.

August 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Oakland
September 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM in Dublin

Cost: $25

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Polite Leash Walking

The freight train, the leash biter, the easily distracted, and the staller are all invited to this one!

A one-hour workshop for people and their dogs.

October 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Oakland
Open to 8 people and dog teams*

October 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM in Dublin
Open to 6 people and dog teams*

Cost: $25

*Dog/handler teams need to have completed any introductory level public training class and is not suitable for dogs with reactivity and/or aggression.

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