Pet University

 

 

 

GROUP CLASSES

 

Woof 101: Basic Obedience

 Woof 101 is 4 week class covering basic skills and manners class. Classes will meet for one hour each week for four weeks. You and your dog will learn the following skills:

  •  Walk nicely on leash
  • Sit
  • Stay & Wait
  • Come when called
  • Down
  • Body handling for grooming and other kinds of care
  • Relax on a mat
  • Crate training
  • Solutions to common problems

Cost: $85

Cost for pets adopted from the SPCA of Texas: $75

 

To register for class, dogs must be 3 months or older, not be aggressive towards humans or other pets, up to date on vaccinations and spayed or neutered if over the age of 6 months. We only allow one pet per handler and handlers must be 16 or over. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times and must not disrupt the class. 

A 15% discount for vaccinations (and/or) spay/neuter is available through SPCA of Texas clinics to prepare your dog for registration!

 


 

  Woof 201: Intermediate Obedience

 

Woof 201 is an intermediate level class where your dog will learn reliability on basic skills and manners that were learned in Woof 101. This class will meet one hour per week for four weeks. Subjects that will be covered are;

 

  • Heel
  • The 3D’s: Distance, Duration and Distraction
  • Halt Sit
  • Polite Greetings with Strangers
  • Polite Greetings with Other Dogs
  • How to get your dog to behave in public
  • Introduction to Canine Good Citizenship

Cost: $85

Cost for pets adopted from the SPCA of Texas: $75

 

To register for class, dogs must be 3 months or older, not be aggressive towards humans or other pets, up to date on vaccinations and spayed or neutered if over the age of 6 months. We only allow one pet per handler and handlers must be 16 or over. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times and must not disrupt the class. 

A 15% discount for vaccinations (and/or) spay/neuter is available through SPCA of Texas clinics to prepare your dog for registration!

  


 

Woof 301: Advanced Obedience

Coming Soon

  


 

Woof 102: Understanding Reactivity and Aggression in Dogs

 Understanding Reactivity in Dogs – An Overview of Dog Reactivity and Aggression

 This class is for people only, no dogs.

 In this class you will gain an understanding of what reactivity is in dogs, what are its causes and how to deal with it. This class is required before a pet and owner can go through any training for aggression.

People that would benefit from this class are owners of reactive dogs as well as staff and volunteers that work with dogs in shelters or in the community.

 Anyone is invited to this class.

 This class is 1 hour of lecture followed by up to 1 hour of Q&A.

 

Cost: $35

Cost for owners that have adopted from the SPCA of Texas: $25

 


 

Introduction to Basic Manners

  In this free 1 hour class you will learn how to introduce your dog to basic manners including:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Wait Patiently
  • Pay Attention
  • Stop Jumping

Cost: FREE

 Click here to register for classes at the Irving City Animal Shelter

 

 To register for class, dogs must be 3 months or older, not be aggressive towards humans or other pets, up to date on vaccinations and spayed or neutered if over the age of 6 months. We only allow one pet per handler and handlers must be 16 or over. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times and must not disrupt the class. 

A 15% discount for vaccinations (and/or) spay/neuter is available through SPCA of Texas clinics to prepare your dog for registration!

 

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Jose

SPCA of Texas Voices

"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

Laureen Jankins

Pet Owner