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Private Dog Behavior Consultations and Day Training Now Available with the LA/SPCA!

Whether you'd like to brush up on some basic obedience, tackle behavior problems or address fear and/or aggression, we can help you reach your behavior goals.  We offer Private Training and Behavior Consultations where we teach you how to train your dog, and we also offer Day Training where we do the training for you!

Please fill out an online request form HERE.  An LA/SPCA trainer will be in touch with you within 72 hours once your request is received and reviewed.

 

Private Training Kick-Off (In-Home)

$125

Kick-off your dog's training on the right paw!  This initial session will last an hour and a half and will include training foundation behaviors, decoding your dog’s behavior, identifying triggers, management exercises, a written training plan, and e-mail support for 2 weeks following your session.

If additional training sessions are needed or requested following the initial kick-off session, each session will be reduced to $75 per hour with 1 week of e-mail support following each session.

A 10% discount is given to anyone who purchases 4 or more sessions in full.

*In-home training is only available in Orleans and Jefferson Parish.*

 

Dog Behavior Consultation (In-Shelter)

$50

Dog behavior consultations are available by appointment at the Louisiana SPCA.  These consultations are $50 per hour and include management exercises, decoding your dog’s behavior, identifying triggers, and behavior handouts.

 

E-mail Hollie Gomila at training@la-spca.org with any questions. 

 

 

The sooner you start training, the better!

Teach your puppy basic manners, address and prevent behavior problems, and provide an important socialization experience for your new family member!

Puppies must be less than 18 weeks old at the start of the first class, and received their first two (2) rounds of DHPP vaccinations administered by a licensed Veterinarian.  Puppies adopted from a shelter must be in the home for two (2) weeks before they may attend a class.  Humans may attend classes without their puppy until their puppy is eligible to attend.

Sign up today for classes: 

These classes are held INDOORS at Deutsches Haus (1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie LA)

Please check back for future dates.

Fee: $100 (If your puppy was adopted from a shelter or rescue group, the fee is reduced to $75.  Please provide adoption paperwork for the reduced fee.)

 

(Five-Week Session)

During this five-week session, our trainers will teach you the methods most fully supported by the science of dog behavior and learning to help you and your dog live harmoniously together. And guess what? It will all be done without the use of force or pain, because we'll teach you how to MOTIVATE your dog to WANT to do things you ask him to do. He will LOVE earning tasty rewards simply by having FUN. And you will learn how to start thinking like a trainer. In fact, once you get to week six, you will be a trainer!  Some of the things that your dog will happily learn to do when asked nicely are Sit, Down, Pay Attention, Leave-It, Stay, Sit To Greet, Come When Called and Loose Leash Walking. 

*Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people*

Sign up today for classes:

These classes are held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.)

Starts Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 10:30 am (taught by Courtney Bayer) - FULL

Starts Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 12:00 pm (taught by Courtney Bayer)

Starts Tuesday, Febraury 24th, 2015 at 6:00 pm (taught by Hollie Gomila) - FULL

Starts Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 9:00 am (taught by Roger Bergez, CPDT-KA) 

Starts Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at 10:30 am (taught by Roger Bergez, CPDT-KA)

Starts Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 6:00 pm (taught by Hollie Gomila)

These classes are held INDOORS/OUTDOORS at the Louisiana SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70114)

Starts Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 6:30 pm (taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC) - FULL

Starts Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 6:30 pm (taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC)

Fee: $85  

 

 

(Dog Tricks)

Uncover your dog's hidden talents with our Tricks class!  You and your dog will learn a variety of fun tricks, including shake, wave, sit pretty, roll over, leg weave, spin, crawl, and more!  We will be using a variety of training techniques including positive reinforcement, luring, and shaping.  Clickers will be provided and used during the course of this class; prior knowledge of clicker training is not required.  

This class will help you and your dog form a positive bond, and you will leave with some fun skills to show off at your next family gathering! 

Sign up today for classes:  

These classes are held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.)

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Fee: $75

 

(Come When Called)

Come-When-Called (recall) is actually easy to train, but is often under-rewarded or even accidentally punished.  Does your dog ever seem to suddenly go deaf around exciting distractions of other dogs?  Does he only come when called “when he wants to?”  This class will help you learn how to communicate with your dog and make him want to come to you.  We will teach you how to use food and life rewards to solidify this training to teach your dog to come when called, every time! 

Sign up today for classes:  

These classes are held INDOORS/OUTDOORS at the Louisiana SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. in Algiers)

Starts Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at 10:30 am (taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC)

Fee: $75

 

(Loose Leash Walking)

Does your dog drag you down the street on walks and make them downright stressful?  If you are interested in learning how to enjoy outings with your dog, try our Loose Leash Walking Class!  Students will learn training techniques and games to play with their dogs to encourage loose leash walking despite common distractions.  

There will be three classes held at the Louisiana SPCA, and the fourth session will be a class outing to an on-leash, dog friendly area.  Dogs must be people and dog friendly.  There is no prerequisite, but a Beginner’s Class is highly recommended to get the most from the course. 

Sign up today for classes: 

These classes are held INDOORS/OUTDOORS at the Louisiana SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. in Algiers)

Starts Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at 9:00 am (taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC)

Fee: $75

 

 

 

Intermediate

Intermediate Obedience is the next step in your dog's training.  Learn how to strengthen the skills you learned in Beginner's and how to get those behaviors in different environments.  This class is a must for those who want well-rounded dogs that respond to training despite different distrations.

Prerequisite: Completion of a Basic Obedience class

Sign up today for classes:

These classes are held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.)

Starts Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 6:00 pm (taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC)

Starts Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 at 6:00 pm (taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC)

Fee: $85

 

 Is your dog shy or fearful of people or other dogs?  Help him become a courageous canine!

Learn games and exercises to build his confidence and relaxation techniques to reduce stress and promote calmness.  Our classes are a controlled enviornment that will give you the tools you need to decrease stress for both you and your dog.  Our methods are 100% force-free.

*NOTE: This class is not suitable for dogs who have shown aggression or reactivity towards people or dogs, including barking, lunging, or having a history of having bitten previously. If you are not sure if this class is appropriate for your dog, please email hollie@la-spca.org.*

Sign up today for classes:

These classes are held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.) 

Please check back for future dates,

Fee: $150

 

 

Does your dog bark and lunge at other dogs while on-leash? Frustrated? Embarrassed? Feel like giving up?  

Learn how to manage your dog's behavior, identify his triggers and help him associate other dogs with good things! This class is a controlled environment that will give you the tools you need to decrease stress for both you and your dog. The training methods employed are 100% force-free and dog-friendly. 

*Dogs with human-directed aggression are not approriate for this class*

Sign up today for classes:

These classes are held INDOORS at Deutsches Haus (1023 Ridgewood St., Metairie LA)

Please check back for future class dates.

Fee: $150 

 

Reactive Rover Workshop

Held INDOORS at the Louisiana SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., New Orleans, LA)

Check back for future workshop dates and times.

Sign up at www.la-spca.org/reactiverover

  

 An opportunity to build on the skills learned in Beginner's Obedience Class by incorporating agility equipment and activities. Increases your dog's self confidence as they master jumps, tunnels,  weave poles, and cross the raised plank, A-frame and teeter. A great introduction to the sport of Agility in a non-competitive environment; no stop watch required! Pre-requisite: Beginner Obedience Class. See Xander and his owner mastering their new skills. 


Sign up today for classes:

This class is held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.)

Starts Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 6:00 pm (taught by Hollie Gomila)

Fee: $85 

Meet the Trainers    See a Demonstration   Class Location:  Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center's indoor training facility 4421 Jefferson Hwy. 


*Any dog adopted from an animal shelter or recognized rescue group is considered a rescue dog.

Proof of completed vaccinations including rabies is required prior to the first class. To complete an application for one of the above classes click here. For more information call (504) 368-5191, ext. 329 or email hollie@la-spca.org. You may pay by cash, check, VISA or MasterCard.


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