Dog Training

Our dog trainer - Susan Ward

Susan is a veteran of the SF SPCA and San Francisco ACC and the NYC ASPCA, and has trained thousands of dogs in shelters and homes. Her work with dogs has been featured on Animal Precinct, Inside Edition and the CBS Early Show.  

She is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer who has been training dogs since 1993. After joining the Association of Pet Dog Trainers in 1996 (when she was an instructor at the San Francisco SPCA) she began to study learning theory and humane training methods. Susan helped to design the first clicker classes at the SF SPCA. She is a graduate of Jean Donaldson’s SF SPCA In -House Dog Trainer’s Academy and the Advanced Instructor’s Training Course at Rondout Valley Kennels. 

Group Classes

We offer group dog training classes for puppies and adult dogs. Most classes will meet once a week for an hour for four or six consecutive weeks. The group classes are categorized as: 

  • Puppy Preschool
  • Behavior basics
  • Beyond Basics
  • Control Unleashed
  • Fun tricks 
  • Difficult dog class


Susan is willing to do private intensive training sessions for people whose schedules do not allow them to attend group classes and for people whose dog's behavior requires one on one attention. 

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