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Meet the Trainer is a free class for new pet parents who adopt a dog from the Maryland SPCA and for the general public interested in learning more about our program. You'll receive tips for dealing with behavior issues that you may be facing and learn some of the basic methods we use in our courses. Bring your dog and your questions!

The class meets Sundays at 11:00 a.m. at the MD SPCA. There is no need to register beforehand, but please come to class on time. Class will be closed to new clients promptly at 11:00 a.m.

Rules for Class

  • Friendly dogs only.
  • Dogs must be on lead at all times.
  • Dogs and owners must stand at least three feet apart from other dogs during class.
  • No yelling, hitting or abuse of any kind.

Class Topics

  • Equipment
  • Responsible Socialization
  • Owner Familiarization with Canine Learning
  • Solutions to common issues:
    • Jumping
    • Chewing
    • Crating

For more information about Meet the Trainer, please contact our Behavior Department at 410-235-8826, ext. 151 or trainer@mdspca.org.