We offer a variety of pit bull training and education classes. Descriptions for each class are listed below. If you have additional questions about our classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Private appointments available with Marthina McClay for dog-to-dog issues and for dogs that react to other dogs while on-leash. Contact email@example.com.**
Who should attend: New owners/adopters, leash-reactive dogs, anyone looking to hone their dog's manners, esp. around other dogs. Free for shelter & Our Pack volunteers. All breeds welcome.
When: Every Sunday @ 10am except major holidays
Duration: 1 hr.
This low-cost class offered through Marthina McClay, CPDT, will help you strengthen your owner-dog bond, improve & maintain your dog's leash manners, and work on leash reactivity issues. (Not sure if your dog is leash reactive? Check out our Leash Reactivity page). This is a drop-in class, so your dog is always exposed to new dogs. This is a GREAT way to desensitize him/her to other dogs on-leash and to teach your dog to focus on you despite the environment. Free for Fosters and Volunteers that bring shelter dogs from Humane Society Silicon Valley, and Adopters and Fosters through Our Pack, Inc.
Assistant trainers: Mary Campbell, CGC Evaluator, and Stephanie Lam, ABCDT.
For more information and directions to the class, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: even though this is a drop-in class, please contact us to register first. The address on our site is our mailing address only.
Who should attend: anyone interested in certifying their dog for AKC CGC
Duration: 6 weeks; 1 hr. classes
We offer a 6 week class to prepare your dog for the AKC CGC test. For current class status, please email email@example.com.
Who should attend: anyone curious about the breed, potential adopters or puppy buyers, recent adopters, anyone who deals with pit bulls on a regular basis
Where: South & East Bay shelters
Duration: ~ 1 hr.
This class will offer you tips for living with your dog and answer your tough questions. I just adopted a pit bull, what do I need to know? How do I manage a multi-pet home?
This class is PEOPLE ONLY, so please leave your pup at home. Q&A session follows the presentation, so bring your questions! You will be given an informational packet at the end of class.
Questions about this class? Want to host this class at your shelter? Email Stephanie@OurPack.org.
UPCOMING DATES & LOCATIONS:
Humane Society of Silicon Valley
Mar 29 | Chihuahuas 101 • 2-3pm
Apr 26 | Chihuahuas 101 • 2-3pm
June 28| Chihuahuas 101 • 2-3pm
July 19| Chihuahuas 101 • 2-3pm
More dates to come...
Who should attend: shelter staff & volunteers, animal control officers
When: email Stephanie@OurPack.org to set up a time
Where: your shelter or facility
Duration: 1+ hrs.
This class covers important topics for animal professionals like breed ID, temperament evaluation, dog-to-dog introductions, and how to ensure lasting adoptions. For ACOs, we cover body language and approaching pit bulls in the field.
We also offer a hands-on supplemental class (can be scheduled separately) where we demonstrate our temperament evaluation strategies and dog-to-dog introductions at your facility - a very helpful application of the classroom presentation.