Behavior and Training

dog2-COB-WebGreat Plains SPCA’s Behavior and Training Program works to keep pets in forever homes and prepare homeless pets for adoption. The behavior and training program adds tremendous value to the community and Great Plains SPCA’s life-saving mission through public classes, staff and volunteer training, enrichment programs for shelter residents, and behavioral support to adopted dogs and their new pet parents.

Basic Obedience Positive Reinforcement Dog Training (6 months and older)

View the upcoming schedule for our Merriam Campus with:
Honor Their Nature Dog Training
K.I.S.S. Dog Training

*Please note, public classes for our Merriam Campus are coordinated through Honor Their Nature Dog Training and K.I.S.S. Dog Training. Registrations will also be processed under this name.

View the upcoming schedule for our Independence Campus* 

*Please note, public classes for our Independence Campus are coordinated through K.I.S.S. Dog Training. Registrations will also be processed under this name.

Additional Resources

Beyond the Dog, LLC is a full-service dog training company under the direction of Sean Savage, CDBC, CPDT-KA and Kristyn Echterling-Savage, Ph.D., CPDT-KA. Beyond the Dog views animals as life companions whose behavior is impacted by modifiable factors. By understanding these factors, the duo works to compassionately alter dog behavior. Their all-inclusive training program, private consultations, and white glove service give human companions the tools needed to maintain behavior over time. Visit www.BeyondtheDogTraining.com for more information.