Behavior & Training

Great 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 lifesaving mission through public classes, staff and volunteer training, enrichment programs for shelter residents, and behavioral support to adopted dogs and their new pet parents.

Great Plains SPCA is going Fear Free!

The Fear Free Shelter Program provides online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, pet professionals, and pet owners. They have created Fear Free Shelter Program to improve the experiences of animals by education shelter and rescue employees and volunteers about their emotional needs.

For more information about Fear Free, please check out their website at

Behavior Consultation Fees:

If you have any questions about our Behavior & Training classes, please feel free to email

  • In-home behavior consultation for a member of the public is $150 an hour per pet.
  • In-Home Consultation for GP Alumni is $100 an hour per pet.
  • On-Site Behavior Consultations for Public person is $100 and hour per pet.
  • On-Site Behavior Consultations for GP Alumni is $50 an hour per pet.

Basic Training

Our Basic level classes are offered Mondays and Fridays from 6pm-7pm. These classes cover sit, down, shake, stay, leash manners, not jumping up, sharing toys and treats and a variety of other behaviors!

Each six-week session costs $200.

Our Great Plains SPCA Alumni can receive a $50 discount promo code***. To get the discount code, please email and give us:
  1. the name of your dog when it was adopted
  2. the date it was adopted
  3. your name
***Once verified, our behavior team will provide you with the discount code to use at checkout.

Upcoming Spring Session

  • Basic Obedience: Mondays from March 9th – April 13th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Basic Obedience: Fridays from March 13th – April 17th from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

*Please note, public classes for our Merriam Campus are coordinated through K.I.S.S. Dog Training. Registrations will also be processed under this name. K.I.S.S. Dog Training DOES NOT honor GPSPCA Alumni Discount.

Recent Graduates

A+ students! All good dogs pictured were star pupils in our basic level training classes. It’s so nice to see our Great Plains SPCA Alumni doing so well in their forever homes! We have new classes starting soon!

K.I.S.S. Dog Training Class Sessions

K.I.S.S. Dog Training Class Sessions held at the Merriam Campus are held on Tuesdays.

You can also support the Behavior Team and their training by contribute to their enrichment needs through their Amazon Wish List. Click on the button to see what items they need.

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