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.

Behavior Team 2022

Great Plains SPCA is 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 Consultations for a member of the public are $150 an hour per pet.
  • In-Home Consultations for GP Alumni are $100 an hour per pet.
  • On-Site Behavior Consultationss for Public person are $150 an hour per pet.
  • On-Site Behavior Consultations for GP Alumni are $75 an hour per pet.

Basic Training Classes

Each six-week session costs $200. The fee for basic training classes is non-refundable.

Upcoming Late Fall Public Training Classes:
  • November 11th – December 30th (Friday) from 6:00 – 6:50 PM – There will be no class the week of Thanksgiving
  • December 3rd – January 14th (Saturdays) from 2:00 – 2:50 PM – There will be no class the week of Christmas

We offer one-on-one Advanced Training classes for graduates of our Basic Obedience Training classes. If you would like to know more about our Advanced Behavior Training, please email

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.

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!

What our graduate families are saying about our classes...

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

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