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 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 https://fearfreeshelters.com/

Behavior Consultation Fees:

If you have any questions about our Behavior & Training classes, please feel free to email behaviorteam@greatplainsspca.org.

  • 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.

Current Early Spring Public Training Sessions:

  • March 9th – April 13th (Tuesdays) from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • March 11th – April 15th (Thursdays) from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • March 31st – May 5th (Wednesdays) from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • April 3rd – May 8th (Saturdays) from 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Upcoming Late Spring Public Training Sessions:

  • May 4th – June 8th (Tuesdays) from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • May 6th – June 10th (Thursdays) from 6:00 – 7:00 PM
  • May 26th – June 30th (Wednesdays) from 6:00 – 7:00 PM)
  • June 5th – July 10th (Saturdays) from 2:00 – 3:00 PM

Our Great Plains SPCA Alumni can receive a $50 discount promo code*.

To get the discount code, please email behaviorteam@greatplainsspca.org 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.

We are now offering 30 minute virtual Ask-A-Trainer sessions for $30! If you have questions about your pet’s behavior or just looking for some helpful hints to keep your dog safe and calm, contact us today to set up your appointment!

*** Great Plains SPCA is being proactive when it comes to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). All of our public training classes are resuming as normal at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation as it unfolds and let you know if anything changes. At this time, we are adhering to all the CDC recommendations of frequent hand washing and asking that if you or someone in your home is ill, then please stay home and call the Great Plains SPCA Behavior Line at 913-602-7002 for rescheduling needs.  ***

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...

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.

*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.

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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