We offer basic obedience classes for Oakland residents with their own dog, adopters of OAS dogs, and OAS volunteers working with OAS dogs. You must have a city of Oakland dog license for your dog (unless you are an OAS adopter or volunteer who is not an Oakland resident). Dogs must be 6 months or older. We have a limit of 15 dogs or fewer and classes run for about an hour. The classes are free, though we do appreciate the donation of items for the shelter when you come such as bedding or large black kongs. Dog volunteers can attend class and work with shelter dogs or their own. Dogs must have on a regular flat collar with license, body harness, “Gentle Leader,” prong collar, or other head halter. If your dog is out of control in class or aggressive, you may be asked to not participate.
Classes are held at Oakland Animal Services at 1101 29th Ave on our beautiful grass lawn. Our volunteer instructors are friendly and supportive, and will work with you one-on-one as needed.
Thank you to Alex Sanchez for teaching these classes and to Pat for helping out! They are great for the public, our volunteers and our dogs!
A video clip of a class on 4/30/11. We use our beautiful lawn area for classes. Alex is fun, positive and supportive of both the handlers and the dogs!