Dog Trainers

A well-trained dog begins with a knowledgeable and well-trained human. At the Santa Cruz SCPA, we consider dog training an essential element of lasting human-canine matches. Obedience and agility training are also wonderful, mutually rewarding ways to engage with your canine companion, for fun and fitness.  

The SCSPCA recommends the following dog trainers who provide service in the Santa Cruz area.

Bed and Biscuits Groomingdales

Day School, Board & Train, Puppy Headstart Program, Home Training

Phone: 831-475-1580


Bingo Dog Training – Cynthia Edgerly

Group Classes, Private Lessons, Behavior Modification, Board & Train, and Phone Consults

Phone: 831-768-9308


Good Dog Santa Cruz – Mardi Richmond

Puppy Head Start (including puppy home visits and puppy classes), Group Classes (for older puppies and adult dogs), Private Lessons, and Behavior Consults

Phone: 831-431-0161

Karma Dog Training

Puppy Classes, Canine Good Citizen, Private/Group Training, Board & Train

Phone: 831-227-5427




Living With Dogs

Basic Manners, Problem Solving, Socialization, Canine Good Citizen, Puppy Kindergarten, Agility, Private and Group Lessons

Phone: 831-601-2458


Clear Mind Canine – Heather Ross

Offers practical, effective solutions to a variety of behavior issues and group classes from puppy to competition.

Phone: 831-222-0211


Shelter Location

2601 Chanticleer Ave.

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(P) 831-465-5000 (F) 831-479-8530


Hours of Operation

Mon & Tues - CLOSED

Animal Browsing Wed to Sun 11am - 5pm

*PET FOOD PANTRY - Sundays 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Santa Cruz SPCA is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. We receive no government funding, and depend solely on financial support from our friends. Our organization is not affiliated with any other SPCA or Humane Society.

Tax ID: 94-6171565

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