Training and socialization classes for your pet!

The SPCA of Tompkins County offers limited training and socialization opportunities. You can check our calendar of events for a more complete and up to date listing. Some classes may vary due to time of year. For more information on training and socialization classes you can call (607) 257-1822 x230 or email

Doggy Playtime

This weekly class, held every Sunday, is a supervised environment for dogs to learn and develop their social skills, or to just give them an opportunity to run around with other dogs in a safe and clean environment. Owners will learn about dog-to-dog interactions. It is a great alternative to the Dog Park, and a portion of the fees assist the SPCA of Tompkins County.


  • $60 for 6 consecutive sessions ($30 for SPCA Alumni)
  • $80 for 10 consecutive sessions ($50 for SPCA Alumni)

Class Schedule:

Our Class schedule varies based on the seasons and daylight hours available to us. Typically classes run from early afternoon to late afternoon for 30-45 minutes each and are broken up into the groups listed below. Please contact us for the exact meeting times for the group you are interested in.

  • Small/Shy Group
  • Small/Medium Dogs: 30-40 lbs or smaller, depending on the dog's need and play style
  • Medium Dogs: Active or Mellow
  • Big Dogs: 40 lbs or larger, depending on the dog's need and play style

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