Group Classes, Programs and Workshops

Here at New Dawn we provide a variety of classes and options to ensure you are able to create the best relationship between you and your pup. We offer group classes, private sessions at our center and we will even come to you.

Class fees charged to your credit card will appear as SPCA Tampa Bay. 

We are open and ready for group and private dog training classes at our New Dawn ABC facility in Clearwater and at our SPCA Tampa Bay Largo campus.

All private sessions will now be held at New Dawn or outside (sessions within the home are suspended).

All group classes will continue as scheduled and can be no larger than 10 people with a minimum six-foot distance from one another. We will be disinfecting after each class and session.

In addition, before arriving at your training please let us know about your possible exposure to COVID-19. Please contact us prior to your class if you’ve had recent international travel or any known contact with a person infected by COVID-19.

Private SessionsPrivate Sessions

Need less distraction or have a reactive or environmentally-sensitive dog? We offer private sessions for you and your dog both on location for $90 and at your home for $105.

Puppy Pre-SchoolPuppy Pre-School

Six week class includes house training, socialization, chewing and mouthing, basic manners. Plenty of opportunities to get your questions answered. AKC Puppy STAR Evaluation included.

Power of PositiveBasic Manners (Power of Positive)

Six week class which introduces clicker training, self control, cues and more to enhance the bond between you and your dog. This class focuses on important impulse-control exercises.

Intermediate MannersIntermediate Manners

Four week class develops the skills you learned in Basic Manners. We begin to introduce training exercises that are more challenging and useful in the real world, as well as reinforcing reliability in our pups.

Advanced MannersAdvanced Manners (Both Ends of the Leash)

Six-week class on advanced skills for dogs and handlers. Proof all behaviors and help dogs generalize information. AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluation included.

AKC Community Canine Class

Six-week class which builds on the Canine Good Citizen skills. Dogs must already have earned the Canine Good Citizen title.

Nose Work

New, exciting, urban dog sport designed to develop dogs’ natural scenting abilities by using their curiosity, and their love of toys, food, and exercise.

Agility IAgility

Agility is a great form of exercise for both dog and handler, and a fun way to bond. And you don’t have to compete to enjoy agility!

Rally ObedienceRally Obedience

This six-week class is all about teamwork! You and your dog move through a course with 30 signs where they perform different exercises. We set up a different course every week.

AKC Tricks NoviceAKC Novice Tricks

This six-week class is a fun way to mentally stimulate and physically work your dog and amaze your family & friends. Earn your AKC Novice Trick Dog Title!


Out and About Manners at Ferg’s

This four-week class takes basic manners on the road! We work on important self-control behaviors while outside at Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill.


We regularly offer short workshops for you and your dog. From mental enrichment to working with your out-of-control adolescent dog, we have a workshop for you!