Dog Training

Dog Training at the Animal Defense League


The Animal Defense League advocates the use of positive reinforcement pet-training methods for puppies and dogs. We are committed to showing dog owners how loving (not harsh) training methods result in a happier and safer pet. Classes include handouts and “homework” for potty training, sit, down, stay, come, leave it and much more.

Instructor: Jamie Gibson, CPDT-KA, ABCDT
Phone: 210-655-1481 ext. 125 Email:


This Welcome Home Class is for anyone who is thinking about adopting a dog or has recently adopted a dog, no matter what age! Any adopter is welcome, regardless of where you adopted your new family member. The goal is to assist in making a smooth transition from shelter dog to a family member for both you and your new pet. In this 90 minute class, we cover common transition issues that may pop up such as housebreaking, chewing, digging and more! Learn how to “welcome home” your new pet by starting off on the right paw with this FREE class!

For safety reasons, this class is an informational session for humans only. There will be a Q&A once the class is over.
Class Duration: 90 minute class Cost: FREE

Next Class:

DATE: First Saturday of Every Month

TIME: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Animal Defense League of Texas
11300 Nacogdoches Rd
San Antonio, Texas 78217

ADMISSION: No fee or registration necessary!


For dogs 4 months & older (fully vaccinated)
Are you ready to teach your dog basic obedience and strengthen the bond between you and your pet? This is the class for you! Basic Obedience is a 6-week course that covers sit, down, stay, loose leash walking, come when called and introductions to heel. This class includes additional handouts to further help you understand your dog. All classes are taught using reward-based, force-free methods.

Requirements: All dogs must be up-to-date on routine vaccines (DHPP, Rabies, Bordetella).

Location: Animal Defense League of Texas, 11300 Nacogdoches RD, San Antonio, TX 78217

Class duration: 6-week course (includes the first class orientation for people only).

Cost: $75 ($50 for dogs adopted from the Animal Defense League).

No Dog? No Problem! If you’d like to learn the basics AND help an ADL dog get adopted, you can register for the class and use one of our dogs during the training session! It’s only $35.

Next Class:


210-655-1481, EXT.125 or email