Dog Training

jamie.doyenDog 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:

Basic Obedience

train1For 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.

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If you have any questions, please contact us at:
210-655-1481, EXT.125 or email