• Dining with Your Dog Training Class Offered by SPCA

    The SPCA for Monterey County announces a new, unique training class perfect for our pet-friendly community on the Monterey Peninsula. Dining with Your Dog teaches your dogs to be good canine patrons of our fabulous local pet-friendly restaurants.

    This new class was inspired by Assemblymember Mariko Yamada’s (D-Davis) Assembly Bill 1965, which allows dogs on restaurant patios and was recently signed by Governor Jerry Brown. The bill gives restaurants the option to allow pet dogs in their outdoor seating areas under specified conditions unless a local ordinance determines otherwise.

    The first session of classes start Saturday, November 8 at 2:00 pm. Each 5-week session begins with with the basics at the SPCA Training Center before moving to local pet-friendly restaurants for a fun and delicious late lunch. The premiere session will focus on restaurants in Carmel, with future sessions featuring dining in Monterey, Pacific Grove, and Salinas.

    “We are lucky to live in such a pet-friendly area,” says Amanda Mouisset, SPCA Pet Behavior Specialist. “This new, fun class helps you take advantage of all our community has to offer, helps restaurants ensure their culinary canine patrons are well behaved, and fosters a safe and relaxed dining experience for all.”

    Dining With Your Dog – Carmel

    Nov 8: SPCA Training Center. Work on basic training skills, socialization, and mat training without the temptation of food.

    Nov 15: SPCA Training Center. Enjoy pizza and sodas while working on your dog’s skills in a safe, controlled environment.

    Nov 22: Lugano Swiss Bistro, Barnyard Shopping Village, Carmel

    Nov 29: Anton & Michele, Carmel

    Dec 6: Enjoy a special graduation celebration at High Tea at Cypress Inn, Carmel


    Registration is $150 ($135 for adoptees and returning students) and includes all training and pizza at the SPCA. Participants are responsible for their own food and beverage costs at local restaurants during classes.

    To register your dog, please visit www.SPCAmc.org/classes. If you would like your restaurant to be considered for this class, please contact info@spcamc.org.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on October 31, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News


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