Obedience training is one of the best things
you can do for your dog and yourself. Obedience training doesn't
solve all behavior problems, but it lays the foundation for
solving most problems. Training opens up a line of communication
which is vital to a healthy relationship with your dog.
The following are some excellent training resources:
Hopalong & Second Chance Rescue’s Tammy Quirin
has over 20 years experience training dogs. She came to us
with a successful career managing a working dog program for
people in the military and at the Pentagon. In her spare time,
she has trained civilian people and their pets. Classes are
held at Pet Food Express locations throughout the Bay Area.
A six-week session costs just $150, and 20 percent of the
proceeds go directly to Hopalong & Second Chance Animal
The following is the class schedule for sessions with Tammy
or her staff: Jason, Terah, Kurt and Mike. Their contact numbers
are listed at the bottom of this page.
DOG TRAINING (East Bay)
Pet Food Express Classes
Fremont: 39010 Paseo Padre Parkway, Sundays, 10 - 11 am.
Basic obedience, problem solving and socialization. Jason.
Rockridge (Oakland): 5144 Broadway, Sundays, 12 - 1 pm.
Basic obedience. Tammy.
San Leandro: 1933 Davis Street, Sundays, 12:30 - 1:30 pm.
Basic obedience. Terah.
Clayton: 5404 Ygnacio Valley Road , Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30
pm. Basic obedience. Kurt.
Lafayette: 3610 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Wednesdays, 6:30 -
7:30 pm. Basic obedience. Tammy.
Montclair (Oakland): 2220 Mountain Boulevard, Saturdays,
10- 11 am. Advanced obedience, urban agility and socialization.
11 - 12 pm. Basic obedience. Tammy.
Other Classes to be scheduled:
Alameda: Call Tammy to schedule.
Dublin: 4460 Tassajara Road. Call Mike to schedule.
Novato: Call Jason to schedule.Petaluma: Call Jason to schedule.
Tammy (510) 703-7714 (also for general information)
Jason (510) 978-8060
Kurt (925) 437-6520
Mike (209) 834-7110
Terah (510) 331-2651
DOG TRAINING (Marin County)
The Marin Humane Society, 171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd., Novato,
CA 94949 Call (415) 883-4621, ext. 280
(Also offers individual training sessions for $75 a session)
Gentle Touch, Angela DiMeglio 415-472-0138