Pet University

Pet University at the SPCA of Texas offers quality training classes and pet tips for pets and their people.


The mission of Pet University is to strengthen the bond between pets and their people and to retain pets in their homes through training and behavior modification.


Pet Tips

Behavior and Training Tips

Do you have questions about house training, dogs jumping on people, destructive chewing? 

You can find answers to many of our commonly asked behavior and training questions in our Pet Tips Library.

CLICK HERE to vist our Pet Tips Library


Free Behavior Helpline

Got a question about your pet's behavior? Need to talk to a Trainer or Behavior Specialist?

Register for FREE HELP through our Free Behavior Helpline and you will be contacted
by one of our Behavior Specialists.

CLICK HERE for FREE behavior assistance




Private Lessons

You and your dog will meet with our Pet University trainer at one of our shelter locations in Dallas or McKinney
 and received one-on-one attention to address your dog's behavior issue(s). 

Discount for dogs adopted from rescue or shelter within previous 12 months $60

Standard Fee $80

 For more information or to register for a Private Training Lesson CLICK HERE




Group Training Classes 

Basic Obedience classes will meet in small groups with a Pet University trainer to learn basic behaviors
such as sit, down, stay, walk nicely on a leash, and other useful skills.
Training consists of 6 classes, the first class is a 2 hour orientation for people only
followed by five 1-hour classes that meet once per week.

 Discount for dogs adopted from rescue or shelter within previous 12 months $99

Standard Fee $109


For more information and to register for Group Classes CLICK HERE



Contact Pet University

 Office 214-461-5169










Love Puppies & Kittens?

Cuddle puppies and kittens, dote on dogs and cats, provide post-operative care for canines and felines and teach four-legged foster friends what snuggling is all about.

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SPCA of Texas Voices

"I'm absolutely in LOVE with Kitty (formerly Kaleigh). I know her name isn't original at all but I just started calling her that until I could think of a name and it just stuck - it's so her! I've attached two photos - she's seriously the most beautiful kitty in the world! She loves to steal tennis balls and bones from her dog sister - she thinks she's a dog! She enjoys going for walks and car rides, snuggling with mom, bird watching, drinking from the sink, playing with her pipe cleaners and getting into mom's makeup in the mornings. I couldn't 'imagine life without her. She's the absolute best!"

Laureen Jankins

Pet Owner