Puppy Raising Events

Classes, Meetings And Events

Puppy raising events, unless otherwise specified, are for Puppy Raisers only and are not open to the public.

Puppy Raiser Meetings

Here at GDA
First Wednesday of each Month

All meetings start promptly at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise specified) at the GDA campus. (We’re working on getting you an updated calendar, in the meantime call to confirm meeting dates)


Sylmar Puppy Raiser Meeting
1st Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
13445 Glenoaks Blvd. Sylmar 91342
Puppy Department (818) 833-6441
Pam & Bob English (661) 296-4633

Different Puppy Raiser Meetings

To support the development of your puppy into a future guide, remember to attend at least one puppy raiser meeting per month. Here are the days, times, and locations of the puppy raiser meetings so you can choose one that is convenient for you.

Bear Valley Springs (Tehachapi) Puppy Raiser Meeting
3rd Monday of every month 4:45 p.m.
Thunder Paws Training Facility
20609 Santa Lucia St., Unit C, Tehachapi
Butch & Karen Reyburn (661) 821-1769

Orange County GDA Puppy Raiser Meeting
3rd Tuesday each month @ 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Lakeview Senior Center
20 Lake Road
Irvine, CA 92604
Tammy & Mark New (714)-306-8614

San Diego Puppy Raiser Meeting
1st Monday of every month 6:30 p.m.
The Classical Academy
2950 S. Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
Tom & Tracy Gruhot (619) 561-2911

San Gabriel Valley Puppy Raiser Meeting
3rd Monday of every month 6:30 p.m.
Sycamore Elementary School
225 W. 8th Street, Claremont
Cindy Miller 909-297-0350

San Luis Obispo County Puppy Meeting
3rd Monday of every month
Animal Care Clinic
162 Cross St., San Luis Obispo 93401
Stephanie Ruggerone (805) 544-4958

South Bay Puppy Raiser Meeting
2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Christ Lutheran Church
6500 Stearns Street, Long Beach 90815
Brian & Nancy Matthews (562) 425-7936

Ventura Area Puppy Meeting
3rd Wednesday of every month (Jan, Feb, March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov)*
7:00 — 8:30 p.m.

Ventura County Star Building
550 Camarillo Center Drive, Camarillo
*July and August meetings are off site special events. Contact Debbie for info.
*In lieu of Dec please attend the Holiday Party at the Sylmar Campus
Debbie Prince (818) 259-9239

Westside Puppy Meeting
2nd Monday of the Month at 6:15 p.m.
Ken Edwards Center
1527 4th Street 4th Street, Santa Monica 90401
Glyn Judson (310) 453-1892


Below is the new schedule for Saturday obedience classes. With the class size growing it was necessary to make some changes to better suit the dogs as well as the humans. We would like to stress the importance of staying within the age group of your dog, as the classes and expectations are set for each specific age level.

Obedience Class Schedule (held at GDA):

Saturday, April 9 – CANCELLED
Saturday, May 14
Saturday, June 11

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Puppies age 11 months and up
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Puppies age 9 to 10 months
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Puppies age 5 to 8 months
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Puppies age 8 weeks to 4 months

Click here to download Saturday Obedience Class Schedule

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