Dog training classes start November 2Having good manners and social skills during the holiday season is also important for the canine members of the family.
Having good manners and social skills during the holiday season is also important for the canine members of the family. Experienced volunteers working with Lakes Area Recreation can help by providing obedience training for dogs and their owners. A series of six dog obedience training classes will be held Mondays, from November 2 through December 7.
Sponsored by Lakes Area Recreation Association (LARA), each session has a separate kindergarten class for puppies and another class for adult dogs.
The curriculum includes socialization, basic obedience and when appropriate, behavior problems will be addressed. The final 15 minutes of the hour-long classes include a recess period, during which the dogs and the trainers will develop confidence by having fun on the agility course, consisting of hurdles, ramps, tunnels and a teeter-totter.
Only “gentle and reward” training methods are used, noted LARA.
The six one-hour classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. each Monday in the Lakes Area Recreation gymnasium, accessible through the county library’s entrance off of Fillmore Street in Alexandria.
The fee for each series of six classes is $50, payable to LARA. To enroll in the class, call Donna Rae Pugh at (320) 762-8980 or e-mail email@example.com.