Suncoast Humane Society is sponsoring a dog training class this summer. The classes start on Thursday, June 9, and 3 levels will be available. At level 1, basic obedience will be held for dogs 5 months and older. Positive reinforcement methods will be used to teach focus, sit, down, come, stay, wait, and proper socializing. Canine Good Citizen training is geared towards sharpening the skills of both trainer and canine that has completed the basic obedience course. Those who graduate from this course are eligible to receive an AKC certificate of completion. And a special Rally course will be offered as well, which is a fun sport where dog and handler follow a specifically designed course. Dogs must be over one year of age and have completed basic obedience.
Level 1 will be offered from 5-6pm, Canine Good Citizen training from 6:15-7:15pm, and Rally course from 7:30-8:30pm. The courses are held at South Venice Civic Association Building, 720 Alligator Dr in South Venice. Each course consists of 6 weeks of training classes. Registration fee is $100. Pre-enrollment is required as classes are limited in size. Pre-registration will be held at Suncoast Humane Society on Friday June 3 from 11am-2pm and on Saturday June 4 from 10am-2pm. You must bring a copy of your dog’s shot records and a check payable to Suncoast Humane Society. If you are unable to register now, there will be 2 additional 6-week sessions immediately following this one. For more information, please call SHS at 474•7884.
Puffy Paws Kitty Haven would like to announce that they now have items up for sale on their Ebay site. All profits brought in from Ebay will go towards helping the kitties Puffy Paws. And don’t forget about their Thrift Store, which accepts donations as well. For more information about Puffy Paws, the Ebay page, and the Thrift Store, visit www.puffypawskittyhaven.com.
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