Animal Welfare Association Holding Free Dog Training Classes

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VOORHEES - Animal Welfare Association (AWA) in partnership with the Camden County Board of Freeholders is offering their Well-Mannered Dog class for free to Camden County residents on Saturdays, October 10th and 17th.
The free sessions will take place on the 10th from 10 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Saturday, October 17th the free class will be from 10 to 11 a.m.
The Well-Mannered Dog is a one hour class that introduces dog owners to canine training method and suggests tip to make training easier.
“From the animal shelter perspective, we know that well-trained dogs are adopted more quickly, and that the training process can bond an owner with their dog,” said Maya Richmond, AWA’s Executive Director. “On the other side of the equation, lack of training or behavior problems that could be corrected are common reasons for surrendering dogs to shelters. Encouraging owners to engage in positive training helps dogs stay in their homes and out of the shelter system.”
Classes will be held at Greenwald Park in Cherry Hill. All dogs must be over six months old, well-socialized, in good health, and up-to-date on their shots. Information on the Well-Mannered Dog class and how to register for one of the sessions can be found on AWA’s website at www.awanj.org/the-well-mannered-dog.
“From the animal shelter perspective, we know that well-trained dogs are adopted more quickly, and that the training process can bond an owner with their dog,” said Maya Richmond, AWA’s Executive Director. “On the other side of the equation, lack of training or behavior problems that could be corrected are common reasons for surrendering dogs to shelters. Encouraging owners to engage in positive training helps dogs stay in their homes and out of the shelter system.”

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