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Dog Obedience Classes offered

Your new dog will be a member of your family for many
years to come. Whether your dog is a young puppy or an
older dog, the best thing you can do right now is to start
obedience training. The Highlands County Humane Society
offers free obedience classes to anyone who adopts a dog.

A little time spent now will pay off since training will
make your dog a pleasure to spend time with.

Dog Trainer: Ray Mills
( New Students should call ahead 863-414-0131 )

Location: Humane Society
7421 Hayward Taylor Blvd. Sebring, Fl

Time: Thursdays - Puppies & Beginners 6pm - 7pm

For the first class, Please bring:

Adoption papers and record of rabies and bordetella shots.

Collar: Buckle collar for puppies. Slip collar for training
older/larger dogs. Do not leave a slip collar on an unattended
dog and never pull too tightly on the collar. Head collars can
be used. No pinch, prong or shock collars - these should not be
used unless the dog is extreamely aggressive - and then only with
a professional trainer. Call ahead for an evaluation if you think
your dog is aggressive.

Six foot leash and a water bowl

Privately purchased dogs are welcome with a one time fee of
$45.00 for lifetime of classes.

The first step in training is to get your new dog to look at you
when you call his name. Always use praise and rewards if your dog
looks or comes to you. DO NOT use the dog's name if you are scolding
him. If hearing his name becomes associated with a negative experience,
you will never have the joy of seeing your dog happily running to
you with pleasure and excitement!

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