Humane society to offer obedience classes

Published 6:31 pm Saturday, March 14, 2015

Suffolk Humane Society will again offer two four-week dog obedience classes beginning Wednesday, March 25, at the Magnolia Ruritan Building in Suffolk. The-hour long classes will be held at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Qualified trainers with more than 20 years of experience will conduct the classes and teach basic commands, including heel, sit, down, stay and come. Their dogs have won numerous awards, including AKC agility championships.

Cost for the classes is $60 per dog, or $50 with proof of adoption. All proceeds will benefit the humane society. For more information or to register for a class, call the humane society at 538-3030, leave your name and phone number, and a humane society representative will return the call. Space will be limited, so interested dog owners are encouraged to call as soon as possible.

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“We have offered obedience classes in the past, which have been very well received, so we are pleased to be able to offer another series,” said Eileen Gizara, humane society executive director. “We hope that these classes will help people learn to work with their pets, reinforce the human-animal bond and reduce the number of pets surrendered for behavioral issues.”

The Magnolia Ruritan Building is located at 1047 Nansemond Parkway.

The Suffolk Humane Society is dedicated to promoting the welfare of companion animals in the community by sponsoring spay/neuter programs, placing homeless animals in loving permanent homes and providing quality humane education with an emphasis on responsible pet ownership. Visit each week to get the latest information about the group’s activities and to view the up-to-date photos of the adoptable animals at Suffolk Humane and Suffolk Animal Care Center, 124 Forest Glen Drive. Suffolk Humane receives no funds from any agency, is not affiliated with any other group and is solely dependent on donations for its programs.