Dog training

Dog training classes offered by Humane Society

April 20, 2022

Dog training courses are ongoing in Dumfries.

The Humane Society of Northern Virginia (HSNV) began offering them for the season.

“I love training, and we think training is the best community project we can have in our community,” said Phillis Peppard, who has been a trainer since the early 2000s. every day in a shelter through no fault of their own.”

Dog owners can enroll in a puppy class, a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) beginner class, and a CGC class through which a dog can earn their American Kennel Club (AKC) title.

Having a CGC title has certain advantages, such as possible reductions thanks to home insurance. It is also easier to bring a dog to places and travel.

Dog training classes take place in a playground that the Humane Society plans to improve using part of an Open Arms Challenge grant it received from Maddie’s Fund.

Those interested in learning more or signing up for training courses can email Peppard at [email protected] They will receive an application and more information about the class they are interested in.

“We like to interview our … potential dogs, so we can get a sense of where they fit in and who would be the best dogs to put in a class with them,” Peppard explained.

To make a donation, go to Humane Society website.

Powered by Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P), HSNV is located at 17983 Dumfries Shopping Plaza. This started operating last year.

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