Do You Need Help with Your Dog?

Did you recently get a puppy and you want to make sure he or she starts life out on the right foot, well – paw? Or do you have an adult dog that could use some help with the basics like how to walk nicely on a leash or wait at the door?

Encore will be offering puppy and basic obedience classes as our facility starting in May:

Obedience 101 (6 months and older)

Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

May 6, 13, 21, 27 and June 3 and 10

$120 for the six sessions

Maximum 5 students

Puppies 101 (3 – 5 months old)

Thursdays, Noon – 1 p.m.

May 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6 and 13

$120 for the six sessions

Maximum 4 students

Puppies must have completed three rounds of vaccines before the first class. Adult dogs need the combination distemper, parvovirus and parainfluenza vaccines. All dogs over four months need a current rabies vaccination. Please bring proof of vaccinations to class.

We’re keeping class size small so you can get lots of personalized attention and hands on practice. Here’s what the classes will cover:

Obedience 101

We will go over how dogs see the world and start teaching them basic obedience such as sit, down, come, stay, heel, etc. We will also work on loose leash walking and the proper way to hold the leash and the proper equipment to use.

Puppies 101

We will cover how the puppies view the world and the reasons why they do what they do. We will also include practice with socialization and introduce some basic commands such as; sit, down, come, heel, stay, etc.

Alex Bain, certified dog trainer through the Animal Behavior College, will be the instructor. To register, call Alex at (205) 753-3181 or email her alexisbain98@gmail.com. Payment is due at the first class and can be check, cash or credit card.

If you have questions about the classes, feel free to stop by Encore for a trainer meet-and-greet Thursday, April 18. Alex will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m to answer questions and talk about behavior issues and possible solutions.

Encore Enrichment Center is located at 301 EA Darden Drive, Anniston AL 36201. Alex’s bio is available at the About Us Page of our website.

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