Several training courses for dogs and their owners are being offered this summer by the Santa Fe animal shelter.
The shelter’s Rock Solid Recall Class for adult dogs has been rescheduled. The first class starts at noon, Saturday, June 3, at the Roddey Burdine Rehabilitation Center at the back of the shelter, 100 Caja del Rio Road. The hour-long classes run for five weeks and cover learning techniques to help strengthen recall (coming when called) in the dogs.
A basic clicker-training course offers dog owners a chance to work with their dogs on basic commands and strengthen the bond with their best friend.
The six-week course will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at the Roddey Burdine Rehabilitation Center at the back of the shelter, 100 Caja del Rio Road. The hour-long classes cover basic training, such as sit, stay, down, leave it, along with leash work. Owners will come away with a sense of how dogs learn, how to teach them and how to troubleshoot troublesome behaviors or issues that are happening at home.
Class size is limited to eight dogs; the first class of both courses is held without dogs.
The cost of the course is $200; shelter or rescued dogs who have been adopted within one year are eligible for a 50 percent discount.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 505-983-4309, ext. 1153.