Training classes

Leslie loungingWhen you adopt a dog from WARL, it’s not the end of a relationship for us, but the beginning of a new one. Developing a bond with your new companion and learning to understand each other is imperative to the success of the relationship. That’s why WARL continues to support our dogs (and owners!) with our Canine Community Program.

Every Tuesday and Friday from 4:00pm to 4:45pm*, a free class is offered to anyone who has adopted a dog from WARL. Skills taught are based on the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program of responsible pet ownership and good-mannered, obedient dogs. Also invited to class are trained shelter volunteers who work to teach our dogs those skills. Pre-registration is not necessary. You can just drop in and introduce yourself to the instructor.

*Classes will not be held if the day falls on a holiday, including the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Whether it’s sit, stay, come, walking without pulling the leash, or just learning to listen to you, we’ll be able to offer guidance to help you train your new canine companion!