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Bedford Parks Department Hosting Basic Manners Class For Dogs
Updated January 11, 2019 7:03 AM | Filed under: Interest
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(BEDFORD) - The Bedford Parks Department is offering a basic manners class for dogs.

If you're frustrated with training your dog then you will benefit from attending the Bedford Parks Department's four-session Dog Basic Manners Class beginning on January 21.

Owners and dogs will learn fun and simple positive training, management, and behavior skills together. "People will enjoy their dog more when they learn fun and simple training together," said instructor Mary Hall.

The class is open to dogs at least 4 months old. Classes will be held at the Wilson Park Shelter House Mondays, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. The class cost is $75. Class size is limited. Veterinary record of basic vaccinations is required.

Owners don't have to have any experience with their dog to attend the classes; however, even experienced dogs and their families will benefit.

Owners will train their dogs to learn the basics like sit, down and wait and will learn to teach their dogs a few new tricks.

Dog parents will also learn tips to solve many common behavior problems.

Concerns such as care, play, and nutrition are also addressed.

Participants receive a cloth treat bag, training treats, helpful handouts and a certificate of completion.

Questions about the class can be directed to Hall at 812-545-1601 or by email at

To register for classes call the Bedford Parks Department 812-275-5692 or visit the Parks Office, 1625 Q Street. The office is open Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hall, of Good Life K9 LLC, has earned the CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer -- Knowledge Assessed) certification. She is a graduate of the Pat Miller Certified Trainer Intern Academy, Level Two, in Hagerstown, Maryland. Hall is also a member of APDT, the Association of Professional Dog Trainers. In addition, since 1997, Hall has volunteered to raise and train more than 20 puppies for various nonprofit service dog programs that match dogs with individuals with disabilities, or in schools and hospitals.

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