The Durango Community Recreation Center is partnering with GentleCanine to offer new dog training classes. GentleCanine is a local dog training company that focuses on real-world training skills, using simple and effective science-based training methods by two nationally certified dog trainers.
The AKC S.T.A.R (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility) Puppy class accepts dogs younger than age 1 and covers basic skills such as sits, downs, leash skills, and socialization, while puppy and owner work toward a S.T.A.R Puppy certification. The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep program accepts dogs older than age 1 and helps to build and fine-tune appropriate manners at home and in public while working toward a CGC certificate; the class ends by taking the CGC test.
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Classes will be offered from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Fridays, from Nov. 4 to Dec. 9 and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays from Nov. 5 to Dec. 10.
AKC CGC Prep Program will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays from Nov. 5 to Dec. 10.
All classes will take place in the Twilight Room.
For more information, contact GentleCanine online at www.gentlecanine.com or call at 946-2551. Class registration is available at the Durango Community Recreation Center or online at www.durangogov.org/register4rec.