New dog classes available
WHITSUNDAY Dog Obedience will run a new basic six-week course dedicated to improving the social skills and behavior of dogs and their handlers on June 26.
The not-for-profit sporting club, which has helped train dogs over the last 25 years, runs six week courses at basic and advanced levels on Thursday evenings at the Proserpine Showgrounds.
Whitsunday Dog Obedience social secretary Sue Gunston said responsible dog ownership was an important fabric in today’s society.
“Why get a dog and leave it in the backyard all alone? Dogs are pack animals and need to know and respect the top dog in their family.”
“Dogs are not misunderstood, they are very simple animals that behave instinctively and once you understand their instincts, training and life become so much easier,” she said.
Ms Gunston also said dog obedience classes were an investment for your loved ones.
“Your dog is generally a part of your family for at least 5 years so why not put in a bit of effort and make everyone’s life easier by training your dog,” she said.
For $75 the basic 6-week course teaches dogs to sit, heel, stay, stand, drop and beginning recall.
Upon completion, dogs and their handlers are then invited to attend the advanced course where agility equipment is used and advanced obedience is taught.
These classes are ideal for dogs over the age of twelve weeks and are a great opportunity for handlers and their pets to get out in the fresh air with like-minded people in a friendly and fun environment.
Enrolments for the both courses are still open. For more information on Whitsunday Dog Obedience courses visit their Facebook page or email email@example.com.
HEEL: Ylana Nurflus, Eli Nurflus, Ben Nurflus, Mercedes Ireland and Denim the dog at Whitsunday Dog Obedience Club classes on Thursday evening.