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Obedience classes help dog owners

The city of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department is offering Dog Obedience Classes for the basic care and training of dogs.

The first class is Puppy Training for pups 8 weeks to 41/2 months, which teaches owner education on accepting and training a new puppy at home as well as puppy socializing and mental growth for a better adult dog. Problem solving and positive behavior modification techniques taught lots of fun for puppy and owner.

The second class is Adult “Good Dog” Obedience for dogs 5 month and older. This class give instruction on how to groom a dog, how to solve problems and how a dog thinks, learns and relates to people. Dogs will learn the commands sit, stay down, let’s go, come and stand as well as tricks.

Experienced instructor/trainer Carla Popeney is a charter member of the Associates of Pet Dog Trainers. Her instruction and dog training is for pet dogs as well as competition dogs using a positive approach. These classes take place Tuesday mornings for eight weeks starting July 10. Puppy training is from 6 to 7 p.m. at a cost of $65. Adult dog obedience classes will be from 7 to 8 p.m. and the cost is $75. Sessions run year-around. To register and for session dates and location call (530) 542-6056 or visit the Recreation and Swim Pool Complex at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.

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