Dog obedience classes are available for people who need help in establishing good conduct and curbing bad habits in their pets. Instructor Guy Yeaman uses a light-handed approach to help teach dogs to obey the commands heel, sit, stand and recall.
Each dog needs a choke chain and fabric or leather lead. Dogs must be at least 4 months old and current on their shots. Results are guaranteed.
Classes will take place each Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. indoors at South Tahoe High School. Sessions are scheduled Jan. 7 through Feb. 11; Feb. 18 through April 8, (no class March 25 and April 1;) and April 15 through May 27. The cost is $65 for the six-week session.
The classes are sponsored by Alpine Veterinary Hospital, 921 Emerald Bay Road. Call Guy Yeaman at (775) 265-4530.
Not too late for flu shots
The El Dorado County Public Health Department and Preventive Health Care Program are providing flu and pneumonia vaccines from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 5 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.
The Center for Disease Control has lowered the age restrictions for vaccination to 50 years and older.
It is not too late to protect yourself from the flu this year. In addition, it is recommended for people age 65 to receive a pneumonia vaccine.
Flu shots are $10 and pneumonia shots are $18. Medicare can be billed if you bring your card. For more information call Valerie Finnigan PHN, MSN, IBCLC, at (530) 573-3177.
Leadership training set
The Nevada Federation of Republican Women Regents will host the Northern Nevada Leadership Training for all officers and interested members Jan. 15. The training will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Governor’s Mansion, Nevada Room in Carson City. There is no charge. For more information on the group, contact Northern District Director Mary Jane Harding at (775) 265-7074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter party to benefit animals
The Animal Coalition of Tahoe will sponsor its second annual Winter Party fund-raising event from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Riva Grill.
Tickets are $25 and include a cocktail, appetizers and entry in the grand prize raffle drawing. Tickets are tax deductible and are available for purchase in advance or at the door on the evening of the event.
All proceeds go directly to help the animals in the community. Everyone is encouraged to support this all-volunteer organization and help make a difference at South Lake Tahoe.
To purchase tickets in advance contact ACT at (530) 400-4766. For more information visit the Web site at http://www.tahoeanimals.org.
Senior event is canceled
The Tahoe Douglas Senior Center membership luncheon, which is usually held the second Wednesday of the month, has been canceled. The next meeting will be the second Wednesday in February.
– Provided to the Tribune