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Dog obedience classes are designed for canines of various ages

The Continuing Education Center at Georgia Southern University is offering dog obedience classes for canines of various ages.

‘Puppy Kindergarten” will run on seven consecutive Tuesday evenings from Jan. 22 through March 4. Designed for dogs between the ages of 3 months and 6 months, this course will provide advice on house-training and how to deal with puppy behaviors such as inappropriate mouthing and biting. The fee is $145.

‘Teenager Management” and ‘Family Dog I” will teach dogs to pay attention when asked, come when called, walk on a loose leash, and lie down and stay. Management skills, socialization and problem solving will also be stressed during these classes.

‘Teenager Management” will run on seven consecutive Wednesday evenings from Jan. 23 through March 5. This course is designed for dogs between the ages of 7 months and 12 months. The fee is $165.

‘Family Dog I” will run on seven consecutive Thursday evenings from Jan. 24 through March 6. This course is designed for dogs that are 12 months and older and just beginning training, or are new to positive reinforcement. The fee is $165.

Dogs and puppies do not attend the first session of each class, but their owners must be present to pick up handouts and reading material.

All of the classes will run from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Dogs Live Happy boarding kennel, which is located in Statesboro at 1140 B Highway 24, behind Bulloch Janitorial Paper and Chemical Supply and across from Mill Creek Regional Park.

To register for any of the dog obedience classes, call the Continuing Education Center at (912) 681-5551. For more information, visit http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/dogobedience.html or call (912) 681-5993.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu

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