Learning how to be a great dog!
3 of our Shelter dogs (Lizzy, Lexie and Ruby) are in Duane Bryant’s obedience class learning very important skills of how to be polite and social dogs in our community. (Yes, these 3 are a bit hard to handle now…) Our dedicated Volunteers have given up their Saturday morning to come pick up the dog at the Shelter and travel almost an hour to class, work these pups and then travel all the way back to the Shelter. Class was paid for totally by donations so these large dogs could be adopted much more easily into a nice home life. For example; Lizzy once thought she could out run a squirrel and actually followed the fast little one up a tree, dragging me on the ground the whole way, never stopping! No, I did not let go of the leash, yes I should have (glad I didn’t). Lizzy also should have asked me prior to the immediate departure after the squirrel and there was really no reason she should climb a tree! Lizzy handled by Mark Kelleher is doing fabulous after 3 classes. Ruby handled by Rita O’Neill just loves class and can’t wait to learn more. Lexie handled by Amanda Chevalier is finally walking so nicely on a leash that everyone who works at the Shelter has noticed a huge improvement just walking her in and out of the kennel. Amazing work you guys! Thank you all so much for volunteering, donating for their behavior rehab and a big Thank You to Duane for traveling to Parrish from Plant City so we and our pups could join your class!!!