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    Foothills Animal Shelter to Offer Dog Training Classes to the Public


    Foothills Animal Shelter, one of the largest animal shelters in the metro Denver area, is excited to start offering dog training classes in March to the public. Classes are available to help dogs become happier and better companion animals regardless of their age, breed or size.

    The first sessions offered at the Shelter include both puppy and basic obedience classes. Both groups will run six consecutive classes, which will take place on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Attendees may also purchase needed training items at the Shelter, such as proper leashes, gentle leaders and harnesses.

    PAWSITIVELY PUPPY:

    • Description: This class is for puppies ages 4-8 months. In this class, puppies will learn leash training, manners, sit, down, recall, socialization and playtime.
    • Dates: Thursdays, 3/3-4/7 OR Saturdays, 3/5-4/9
    • Location: Foothills Animal Shelter, located at 580 McIntyre Street, Golden, 80401 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds near 6th Avenue and Indiana
    • Times: Thursdays from 6:00-6:45 p.m. OR Saturdays from 9:00-9:45 a.m.
    • Price: Classes are $120 per six-week session. For dogs adopted from Foothills Animal Shelter, the classes are discounted to $110 per six-week session (a savings of $10).

    BASIC OBEDIENCE:

    • Description: This class is for dogs who have completed Pawsitively Puppy or are 8 months and older. In this class, dogs will fine tune leash training, manners, sit, down, recalls and will learn leave it, watch and calm.
    • Dates: Thursdays. 3/3-4/7 OR Saturdays, 3/5-4/9
    • Location: Foothills Animal Shelter, located at 580 McIntyre Street, Golden, 80401 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds near 6th Avenue and Indiana
    • Times: Thursdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. OR Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    • Price: Classes are $120 per six-week session. For dogs adopted from Foothills Animal Shelter, the classes are discounted to $110 per six-week session (a savings of $10).


    Registration for the classes is limited so be sure to visit www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org for more information and to download a registration form. Registration is also available in person at the Shelter or by phone at 720-407-5216.

    About Foothills Animal Shelter

    The mission of Foothills Animal Shelter, previously known as Table Mountain Animal Center, is to provide the best care possible for every animal that enters our doors. Founded in 1976, the public/private partnership provides animal control services to nine municipalities within Jefferson County. The open-admissions facility (that never turns any animal away) cares for nearly 10,000 animals annually and is one of the largest animal shelters in the metro Denver area. The organization just moved into a brand new 30,000 square-foot facility near 6th Avenue and Indiana on the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Check out www.FoothillsAnimalShelter.org for more information and to see all of the animals up for adoption.




    February 28, 2011


    Last Updated: 5-31-2013