The St. Augustine Humane Society will hold a free dog training clinic with Julie Parker, a certified dog trainer.
Parker will work with her dogs to demonstrate training and behavioral techniques while providing hand-outs and training suggestions. The event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at1 pm, St. Augustine Humane Society,1665 Old Moultrie Road inSt. Augustine. According to Carolyn Smith, St. Augustine Humane Society’s Operations Director, the purpose of the clinic is to prevent dogs from entering or returning to shelters and rescue organizations while helping to eliminate overcrowding and lowering the euthanasia rate.
Pet owners are invited to attend the event, however it is requested that participants do not bring their dogs to the clinic. For more information, call 904-829-2737or 904-471-5579. Visit the website for more information at www.staugustinehumanesociety.org.
“Behavior problems continue to be one of the main reasons people relinquish their dogs. To truly become a no-kill community we must address the behavioral needs of the dogs in our area,” said Parker. “Many pet owners experience undesirable behaviors with pets that are rescued or adopted, so we hope to alleviate some of these challenges by promoting responsible pet ownership through education and training,” she said.
The St. Augustine Humane Society promotes responsible pet ownership and strengthens the human-animal bond through education and training; works to reduce the relinquishment rate of pets to shelters through assistance services and through effective, affordable spay and neuter efforts; and is a resource center for the citizens and animals of St. Johns County, Florida. The facility is located at 1665 Moultrie Roadin St. Augustine, Fla.Business hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 amuntil 4 pm. Closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information call 904.829.2737or visit the website at www.staugustinehumanesociety.org.