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Free Pet Parenting Class

Pet Parenting Classes

Bringing home a new dog or puppy is a special time. Making certain your home and family are prepared for the pet is paramount. To help keep dogs and owners together, Animal Care & Control offers a free 90-minute Pet Parenting class held at the shelter the first Monday of the month and at HOPE for Animals on the third Thursday of each month. Pet parenting doesn't come easy for everyone especially a first time pet owner who might not understand normal stages of dog development.

Pet Parenting targets new dog owners with basic animal care information. The program also benefits dog owners who might need to troubleshoot specific behavior issues. At any stage it's important to focus on consistencies. The lecture with video style class covers:

  • crate training
  • housetraining
  • chewing and jumping
  • basic house manners that every dog and owner should learn.

Of course it wouldn't be an Animal Care & Control presentation if we didn't also share information on spaying and neutering, city pet registrations, city leash laws, and pet vaccinations.

Pet Parenting sessions are offered two times a month on the 1st Monday and the 3rd Saturday. Each class is free to the public although donations to the adoption program are welcomed.                              








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  1. Select one of the class dates below.
  2. Call: 260-414-3507 or
    email Adoptionhelp@cityoffortwayne.org
  3. Dogs do not attend - owners only!


At Animal Care & Control: 3020 Hillegas Road.
First Monday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. Please note First Monday exceptions in September & November
DATES: February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, August 3, September 14, October 5, November 9, December 7

At Animal Care & Control: 3020 Hillegas Road.
Third Saturday of the month from 9am-10:30am
DATES: February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 21, December 19

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Dear Animal Care & Control,

"We loved your class. The kids even picked up on so many things from the videos!!  Coty has sure been a blessing to me and my kids.  My husband is warming to him more and more too!! We've had less chewing and he consistently is letting us know when he has go potty by going to the door and barking!! Thanks for the free class!"

Schuman family

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