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Dog Training classes indoors

Matthew Posnick and Tango get ready for some training fun. Photo courtesy ARF.

In the spirit of National Dog Training Month, ARF Hamptons will be offering indoor training classes at Wainscott Farms starting Friday, January 22. The series of classes, led by instructor extraordinaire Matthew Posnick, will continue on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through February 21.

Here are the dates:

Friday classes: January 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19
Saturday classes: January 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20
Sunday classes: January 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21

Basic classes will be held on Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 10 a.m. Intermediate classes will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

During the lessons, dogs and their handlers will learn basic obedience using positive reinforcement techniques. Curriculum includes Leash Handling, Let’s Go, Turning Techniques, Stay/Stand, Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Leave It, Come, No Jumping and Leash Pulling Prevention Exercises.

Tuition is $150 for five classes. Discounts will be given to dogs adopted from ARF within the last 12 months. For those attending, please park at the ARF Adoption Center and walk over to Wainscott Farms or park on the shoulder of the road.

ARF is also offering Puppy Kindergarten, starting Saturday, January 23, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  Additional classes will be held on Saturdays, through February 13. Classes focus on socialization, interactive skills and simple obedience. Bring the whole family, fun for all!

The next session of ARF’s Dog Agility series starts on Saturday, January 23, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. with classes continuing through February 20. Build the bond of trust between you and your dog while getting great exercise! Dogs and their handlers learn basic skills including ramps, jumps, tunnels and weave poles.

Need to know more about these and other ARF offerings? Visit http://www.arfhamptons.org or call 631-537-0400, ext. 202.

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