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Animal Services' new training program ensures that all volunteer dog walkers use the same techniques. Training helps the dogs get and stay adopted.
The new training program provides consistency for the dogs at the shelter.
"Dogs learn more rapidly when trained using a consistent method," said Dr. Caroline Thomas, director of veterinary services.
Volunteers from the and Four on the Floor Dog Training covered the basics of sitting, jumping, walking on a leash, pulling on the leash, and more with volunteers from Pinellas County Animal Services. The training will continue on a regular basis, dog trainer Terry Meeks said.
"Everyone wants a calm dog. The dog learns something good will happen with good manners," Meeks said.
The training is "very much needed for our shelter babies. So many of them come in with little or no type of training, this will help them stay in their forever home," said Animal Services volunteer Eve Waart.
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