Tag Archives: training

Kingston, NY: Free training available for pit bulls, owners

Free training means a safer community. I’m not sure what the article means when it says the free training is for “young people.”

Free training available for pit bulls, owners

Published: Friday, October 30, 2009
Freeman staff

KINGSTON — Starting Monday, young people in the city who own pit bulls can take part in a free training program geared at teaching the dogs basic manners and the owners responsibility.

[…] Train-A-Bull will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. the next six Mondays at the Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, which is at 122 Clinton Ave. in Midtown Kingston.

The training is free. To sign up, call (845) 399-6136.

Full article retrieved 10/30/09 from http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2009/10/30/news/doc4aea6ca8d5f8d291246174.txt

Omaha, NE: Owners Take Pit Bulls To ‘Good Citizen’ Class

Owners Take Pit Bulls To ‘Good Citizen’ Class

Good Behavior Can Exempt Dogs From Muzzles

POSTED: 7:41 pm CST December 10, 2008
UPDATED: 7:56 am CST December 11, 2008

OMAHA, Neb. — With an Omaha ordinance requiring pit bulls to be muzzled starting in January, some owners are taking their pets to an obedience class exclusively for the breed.[…]

About 40 dogs are taking the pit bull-only class at the Nebraska Humane Society. […]

The Humane Society said 10 dogs have already passed the test. The prep class at the Humane Society will continue for the next few weeks and costs $10 to enroll.

Full article retrieved 12/11/08 from http://www.ketv.com/news/18249405/detail.html

Omaha, NE article: Firefighters Get Dangerous Dog Training

Rescue workers sometimes have to deal with stressed out, territorial dogs. This education program aims to make the entire community safer and more humane.

Firefighters Get Dangerous Dog Training

KETV NewsWatch 7 Cameras Get Inside Look At New Program
POSTED: 8:52 pm CDT October 30, 2008
OMAHA, Neb. — The Omaha Fire Department has a new training program to help firefighters deal with dangerous dogs at rescue scenes. […]

Humane Society workers are showing firefighters how to use a catch pole, a metal rod with a wire loop that can collar a dog behind the ears. It helps rescuers lead the animal somewhere without getting their hands close enough to be bitten.[…]

Full article retrieved 11/1/08 from http://www.ketv.com/news/17852966/detail.html