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Have a Heart offering free dog training to kids – Tehachapi News

Courtesy of Chelley Kitzmiller

Rosemary Evans with her dogs.

Courtesy of Chelley Kitzmiller

Rosemary Evans with her dogs.

Have a Heart Humane Society is offering free dog training classes to 20 lucky Tehachapi kids beginning this January. Local dog training expert Rosemary Evans will conduct the classes.

Each class consists of two sessions, the first one covering things dogs need to thrive and be happy such as proper nutrition, exercise, training, attention and love. During the second session, kids will be invited to bring their family dog and learn some simple tricks and play some crate games.

Classes are: Jan. 14 and 21, for kids age 9 to 11, and Jan. 11 and 18, for kids 12 to 14.

Kids who successfully complete the class with go home with a bag of premium dog food, a one-year subscription to Kind News (an 8-page magazine published by the ASPCA) and a certificate of completion.

Dogs must be leash-trained, friendly with kids and other dogs, altered and up to date on vaccinations (vet proof required).

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, email Haveaheart@bak.rr.com and include name and age of dog, proof of spay or neuter and vaccinations, child’s name and age.

Thunder Paws Dog Training is located at 20609 Santa Lucia.

Chelley Kitzmiller is the founder and president of Have a Heart Humane Society.

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