Mountlake Terrace Recreation offers dog training and first aid classes

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Jack dogThe City of Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Department is offering a new session of Dog Training Classes at the Recreation Pavilion at 5303 228th St. SW. starting in May.

Basic Dog Obedience, for dogs 5 months and older, teaches basic skills including walking on a leash, sit, down, stand and stay. The instructor will address questions and discuss behavior problems and appropriate equipment. This class will meet every Monday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 4 through June 22. Fees are $85 for Mountlake Terrace residents and $90 for non-residents.

Intermediate Obedience is for dogs that have completed a basic obedience class. Participants will continue to build on the skills learned in basic obedience. This class meets Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 6 through June 3. Fees are $80 for Mountlake Terrace residents and $85 for non-residents.

Puppygarten is for puppies between 8 and 16 weeks old. This class works on socialization and basic obedience including sit, down, come and walking on a leash. This class will meet on Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 7 through June 11. Fees are $80 for Mountlake Terrace residents and $85 for non-residents.

Dog First Aid/CPR is a one-time class that teaches how to be prepared for emergencies involving a dog. It includes information that will teach you to protect yourself and the animal from further harm. This is an American Red Cross course taught by Caren Malgesini, CPDT and the instructor for Mountlake Terrace dog obedience classes. Participants will have the opportunity to practice on a canine mannequin and will receive a manual and DVD at the course. This class will meet Saturday, June 6 at the Recreation Pavilion from 9:30 a.m. until noon.  Fees are $48 for Mountlake Terrace residents and $53 for non-residents.

For more information, or to register for these classes, please contact the Recreation Pavilion at 425-776-9173.

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