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Published April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM

Humane society offers dog obedience training

Have you recently gotten a new dog or puppy? Do you love all of its adorable antics, but have found that he has also brought with some undesirable behaviors?

Have you recently gotten a new dog or puppy? Do you love all of its adorable antics, but have found that he has also brought with some undesirable behaviors?

If this sounds familiar, the Lakes Area Humane Society has a class for you and your pet.

Starting on Tuesday, May 5 at 6 p.m., the Lakes Area Humane Society (LAHS) will hold Beginner Dog Obedience Training Classes.

The classes will take place on five consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and will be taught by local professional dog trainer, Randy Buker. The first class on May 5 will be held at the LAHS Shelter and will be without dogs present.

Cost for the five-week course is $60 per dog enrolled and class size is limited to the first 15 registrants. To register, call the Lakes Area Humane Society at (320) 759-2260. All proceeds will benefit the animals cared for at the shelter.

Buker’s experience spans back to his childhood where he was always surrounded by at least one dog. Over the years he has been a professional trainer where he trained individuals’ dogs for obedience and hunting and acted as a consultant for a variety of behavior issues.

He has written numerous articles on dog behavior and training. He has taught many obedience classes and has been involved in the individual training of hundreds of dogs.

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