AWA is committed to providing quality care for our shelter animals, which includes physical and mental wellness. To be successful in enriching the lives of the dogs we care for with an outcome in great adoptions and retention, AWA has a comprehensive dog training program for the shelter dogs. AWA’s behavior coordinator trains staff and volunteers with protocols and commands so that dogs can receive weekly training sessions. There are also pre-intake and post-adoption workshops and classes, and basic canine good manners for the public.
The Well-Mannered Dog is a training class that introduces dog owners to canine training methods, suggests tips to make training fun and easy, and covers the importance of why good manners matter. AWA’s knowledgeable and friendly instructors believe that every interaction you have with your dog teaches him something. All training is positive and reward-based. The Well-Mannered Dog class is a great way to bond with your dog and get a leg-up on helping your dog become a very polite pooch.