Dogs quickly become integral members of their human family. Like most additions, these furry friends need attentive training and handling to help them adjust to their new home. Minnetonka Community Education (MCE) has you covered on new pooch care through classes for entry-level training or children and pup relationships.
MCE offers three summer options for its introduction to dog obedience. Held at Excelsior Elementary School on Tuesday evenings, one six-week session begins at 7:30 p.m. on June 8, and two more begin on at 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on June 27. The hour-long classes offer seasoned and new owners alike the chance to help their dog learn self-calming behaviors, social manners and basic commands.
For families with children, the center is also hosting two six-week courses, focusing on building children’s handling skills and strengthening child-pet relationships. These courses will begin at Excelsior Elementary on June 8 and June 29, respectively, and will repeat on Tuesdays from 6:15–7:15 p.m. Course topics include appropriate play for dogs and kids, how to read dog body language and basic pup tricks.
To register for these courses or learn about other summer pet courses, like nail trimming for nervous pups or grooming tips for cats, call 952.401.6800, or visit minnetonkaschools.org.