Exciting new classes at AAWL / SPCA

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The Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA is excited to announce some new training classes now available.

Puppy Play Party - Classes every Thursday at 6 p.m.

Do you have a new puppy? Would you like to make sure that your puppy is learning the skills he or she needs to grow into a well-mannered dog? Did you know that the ages of 8 weeks to 16 weeks is the most critical socialization stage for your pup? Habits that your puppy picks up at this early age can stay with him throughout his life. AAWL / SPCA now offers a safe environment to socialize and interact with your puppy. Our puppy play group is designed to let your pup safely interact with other puppies and being to learn good manners. We show you how to prevent problem behaviors and to build good habits for life through the use of fun games. You will also be able to ask questions of our trained staff and share experiences with other proud new puppy parents! This class is for pups 8 to 16 weeks old. Space is limited - reservations required. Call 602.273.6852 xt. 121 for information and to make your reservation.

What you should know: Children allowed but maximum of 1 child per adult $10.00 fee per class Class is 45 minutes to an hour in length Parties are held in our Administrative & Training Building courtyard located at 15 N. 40th Place, Phoenix, 85034, right across the street from our shelter facilities.

What to bring: Copy of your puppy's current vaccination record Collar and leash Soft, yummy puppy treats like bites of cheese, chicken or hot dogs Your pup's favorite toy Mess bags

Mutts with Manners

In this seven-lesson course, the dogs and handlers learn basic obedience exercises that are necessary for the companion dog. Sit, stay, come, down and leash manners are just a few of the behaviors the instructor will cover. We will also have discussions on how dogs learn, leadership skills, behavioral problems with solutions, and bringing the adopted dog home. This class will also offer some very basic agility foundation work which helps build confidence and teamwork with your dog. We will help your dog learn good manners in the home and out on a leash. Handlers learn to motivate their dogs, so training is fun and exciting. This class is for dogs that are at least 4 months old.

Start date: August 16. Class duration: 7 weeks. Cost: $110

Contact Michelle Myers at or 602-273-6852 xt 121 for registration or more information.

As our education and training department continues to expand, we will be offering new classes and workshops. Be sure to visit our Web site at for the latest information.