AVON – A basic dog training and obedience class will be offered through SAD 58 Adult and Community Education starting on Feb. 1. Classes will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Opportunity Center of North Franklin County on the Avon Valley Road.

Class size is limited to a 10 students maximum and registration is requested by Friday, Jan. 21.

The eight-week class, with a graduation planned in March, will include housebreaking, crate training, basic obedience, canine massage, people greeting, nail and ear care, curbing bad habits, licensing and canine health.

The class will be taught by Carol Rogers, assistant area coordinator for Guiding Eyes for the Blind in western Maine.

Items needed for the first class include a flat collar with metal buckle, a well exercised puppy of any age that is up to date on shots, and a four-foot leash. Participants should attend the first class on Feb. 1 without their dog.

The cost for the course is $45 a person with canine. For more information or to register, call 678-2701, ext. 226, before Jan. 21.

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