Animal shelter to host dog training classes


Animal Friends of the Valleys (AFV) is hosting Homeskooling 4 Dogs classes for those who want to learn how to train their dog to achieve control and cooperation. Classes will be held on Jan. 20, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Animal Friends of the Valleys Shelter, 33751 Mission Trail, Wildomar. The cost is $35; free for those who have adopted a pet from AFV in the past 90 days.

The class will cover:

  • Common behavior problems
  • Proper equipment evaluation/ selection
  • Understanding training differences with breeds or breed types
  • Common training mistakes
  • The five foundational elements for successful training

Homeskooling 4 Dogs classes are for those who are seriously committed to learning how to lead, care and connect with their dog to achieve control & cooperation, not submission. The classes are designed to be fun and educational. All training is designed to give the pet owner greater control and understanding of their dog.

Aggressive dogs will not be permitted in this class. Dogs that have attacked another dog or human, or do not permit the owners to handle, groom, or check their teeth should not participate in the group classes. Private evaluations, consultations and training are offered for these types of dogs.

For more information, visit To register for classes, email Payment will be accepted in class. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Class size will be limited.