Broward County Animal Care Hosts Dog Smarts Class November 13
- Class teaches the basics of dog ownership -
DATE: November 6, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Public Education Coordinator
Broward County Animal Care and Adoption

PHONE: 954-359-1010

Pet parents who are frustrated with “doggie misdemeanors,” such as chewed shoes and “accidents” in the home, can find simple solutions to these problems by attending the next Dog Smarts 101 class on Tuesday, November 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation.

The class, hosted by Broward County Animal Care and Adoption and taught by Certified Professional Dog Trainer Dawn Hanna, provides pet parents with some important information to make dog ownership easier for both the canine and its family.

The class is open to all residents and is free of charge. Since the class is not a dog training session, no pets will be permitted. Advance registration is not required.

"Pet owners often give up on their pets too quickly. As a resource for our residents, we are proud to offer Dog Smarts 101 to help people learn more about their pet and reduce the possibility of the dog being surrendered to a shelter because 'it just didn't work out,'" said Lisa Mendheim, public education coordinator, Broward County Animal Care and Adoption.

The program will be presented by Hanna, who has more than 17 years of experience in dog behavior training. "I will provide some important tips and information that will help people understand why dogs do what they do so that both the human and their pet can better co-exist with each other," said Hanna.

Broward County Animal Care and Adoption is dedicated to providing shelter for lost and homeless animals. The agency provides access to hundreds of shelter pets hoping for a new home. Please prevent unwanted animals and have your pet spayed or neutered. For more information about the agency, visit, follow us on or "like us" on
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