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Hudson Valley Community College to Offer Dog Obedience Training at TEC-SMART

MEDIA CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Hudson Valley Community College, in cooperation with the Saratoga Kennel Club, will offer the eight-session course “Beginning Obedience, Manners for Canines and Canine Good Citizens,” at the college’s TEC-SMART extension center in Malta.

The course will run 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays, from Oct. 3 through Nov. 28. There will be no class on Oct. 10.

Students must have a secure collar and a six-foot leash for their dog. Students will be required to give the instructor copies of current inoculations, rabies and distemper. Handlers will receive instruction to help them train their dogs to become good family members and welcomed beyond immediate home. This class will also go over manners for canines when meeting the public. Dogs must be able to work with other dogs and people.

To register for the course, call the college’s Office of Community and Professional Education at (518) 629-7339. The cost of the eight-session course is $100.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 850 degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of nearly 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.

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