Here you will find useful information about animal behavior and training. The Chemung County SPCA is now offering its brand new "Paws-itive" Dog Training Programs to help the public learn to work with their dog using positive reinforcement training techniques. You may register your dog for one of our classes through the registration form below.
Several resources are also listed with tips for solving the most common behavior problems we see in dogs and cats. Some of these behavior problems are the reason pets get returned or surrendered to shelters. Please consult the links below for more information on the causes of and solutions to common animal behavioral problems. The shelter's Animal Behavior, Training and Outreach Manager can also be personally consulted by calling (607) 732-1827, Ext. 209.
Experience the difference a positive training class can make in your relationship with your dog! Our knowledgeable instructors create a fun and supportive atmosphere for both you and your dog, all while helping you build a good level of communication, trust and reliable control. Dogs learn quickly and retain the most information when taught through positive reinforcement training methods. Our rewards-based training programs use the most up-to-date, humane and effective methods in dog training today.
Three programs will be offered on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the St. Charles Borromeo Church, located at 130 Oakwood Avenue in Elmira Heights. For more information on the classes that will be offered, please read through our informational packet at the link below.
All SPCA "Paws-itive" Dog Training Programs prohibit techniques and equipment that cause pain or fear for the dogs and are consistent with recommendations from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. To read more about the AVSAB position statements, visit http://www.avsabonline.org.
To register your dog for one of our classes, please contact the shelter at (607) 732-1827, Ext. 209, or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details on the programs, including pricing, policies and class schedule, please read through our informational packet at the link below.
SPCA "Paws-itive" Dog Training Programs - Informational Packet
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