Fetch some good training tips at library’s winter dog days

Certified dog trainer Kris Collins will present two lectures over the next few weeks at the Highland Park Library – and prove that it is indeed possible to teach old dog owners new tricks about caring for and training their dogs. Dog Training 101 will take place on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, and Feb. 19, 2015, 7 p.m.; each 45-minute session will be followed by a question and answer period.

Kris has owned three dogs throughout his life, and animal behavior and a general love for animals have been the primary focus of his life. His talk will help you to create an environment where your dog will want to do what you teach them. This talk is only for humans!

He worked two years for a dog daycare center and earned a degree from Animal Behavior College. He is a private trainer and also conducts dog training classes at Petco.

“What I aim to do is train the dog and teach the human”, Kris said.  “Not just train the dog to know a few human words, but train then to enjoy performing the words on command as well as create a desire within them to want to learn more human commands. I aim to teach the human how to make the process fun and realistic for them and their pet, and also teach them how to continue training their dog into the future. So in short, I try to teach long term engagement between dog and human.”

For more information about programs at the library call 732-572-2750 or go to the website at www.hpplnj.org. The Highland Park Public Library is located at 31 North Fifth Avenue.

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