“We had a great 4 year run with the Town of Islip, in which I introduced the program to them in 2008, but with the recent budgetary difficulties the Town is facing they could not offer it for the 5th year. However, Canine Company has signed on this year as the presenting sponsor for the Long Island Pet Professionals program and we are now able to offer the monthly class all across Long Island – which is so wonderful. This program is so important for dog owners to be able to learn about responsible dog ownership and that the class remained free for anyone to attend was very important to me. We want any dog owner who wants to learn to be a better, more educated, well informed dog owner to attend, and not have to worry about a fee for the class,” said Nancy E. Hassel, Founder and President of Long Island Pet Professionals and creator of this program. “Canine Company does so much for so many people in the pet community; they really go out of their way to give back and on a continual basis. I am delighted to continue to work with such a dedicated and professional company for this program. Canine Company, have been ardent supporters for the past 4 years and I can’t thank them enough.”
“Canine Company has focused on keeping pets safe at home for over 29 years,” stated Jennifer Hill, President of the Canine Company. “We are proud to continue our sponsorship of Long Island Pet Professionals Responsible Dog Ownership Program on Long Island. It’s a perfect way for residents to learn the important responsibilities of dog ownership and build happy pet relationships.”
The once-a-month, three-hour classes are designed to help educate dog owners learn about basic puppy and dog behavior, training tools and techniques, children and dog safety, dog park etiquette, health and nutrition and New York State and local town dog laws. But the twist with the class is that it is for people ONLY! The class is intended for the pet owners to learn without the cuteness distraction of their dogs. The class has drawn people from all walks of life and parents are encouraged to bring children over the age of 8.
Hassel also said, “This class is a great opportunity for dog owners and about-to-be dog owners to learn from dog experts and professionals in order to understand their dogs and their behaviors better and have fun in the class at the same time. There is a lot of laughter and learning throughout each class! We have taught over 2,000 people in the past 4 years and we are looking forward to another great year of educating!"
As a thank you for coming, participants will each receive a FREE goody bag, loaded with essential and fun items for dog owners. Classes are scheduled on the following dates, from 6 to 9pm at different locations:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 6 – 9pm at Doggie U K9 Academy, 41 Saxon Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706; Wednesday, July 18, 2012, Fido Fitness Club, 910 Railroad Avenue, Woodmere, NY 11568; Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at Doggie U K9 Academy; Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Dix Hills Half Hollow Hills Community Library, 55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, NY 11746; Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Melville Half Hollow Hills Library, 510 Sweet Hollow Road, Melville, NY 11747; and Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Doggie U K9 Academy. Dates and locations for January – June 2013 are currently being scheduled.
An RSVP is required for all attendees as space is limited at each location. To RSVP email Nancy@LongIslandPetProfessionals.com or call (631) 446-1105 or for more information.
For more information about Canine Company, go to www.CanineCompany.com or contact Paulo Barros at PBarros@CanineCompany.com.
About the Canine Company
The Canine Company was founded in 1983 as the Hill family was seeking a solution to keep their dogs safe at home. Today, the family-owned business ensures peace of mind for pet owners through several offerings: Invisible Fence Brand, the leader in electronic containment systems; Manners, personalized obedience training for pets; and the Pet Shop, a simple way to purchase innovative, pet-tested products. With a dog loving team of experts throughout New England, New York and New Jersey, Canine Company is dedicated to keeping pets happy, healthy and safe while building lasting relationships with their owners. For more information contact Canine Company at 800-818-3647 or visit www.caninecompany.com