Training dogs helps prevent bad behavior

Animal Friends of the Valleys

Special to Valley News

It is never an easy task to obey a destruction order from Riverside County Superior Court. Unfortunately, Animal Friends of the Valleys has recently received such an order for a dog that has now bitten two young children – one of whom is undergoing facial reconstruction surgery and may need more surgeries in the years to come to repair the damage that this dog has done to the child’s face.

This instance is a tragic reminder that all dogs have the capacity to be dangerous if not properly trained.

Animal Friends of the Valleys encourages residents to train their dogs – big or small – so that they can be the loyal and loving family members that they can be. In order to take every measure to prevent any tragic instances in the future, Animal Friends of the Valleys is planning free weekly workshops for members of the community to come ask a trainer or behaviorist any questions that they may have about training their pet.

In the meantime, visit www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/common-dog-behavior-issues or www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips for more information about training furry friends.

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