Training & Obedience
Do you want to be an integral part of helping homeless dogs find new homes? If so, becoming a Bright Futures volunteer dog handler may be for you! In this program, volunteers are able to work a specially designed six-week obedience course for Shelter dogs as instructed by professional trainer Nancy Doherty. The volunteer dog handlers work with dogs in the shelter to correct behavioral or social issues, as well as working on basic obedience commands.
This volunteer position does require an understanding of canine behavior and confidence in working with shy, scared, or abused dogs. In order to be eligible for the position, volunteers must also complete 20 hours of Level 2 dog walking, be 16 years old or accompanied by a parent. Weather permitting, classes are held on the shelter property. If bad weather, class will be moved to the Bark Market in Delavan. Classes currently meet on Tuesdays from 4-5:30 and spectators are welcome. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.