Would you like to enjoy the outdoors more with your dog? Have you had problems with your dog or other dogs on the trail? Are you worried that you might hurt your dog if you hike too long with him or her?

Dog trainer Leslie Spencer-Snider offers a Dog Hiking Class at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays this month at the North Mountain Visitor Center, 12950 N. 7th St. There is a $20 suggested contribution for each class, and a limit of eight participating dogs/adults. The class will go on hiatus after this month until the cooler fall weather.

Spencer-Snider, who uses alternative training methods for dogs and people, will go over conditioning you and your dog for the trail, proper trail etiquette, emergency first aid, hiking wit a backpack on your dog, and the laws, rules and regulations of the Phoenix Mountain Preserves. She also will discuss how to handle wildlife encounters, horseback riders and mountain bikers, and the proper care for you dog’s paws.

Call 602-861-9256 to reserve your space.



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