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Recreation Zone
by Patty Sullivan
Recreation Program Coordinator
Boulder City Parks & Recreation Department

Who's The Boss? You Or Your Dog?
Let’s face it, dogs are like kids. They bring out the best in us and they bring out the worst in us.

Learning to communicate with your dog in a way your dog understands takes some training on your part.

Dogs respond to commands via spoken language, hand gestures and touch. Learn the many forms of language dogs respond to by taking a Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department Dog Obedience class or workshop.

Beginning in September, classes are offered in six-week sessions for $50, and one day workshops are offered ranging from 2 – 4 hours for $25 - $50. You can start with the basics by taking a workshop covering subjects as simplistic as the types of collars available on the market today and basic dog mentality. You can then advance to workshops covering agility training where dogs participate in a type of obstacle course. Workshops are offered in a way that allows you time to practice with your dog before advancing to the next training stage.

Then, treat your dog to an unstructured time socializing with other dogs in a remedial learning environment at Dog Day Bonus Time on Saturdays and Sundays. For those who have taken a Recreation Department class or workshop, Dog Day Bonus Time is free. If you have not taken one of our classes or workshops, you are welcome to attend, providing you register in advance at the Recreation Department and pay a $15 monthly fee. Please do not bring aggressive dogs to Dog Day Bonus Time.

To participate in a Recreation Department Dog Obedience Class, Workshop or Bonus Time, your dog must be current on shots. There’s no time like the present to build a better relationship between you and your dog. For more information, please call 293-9256.

To register for a class or workshop come to the Recreation Department office at 900 Arizona Street.

To find out more information about programs offered at the pool complex or other recreational programs offered here in Boulder City, call 293-9286.

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