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ACTion Programs for Animals offers obedience training for dogs

Frenchy-2-2019ACTion Programs for Animals offers obedience training for dogs

Classes begin Saturday, March 2

Las Cruces, New Mexico – Sit. Stay. Lie down. Imagine your dog obeying you with these commands. Enroll your dog in ACTion Programs for Animals’ training classes to teach your dog how to obey your commands.

The next eight-week session begins Saturday, March 2. All classes will be held Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. at Mesilla Valley Pet Resort, located at 2500 W. Amador. The fee is $125 for the entire session.

Led by Doug Baker, APA board member and lead trainer for the Southern New Mexico P.A.W.S. prison program in Doña Ana County, the classes will emphasize a positive approach and will be designed to teach your dog to walk on a loose leash, to sit, to lie down and to stay when told. This is your opportunity to learn what the inmate handlers and dogs do in that program for the benefit of you and your dog.

Enrollment is open, and space is limited. To enroll, stop by the APA adoption and education center, call 575-571-4654 or 575-644-0505, or email The center is located at 800 W. Picacho Ave. and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. ACTion Programs for Animals accepts cash, check and credit cards.

About ACTion Programs for Animals

APA is a progressive animal welfare organization seeking to improve the quality of life for companion animals in Dona Ana County and greatly reduce the number of unwanted animals impounded and euthanized at the municipal shelter. Since May 2012, more than 4,000 animals have been rescued. The majority of these have been dogs and cats/kittens pulled from our municipal shelter. They are able to do this through volunteer work of rescue/foster coordinators, foster families, weekend adoptions, and donations.  For more information about APA, email, call 575-644-0505 or visit


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