Stay Together Program
The Stay Together program is a FREE 4-week training program offered to people who
adopt a dog or puppy from Forsyth County Animal Shelter. This program will help
you with the transition and responsibility of bringing your adopted dog into your
home and teach you the benefits of training your new dog to become a well-behaved,
active member of your family and your community. Classes are taught at the shelter
by a Certified Professional Dog Trainer who will provide you with basic information
to help with subjects such as house training, crate training and basic care. Classes
will get you started with hands-on teaching of your dog to respond to his name,
sit on request, lie down on a mat, meet people politely, walk nicely on a leash,
and come when called at your cue.
This program uses positive, reward-based training instead of correction-based methods
and is fun for you and your dog! In this type of training, two-way communication
is established, mutual trust becomes strong, and the person gets to know the dog
as an individual in order to help him reach his potential.