Furkids Partners with Dog Trainer Alex Andes!

Posted on Wednesday, April 5th

Our tails are wagging so hard - we're excited to tell you about the big plans for our Dog Program! Furkids staff and volunteers will soon be learning the latest canine training techniques with Alex Andes, owner of Peach on a Leash Dog Training & Behavior Services. Before pursuing her dream of starting her own business, Alex worked for and learned from celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell of Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog.” 

Alex will help us become even better at assessing and serving dogs at intake, in the shelter, and after adoption. Some planned programs include puppy classes, manners classes, and follow-up classes for adopters; as well as  "Save the Adoption" classes for dogs and adopters who might have headed down the wrong path.

She'll organize trainings for everyone at the shelter to learn dog body language, prevent dog bites, and teach our residents social skills to make them more adoptable. We'll also soak up tips and tricks to highlight our adoptable dogs through social media and videos.

Alex is a firm believer in positive reinforcement, agility training, and enrichment programs for shelter pets. She has lots of ideas to cultivate community support as we enhance Furkids' "Dog Side" with everything we need to create a great space.

So, join us as we caper about on our hind legs...we're doing our Happy Dance! Stay tuned, y'all...this is gonna be bodacious.  So follow us on Facebook, and check out all the great dogs  available for adoption at https://furkids.org/assets/documents/dog-adoptions