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Dog Training for Tricks and Agility
February 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Many dog owners teach their pets few obedience commands, such as “sit” and “stay.” How are some dogs able to perform elaborate tricks and run the many obstacles of an agility course? Join Dr. Coelho as he describes the journey of a canine companion from simple pet to
The first hour will consist of a slidelecture presentation on canine behavior and learning at North Campus. The class will then travel to the nearby Quincy Kennel Club, where live demonstrations of tricks and agility will be performed. The kennel club is only two and one half miles away at 3909 Commercial Drive in Quincy. From North Campus, go north on 18th street to Kochs Lane and make a right. Go east on Kochs Lane to 24th street and make a left. Go north on 24th street to Ellington Road. Turn right on Ellington Road. Turn right on Commercial Drive (at the sign for Fed Ex and underneath that is a sign saying Quincy Kennel Club). It’s the second building on the right, across the street from Fed Ex. Transportation will be provided for 12 people in the science van. Others are encouraged to car pool. Please park only in front of the QKC building. Park as close as you can to the building, even if you block in another car. We can fit a lot of vehicles if we park three or four layers deep (don’t worry; we will all be leaving at the same time).
Lecturer: Dr. Joe Coelho, Professor of Biological Sciences, Quincy University
POLIS is an opportunity for lifelong learning for seniors, 55+ years. There are two semesters each year requiring a membership fee of $15 per semester. Choose from 15 or more classes each semester. Classes are $4 each. Classes are casual in lecture format with no tests, plus cookies and coffee at break. Cancellations do occur due to inclement weather. Call the office at 217-228-5594 to hear cancellation messages. Attend a one time only class for free to see if POLIS is for you. Walk in. Sit down and enjoy.
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