Current Classes Offered at the APF:Puppy Basics
Basic Manners 101
Basic Manners 102
Canine Good Citizen
Therapy Dog International
Upcoming ClassesOur approach to training is a motivational one, always using positive reinforcement to achieve success. Training with the APF also helps homeless pets, as 50% of your tuition benefits the shelter. The minimum age for handling is 16 years old if accompanied by an adult. Take a look at our class calendar or click the class title for the session you are interested in for more information and to register.
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Dates: September 9, 2022 – October 21, 2022
Day of the Week: Fridays
Duration: 7 weeks, 45 minutes-1 hour/week
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Glenville 12302
Instructor: Cyd Cross
Meet The Trainers
Kathy Snowden ABCDT has been involved with dog training and the APF for over 20 years. Her commitment to training evolved from seeing first hand so many dogs given up because of behavioral issues that the owners did not know how to address. Kathy develops and continues to update the training program to meet the needs of the dogs and the dog owners. Her goal is to keep the dogs in their homes and to help bridge the communication gap between human and canine. Kathy is a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Kathy is certified by the Animal Behavior College as a Dog Trainer and a Shelter Dog Trainer. She also serves as a mentor to future dog trainers with the Animal Behavioral College.
Cydney Cross teaches Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog International classes at the APF. She is co-founder and president of Out of the Pits, an organization for the education, rescue and placement of “America’s favorite dog,” the American pit bull terrier. Cyd is often asked to serve as an expert witness for court cases and for the evaluation of dangerous dogs. Highly committed to keeping pets in their homes, one of her specialties is working through the challenges that put dogs at risk for relinquishment. Cyd is a member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT), and is an adjunct professor at the SUNY Cobleskill Dog Training program.
- Proof of rabies and distemper vaccinations are required.
- Bordetella (for kennel cough) is highly recommended, but is not a requirement.
- Flea and tick prevention is recommended but is not required
Spay/NeuterWith the exception of Puppy classes, all dogs enrolled in Canine Academy training classes must be spayed or neutered.
- APF dog adopters receive a one-time $15 discount off their first training course.