A dog training clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the University of Maine J. Franklin Witter Teaching & Research Center, 160 University Farm Road in Old Town. The clinic is offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H. Courtesy of UMaine Cooperative Extension

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H plans to offer a dog training clinic for youth from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 8, at the University of Maine J. Franklin Witter Teaching & Research Center, 160 University Farm Road in Old Town.

The Maine 4-H Dog Clinic is open to ages 9 to 18; owning a dog is not required. Participants can learn how to teach behaviors based on the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen program, including accepting a friendly stranger and sitting politely for petting.

Members of the UMaine Extension 4-H dog animal science committee will lead the clinic.

The clinic is free; registration is required. To register by Thursday, Sept. 29, visit extension.umaine.edu.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207-942-7396 or [email protected].

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