Published Friday, December 28, 2012

Dog obedience classes start Jan. 9

From Staff Reports

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Dog obedience classes begin Jan. 9 at recreation dept.

Dog obedience classes at the Coweta Recreation Department, 39 Hospital Road, Newnan, begin Jan. 9.

Classes are held in the Johnny Brown Building, a heated and air-conditioned multi-purpose building.

The course is 10 weeks, meeting Wednesday evenings from 7-9.

Instructor is Vicky Jones, who has more than 43 years of teaching experience with all breeds of dogs, specializing in dogs with behavior and temperament problems.

The beginners course is for pet dogs from the age of five months and older.

Exercises taught include: heeling on leash with automatic sits, figure eight heeling, stand for examination, heeling off leash with automatic sits, coming on command —on and off leash, sit and down stays — on and off leash, behavior modification and socialization.

Children are welcome to bring their pets for class, provided the youngster is physically able to handle the dog and understand and retain lengthy instruction.

For information contact Jones, 770-253-1427; or call Coweta Recreation Department, 770-254-3750.

‘Intro to Crochet’ class offered at Carnegie Jan. 7

The Newnan Carnegie Library hosts a program, “Intro to Crochet,” on Jan. 7 from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Make a lap robe. Those planning to attend should bring one crochet hook, size “h,” and two four-ounce skeins of “Red Heart” yarn. Instructor Judy Davenport will guide participants.

The program is for all levels of skill.

There are limited spots available. Call for a reservation at 770-683-1347 or stop by the Carnegie at 1 LaGrange St. in downtown Newnan.

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