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Finishing School Mission Six: To learn basic cues including sit and stay

October 9, 2014

As much as he tries to understand, Sparky the young terrier simply doesn’t speak your language!

Many dogs just like Sparky arrive at the Home with no prior training and training a dog is much like teaching someone a new language. We must first explain the meaning of the word to the dog, check that they understands before asking them to obey.

Sparky was enrolled in the Finishing School Program and staff and volunteers from The Lost Dogs’ Home set about teaching him new commands using praise, treats and toys.

Meet Sparky and all our graduates at our North Melbourne shelter at 2 Gracie Street, North Melbourne.