2020 Dog Walking Classes

Dog Walker Training 2020

Volunteers are needed to walk all of the dogs in our kennel every day. This is a huge task, and requires many volunteers, including perhaps you! Dog walkers must be minimum 18 years old. Currently we are experiencing a shortage of walkers for the big dogs in the main kennel so there are classes scheduled for the “BIG”dogs only. If you have the confidence, fitness, and willingness, we can train you for the large dogs in our kennel. Some of these dogs will pull and are not accustomed yet to walk politely on a leash.

A $25 registration donation provides the four training classes, a t-shirt, name badge, and your leash. Please plan to attend all four classes in a session. Though, instructors will be able to accommodate you if have a schedule conflict and make-up classes can be coordinated. If you are unable to attend one of the training sessions, independent training can possibly be arranged, including during the winter. Please inquire for options.

Our experience is that volunteers who become successful walkers are those who are fit and can easily walk several miles.  Dog walking is very satisfying and you are enriching the lives of these dogs and you are making them more adoptable. And you will get some great exercise! This is the schedule for our upcoming classes:

Fridays 12 – 3 pm, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, and 4/10 FULL: There are no openings remaining in this session.

Sundays 11 am – 2 pm, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, and 5/17 FULL: There are no openings remaining in this session.

Tuesdays 5:30  – 7:30 pm, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, and 6/23 FULL: THERE ARE NO OPENINGS REMAINING IN THIS SESSION.

Wednesdays 12 – 3 pm, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, and 8/5

Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm, 8/20, 8/27, 9/3, and 9/10

Mondays 12 – 3 pm, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, and 10/5

Saturdays 2 – 4 pm, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, and 10/31

To register for any of these sessions, please complete an application www.ycspca.org/volunteer-application/

If you have any  questions about the dog walker training, please email Sara Hunt at shunt@ycspca.org