Every Thursday evening this summer, join the Baltimore Humane Society at Hunt Valley Towne Centre for Bark Till Dark, which offers a different expert-led program every week through August.
The whole family is invited, including dogs, and many retailers will offer discounts as part of the event.
Learn about house training, basic commands, and polite greetings. Other sessions will help you teach your dog tricks and even show you what to do about quirky pet behaviors. Retail specials run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday, and include 10 percent off Subway when you mention Bark Till Dark and eat on the patio; free large cannoli from Vaccaro's with purchase of a pack of doggie biscotti, and 10 percent off at Pei Wei when you mention Bark Till Dark and eat on the patio.
Volunteers and adoptable pets will also be on-hand on Thursdays and Fridays during lunchtime, and some Thursday and Friday evenings.
House/Crate Training, presented by Katie Dixon, shelter program coordinator, July 10.
Ask the Trainer, presented by Amanda Serafini, training and behavior manager, and Christine Lando, training specialist, July 17.
Why Does My Pet Do That? presented by Deb Winkler, CABC, CPDT-KA, shelter and volunteer committee chair or Amanda Serafini, training and behavior manager and Christine Lando, training specialist, July 24.
Polite Greetings, presnted by Amanda Serafini and Christine Lando, July 31.
Cat Night, presented by Katie Dixon, August 7
Tricks, presented by Amanda Serafini and Chrstine Lando, August 14.
How to Keep Your Pet Healthy, presented by Mary Zink, DVM, veterinary director, August 21.
Open Forum, presented by Amanda Serafini, Christine Lando, Mary Zink, Jen Swanson, executive director, and Katie Dixon.
Bark Till Dark starts at 6 p.m every Thursday at Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 118 Shawan Road, Cockeysville. For more information, visit bmorehumane.org.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun