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Humane Society offers behavior classes for dogs

The Kansas Humane Society is offering behavior training classes for dogs and their owners.

Puppy Kindergarten, for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old, includes early basic obedience skills and socialization activities to help the dog grow into a confident adult.

Basic Manners, for dogs 6 months and older, teaches obedience skills including come, sit, stay and down and humane solutions to the challenges of jumping, barking, digging and chewing.

Classes last seven weeks and are held in the Humane Society's Learning Center. The fee is $85 for Puppy Kindergarten and $95 for Basic Manners. KHS adopters who register at the time of adoption receive $10 off the fee.

For more information, including a class schedule, go to www.kshumane.org, call 316-524-9196 or visit the shelter at 3313 N. Hillside.

Household pets wanted for Cat Fancy show

Cats need not be purebreds to compete in the Wichita Cat Fancy winter show Feb. 6 and 7 at the Cotillion. People are urged to enter their nonregistered cats in the show's household pet division, a category that celebrates the beauty of the everyday cat.

Cats must be at least 4 months old, spayed or neutered if older than 8 months, current on all vaccinations, of good temperament and not declawed.

Entry fee is $25 per cat, and the deadline for entries is Jan. 31. For more information and to receive an entry form, call 316-773-3964.

Compiled by Diane McCartney

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