Dog Obedience Classes In Wellington

Wellington is now offering new dog obedience classes led by instructor Barb Forgash.

Forgash has more than 35 years of experience in the dog training field, including as a founding member and training director of two obedience clubs.

Forgash’s classes require active participation from handlers, using the praise method of training paired with homework activities. She will target specific needs and address requested issues. Pre-veterinary students from Wellington High School will also be on site to assist.

Classes will be held Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., beginning Nov. 2. The program is open to participants ages 16 or older. Class options include a “blended” class that combines Puppy Kindergarten (for dogs under 6 months) and Basic Home Obedience (for dogs over 6 months) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Following this class is the Basic Home Obedience Class (for dogs over 6 months) from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Class sizes are limited. Registration is $40 for an 8-week session, and must be done in person at Village Park (11700 Pierson Road). Classes will take place in a safely sectioned-off area of the Wellington Municipal Complex parking lot at 12300 W. Forest Hill Blvd. near Montauk Drive.

For more information on registration, call Community Programs Coordinator Julie Strow at (561) 753-5262. For program details, e-mail Forgash at