Dog lessons to aid K9 group

Patina, a Black Labrador puppy, arrives here on Dec. 6

K9 Helpers Service Dogs is a local non-profit group that trains and places psychiatric ser­vice dogs.

K9 Helpers pur­chased Patina from Guiding Eyes for the Blind in New York, and will train her to work as a psychiatric service dog, starting with a special puppy class being created for her by a local dog training company.

Dogs in the Park is offering spaces in Patina's special puppy class to families in the commu­nity and will be donat­ing pro­fits from the class to K9 Helpers.

There will be eight one-hour classes at 2:30pm Sunday afternoons, starting Dec. 14

The cost is $225 per puppy.­­­­

For more information, con­tact Sue Alexander at sue@­ or call 519-826-5315.