GREENBURGH, NY Children who beg their parents for a dog often have no idea how to handle the pet once they get it. The Greenburgh Public Library is hosting an educational event Wednesday for children and their parents to learn the right techniques for handling Fido.
This event, intended for fifth grade students and higher with their parents, will teach how to "speak canine" with animal behavioral specialist Steve Diller . Diller will visit Elmsford to show residents why dogs act the way they do and how humans can better understand them.
Six dogs and their owners with will demonstrate a multitude of skills, including how to treat dogs before leaving the house, how to properly hold a leash and to train them to not chew on personal belongings in the library's multi-purpose room,
Diller's former school was located in Elmsford. He currently works and trains veterinarians throughout Westchester County and teaches at Mercy College's veterinary technology department. His book, "Dogs and their People: Choosing and Training the Best Dog For You" is available at the Greenburgh Library.
Residents are asked not to bring their dogs. For more information call 914-721-8200.
Have you visited Greenburgh's dog parks? Have you seen untrained, disobedient dogs throughout Westchester?
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