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Allentown Dog Training Club makes going to the dogs fun

Participants in Allentown Dog Training Club classes find relief from pandemic worries by working with their dogs.

Although Macungie Memorial Hall accommodates much larger groups, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control requirements, the club has limited classes to include no more than 10 dog and handler pairings and requires all human participants to wear masks.

However, even pandemic precautions cannot dampen the training teams’ enjoyment of their time out together.

Kathy Stehley and Labrador retriever Raisin, of Bethlehem, stand ready to practice dumbbell retrieving. PRESS PHOTOS BY BEVERLY SPRINGER
Maryann Beatty and Irish setter Gabriel execute a perfect “sit front.” Beatty and Gabriel live in Quakertown.
Above: Kixx is a golden retriever who appears justly proud of having successfully completed a broad jump at the direction of his trainer Carol McCarthy, of Emmaus.
Breinigsville's Andrea Scott applauds the accomplishment of another trainer and shares the moment with her Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever Zuko.
LEFT: Lois Glass, of White Haven, has Golden retriever Surfer's full attention.
From left to right, Courtney Fulmer, of Bethlehem and American Staffordshire terrier mix Kenda, Maryann Beatty, of Quakertown and Irish setter Gabriel, Sandra Cornog, of Allentown and Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Lilibet, Andrea Scott, of Breinigsville and Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, Zuko and Renee Sillitti, of Perkiomenville and Chesapeake Bay retriever, Theo display the certificates they received at the successful completion of their Allentown Dog Training Club beginner obedience class.