Foster Dog Alliance

ydf-fdaThe Foster Dog Alliance has been created to help foster dogs become more adoptable. It includes:

  • A flexible schedule of training classes
  • Consultations with the class trainers on behavior issues that arise
  • Access to numerous online resources

An enrollment fee of $60 will cover six months in the program. After first attending an orientation, you can bring your dog to as many classes as you want at any of three different times:

  • Monday nights from 9:30 – 10:30pm
  • Thursday afternoons from 1:00 – 2:00pm
  • Saturday evenings from 6:15 – 7:15pm

Instead of committing to a specific schedule in advance, you will be able to sign up online for any class you want to attend that still has space. That way, we can ensure that there are no more than six dogs in any one session. If your foster dog is adopted and you take in a new foster, you can bring “your” new dog to classes.

The classes are taught by Beth Mullen (Dog Latin) and Sarah Stoycos (Laughing Dog Academy). They will help you train manners, like “wait”, “leave it”, “drop it”, polite leash walking, and greeting without jumping. They are also available to help with your behavior concerns and to direct you to online resources they have collected.

Classes are at our training center, 12221 Parklawn Drive in Rockville. To register, click here and check Foster Dog Alliance. After you register, you will receive an orientation packet that includes how to reserve space in the classes you want.

If you have questions, contact or 301-983-5913.