Good dogs are becoming better ones.
A K9 Enrichment and Training Arena has been established for pets who have behavioral issues.
The Prince William Humane Society (PWHS) opened the space, with help from Unity K9 Dog Training and SynLawn Chesapeake Bay.
Additionally, Maddie’s Fund awarded a $5,000 grant to the non-profit, according to a release from PWHS.
Established in 1994, Maddie’s Fund has provided nearly $237 million in grants to organizations and universities, according to its website.
The funding has been used for various purposes, including foster care and shelter management.
PWHS is using the grant for professional dog trainers and a pet behaviorist, who look into problems and provide one-on-one training.
They are also working with pets at the Adopt Shop, which is located at 17983 Dumfries Shopping Plaza in Dumfries.
“Thus far, we have assisted 15 pet owners with training and all of our adoptable pets are benefiting from this program. Now we’ll be able to help many more pets stay in their homes and find forever homes,” PWHS President Lori Leary said in a release. “P.W. Humane Society is striving to solve pet homelessness in our community and Maddie’s Fund and Unity K9 are helping us do just that.”