For 10 years, beach training goes to the dogs

Beach training participants with chief trainer Kenneth Morgan at the 10-year anniversary gathering on Sunday. - Photo: Catherine MacGillivray

Dogs got to romp on the beach and in the surf on Sunday, and Kenneth Morgan of Cayman Canine Training Services was honored with a champagne toast and gifts of a photo collage of 10 years of beach training, as well as a video. The event at West Bay Public Beach marked 10 years of a special Humane Society activity.

Volunteers have been bringing shelter dogs to the beach on Sunday mornings for obedience training where they learn how to walk on a leash, sit and heel, and get some much-needed socialization, all of which makes them more “adoptable.”

The dogs have the chance to relax and go for a swim, giving them a refreshing respite from living in the shelter.

Under Mr. Morgan’s supervision, hundreds of dogs and their owners have benefited from learning the basics of obedience and dog handling that have helped them transition to their new homes after living at the shelter.

Newly adopted dogs and their owners also attend the weekly beach training, which provides a welcome introduction to the basics of dog ownership and obedience for new pet owners.

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