Shelter partners with Nashville K-9 to train dogs with behavior issues

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Courtesy: Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center/Nashville K-9

Courtesy: Williamson County Animal Control and Adoption Center/Nashville K-9

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin is partnering with Nashville K-9 to help train dogs with behavior issues.

The program’s first graduate, Cody, a stray, came to the Franklin shelter last year, but had a difficult time adjusting.

“Cody was stressed, hard to train, aggressive to other dogs and some people,” Shelter director Laura Chavarria recalled. “He was actually adopted in June, but returned in August due to playing too rough with the family’s other dog.”

Since then, Cody has undergone four-weeks of intensive training with Nashville K-9.Click here to watch a video of some of his training.

“We believed Cody had a lot of potential and wanted to give him every chance to succeed and this resource allowed us the opportunity to do so,” Chavarria said.

Since completing the training, Cody has now learned several commands and how to interact with people and other dogs.

“Cody is now easy to handle, eager to obey and gets along with other dogs beautifully,” Chavarria said.

Once Cody finds his forever home, Nashville K-9 will provide a free follow-up and owners training course for his adopters.

Nashville K-9 offers a wide variety of dog training services. For more information, visitNashvilleK9.com.

The Williamson Animal Control and Adoption Center is located at 106 Claude Yates Drive in Franklin. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, call 615-790-5590.

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