Owning a dog means more than offering Fido an occasional pat on the head or a quick game of fetch.
So, with the help of Lake Land College and one of its non-credit courses, Melinda Gill teaches area pet owners how to have a good canine companion with its basic course called Puppy Kindergarten.
The classes are intended for both large and small breeds, under one year of age. The dogs and owners meet at Peterson Park once a week. The last session began Aug. 13 and ended Sept. 24.
Puppy Kindergarten is for the dogs, but it also is for the pet owners.