Dog obedience class offered in Pine River


Pine River-Backus Community Education offers the following upcoming class. Register online at or call 218-587-2080.

  • Super Charged Obedience (4 weeks): 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 25 and Sept 1, 8 and 15, in the soccer field behind Pine River-Backus School. Fee: $55.

This class will focus on having a dog that will listen no matter what is happening around them. The dog and its owner will work to have the dog obey "sit," "down," "leave it," "stay" and recall through all different types of distractions such as people walking, other dogs, toys, food, noises and smells.
Dogs will maintain a focus on their owner and a loose leash. Participants should be ready with treats and praise. This class is for dogs that already know basic commands. No multi-dog discount is offered. All family members are encouraged to attend.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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