Canine College is a collaboration between the Behavior Club at NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Wake County Animal Center. Veterinary and undergraduate students interested in behavior and training will learn techniques under the guidance of an esteemed trainer while working with dogs at the shelter.  We believe if the dogs can be socialized and taught basic manners and a few fun tricks, we can significantly increase their chances of adoption. Participation in this program involves coming to the Wake County Animal Center for two Saturday group training sessions and coming in to work on your own about once a week for as long as you are able. Because the success of the program depends on consistency in training, you should be willing to commit for at least a semester.  Participation in Canine College is an excellent opportunity to learn training techniques, become familiar with the faculty and personnel at the shelter, and increase the quality of life of the shelter dogs.  The trainer will be available by phone, e-mail, or in person if you ever have any questions or problems. Please be aware that you will be working with larger dogs (50lb range) who might be somewhat unruly, at least initially.

If you would like to join Canine College or have any questions, please contact us

Recent Announcements

  • DB Closed Dog Room B is closed for the time being. Pirate and Ernie are in this room. They be worked with in their kennels, but not taken out. We've added ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2011, 3:17 PM by Regina Lawson
  • Training Tips Check out the section on training tips for a refresher and to learn about some new tricks!
    Posted Jan 16, 2011, 5:56 PM by Regina Lawson
  • New webpage Canine College is trying out a new webpage to facilitate communication. The site is currently under construction so please excuse any technical difficulties. If you notice any problems, please let ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2011, 12:32 PM by Regina Lawson
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