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Tuesday, January 12
Winter break is over, and its time for the kids—and the dogs—to head back to school. The Animal Welfare League of Arlington’s (2650 South Arlington Mill Dr., Arlington; 703-931-9241) classes start Tuesday and run for five weeks. The first-level course covers basic skills such as sit, stay, and down; clicker-training techniques; how dogs learn; problem behavior; behavior management; and canine body language. In Adult Manners II, the focus is on improving a dog’s existing skills, including lessons in commands with increased distraction, loose-leash walking, polite greetings, and distance commands. The first class will be held every Tuesday at 6:45, and Manners II starts at 8. Courses are $125 for AWLA adopters and $175 for non-adopters. Classes are limited to six dogs per class.

Saturday, January 16
NBC4’s annual Health and Fitness Expo will feature adoptable dogs from the Washington Humane Society. The event runs Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 5 at the Washington Convention Center.

For more canines in need of good homes, look to the Big Bad Woof (117 Carroll St., NW). The Washington Animal Rescue League will host an adoption event from noon to 3.

Sunday, January 17

Adoptions continue at Petco’s Rockville location (1507 Rockville Pike; 301-984-9733) from noon to 2.

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