BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - The Blytheville Humane Society has begun new hours so they can better train the dogs they take in.
The humane society said they have had a hard time adopting dogs out that are not well-behaved.
The shelter will now be closed Monday through Thursday. They will use those days to participate in the Canine Good Citizen Program.
The program teaches dogs the basic skills and good manners that will better their chances of being adopted.
The humane society has recently had overcrowding issues, so they hope this program helps solve that problem.
"Everybody wants a dog that's house broken and can walk on a leash, and that's trained to sit, and that is a happy dog," Lisa Childers with the Blytheville Humane Society said. "With this, with our dogs being dogs that are trainable, that are already trained or in the process, they're more likely to adopt them."
Childers said they need volunteers to help with the training program.
Anyone who wants to volunteer can call 870-776-0165.
The society will now be open Friday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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