Training your COVID puppy

For many, it seemed like a heartwarming idea: rescuing a pup from the local shelter to help battle loneliness during the coronavirus quarantine. From the minute the dog came home, they could do no wrong — until, for some owners, shoes were chewed on, socks went missing, carpets were stained, and furniture became glorified dog beds. Sometimes, other unexpected behaviors came through, like pulling on the leash, baring teeth over scraps, or barking Now is a good time for pet owners to find a trainer to help wo … (read more)

Firefighters ramp up training as pandemic subsides

BRISTOL — Many area fire departments are getting back into their regular training and meeting regimens after having been temporarily sidelined by state-mandated restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. And recognizing that departments have had to cu … (read more)

Volunteer training on tap for WomenSafe

MIDDLEBURY —WomenSafe is now accepting applications for its Annual Volunteer Training, scheduled to start on Saturday, Sept. 26. The organization, which works to prevent, address and end dating, domestic, sexual violence and stalking is looking for those … (read more)

Training offered to improve wildlife habitat

VERGENNES — Habitat is the key limiting factor for wildlife. Maintaining and connecting habitat is important for the movement of wildlife. With that in mind, Vermont Coverts will offer a Woodlands for Wildlife 2020 Cooperator Training workshop to teach la … (read more)