The Nebraska Humane Society is helping some pit bull owners by reducing the cost of training their dogs. Omaha’s new dog ordinance allows owners to use the training to forego muzzle requirements.
Effective January 1, 2009, the new ordinance requires leashing and muzzling pit bulls or other bully breed or mix dogs if they are outside, unless they are within the confines of a secure fence.
The dogs do not have to be muzzled if they meet certain requirements and if the dog passes a Canine Good Citizenship course given at the Humane Society.
NHS is offering an 8-week class for $20 and a 4-week class for $10 through the end of the year. The cost of the classes has been reduced through the end of the year.
To register for classes, go to www.nehumanesociety.org. Click the yellow and purple box that says “Ordinance Explanation” and then look for the “Breed Ambassador” heading.