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Free Pit Bull Training During the Month of October

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The City of Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department is hosting FREE Pit Bull and Pit Mix resource services including: training, owner seminars, and microchipping. The services will be offered every Saturday in October. Training will be held at North Domingo Baca Park and seminars will be held at the Multigenerational Center.

Animal Welfare’s goal is to get much-needed resources to dogs and the owners who love them. Understanding the breed of a Pit Bull is the first step to being a responsible pet owner. A well-trained Pit Bull can be an ambassador for his or her breed, showing the world that with a loving home and training, Pit Bulls can make wonderful pets. Education and responsible owners are critical in changing the perception of this breed.  

October Pit Bull and Pit Mix services include:

Free public microchip:

  • No appointment needed
  • Locations: East Side Animal Shelter, 8920 Lomas Blvd. N.E., or the West Side Animal Shelter, 11800 Sunset Gardens S.W.

1-hour Saturday Training

  • Location: North Domingo Baca Park, 7520 Corona Ave NE
  • Sign up at
  • Training classes are filled.
  • Groups classes are appropriate for dogs and puppies 3 months and older, who are comfortable being around unfamiliar people and dogs.

    This four week class will cover basic obedience training, including sit, down, stay, and coming when called. Please only sign up for group classes if you can attend all 4 Saturdays. 

    Saturday October 6: People only Orientation, do not bring your dog
    Saturday October 13: Class with dogs
    Saturday October 20: Class with dogs
    Saturday October 27: Class with dogs

    We have two classes each Saturday, one starting at 9am, and one starting at 10:30 am

 20 Minute Mini Private Sessions

  • Location: North Domingo Baca Park, 7520 Corona Ave NE
  • Sign up at
  • Limited Spaces available.
  • 20 minute private sessions offer you and your dog a personalized session with a trainer to work on any issue you like, whether you want to teach your dog a cool trick, get advice about barking, or discuss a serious aggression issue. Because these are short sessions, you will only be able to focus on one specific topic. 

Saturday Seminars for Pit Bull and Pit Mix Owners

The Animal Welfare Department would like to express appreciation to Kennel Kompadres, Petco, Boofy’s Best for Pets, Pet Safe, Best Pets Pet Food and the volunteer dog trainers for their enthusiasm and generous sponsorship.