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For Immediate Release:
November 18, 2013
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Miami-Dade County Parks Announces: New Dog Training Classes at Haulover Beach Park

(MIAMI, November 18, 2013) - The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department invites dog owners and their canine pals to enroll in the new “City Dog” dog training classes at the dog park at Haulover Beach Park. The new classes are provided by park vendor Rocco’s Pack Pet Services.  

Whether you have a brand new puppy or an adult dog with behavioral issues, the new “City Dog” classes are designed to help you manage them in a variety of situations and help your dog reach its full potential. The classes are taught by certified professional dog trainers who deliver fun and enriching learning experiences, all the while learning important behaviors that will aid in the development of your dog and sharing wonderful times together.  

The “City Dog” training series includes these classes: 

“City Dog” classes are offered in weekly one-hour sessions.  Open enrollment allows registrants to start a class anytime. Days, times and cost of classes vary.  Group and private training sessions are available.  

To participate in “City Dog” classes, dogs must be at least nine weeks old, up-to-date on all vaccines and not overly fearful or aggressive toward people or dogs (unless it’s a class designed to address this type of behavior).  Dogs are required to be on a leash at all times, except for off-leash class exercises. 

Rocco’s Pack Pet Services also offers daily walks/runs, in-home pet sitting and cageless boarding services.  The vendor is fully-bonded and insured and is a member of the Association for Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS). For more information call 786-309-5109, e-mail or visit

Haulover Beach Park is located at 10800 Collins Avenue in Miami.   The 3.3-acre dog park is a great place for dogs and their owners to get some seaside exercise and socialize. The facility features separate enclosures for small and large dogs to exercise off-leash, dog/people water fountains and “pooper scooper” stations.  Directly across from the dog park is the beach recreation area for dogs which is available weekends only, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The site includes a canine wash-down station. Pet owners are advised to bring their own water to keep their pets hydrated.  Signs are posted throughout the site to remind guests of proper beach etiquette.  

For more information about the recreational facilities and amenities at Haulover Beach Park call 305-940-6719 or visit Miami-Dade County Parks on the web at

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department

Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit

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