NCCR presents Leader of the Pack April 18

WESTFIELD – Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue is presenting a program on April 18 at 7 p.m. that will help owners figure out how best to be their dog’s leader.

The term “Alpha” will be discussed along with the theory of dominance. Alternative methods will be explored methods that can be used by all member of the family. For those who want their dogs to listen to them, this program is full of insight and practical solutions.

The guest speaker is Andrea Dimaio, a dog trainer and canine behavior specialist for 12 years and a master groomer for 15 years. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers as well as a certified AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. Andrea enjoys coming up with workable answers for her clients and the dogs who love them. Learn more about her work at

The lecture will be held at the Canine Learning Center at NCCR, located at 7540 N. Gale St. in Westfield. This is a human only program, so do not bring your dog.

Registration is recommended as seating is limited. To register, or for more information, email or call 326-PAWS. A $5 donation at the door is gratefully accepted, but not required.

About Northern Chautauqua

Canine Rescue

Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue Inc. has been finding homes for dogs and puppies in the Chautauqua County area since 1999. NCCR is a non-profit, no-kill shelter and is primarily staffed by local volunteers. The organization is committed to improving the lives of dogs throughout the area, finding homes for strays, and providing owners with training and insight into their dogs’ behavior. NCCR is located in Westfield and is a 501(3c) non-profit organization. Learn more about the rescue’s work at