Charity and volunteer
SPAY-ghetti and No Balls dinner. Feb. 4. Rooster Brew, 609 Main St., Paris. A night of dinner and beer benefiting Paris Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). $5 for spaghetti dinner and dessert. Pawspets.org. (859) 988-9800.
Tails & Ales beer-tasting benefiting Lexington Humane Society. 7-10 p.m. Feb. 20. Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa. Includes snacks and live music by Kenny Owens. For ages 21 and older; personal pets not permitted. $55; $800 reserved tables for 8. Information: Lexingtonhumanesociety.org/blog/tails-and-ales-2015/#sthash.GlKTg3AR.dpuf
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Introducing Dog to Baby. 6-6:45 p.m. Jan. 26, Feb. 23. Babies R Us, 1965 Star Shoot Pkwy., Lexington (859) 263-8598. Babiesrus.com
AKC Tracking Dog Test and Tracking Dog Excellent Test. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 15. Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy. Lexington. These tests are the competition form of canine search and rescue. Dogs may earn Tracking Dog or Tracking Dog Excellent patches. Lexingtonkennelclub.com.
IncrediPet Lunch & Learn Series. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free, but space is limited. Food and drink provided to those who reserve a spot. Reservations: Send email with name, address, phone number and email address to email@example.com or call (859) 266-9774. Specify which session you would like to attend.
■ Jan. 15, How to Read a Food Label. IncrediPet, 306 Southland Dr.
■ Feb. 19, Puppy and Kitten 101. IncrediPet, 3080 Richmond Rd.
■ March 19, Rotational Feeding.IncrediPet Select, 4101 Tates Creek Center Dr.
■ April 16, Sensitive Stomachs. IncrediPet, 306 Southland Dr.
■ May 21, Freeze-Dried/Frozen. IncrediPet, 3080 Richmond Rd.
■ June 18, Seniors. IncrediPet Select, 4101 Tates Creek Center Dr.
Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre. 8 p.m. Jan. 29. $35-$45. Lancaster Grand Theatre, 117 Lexington Rd., Lancaster. (859) 583-1716. Lancastergrand.com
Manners Matter K9 Training. Classes held at Dogtown, 1026 Manchester St., Lexington.
■ Puppy Head Start (for puppies 6 months and younger). Four-week session starts 6:45 p.m. Jan. 20. $95. Basic foundations that get your puppy on the right track, including socializing, crate training, chewing, house training and more.
■ Basic manners (for dogs 6 months and older). Six-week session starts 6:45 p.m. Jan. 15. $110. Class focuses on teaching foundations of basic manners, including eye contact, name recognition, focus and attention, sit, down, coming when called, and leash manners.
■ Targets and mat training. Four-week session starts 8 p.m. Jan. 20. $95. Focus is on "mat training" and target training that is covered briefly in basic classes.
To sign up, email Mandy Eakins at firstname.lastname@example.org or download the registration form, found under Class Information at the bottom of the page, at Mannersmatterky.com. Send in with payment noting your class of interest. Private lessons available.
Rosetree Dog Training. Classes held at Kandoo building, 4976 Old Versailles Rd., Lexington, unless otherwise noted. Rosetreedogtraining.com, Chris Miara at Chris@rosetreedogtraining.com.
■ Puppy Class (for dogs 12 weeks-7 months). Six-week session starts 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20. $145. Designed to teach impulse control, attention, including basic behaviors such as sit, down, come, loose leash walking, and more. Socialization is provided in controlled environment.
■ Basic class (for dogs 6 months and older). Six-week session starts 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22. $145. Develop a foundation of obedience and manners for the family dog and for dogs who might go on to other activities. Teach your dog to listen to you and pay attention in the midst of distractions. Help your dog learn to sit, lie down, walk on a leash, come when called, and stay.
■ Intro to Rally/Novice (for dogs who have taken basic obedience class). Four-week session starts 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22. $100. Offering more specialized instruction to prepare you and your dog for competition in Rally Obedience classes or to just have fun with your dog.
■ Reliable Recall Workshop. 1-4 p.m. Jan. 31. $50. One-day workshop consisting of structured exercises and games designed to teach your dog to come when called. Limited to 12 working spots. To be held at Dogtown, 1026 Manchester St.) To sign up, download registration form and call (859) 797-1346 for mailing information.