Sara lounges for a moment at her Yappy Hour class. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Julia Thomson gives Sara a belly rub. One of the goals of Yappy Hour is to get puppies comfortable with friendly strangers. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Ken Johnson works with his 13-week-old golden retriever, Sara, at Yappy Hour. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Yappy Hour students John Thomson, his kids Andrew, 8, and Julia, 10, and 12-week-old black Lab mix, Scout, are proud to have successfully completed Yappy Hour. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Wire-haired terrier Scooter gives a smooch to vet student Jolene Conley. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Scooter is ready for his close-up. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Dr. Tami Pierce, right — along with vet students Jolene Conley, left, and Carol Lah, second from right — talks to Melanie Norris about Scooter, her four-month-old foster puppy. The wire-haired terrier was found abandoned by a roadside. After four weeks of class and training from Norris, Dr. Pierce said Scooter has been one of the program's biggest success stories, going from timid to playing confidently with bigger puppies, like Scout, a rambunctious black Lab mix. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo
Veterinary student Kelsey Brust puts Sara through the paces at Yappy Hour. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise photo

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