Animal Hospital of North Asheville was proud to host Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed's most recent training class "Tricks and Games" and "Concentration". Congratulations to all the families who participated in these two wonderful confidence building training classes.
Tricks and Games
This four week training class in which dogs and their people learned different tricks and games was a fun way to strengthen the relationship between the dogs and their families, increase the dog's mental stimulation, and is a fun activity for the whole family. The increased stimulation also helps curb unwanted behavior. Students learned how to play scent games, tug, and find the mat, as well as how to do tricks like back up, twirl, beg, crawl, and much more. It was fun to see to see the dogs grow and show off what they had practiced each week. Way to go everyone!
Concentration: Learn How To Achieve Focus, Despite Distractions.
During this class, held on two consecutive Saturdays, registered attendees each brought their canine companion to learn how to build focus and how to shift the companion’s focus back to them during distractions. New environments, people, and other dogs are examples of challenges for which Jenny White, CPDT-KA taught participants coping skills. The Concentration Training Class is a building block to future training classes. We are very excited to see what is in store for the graduates!
Classes like these are different from the Free (People-only) Behavior Help sessions that we have here at Animal Hospital of North Asheville on certain weekday evenings. While the Free sessions require no registration, registration and payment is required for the Saturday classes that dogs attend along with a caregiver. Dogs and their people love these classes as they are fun, and are taught using positive reinforcement.
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