Pet Help Sessions and Classes - April 2017

Click on one of the links below to select the class you would like more information on:

Free Help Sessions (No Registration Required)

Tellington TTouch Informational Session

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

Be Brave! How To Help Your Fearful Dog Gain Confidence

Happy Together: How To Manage A Multi-dog Household

Saturday Training Classes (Registration and Fee Required)

Tellington TTouch 6 Week Training Class (for you and your dog)

CONCENTRATION: Learn how to achieve focus, despite the distractions

Mother May I? The first step to a courteous canine is self control!

FREE CLASSES

Tellington TTouch Informational Session

  • Saturday, April 1st, 4:00 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • People Only Please
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend.

TTouch is a unique approach to training based on compassion and respect for our animal friends. Using a specific form of bodywork and specialized movement exercises, the TTouch Method promotes cooperation, wellbeing and improved behavior by reducing stress and physical tension.

This information session is a requirement to joining the 6-week Tellington TTouch 6 week training class starting April 15th at 4pm, held in the Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room. Click here to learn more about TTouch for you and your dog 6 week training class.

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

  • Tuesday, April 11th, 7:00 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Dr. Dave Thompson
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend.

Did you know that by three years of age 80% of dogs have periodontal disease and 70% of cats have periodontal disease? Did you know periodontal disease is uncomfortable, leads to painful problems and can shorten your pet's life?

It is new thinking for many people, but proper dental care will keep your pet more comfortable, lengthen life and prevent bad breath. It is never too early or too late to start caring for your pet's teeth! Come and learn why it is so important and what's involved. See a live demonstration and get your questions answered. We can help make it easy and fun!

You can also tour our high tech dental suite and see first-hand what your pet experiences when they are here for a professional dental cleaning. Dr. Thompson will explain exactly how anesthesia is administered and monitored. Learn how to tell if your pet needs professional dental care.

He will also explain what dental disease is, common problems you can be on the lookout for and how new dental techniques can often help avoid the need to extract a tooth.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Learn what dental disease in dogs is
  • Learn how cats are different than dogs in their dental care needs
  • Learn about the unique feline oral diseases
  • Learn how dental disease affects your pet’s body
  • Learn about the anesthesia used during dental procedures
  • Learn what your pet experiences on the day of a dental procedure
  • Learn how new techniques can save teeth (avoid extractions)
  • Tour  our high tech dental suite
  • See a live demonstration of dogs having tooth brushing – the right way
  • See our recommended home care program – quick and inexpensive
  • Have your questions answered

Be Brave! How To Help Your Fearful Dog Gain Confidence

  • Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend.

Whether your dog has specific fears or is generally timid, learn how to understand the signs of anxiety, how to prevent fear from becoming aggression, and some fundamental techniques to help your “wallflower” dog come out of his or her shell.

This class is being presented free of charge by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid

The mission of Pet Behavior Aid, a non-profit organization, is to increase the retention of companion animals in their homes in Asheville and Western NC through education and training programs for people who have dogs or cats, animal shelter and rescue workers, and the general community.

Happy Together: How To Manage A Multi-dog Household

  • Tuesday, April 25th, 7:00 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • People Only Please
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend.

Living in a multiple dog household has many rewards and benefits, but it also has its challenges. In this free session you will learn how to bring maximize the joy of living in a multi-dog household. You will be offered practical tips on how decrease the demanding, competitive, overly enthusiastic behaviors and increase the more polite and calm ones.

This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, April 25th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

This class is free and open to the public. No registration required.

This free Behavior Help Session is being presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed. 

A little about our Free Help Sessions:

Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. As much as we wish we could include your pet in this class, it is for humans only, so please leave all those sweet and wonderful pets at home.

These Help Sessions are free to the public on a first come, first seated basis. Please be aware that Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be seeing patients while the Help Session is in progress, so some of our parking will be reserved for the families of patients needing care. Thank you for understanding.

In case of inclement weather, class will be cancelled. If you have any doubt whether the class will be held, check our Facebook page or call Animal Hospital of North Asheville at 828-253-3393.

TICKETED CLASSES

Saturday Training Classes - Registration and Fee Required

Tellington TTouch 6 Week Training Class (for you and your dog)

  • Saturdays, April 15th-May 20th, 4:00-5:00 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $100 for the 6 week class

The TTouch 6-week training class is open to dogs of all ages and personalities. This class will teach unique methods to build strength and resilience in a senior dog, settle and focus in an adolescent dog, build confidence and cooperation in a puppy, and increase acceptance of handling and husbandry activities. Each week you will learn different bodywork techniques as well as explore new obstacles in the “Confidence Course”. Applying these innovative techniques to your daily life will improve your dog’s physical and mental well-being while deepening your bond with your special companion. This class allows for plenty of individual work, as well as helpful hands on group activities.

Requirements:

  • Attendance of the Free Saturday, April 1st Informational Session held at AHNA from 4:00-5:00pm
  • Current vaccinations for Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Bordatella and  Rabies                
  • A 2 points contact harness and leash (such as a Freedom Harness)
  • Pre-registration needed. Fee of $100

To register: Pay online or mail in a check along with registration form to: Dog-Ed - PO Box 16284 Asheville, NC 28816

CONCENTRATION: Learn how to achieve focus, despite the distractions

  • Saturdays, April 15th and 22nd, 2:30-3:30PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $100 for the 6 week class of training classes

New environments, people, and other dogs can be challenging and stimulating for your dog. The first two Saturdays of this 6-week class, you will learn how to build focus and shift your dog's attention from distractions back to you. You will pick your class for the last four Saturdays.  You can choose one of the following four week classes:  coming when called (Red Rover), loose leash walking (Follow Me), stationary training (Red Light-Green Light) or polite greetings (Mother May I?) class. It is your choice! You will have a total of 6-weeks of fun and skill building! This "Concentration" class is a prerequisite for the other classes in the Training Games Series.

Requirements:

  • Current vaccinations for Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Bordatella and  Rabies             
  • Attended "Unleash the Possibilities
  • Pre-registration needed. Fee of $100

To register: Pay online or mail in a check along with registration form to: Dog-Ed - PO Box 16284 Asheville, NC 28816

Mother May I? The first step to a courteous canine is self control!

  • Saturdays, April 29th-May 20th, 2:30-3:30PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $65 for this 4 week class

This 4 week training class is perfect for adolescents and dogs whose impulse control could use some polishing. In this class, you will learn how to teach your dog to greet people politely, "wait", and "leave". You will also gain the knowledge of how to use your body language to influence your dog's behavior.

Requirements:

  • Current vaccinations for Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Bordatella and  Rabies             
  • Attended "Unleash the Possibilities
  • Completed Concentration Class
  • Pre-registration needed. Fee of $65

To register: Pay online or mail in a check along with registration form to: Dog-Ed - PO Box 16284 Asheville, NC 28816