Pet Help Sessions and Classes - August 2016

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

How and Why You Should Look After Your Pet's Teeth

Tips on Managing a Multi-Cat Household (Helping your cat get along with other cats, dogs, and people)

Woof! I Can't Stop Barking!

TTouch Training Class

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions

Follow Me! Enjoy Walks With Your Dog Again

FREE CLASSES

Free Classes are for people only. Please leave your pet at home.

How and Why You Should Look After Your Pet's Teeth

This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, August 9th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Dr. Dave Thompson.

Did you know that by 3 years of age:

80% of Dogs have Periodontal Disease
70% of Cats have Periodontal Disease

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 see live demonstrations and learn how to care for your pet's teeth at home. We can help make it easy and fun!

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 (peridontal disease, “cat cavities” and stomatitis)
  • learn how dental disease affects the entire body
  • listen to a frank discussion about anesthesia
  • see what occurs with professional dental care
  • learn how new techniques can save teeth (avoid extractions)
  • tour a 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

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.

Help Sessions are for people only, so please leave your pet at home. Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. 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. You may be directed to nearby parking that is available. Thank you for understanding.

In case of inclement weather, behavior help sessions 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.

Tips on Managing a Multi-Cat Household (Helping your cat get along with other cats, dogs, and people)

This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, August 16th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Tristan Rehner, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior Aid.

Does your cat disappear when guests come over? Does the fur fly between your cats? Does your cat seem stressed around dogs? Are you thinking about bringing in a new kitten to the household? This session is for you!

Tristan from Pet Behavior Aid will be discussing the proper way to introduce a new cat or kitten to the original members of the house. She will be offering tips on creating a low stress environment to promote a happy household for housemates, as well as tips to help your cat feel less stress with new people or guests in the house.

Help Sessions are for people only, so please leave your pet at home. Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. 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. You may be directed to nearby parking that is available. Thank you for understanding.

In case of inclement weather, behavior help sessions 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.

Woof! I Can't Stop Barking!

Tuesday, August 23rd at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed

Do you need some peace and quiet? Have neighbors ever complained or have Animal Control been at your door? Do you feel like you've tried everything and nothing has worked? This session is for you. Learn the different reasons that dogs may bark excessively, how to assess what is motivating your dog’s vocalization, and what training techniques will work best for your dog’s type of barking.

Help Sessions are for people only, so please leave your pet at home. Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. 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. You may be directed to nearby parking that is available. Thank you for understanding.

In case of inclement weather, behavior help sessions 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

TTouch Training Class

Saturdays, August 6th - Sept. 10th from 4:00 - 5:00pm in the AHNA Education Room

This class is taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

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.

What is TTouch?

TTouch (Tellington 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, well-being and improved behavior by reducing stress and physical tension.

Requirements:

  • Current vaccinations of DHPP, Bordatella, and Rabies
  • Attendance of the Saturday, July 30th Informational Session held at AHNA from 4-5pm
  • Preregistration

Cost: $100 - Preregistration required

Contact Dog-Ed to register for this class.

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions 

Upcoming Classes:
Saturdays, August 13th, 2016 and August 20th, 2016 from 2:30 - 3:30 pm in the AHNA Education Room

This class is taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

Learn how to achieve focus by your dog, despite distractions. New environments, people, and other dogs can be challenging and stimulating for your dog. In this two session class, you will learn how to build focus and shift your dog's attention from distractions back to you. This "Concentration" class is a prerequisite for the other classes in the Training Games Series.

Cost: $35 - Preregistration required

Requirements:

  • Current vaccinations for Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Bordatella and Rabies
  • Previous attendance at "Unleash the Possibilities"

(Visit Dog-ed.net or our Events Schedule to see the upcoming Unleash the Possibilities sessions)
Preregistration required

Follow Me! Enjoy Walks With Your Dog Again.

Saturday, August 27th - September 17th from 2:30 - 3:30pm in the AHNA Education Room

This class is taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

Does it feel like your dog is taking you for a walk instead of the other way around? Does it seem like you are invisible to your dog the moment you hit the sidewalk or trail? If so, this class is for you! This specialized 4-week class teaches you techniques to become proficient at loose leash walking with your dog and increase his or her attention around distractions. This class will strengthen your mechanical and motivational skills so future walks will be more pleasurable. First class is without dogs, for handlers only.

Requirements:

  • Current vaccinations of DHPP, Bordatella, and Rabies
  • Previous attendance at "Unleash the Possibilities" (Visit Dog-ed.net or our Events Schedule to see the upcoming 'Unleash the Possibilities' sessions)
  • Completed "Concentration" class (see details below)
  • Harness (A two points of contact harness is recommended such as the Freedom Harness)

Cost: $65 - Preregistration required

For more information or to download registration form, please go to Dog-ed.net/dogtraining.html