Pet Help Sessions and Classes - August 2017

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

Free Help Sessions (No Registration Required)

Help Prevent Your Cat's Destructive Scratching

Don't Leave Me! How to help your dog with separation anxiety.

Saturday Training Classes (Registration and Fee Required)

Mother May I? The first step to a courteous canine is self control. This Class is FULL.

CONCENTRATION: Learn how to achieve focus, despite the distractions

 

FREE CLASSES

Help Prevent Your Cat's Destructive Scratching

  • Tuesday, August 15th, 7:00-9:00 PM CANCELED - to be rescheduled
  • 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. Everyone welcome!

Come learn ways to help prevent your cat from destroying your furniture and carpets by scratching. This Free Behavioral Help Session will help you understand the normal behavioral needs cats have for scratching and ways to meet those needs that are acceptable to both cats and people. The behavioral pros and cons of declawing will be covered as well as some alternatives to declawing for people who are having trouble managing their cat’s destructive scratching.

Don't Leave Me! How to Help Your Dog With Separation Anxiety

  • Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00 pm
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • People only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!

Does your dog destroy items and eliminate when you leave the house? Howl for hours the moment you step out the door to go to work? Become anxious at just the sight of you picking up your purse? Join us for this free help session and learn how you can help your pet!

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.

 

Saturday Training Classes by Dog-Ed

Mother May I? Teaching Canine Self Control (THIS CLASS IS FULL)

  • Saturdays, August 12th through September 2nd, 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 four-week class

This four 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

CONCENTRATION: Learn how to achieve focus, despite the distractions

  • Saturdays, August 26th and September 2nd from 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Cost: $100

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's 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.

For more information or to download registration form, please go to http://www.dog-ed.net/group-classes.html

Requirements:

  • Current vaccinations for Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Bordatella and Rabies for your dog
  • Previous attendance at "Unleash the Possibilities". Visit Dog-ed.net or our Events Schedule at ahna.net to see the upcoming Unleash the Possibilities sessions)