Pet Help Sessions and Classes - February 2016

dog classes

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

Feline and Canine Oral Health: What You Probably Did Not Know.

Be Brave! How to Help Your Fearful Dog Gain Confidence.

Happy Together: How to Manage a Multi-Dog Household

RED ROVER! Teach your dog to come whenever and wherever reliably!

FREE Classes

Feline and Canine Oral Health: What You Probably Did Not Know.

Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm in the AHNA Education Room with 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.

Be Brave! How to Help Your Fearful Dog Gain Confidence.

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

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.

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.

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.

Happy Together: How to Manage a Multi-Dog Household

dog classesThis class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, February 23rd at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

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.

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

RED ROVER! Teach your dog to come whenever and wherever reliably!

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

Teaching your dog to come when called enthusiastically and immediately is an important skill every dog should learn. It might end up saving his or her life! Not only does a speedy recall allow your dog more fun and freedom, it gives you piece of mind that your dog will return when asked.

In this 4-week class, you will learn ways to build focus and a variety of techniques to teach a reliable recall, even around distractions. If you have already begun teaching coming when called, but having difficulty around distractions or if this is a new skill you want to teach your dog, this class is for you!

Requirements:

  • Current vaccinations of DHPP, ...Bordatella, and Rabies
  • Attended "Unleash the Possibilities"
  • Completed "Concentration" class

(Visit Dog-ed.net or our Events Schedule to see the upcoming Unleash the Possibilities sessions and Concentration classes)

Upcoming Classes:
Saturdays, Feb.6th - Feb 27th from 4-5pm

Cost: $65

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

Please be aware that Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be seeing patients while the class 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, 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.