Pet Help Sessions and Classes: February and March 2019

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

Free Help Sessions (No Registration Required)

FEBRUARY Help Prevent Your Cat’s Destructive Scratching

MARCH How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

MARCH Four Season's Pet Loss Grief Support

FREE CLASSES 

FEBRUARY 

Help Prevent Your Cat’s Destructive Scratching

  • Saturday, February 16th starting at 11:30 AM 
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner-Fleurant, 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.

Free Help Sessions are presented by Tristan Rehner- Fleurant, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid.

MARCH 

How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

  • Saturday, March 16th starting at 11:30 AM 
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner-Fleurant, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid
  • People Only. No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!

Does your dog growl, bark, lunge, and just get all into a tizzy when he sees other dogs or people? If so this class is for you. Learn body language so that you can better know what to expect, what steps you can take to prevent your dog from going into this state of mind, and lots more.

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. 

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

Four Season's Pet Loss Grief Support

Join Kathy Link and the Four Seasons Pet Loss Grief Support Group for their March Pet Loss Grief Support Monthly Meeting.  Losing a pet friend and companion can be heartbreaking. Whether it is a sudden or planned goodbye, it is an emotional time.  We understand the strength and specialness of the animal-human bond. The Pet Loss Grief Support Group is also for families that are getting near to the time to say goodbye to a beloved pet.

Kathy Link is a licensed clinical social worker at Four Seasons. Four Seasons provides a continuum of care across eleven counties in Western North Carolina, including Buncombe County. They provide care navigation, home care, palliative care, hospice care, community bereavement support, and clinical research. Kathy is very excited to be the facilitator of the Four Seasons Pet Loss Grief Support Group in Buncombe County. She is supported by an entire team of community bereavement professionals including other licensed clinical social workers, chaplains, and music therapists.

Four Seasons Pet Loss Grief Support Group

Who:     Anyone who has lost a pet, preparing to say goodbye, or grieving and needs further support. 

What:    Four Seasons Pet Loss Grief Support Group

When:   Tuesday, March 5th from 5:30-6:30pm

Where:  Four Seasons Buncombe County Office,(373 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, near Doctors Park and Mission Hospital). 

Why:     Because your feelings of grief matter and our pets are our family

Cost:     There is no cost to group participants. Four Seasons Bereavement Support services are made possible by community support and philanthropic donations. For more information on how to support the mission of Four Seasons and this program in particular, please call the Four Seasons Foundation at 828.513.2440. www.FourSeasonsCFL.org

For respect of the group, please leave pets at home.