Pet Help Sessions and Classes - July 2016

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

What is Normal Cat Behavior? Tips for creating the best life for your cat.

How to Create An Enriched Environment for Stay At Home Dogs

What is TTouch?

Red Rover: Teach Your Dog to Come Whenever & Wherever Reliably

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions

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, July 12th 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.

What is Normal Cat Behavior? Tips for creating the best life for your cat.

This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, July 19th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Tristan Rehner, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior Aid.

Have you ever wondered "Why does my cat do that?" Join us to learn what normal behavior is for your cat and to discover appropriate outlets for normal feline behaviors to prevent them from developing into behavior problems.

Learn how to read your cat's body language and vocalizations to better understand her moods and desires. We will also talk about how cats learn, and even explore training techniques for cats! This help session is open to anyone interested in developing a better understanding of their cat's behavior and creating the best life for your cat.

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.

How to Create An Enriched Environment for Stay At Home Dogs

This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, July 26th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

Are you worried that your dog is bored while you are at work? Do you wonder what your dog does all day when you are gone? Do they cause a little mischief when they are left unsupervised? Are you working on training a new puppy or a new dog to the rules of the house? This free help session is for you!

Learn how to properly introduce crate training, along with when and how to use it. Crates are not recommended for long term use. Learn how to set up a successful long term confinement area while your puppy or dog are learning the rules of the house. And learn how to add enrichment through interactive toys to help beat boredom and stimulate your dog while you are gone.

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.

What is TTouch?

July 30th Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed will be hosting a Free Informational Help Session: What is TTouch? 

Join Dog-Ed to learn about TTouch

**OPEN TO ALL**

Join Dog-Ed on Saturday, July 30th from 4-5pm at Animal Hospital of North Asheville to learn about Tellington TTouch. 

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. 

This people only class is free and no registration is required. 

This information session is a requirement to joining the 6-week TTouch class starting August 6th at 4pm. To learn more about the 6 week TTouch Training class for you and your dog, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1747565028788958/

If you are interested in private TTouch lessons in your home for you and your cat, please contact Jenny at  info@dog-ed.net  or  828-989-1883

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

Red Rover: Teach Your Dog to Come Whenever & Wherever Reliably

Upcoming Classes: 
Saturdays, July 16th, 2016 - August 6th, 2016 from 2:30-3:30pm in the AHNA Education Room

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!

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

Cost: $65 - Preregistration required

Requirements:

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

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

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

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions 

Upcoming Classes:
Saturdays, July 16th, 2016 and July 23rd, 2016 from 4:00-5:00pm in the AHNA Education Room

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.

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

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