Pet Help Sessions and Classes - July 2017

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

Free Help Sessions (No Registration Required)

Unleash the Possibilities: Discover the Keys to a Wonderful Canine Companion

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

Be Brave! How To Help Your Fearful Dog Gain Confidence

Saturday Training Classes (Registration and Fee Required)

CONCENTRATION: Learn how to achieve focus, despite the distractions

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

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


FREE CLASSES

Unleash the Possibilities: Discover the Keys to a Wonderful Canine Companion.

  • SATURDAY: July 1st, 12:00PM -2:00PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!

In this free Behavior Help session, you will discover how dogs learn, how to provide appropriate outlets for natural behaviors to keep your dog behaviorally healthy, and how to prevent problem behaviors from developing. Learn how to read your dog's body language for clues that tell you if he is relaxed, stressed, threatened, or afraid. It is a must for family members or anyone thinking about sharing their life with a dog.

This class is free and open to the public. No registration required. If you plan on enrolling in the Training Games Series, you must be present for whole class. This is a prerequisite for the Training Game Series.

This class is being presented free of charge by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

  • Tuesday, July 11th, 7:00 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Dr. Dave Thompson
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!

Did you know that by 3 years of age 80% of Dogs have Periodontal Disease and 70% of Cats have Periodontal Disease? Did you know periodontal disease is uncomfortable and can shorten your pet’s life? 

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 and learn why it is so important and what’s involved. See a live demonstration and get your questions answered. We can help make it easy and fun! 

You can also tour our high tech dental suite and see first-hand what your pet experiences when they are here for a professional dental cleaning. Dr. Thompson will explain exactly how anesthesia is administered and monitored. Learn how to tell if your pet needs professional dental care.

He will also explain what dental disease is, common problems you can be on the lookout for and how new dental techniques can often help avoid the need to extract a tooth. 

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
  • Learn how dental disease affects your pet’s body
  • Learn about the anesthesia used during dental procedures
  • Learn what your pet experiences on the day of a dental procedure
  • Learn how new techniques can save teeth (avoid extractions)
  • Tour our 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

Be Brave! How To Help Your Fearful Dog Gain Confidence

  • Tuesday, July 18th, 7:00 PM
  • 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!

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.

This class is being presented free of charge by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of 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 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

CONCENTRATION: Learn how to achieve focus, despite the distractions

  • Saturdays, July 29th and August 5th, 2:30-3:30PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • 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 is 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.

Requirements:

  • Current vaccinations for Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Bordatella and Rabies  
  • Attended "Unleash the Possibilities
  • Pre-registration needed. Cost: $100

To register: Pay online or mail in a check along with registration form to: Dog-Ed - PO Box 16284 Asheville, NC 28816

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

  • Saturdays, July 29th through August 19th 4:00-5:00PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $100 for this 4 week class

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/dogtraining.html or our Events Schedule to see the upcoming Unleash the Possibilities sessions and Concentration classes)
  • Preregistration $65

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

Mother May I? The first step to a courteous canine is self control!

  • Saturdays, August 12th- September 2nd, 2:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $65 for this 4 weeks class

This 4 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