Pet Help Sessions and Classes - June 2016

Silver Muzzles Dog Training Class: An Enrichment Class for Senior Dogs

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

How and Why To Look After Your Pet's Teeth

Be Brave! How to Help Your Fearful Dog Gain Confidence

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

FREE CLASSES

How and Why To Look After Your Pet's Teeth

This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, June 14th 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.

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

This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, June 21st 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.

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

This class is being presented free of charge on Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

In this class 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. This class is a must for any dog guardian or someone thinking about sharing their life with a dog.

Unleash the Possibilities is a prerequisite for the paid Concentration and Mother May I classes.

This class is open to the public. No registration required. If you plan on enrolling Training Games series you must be present for whole class. This class is a prerequisite for the Concentration training class

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

Silver Muzzles Dog Training Class: An Enrichment Class for Senior Dogs

Silver Muzzles is a series of four classes for senior dogs being offered at Animal Hospital of North Asheville on Saturday afternoons starting June 11th at 2:30pm. There is a charge of $65 for this series of classes. Class size is limited to 4 dogs. It is lots of fun for your dog!

This 4-week class will help provide mental and physical enrichment for your aging best friend. The class includes scent games, trick training, puzzle toys, low level obstacles, and bodywork to keep your senior dog's mind and body active and happy.

The series of classes will be taught in the Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room by Jenny White, CPDT- KA of Dog-Ed.

Dates: Saturdays starting June 11, 2016 - July 9th, 2016 (no class on 7/2/16) at 2:30-3:30pm
Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville, Education Room

Prerequisites:

  • Dogs 7 years and older with veterinarian approval that will work safely around people and dogs on leash
  • Current vaccinations for Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Bordatella and Rabies

Preregistration Required
Cost: $65 for 4 weeks

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

Questions? Contact Jenny at 989-1883 or info@dog-ed.net

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

This class is perfect for adolescents and dogs whose impulse control could use some polishing. In this 4-week 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.

The series of classes will be taught in the Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room by Jenny White, CPDT- KA of Dog-Ed.

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

Requirements:

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

(Visit Dog-ed.net to see the upcoming Unleash the Possibilities sessions and Concentration training classes)

Dates: Saturdays, June 11th, 2016 - July 9th, 2016 (NO CLASS 7/2/16) 4:00 - 5:00pm
Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville, Education Room

Preregistration Required

Cost: $65 for 4 weeks

Let the games begin! Dog-Ed makes training classes fun and flexible through its Training Games Series small group classes. Once you have attended the required "Unleash the Possibilities" and "Concentration" class, you can pick and choose which classes would benefit you and your dog. Taking the complete series will prepare you for taking the APDT's C.L.A.S.S. Bachelor's evaluation.