Pet Help Sessions and Classes - March 2016

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

How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

Don't Leave Me! How to Help Your Dog With Separation Anxiety

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions

FREE Classes

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

Tuesday, March 8th 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.

How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

Tuesday, March 15th at 7:00 pm in the AHNA Education Room. This FREE Help Session is being presented by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid and is for people only.

Does your dog growl, bark, lunge, and just get all into a tizzy when he or she sees other dogs or people while on a leash? If so, this class is for you. At this free, people-only behavior help session, you will learn canine body language so that you can better know what to expect at each encounter. You will also learn what steps you can take to prevent your dog from going into this state of mind, and you will learn lots more!

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.

Don't Leave Me! How to Help Your Dog With Separation Anxiety

Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm in the AHNA Education Room. This FREE Help Session is being presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed for this free Behavior Help Session to learn how to teach your dog to relax when you leave the house.

Does your dog destroy items and eliminate when you leave the house? Howl for hours the moment you step out the door to go to work? Become anxious at just the sight of you picking up your purse? Join us for this free help session and learn how you can help your pet!

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

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions

Our next training classes by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed will be held on the following two Saturdays, 3/26/16 and 4/2/16
 
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.
 
For more information or to download registration form, please go to Dog-ed.net/dogtraining.html
 
Requirements:

  • Current vaccinations for Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Bordatella and Rabies
  • Previous attendance at  "Unleash the Possibilities"
  • Preregistration

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

Upcoming Classes:

  • Saturdays, March 26th and April 2nd from 2:30-3:30pm - JUST ADDED
  • Saturdays, March 26th and April 2nd from 4-5pm- THIS CLASS IS FULL

Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
 
Cost: $35

Pre-registration required.
 
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.