Pet Help Sessions and Classes: March, April, and May 2019

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

MARCH How To Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

APRIL Breaking the Stereotype: Positive Basket Muzzle Training​

MAY KITTEN SOCIALIZATION: Preparing For and Raising A Happy Kitten 

Four Seasons Compassion For Life Monthly Pet Loss Grief Support Group 

FREE CLASSES 

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.

APRIL

Breaking the Stereotype: Positive Basket Muzzle Training​

  • Saturday, April 20th, 2019  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!

It's time to eliminate the negative associations with muzzles and learn all the good muzzles can do.

Muzzles can be a lifesaver (preventing dogs from eating things off the ground and to avoid a foreign body surgery), a training tool (great for gentle handling, especially near the face), a behavior modification tool, and a piece of safety equipment (for use during vet visits, on walks, and transporting or treating a dog who has suffered a traumatic event). And with proper training, it can be low stress and fun for your dog to wear.

Join us to learn why it is important that all dogs are trained to a muzzle (just like a leash, harness or collar). We will teach you about the different types of muzzles, which ones are appropriate for certain situations, and how to properly fit a muzzle. All while learning how to make muzzle training fun and positive for your dog.

The goal of positive muzzle training is when you have to use a muzzle it does not create any extra stress on your pet.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT POSITIVE MUZZLE TRAINING

MAY

KITTEN SOCIALIZATION: Preparing For and Raising A Happy Kitten 

  • Saturday, May 18th, 2019 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!

This free help session will be especially helpful for anyone who has a kitten or is thinking about adding a kitten to the family. You will learn what is age appropriate kitten behavior, how to establish good habits and how to prevent problems from developing. You will learn the importance of and how to provide a less stressful environment as well as how to provide enriching activities for your kitten and cat. You will learn the basic needs of a kitten, learn how to read body language, how to properly socialize your kitten along with how to properly introduce a new kitten to the established two and four-legged members of your family.

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, 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 Seasons Compassion For Life Monthly Pet Loss Grief Support Group 

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. On the first Tuesday of each month, Four Seasons Compassion for Life will be hosting a Pet Loss Grief Support Group from 5:30-6:30 pm. The monthly meeting will be held at a new location: 373 Biltmore Ave, near Mission Hospital. This group is for anyone who is grieving the loss of an animal companion and needs further support. This is a free monthly meeting. Everyone welcome but out of respect to other participants, please leave pets at home. 

Next Meetings:

  • Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
  • Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Click Here for more information about the monthly meeting