Pet Help Sessions and Classes - May 2015

*Be sure to scroll down to read all sessions available in May.

FREE CLASSES

Tellington TTouch Informational Session

Saturday, May 16th at 4:00 pm - Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room

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 May 23rd at 4pm. Click Here for more information about the 6 week training session.

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

Tuesday, May 19th at 7:00 pm - Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room

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 free Behavior Help Session is being presented by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA 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.

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.

Woof! I can't stop barking.

Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00 pm - Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room

Do you need some peace and quiet? Have neighbors ever complained or have Animal Control been at your door? Do you feel like you've tried everything and nothing has worked? This session is for you. Learn the different reasons that dogs may bark excessively, how to assess what is motivating your dog’s vocalization, and what training techniques will work best for your dog’s type of barking.

This free Behavior Help Session is being presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

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.

 

TICKETS REQUIRED


Concentration: Learn How to Help Your Dog Focus Despite Distractions

Saturday, May 2 & Saturday, May 9 at 4:00 pm - Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room

Cost: $35

Learn how to achieve focus, despite the distractions. New environments, people, and other dogs can be challenging and stimulating for your dog. In this 2-week class, you will learn how to build focus and shift your dog's attention from distractions back to you. This "Concentration" class is a pre-requisite for the other classes in the Training Games Series.

Click Here for more information or to download registration form.

Requirements:
Current vaccinations of DHPP, Bordatella, and Rabies required
Attended "Unleash the Possibilities"
(Visit Dog-ed.net or our Events Schedule to see the upcoming Unleash the Possibilities sessions)


Tellington TTouch 6 Week Training Class

Saturdays from May 23rd- July 11th (no class 6/13, and 7/4) - Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room

Cost: $100

The TTouch 6-week training class is open to dogs of all ages and personalities. This class will teach unique methods to build strength and resilience in a senior dog, settle and focus in an adolescent dog, build confidence and cooperation in a puppy, and increase acceptance of handling and husbandry activities.

Each week you will learn different bodywork techniques as well as explore new obstacles in the “Confidence Course”.

Applying these innovative techniques to your daily life will improve your dog’s physical and mental well-being while deepening your bond with your special companion. This class allows for plenty of individual work, as well as helpful hands on group activities.

Requirements:

  • Attendance of the Free Saturday, May 16th Informational Session held at AHNA from 4-5pm
  • They need proof of DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies
  • A 2 points contact harness and leash (such as a Freedom Harness)

Contact Dog-Ed to register.