Pet Help Sessions and Classes - November 2015

*Be sure to scroll down to read about all sessions available*

FREE CLASSES

Woof! I Can't Stop Barking!

Tuesday, November 10th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed

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.

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.

Asheville NC veterinarianHow to Help Your Pet Survive Holiday Travel and Celebrations

Tuesday, November 17th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. Presented by Tristan Rehner, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid

This free people-only session will give you information to help you understand your pet’s behavior and gain skills to help your cat or dog negotiate the challenges presented by the hustle and bustle of the holidays. You will also learn how to help them feel safe and secure during these busy travel times.

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.

Ticketed Classes

Asheville NC veterinarianConcentration (A Training Class for You and Your Dog)

Saturdays: November 14th and 21st from 4 - 5:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed

Learn how to achieve focus, despite 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. 

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

Cost: $35

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.

Please be aware that Animal Hospital of North Asheville will be seeing patients while the class 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, 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.