Pet Help Sessions and Classes - November 2016

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How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions


How to Help Your Leash Reactive Dog

This class is being presented free of charge on Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid.

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.


Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions

Saturdays, November 12th and 19th from 2:30 - 3:30pm in the AHNA Education Room. This class is presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed. 

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.

Cost: $35 - Preregistration required


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

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