Pet Help Sessions and Classes - October 2015

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

RED ROVER! Teach your dog to come whenever and wherever reliably!

Saturdays, Oct. 3rd - Oct. 24th at 4:00-5:00 pm in the AHNA Education Room

Teaching your dog to come when called enthusiastically and immediately is an important skill every dog should learn. It might end up saving his or her life! Not only does a speedy recall allow your dog more fun and freedom, it gives you piece of mind that your dog will return when asked.

In this 4-week class, you will learn ways to build focus and a variety of techniques to teach a reliable recall, even around distractions. If you have already begun teaching coming when called, but having difficulty around distractions or if this is a new skill you want to teach your dog, this class is for you!

Requirements:

Cost: $65

For more information or to download registration form, please go to Dog-ed.net/dogtraining.html

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.

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

Tuesday, October 6th 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.

Help Prevent Your Cat's Destructive Scratching

Tuesday, October 20 at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior Aid.

Come learn ways to help prevent your cat from destroying your furniture and carpets by scratching. This Free Behavioral Help Session will help you understand the normal behavioral needs cats have for scratching and ways to meet those needs that are acceptable to both cats and people. The behavioral pros and cons of declawing will be covered as well as some alternatives to declawing for people who are having trouble managing their cat’s destructive scratching.

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.

Unleash the Possibilities: Discover the Keys to a Wonderful Canine Companion

Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed

In this class you will discover how dogs learn, how to provide appropriate outlets for natural behaviors to keep your dog behaviorally healthy, and how to prevent problem behaviors from developing. Learn how to read your dog's body language for clues that tell you if he is relaxed, stressed, threatened, or afraid. This class is a must for any dog guardian or someone thinking about sharing their life with a dog.

This class is open to the public. No registration required. If you plan on enrolling Training Games series you must be present for whole class. This class is a prerequisite for the Concentration training class

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.