Pet Help Sessions and Classes - October 2016

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

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

Puppies W.I.N. (What is Normal Puppy Behavior)

How to Clicker Train Your Cat or Dog

Mother May I

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions

Red Rover: Teach Your Dog to Come Whenever & Wherever Reliably

FREE CLASSES


How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

Tuesday, October 11th at 7:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. This class is presented by 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.

Puppies W.I.N. (What is Normal Puppy Behavior)

Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 - 9:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. This class is presented by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior Aid.

This free Behavior Help Session is for anyone with a puppy under 5 months of age or anyone planning on adding a puppy to the family. The focus of this help session will be to help you learn what age-appropriate puppy behavior is for your puppy, learn how to establish good habits to prevent problems from developing, and discover how to take advantage of your puppy’s socialization window.

Puppies W.I.N. is open to anyone who is interested in understanding more about their puppy or who might be preparing to bring a puppy into their home.

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.

How to Clicker Train Your Cat or Dog

Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 - 8:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. This class is presented by by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

Are you interested in learning more about clicker training for your dog or cat? Have you ever wondered why people use "clickers" to train? Or when and how to use the clicker correctly? How does the "click" sound help train an animal? These questions and much more will be answered.

Join Dog-Ed on Tuesday, Oct. 25th from 7-8pm to learn the clicker training basics as well as play a few fun games with your cat or dog. This class is not only for dog and cat families, clicker training works for all animals - even fish!

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

Mother May I

Saturdays, October 8th-October 29th from 2:30-3:30pm in the AHNA Education Room. This class is presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

This class is perfect for adolescents and dogs whose impulse control could use some polishing. In this 4-week class, you will learn how to teach your dog to greet people politely, "wait", and "leave". You will also gain the knowledge of how to use your body language to influence your dog's behavior.

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"
  • Completed "Concentration" class

(Visit Dog-ed.net or our Events Schedule to see the upcoming Unleash the Possibilities sessions and Concentration training classes)

Preregistration Required

Cost: $65 for 4 weeks

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.

Concentration: Learn how to achieve focus, despite distractions

Saturdays, October 8th and 15th from 4:00 - 5:00pm 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

Requirements:

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

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

Red Rover: Teach Your Dog to Come Whenever & Wherever Reliably

Saturdays, October 22th - November 19th (No Class Nov. 5th) from 4:00-5:00pm in the AHNA Education Room. This class is presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed.

Teach your dog to come whenever and wherever reliably!

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:

  • Current vaccinations of DHPP, Bordatella, and Rabies
  • Attended "Unleash the Possibilities"
  • Completed "Concentration" class

(Visit Dog-ed.net or our Events Schedule to see the upcoming Unleash the Possibilities sessions and Concentration classes)

Cost: $65

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