Pet Help Sessions and Classes - October 2017

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

Free Help Sessions (No Registration Required)

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

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

How To Help Your Leash Reactive Dog 

TTOUCH: Build confidence and cooperation in your dog

Reading A Dog's Body Language: Learn a New Language... DOG!

Saturday Training Classes (Registration and Fee Required)

Concentration: Learn How to Achieve Focus by Your Dog, Despite Distractions.

TTOUCH: Build confidence and cooperation in your dog

SIMON SAYS: Sit, stand, and all that jazz!

FREE CLASSES

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

  • Thursday, October 5th from 6:00-8:00pm
  • Location: Asheville Humane Society
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!
  • Important Note: This class is the first requirement to take any of the Saturday Training Classes at AHNA.

Interested in joining a Dog-Ed dog training class? Would you like to develop a better understand of your dog's behavior? Learn how to clearly communicate with them? Then join Dog-Ed for this free help session on one of the dates listed below!

In this free Behavior Help session, 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. It is a must for family members or anyone thinking about sharing their life with a dog.

This class is free and open to the public. No registration required. If you plan on enrolling in the Training Games Series, you must be present for whole class. This is a prerequisite for the Training Game Series.

UPCOMING CLASSES:

  • Thursday, 10/5/17, 6-8pm, at the Asheville Humane Society
  • Saturday, 10/28/17, 10am-12pm, at the Asheville Humane Society
  • Saturday, 12/2/17, 4:30-6:30pm, at the Asheville Humane Society

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.

How and Why to Look After Your Pet's Teeth

  • Tuesday, October 10th, 7:00 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Dr. Dave Thompson
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!

Did you know that by 3 years of age 80% of Dogs have Periodontal Disease and 70% of Cats have Periodontal Disease? Did you know periodontal disease is uncomfortable and can shorten your pet’s life? 

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 and learn why it is so important and what’s involved. See a live demonstration and get your questions answered. We can help make it easy and fun! 

You can also tour our high tech dental suite and see first-hand what your pet experiences when they are here for a professional dental cleaning. Dr. Thompson will explain exactly how anesthesia is administered and monitored. Learn how to tell if your pet needs professional dental care.

He will also explain what dental disease is, common problems you can be on the lookout for and how new dental techniques can often help avoid the need to extract a tooth. 

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
  • Learn how dental disease affects your pet’s body
  • Learn about the anesthesia used during dental procedures
  • Learn what your pet experiences on the day of a dental procedure
  • Learn how new techniques can save teeth (avoid extractions)
  • Tour our 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

How To Help Your Leash Reactive Dog 

  • Tuesday, October 17th, 7:00-8:30PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Tristan Rehner, MS, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CBATI of Pet Behavior Aid
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!

Does your dog growl, bark, lunge, and just get all into a tizzy when he sees other dogs or people? If so this class is for you. Learn body language so that you can better know what to expect, what steps you can take to prevent your dog from going into this state of mind, and 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.

TTOUCH: Build confidence and cooperation in your dog

  • Saturday, Oct. 21st, 2:30PM-3:30PM 
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone Welcome!

Join Dog-Ed to learn about Tellington TTouch. 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.

Reading A Dog's Body Language: Learn a New Language... DOG!

  • Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00 PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • People Only
  • No Registration required. No fee to attend. Everyone welcome!

Come learn how to "read" your dog's posture and signals, so you can better understand your dog's emotions and motivations. Reading a dog's body language is not only helpful in predicting his or her reactions in situations, but also key to modifying their behavior. Becoming fluent in canine body language will allow you to enjoy interactions with dogs and stay safe at the same time.
 

A little about our Free Help Sessions:

Our goal is to teach you what you need to know to help your pet. 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.

These 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. 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.

Saturday Training Classes by Dog-Ed

Concentration: Learn How to Achieve Focus by Your Dog, Despite Distractions.

  • Saturdays, October 7th and 14th from 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Taught by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Cost: $100 for 6 weeks of training

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 SERIES also includes a 4-week class of coming when called (Red Rover), loose leash walking (Follow Me), stationary training (Red Light-Green Light) or polite greetings (Mother May I?) class. It is your choice! For a total of 6-week fun and skill-building learning! This "Concentration" class is a pre-requisite for the other classes in the Training Games Series

Click Here for more information or to download the registration form.

Requirements:

  • Current vaccinations for Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Bordatella and Rabies for your dog.
  • Previous attendance at "Unleash the Possibilities". Visit Dog-ed.net or our Events Schedule at ahna.net to see the upcoming Unleash the Possibilities sessions)
  • Preregistration $100

*AHNA recommends for the protection of your pet, that all dogs attending a class with other dogs be vaccinated against both strains of Canine Influenza (H3N2 and H3N8).

TTOUCH: Build confidence and cooperation in your dog

  • Saturdays, Oct. 21st- Dec 16th, 2:30PM-3:30PM (no classes 11/11 and 11/25)
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $100 for this 7 week class

Join Dog-Ed to learn about Tellington TTouch. 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.

The TTouch 7-week training class is open to dogs of all ages and personalities. First class no dogs. 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:

  • Current vaccinations of DHPP, Bordatella, and Rabies. 
  • 2 points of contact harness and leash (such as the Freedom Harness and leash, Balance harness)

*AHNA recommend for your dog's protection, all dogs attending this training class be vaccinated against both strains of the Canine Influenza ( H3N2 and H3N8)

Contact Dog-Ed to register for this class.

SIMON SAYS: Sit, stand, and all that jazz!

  • Saturdays, Oct. 21st and Oct. 28th from 4:00-5:00PM 
  • Presented by Jenny White, CPDT-KA of Dog-Ed
  • Location: Animal Hospital of North Asheville Education Room
  • Cost: $35 for the two week training class

New to training? Unable to get your dog sit or down? Need some help trouble shooting the basics? This class is for you! Our certified dog trainer will provide guidance and support on training the fundamental positions and learn the many techniques used to train them through positive reinforcement. Behaviors taught in this class are: sit, down, stand, hand targeting.

Requirements:

  • Current vaccinations for Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo, Bordatella and Rabies.  
  • Attended "Unleash the Possibilities
  • Pre-registration needed. Fee of $35
  • Completed Concentration Class 

*For the protection of your pet, AHNA recommends all dogs attending this training class be vaccinated for both strains of the Canine Influenza (H3N2 and H3N8).  

To register: Pay online or mail in a check along with registration form to: Dog-Ed - PO Box 16284 Asheville, NC 28816