Pet Help Sessions - July 2014

Safe and Effective Puppy Socialization

Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:00 in the AHNA Education Room

Tristan Reiner of Pet Behavior Aid will be teaching the session.

Do you have a puppy or are you thinking about bringing one into the family? This session is for you. Tristan Rehner, CPDT-KA of Pet Behavior Aid will be presenting this session how to prepare your puppy to become a model canine citizen.

Young puppies have a very special time period from the age of three to sixteen weeks during which their experiences form lasting social behaviors. During this important period, it is critical for puppies to have many positive experiences with new people, sights, smells and sounds. These positive experiences will help your dog to be more comfortable and relaxed in many new situations later in life.

This is a special help session for people with puppies under 5 months of age. Understand age-appropriate puppy behavior, learn how to establish good habits to prevent problems from developing, and discover how to take advantage of your puppy’s socialization window.

Learn Your Canine ABC's - A class on living and learning with your dog

Tuesday, July 29th at 7:00 in the AHNA Education Room

Jenny White of Dog-Ed will be teaching the session.

Would you like to develop a better understanding of your dog’s behavior? Learn how to clearly communicate with them? In this free help session, you will discover how dogs learn, how to provide appropriate outlets for natural behaviors to keep your dog behaviorally healthy, and prevent problem behaviors from developing. Learn how to read your dog's body language for clues that tell you if he is relaxed, stressed, aggressive or afraid. This class is a must for any dog guardian or someone thinking about sharing their life with a dog!