Rally Obedience

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Rally Obedience

Rally Obedience is a great next step after you complete your Beginning Obedience Class. Many dogs need to work their behaviors in different environments and circumstances to keep them engaged and focused on you. Rally O is similar to circuit training like you would do at a gym. You and your dog go from cone to cone and perform the behavior asked for at each cone (station). Rally gives you and your dog a challenge by asking behaviors differently than in the regular Beginning Obedience class. Each week there will be a different course for you and your dog. If it has been a while since you and your dog took your Beginning Obedience class, this might be the class to freshen up you and your dog’s communication...

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Precision Timing / Clicker Workshop

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Precision Timing / Clicker Workshop

Precision Timing / Clicker Workshop Increase your trainer skills by 300%. In 2 just hours you will learn what only the best animal trainers know; how it feels to be the dog. As well as learning more than any book can teach you, this is one of the most fun workshops you will ever attend!!! This workshop hones your timing skills. Timing is everything when it comes to training. Do you feel like your dog does not understand you?  Do you have excessive barking or impulse control behaviors you would like to get under control?  Are you at a plateau communicating with your dog or training specific behaviors?  Is it time to wean off treats or teach fun tricks? Get the behaviors you desire faster, easier, and with less stress for you and your dog. This workshop is for people only, as you get to BE THE DOG and the trainer.  This will give you a better understanding of what it feels like to be your dog. This is a one day, 2 hour workshop. The price is $55 for one person, $85 for two people. Get your discount on the Precision Timing / Clicker Workshop by signing up for it along with a class at the same time. ($50 for one person $75 for two people when combined with any class.) Improve your training skills by 300% in only 2 hours. The Precision Timing/Clicker Workshop is recommended for all handlers and is a prerequisite for some of the more advanced classes. View Schedule & Sign Up...

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Rocket Recall/Wait

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Rocket Recall/Wait

Rocket Recall AKA Come, Wait, Crate This class focuses on 3 behaviors: Come, Wait and Crate  Your dog will learn to Come when called and Wait at doors, baby gates, curbs, etc. As a bonus, your dog will learn to love going into and staying in a crate. You never need to use a crate; we use it as a fun and effective tool for teaching come and wait. If you want to crate train your dog, they will adopt the crate as their “safe place” or “den” using these techniques.  This is a 4 week course meeting one hour each week. The price is $125 for the entire 4 weeks. Improve your training skills by 300% in only 2 hours. The Precision Timing/Clicker Workshop is recommended for all handlers and is a prerequisite for some of the more advanced classes. View Schedule & Sign Up...

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Pet Emergency Preparedness Wksp

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Pet Emergency Preparedness Wksp

The question is not whether or not there will be another large earthquake or  some other emergency in the near future, it is WHEN?  Be prepared for your animals in an emergency. Come and learn how to set up your pets to be as comfortable as they can be during an emergency. The workshop lasts one hour with a half hour of questions after the presentation. Your Instructors for this workshop are both volunteers for the American Red Cross on the Disaster Action Team, and the LA Fire Dept. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). Both have extensive evacuation and animal experience including CA wildfires and they keep up with continued education, as practice makes better than no practice. Be sure your dog is wearing a secure collar with tags. If your regular tags have your home phone number on them, make sure to make an additional tag with a cell-phone number or place where you can be reached in case of evacuation. Items to have on hand and take with you in case of emergency or evacuation: At least a seven to fourteen day supply of food, water   Any medication your pet takes Pet carrier or crate Have a photo of your pet, in case it gets lost Leashes, collars, and muzzles, if necessary A few of your pet’s favorite toys or comfort items (blanket, bed, etc.) Animal first-aid-kit Copies of your pet’s vaccinations Have a list of places where you can evacuate with your pet (relatives, pet friendly hotels, shelters, etc.) If you must evacuate, take your pets with you. You can contact your local emergency-management office, animal shelter or animal-control office for advice and information about sheltering options. Or, visit one of these sites for pet-friendly hotels in your area: PetTravelCenter.com PetsWelcome.com BringYourPet.com DogInMySuitcase.com PetTravel.com Most Red Cross shelters do not allow pets. If you are unable to bring your pets to a shelter with you, have a plan on where to send them. Some states such as Maryland have a Pet Sheltering Plan, which will activate when mass care evacuation centers open. National animal organizations such as VCA or ASPCA have also assisted in times of disaster. If you need to locate a shelter for your cat or dog during an emergency or disaster, listen to the radio/TV for instructions from local authorities, or contact the county emergency operations center for the location of a pet-friendly human shelter or other pet shelter for your pet. If you are for any reason unable to take your pets with you, place an evacuation card outside of your home listing any dogs or other animals that have been left behind.   View Schedule & Sign Up...

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