Dog Training Classes

 

Ready for the Vet

A two-part training series that is designed to prepare your dog for stress-free veterinary visits

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Level One

The goal of this class is to help prepare your dog for the experiences and items they may encounter at a veterinary hospital. This fun and interactive class will have your dog enjoying stationing, handling, stethoscopes, syringes, and the glorious cone of fun!

  • Class runs for 6 weeks

  • 1 hour in length

  • Class capacity: 4 dog/handler teams

  • Location: Westside Animal Hospital parking lot

  • Cost: $130

Class is Full. If you are interested in future sessions please send me an email or subscribe to the email letter.

Level Two

This fun and interactive class builds on level 1 and adds in different elements, introduces muzzle training, mock blood draws and have your dog enjoying stationing, handling, stethoscopes, syringes, and the glorious cone of fun!(Level 1 must be taken to do level 2)

  • Class runs for 6 weeks

  • 1 hour in length

  • Class capacity: 4 dog/handler teams

  • Location: Westside Animal Hospital parking lot and other locations around Santa Cruz

  • Cost: $130

Next class starts Saturday March 26th - April 30th at 10:15am

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Who is the Vet Prep class for

If you have a newly adopted dog, a dog that is going to be spayed or neutered soon, or have lived with your dog for many years then this class is for you. They will learn new skills and be exposed to items they would encounter at the veterinary hospital. The skills you and your dog learn in this class can transfer to home and help set you up for stress free husbandry at home!
This class may not be suited for dogs who have extreme body handling sensitivities.

 

Cooperative Care

Gives our dog a voice in their care, reduces stress for both pet parent and their dog, and can increase the bond between you and your dog

Foundations for Cooperative Care Class

In this class we build the foundations needed for you and your dog to be successful in preparing them for their personal care. This fun and interactive class involves different elements such as props, tools, and engaging discussions regarding your dog's training and personal goal. The handler and their dog should have an idea of a behavior they want to work on for class. 

Example; nail trim, eye medicating, brushing, etc.

  • Class runs for 6 weeks ​

  • 1 hour in length

  • Class capacity: 4 dog/handler teams

  • Location: Westside Animal Hospital parking lot and virtually

  • Cost: $175

(Includes class and 1/2 hr private virtual follow up 1 month after 6 week session)

Next class starts Saturday March 26th - April 30th at 12pm

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What is Cooperative Care and what types of behaviors does it work for?

Cooperative care is working with our pets comfort level and giving them a voice in the care they receive. Types of behaviors that we can help our dog to be comfortable with or reduce the stress associated with certain events are:​

  • Veterinary visits and procedures

  • Administering different medications

  • Grooming

  • and many more!