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 starts Saturday September 11th at 9am

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

  • Cost: $130

Class not available yet

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Who is the Vet Prep class for

If you have a newly adopted dog, 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 Class

Cooperative Care

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

Foundation class: meet once a week for 6 weeks ​

  • Class capacity: 4 dog/handler teams

  • 1 hour in length

  • Cost of foundations class: $130

Then continued weekly supportive meetings, daily check ins, and adjustments as needed

  • Continued support: 

    • Monthly $450​

    • Weekly $115

Foundation class not available yet

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More Information on Cooperative Care

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:

  • Muzzle training

  • Veterinary visits and procedures

  • Administering different medications

  • Grooming

  • and many more!

How do the Cooperative care packages work?

We start off on building the foundations your dog needs to be able to feel comfortable and successfully start to work on their cooperative care. A few behaviors we cover are stationing, reward placement for success, introduction of items, and help the human understand the process needed for their dog.
After the foundations class you can decide, based on your dogs comfort and progress, if you want to continue with a monthly or weekly support package.

What does the continued support look like?

  • The supportive packages include:

    • Meeting once a week either in person or virtually (online) for a half hour. We discuss your dog's progress and next steps

    • You get daily support from me for 5 days of the week to help keep you on track, make small adjustments as they come up, and to answer any questions you may have 

 

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