TRAINING CLASSES' SCHEDULE

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Sep
23
Sun
Training Workshop: Impulse Control @ Behavior & Training Room
Sep 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Is your dog so excited to greet people that they sometimes jump or use their teeth? Help your pup keep its cool at our impulse control workshop! Learn techniques to teach your dog to greet people appropriately and to develop impulse control in a variety of situations.

****If your dog is reactive and/or aggressive to other dogs or people on leash, please contact our behavior staff at behavior@pasadenahumane.org or 626.792.7151 ext. 155 before enrolling.

Register today for this one-hour workshop.

Sep
25
Tue
Puppy Pre-School Session @ Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA's Education & Training Center
Sep 25 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

For puppies less than 4 months of age only. This class is designed for puppies under 4 months of age and allows owners to take advantage of their puppy’s critical socialization period. Puppies will learn how to respond to their name, get used to being handled and groomed and introduced to walking on leash. They will be introduced to everyday objects, obstacles and other stimulation that will equip them into the next stage of life. Puppies will also have the opportunity to socialize with other puppies in a safe and well managed environment. Owners will be given vital information on early prevention of problem behaviors such as mouthing, biting and house soiling.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks

Class includes: Homework, Problem Solving Handouts, and Certificate of Completion

Class capacity: 10 students

Course prerequisites: Dogs must be under 4 months of age on their first week of class and have had their first round of vaccinations 7 days prior to the start of class.You must provide proof of vaccination prior to the first day of class.

Registration: To register for an upcoming class download and fill out our most current registration form or call our Behavior & Training Helpline at 626.792.7151 ext. 155 for future class information.

Sep
29
Sat
Puppy Social Session @ Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA's Behavior & Training Center
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

A drop in social hour for puppies between the ages of 2-6 months. This is the perfect opportunity to get your puppy socialized with other puppies in a safe and structured environment. Play interactions are managed and supervised by our trainers to ensure all puppies leave with a new positive experience.

Please arrive early to sign in. Doors open at 9:20 a.m.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per session; limited sessions are offered during the year

Class includes: Off leash supervised play and socialization with other puppies.

Fees: $8.00 for currently enrolled students; $10.00 for general public

Class capacity: No Limit

Course prerequisites: First full round of vaccinations. Follow this link for the AVSAB’s position on puppy socialization: Socialization Requirements

Registration: This is a drop in class and does not require pre-registration. For more information please call our Behavior & Training Hotline at (626) 792-7151 ext. 155.

This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.

Oct
1
Mon
Training Workshop: Intro to Nose Work Starts @ Behavior & Training Room
Oct 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

K9 Nose Work is a fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. Inspired by working detection dogs, it builds confidence and focus in your dog, and is a great way to provide mental and physical stimulation. It starts with getting your dog excited about searching boxes, which is the main focus in this Intro to Nose Work class. Your dog will be exposed to boxes and box puzzles in a variety of environments. Dogs work one at a time and rest in their crate while waiting to search, so reactive dogs can enjoy this sport as well. And shy or fearful dogs build confidence while overactive dogs put their energy into searching. You will build a tremendous bond with your dog as you learn to observe, understand and rely upon their fabulous nose and grow together as a team.

All dogs, including dog reactive dogs, are welcome. The only caveat is that they must not be aggressive towards people. No obedience is necessary for this class.

There are two times for this class. One is 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the other is 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Register today.

Training Workshop: Intro to Nose Work Level 2 Starts @ Behavior & Training Room
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

K9 Nose Work is a fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. Inspired by working detection dogs, it builds confidence and focus in your dog, and is a great way to provide mental and physical stimulation. It starts with getting your dog excited about searching boxes, which is the main focus in this Intro to Nose Work class. Your dog will be exposed to boxes and box puzzles in a variety of environments. Dogs work one at a time and rest in their crate while waiting to search, so reactive dogs can enjoy this sport as well. And shy or fearful dogs build confidence while overactive dogs put their energy into searching. You will build a tremendous bond with your dog as you learn to observe, understand and rely upon their fabulous nose and grow together as a team.

Level 2 builds upon skills learned in Intro to Nose Work.

Register today.

Oct
2
Tue
Puppy Pre-School Session @ Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA's Education & Training Center
Oct 2 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

For puppies less than 4 months of age only. This class is designed for puppies under 4 months of age and allows owners to take advantage of their puppy’s critical socialization period. Puppies will learn how to respond to their name, get used to being handled and groomed and introduced to walking on leash. They will be introduced to everyday objects, obstacles and other stimulation that will equip them into the next stage of life. Puppies will also have the opportunity to socialize with other puppies in a safe and well managed environment. Owners will be given vital information on early prevention of problem behaviors such as mouthing, biting and house soiling.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per week for 5 weeks

Class includes: Homework, Problem Solving Handouts, and Certificate of Completion

Class capacity: 10 students

Course prerequisites: Dogs must be under 4 months of age on their first week of class and have had their first round of vaccinations 7 days prior to the start of class.You must provide proof of vaccination prior to the first day of class.

Registration: To register for an upcoming class download and fill out our most current registration form or call our Behavior & Training Helpline at 626.792.7151 ext. 155 for future class information.

Oct
3
Wed
Basic Obedience Classes Begin @ Behavior & Training Room
Oct 3 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Basic Obedience is an introductory-level course designed to improve communication between you and your dog. This six-week course covers the essentials, including sit, down, stay, come and loose-leash walking. We will also problem solve behaviors such as jumping up, barking, chewing and destruction.

Date & Time:
Wednesdays, October 3 – November 7: 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Wednesdays, October 3 – November 7: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Sorry, this class is full.)

Fees: $150 for general registration; $110 for dogs adopted from PHS; $85 for active PHS volunteers**

Course prerequisites: Dogs must be able to be handled by a friendly stranger and must be able to work safely around people and other dogs on leash. Dogs must not bark at other dogs when on leash.

Location:
Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA Education & Training Center
361 S. Raymond Ave Pasadena, CA 91105

Class capacity: 10 students

Class includes: Homework, Problem Solving Handouts, and Certificate of Completion

Please register early as class size is limited and classes fill on a first come, first served basis.

Registration: To register for an upcoming class, download and fill out our most current registration form or call our Behavior & Training Helpline at 626.792.7151 ext. 155 for future class information.

**You must give 7 days prior notice for cancellation with full refund; 72 hours notice – prior to class starting date – is required for a transfer to the next round of class, after which time no refunds or transfers will be issued. Only one transfer issued per student.

Oct
4
Thu
Reactive Rovers: Small Dog Classes Begin @ Behavior & Training Room
Oct 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

For dogs under 40 lbs, any age. Our small dog Reactive Rovers specialty course is designed for dogs that bark at other dogs while on leash. Over six weeks, we will discuss reasons for dog reactivity and teach you how to respond when your dog becomes over-stimulated. While in our modified group class setting, we’ll teach and practice basic obedience cues including sit, down, stay and more. Opportunities will be given for you to work with your dog around distractions while desensitizing your dog to other dogs in class.

Date & Time: 
Thursdays, October 4 – November 8: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays, October 4 – November 8: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Sorry, this class is now full.)

Fees: $150 for general registration; $110 for dogs adopted from PHS; $85 for active PHS volunteers**

Class capacity: 6 students maximum

Class includes: Homework, Problem Solving Handouts, and Certificate of Completion

Registration: To register for an upcoming class, complete and return our most current registration form. This class requires prior phone consultation before attending. Please call 626.792.7151 ext. 155 to speak with a member of our training department.

Please register early as class size is limited and classes fill on a first come, first served basis.

**You must give 7 days prior notice for cancellation with full refund; 72 hours notice – prior to class starting date – is required for a transfer to the next round of class, after which time no refunds or transfers will be issued. Only one transfer issued per student.

Reactive Rovers: Large Dog Classes Begin (Class is Full) @ Behavior & Training Room
Oct 4 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm

Sorry, this class is now full.

For dogs over 40 lbs, any age. Our large dog Reactive Rovers specialty course is designed for dogs that bark at other dogs while on leash. Over six weeks, we will discuss reasons for dog reactivity and teach you how to respond when your dog becomes over-stimulated. While in our modified group class setting, we’ll teach and practice basic obedience cues including sit, down, stay and more. Opportunities will be given for you to work with your dog around distractions while desensitizing your dog to other dogs in class.

Date & Time: Thursdays, October 4 – November 8: 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Fees: $150 for general registration; $110 for dogs adopted from PHS; $85 for active PHS volunteers**

Class capacity: 6 students maximum

Class includes: Homework, Problem Solving Handouts, and Certificate of Completion

Registration: To register for an upcoming class, complete and return our most current registration form. This class requires prior phone consultation before attending. Please call 626.792.7151 ext. 155 to speak with a member of our training department.

Please register early as class size is limited and classes fill on a first come, first served basis.

**You must give 7 days prior notice for cancellation with full refund; 72 hours notice – prior to class starting date – is required for a transfer to the next round of class, after which time no refunds or transfers will be issued. Only one transfer issued per student.

 

Oct
6
Sat
Puppy Social Session @ Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA's Behavior & Training Center
Oct 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:15 am

A drop in social hour for puppies between the ages of 2-6 months. This is the perfect opportunity to get your puppy socialized with other puppies in a safe and structured environment. Play interactions are managed and supervised by our trainers to ensure all puppies leave with a new positive experience.

Please arrive early to sign in. Doors open at 9:20 a.m.

Frequency & Duration: 1 hour per session; limited sessions are offered during the year

Class includes: Off leash supervised play and socialization with other puppies.

Fees: $8.00 for currently enrolled students; $10.00 for general public

Class capacity: No Limit

Course prerequisites: First full round of vaccinations. Follow this link for the AVSAB’s position on puppy socialization: Socialization Requirements

Registration: This is a drop in class and does not require pre-registration. For more information please call our Behavior & Training Hotline at (626) 792-7151 ext. 155.

This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.