Does your canine need a coach? Asheville Humane Society offers training courses for your current or newly-adopted pet! AHS is partnering with Pia Silvani, a canine behavior specialist and trainer, to offer 6-week classes for your four-legged friend. Canine Manners begins on Saturday, July 11 from 10:15 to 11:15 AM at the Asheville Humane Society Community Center (where the Thrift Store is located) at 1425 Patton Avenue, Asheville.
This course will teach you how to effectively communicate with your dog. You will learn the skills necessary to teach your dog basic manners using reward-based training methods. We will build reliable behaviors such as sit, down, stay, wait, come, leave it, tug and much more! The class is limited to 8 dogs, age 16 weeks or over when the course begins.
* All dogs must be current on the following vaccines distemper, parvo, bordetella and rabies to participate in this course.
The course is $150 for six classes, held one hour per week for six weeks beginning on July 11, 2020. Class dates are: July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8 and 15 from 10:15-11:15 AM unless otherwise arranged by the trainer.
**Important - If your dog is reactive on leash to other dogs, please contact Pia at www.piasilvani.com before signing up.
Pia Silvani is an internationally-recognized dog trainer with over 30 years of experience. Previously, Pia was VP of Training and Behavior at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center where she developed numerous courses focused on positive, reward-based techniques. She also served as the Director of Behavioral Rehabilitation at the ASPCA where she led programs to educate shelter professionals in effective behavior rehabilitation techniques, as well as specialized socialization, enrichment, and shelter protocols.
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