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ANIM:741 Animal Welfare and the Humane Movement09/29-09/29  

What does the term "animal welfare" bring to your mind? There are different facets of "animal welfare," and the work of animal welfare agencies in the St. Louis metro area are built on different viewpoints. In this class, you'll get insight into the history of the animal welfare/humane movement in the United States and where we are today. We'll also trouble-shoot community animal welfare needs and possible solutions. This class can be taken by itself, or as part of the Animal Welfare Assistant Program for initial training/preparation for work in a range of public and private animal welfare agencies and organizations. Presented in partnership with the APA of Missouri, Humane Society of Missouri, and St. Louis County Animal Care & Control. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70005
  • Meeting Dates= 09/29-09/29
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 105
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:706 Canine Good Citizen10/22-12/03  

The Canine Good Citizen Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners both at home and in the community. Class instruction is for all 10 parts of the CGC Test. Dog must be at least 6 months old and have basic obedience skills. Proof of vaccinations required. Bring dog (and water bowl) to first class. Successful completion of the test qualifies dog for a CGC patch (available for purchase separately). Course information will be sent. No class 11/26. Cost for adults 60 and over $38.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70100
  • Meeting Dates= 10/22-12/03
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:710 Cats: Understanding Them Better09/21-09/21  

Does your cat have you curious and wondering? Join us for an informative evening, designed just for cat owners. Our veterinarian will discuss the development, health, and behavior of domestic cats with emphasis on why cats behave as they do, how you might train a cat and the health care of your pet. If you have specific cat-troubles, whether it involves furniture scratching, conflicts in multi-pet households, feeding concerns or litter box problems, bring your questions. You'll understand your pet much better after this helpful session. Cost for adults 60 and over $13.00.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70415
  • Meeting Dates= 09/21-09/21
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School W 109
  • Instructor= Gerald Williams
  • Fees= $ 25.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:706 Dog Sports: K9 Nose Work (Level I)09/21-10/26  

Dogs see the world through their noses. This sport is designed to develop your dog's remarkable sense of smell and natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of treats, toys, and exercise. It is a great way for your dog to build confidence and burn both mental and physical energy while having fun. If your dog has a nose, it can play this K9 Nose Work game. Bring your dog and learn together how to play this fun, new sport with our certified instructor. It's fun for both of you! Dogs must be at least 6 months old with current immunizations. Bring soft treats your dog likes (with a distinct scent), a 6-foot leash (no reels) plus flat collar (no choke collars) or harness, and crate or kennel for your pet. If you prefer to attend without your dog, see ANIM 706 M04 for a discount. Course information sent. Cost for adults 60 and over $45.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70382
  • Meeting Dates= 09/21-10/26
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Sandra Ellison
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Dog Sports: K9 Nose Work (without the dog)09/21-10/26  

This class is the same as ANIM 706 M03, but without the dog. If you would like to learn to play this sport with your dog but due to your dog's shy, nervous, or reactive behavior aren't comfortable bringing him/her to a multi-dog activity. You are welcome to register to attend for yourself, to learn and watch and do the exercises with your dog at home. Cost for adults 60 and over $38.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70383
  • Meeting Dates= 09/21-10/26
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Sandra Ellison
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Dog Training: Basic Skills & Manners for the Family Dog10/22-12/03  

Do you walk your dog or does your dog walk you? If your time is limited and your budget won't spare the expense of private lessons, this is the perfect alternative! This course in basic skills and manners will give you and your dog a good introduction to beginning obedience commands over a period of 6 weeks. Accomplish your training goals quickly and start getting those behavior problems under control. Topics also touch on basic grooming, vaccinations, flea/tick control and traveling in the car. Bring your questions! Dog must be at least 6 months old and proof of vaccinations is required. Bring dog (and water bowl) to first class. Course information will be sent. No class 11/26. Cost for adults 60 and over $51.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70099
  • Meeting Dates= 10/22-12/03
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 79.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Dog Training: Beyond the Basics09/10-10/15  

Beyond the Basics is a skills training class for dogs who already have an understanding of Heel, Sit, Down, Stay and Come. Through class-work, games and homework you will train your dog to obey hand signals as well as voice commands, such as: heel without pulling; sit or down stay with you in, then out of the room; off-lead recalls from a distance; and pay attention to you and not distractions. This class uses the Positive Reinforcement and Praise method of dog training. Dogs must have current vaccinations. Practice at home a must. Course information will be sent. Cost for adults 60 and over $45.00.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70098
  • Meeting Dates= 09/10-10/15
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:741 Getting to Know Us: St. Louis Animal Welfare Organizations10/13-10/13  

St. Louis has many large and small organizations of all types involved in animal welfare activities, such as rescues and shelters, adoptions, pet food pantries, emergency and investigation teams, clinics, advocacy groups and more. They all have different roles, approaches and ways of operating but it takes everyone in the community to meet the needs of our local animals. The good news is that there are a wide range of animal welfare-related activities in the St Louis metro area and opportunities for involvement for people with a variety of interests and skills (like you!). A panel of representatives from local agencies will present their stories and answer your questions. This class can be taken by itself, or as part of the Animal Welfare Assistant Program for initial training/preparation for work in a range of public and private animal welfare agencies and organizations. Presented in partnership with the APA of Missouri, Humane Society of Missouri, and St. Louis County Animal Care & Control. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70006
  • Meeting Dates= 10/13-10/13
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 105
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Investigations, Rescues, Legalities, & Legislative Issues in Animal Welfare11/03-11/03  

Here's your chance to hear first-hand accounts from the real world of animal welfare investigations and rescues. You'll find out how investigators work and how animal welfare agencies and the law handle violations. You'll learn about the legal issues (how does our society define "adequate care and control" of animals?) as well as advocacy and legislation related to animal welfare. This class can be taken by itself, or as part of the Animal Welfare Assistant Program for initial training/preparation for work in a range of public and private animal welfare agencies and organizations. Presented in partnership with the APA of Missouri, Humane Society of Missouri, and St. Louis County Animal Care & Control. Cost for adults 60 and over $20.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70007
  • Meeting Dates= 11/03-11/03
  • Meeting Days= Th
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 105
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 29.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:706 K9 Nose Work: An Introduction to Odor (Level III)09/21-10/26  

If you and your dog enjoyed our other DogSports K9 Nose Work courses, you'll love the new challenges presented in this "next step up" course. Whether competition is your goal or you'd just like to expand your dog's skills, come join us. We'll reinforce earlier basic skills then transition your dog from hunting for food to hunting for a specific target odor. Training classes will be held indoors. Give your sniff-loving canine new skills! Prerequisite: Dogs must have successfully completed both the Beginning and Advanced K9 Nose Work courses (no exceptions). Cost for adults 60 and over $39.00.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70384
  • Meeting Dates= 09/21-10/26
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Sandra Ellison
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:702 Pet First Aid09/24-09/24  

If you own a pet, it's important to know how to approach an injured animal and how to give basic first aid. Protect yourself and your pet from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by learning prompt, effective actions that will safeguard the life of your injured pet until you can get him/her to professional veterinary care. Taught by a veterinarian. Do not bring your pet to class. Cost for adults 60 and over $14.00.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70153
  • Meeting Dates= 09/24-09/24
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 109
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:703 Puppy Kindergarten09/10-10/15  

You can raise a happy, well-adjusted and confident puppy through socialization, along with basic commands and manners training. You'll also learn leadership, grooming skills and behavioral problem-solving. Completion of all six classes qualifies you and your puppy to take the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test on the sixth week. (STAR: Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility). Successful completion of the test enables you to send for an AKC STAR Puppy Certificate and Medallion. Puppies must be 9 weeks to 1 year old, have 2 series DHLPP and Bordetella immunizations. Proof of vaccinations required. Bring puppy to first class. Course information will be sent. Cost for adults 60 and over $45.00.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70097
  • Meeting Dates= 09/10-10/15
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:765 Strategies for Coping with the Loss of Your Pet10/19-10/19  

You're not alone. Making end-of-life choices for a beloved pet is one of the most difficult decisions you will be faced with. Second-guessing yourself is traumatizing and can lead to guilt, extending and intensifying the grief process. This class will provide guidelines and criteria for making decisions about end of life care and euthanasia. In addition, we'll examine the five stages of the grief process as they can apply to losing a beloved pet. There are wonderful ways to honor your pet and we'll share those with you. This is not a therapy or support class, but we can refer you to resources in the community to help meet those needs, too. Cost for adults 60 and over $10.50.

  • Registration Code= 201625 70089
  • Meeting Dates= 10/19-10/19
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= Lindbergh Sr. High School 42
  • Instructor= Suzanne Gassner
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777