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ANIM:706 Advanced K9 Nose Work: Vehicle Searches and Exterior Hides09/10-10/15  

If you and your dog loved our DogSports K9 Nosework course, you'll love the new challenges presented in these follow-up sessions. This advanced course will introduce new elements used in trials, though competition is not the goal or a requirement. Class will be held outdoors (weather permitting) and will include both exterior "hides" and vehicle searches. The trainer will also work on your ability to read your dog. These new search areas will be both challenging and more exciting for the dog and handler. Give your sniff-loving canine new skills. Prerequisite: Dogs must have successfully completed the beginning K9 Nose Work course.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70740
  • Meeting Dates= 09/10-10/15
  • 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:710 Behavior Troubleshooting for the Family Cat(s)10/08-10/08  

Got cat troubles? Our animal behavior trainer can help you understand them. There are several problems that often arise in a cat-caring family: urinating outside the litter box (not medical-related); adding a new cat to the home of an existing cat and other adjustment issues; furniture scratching; conflicts in multi-pet households; fear issues; and feeding and enrichment concerns. Keep your cat and resolve those issues! The helpful tips in this class can help you prevent problems as well as stop them. This class is for you; do not bring your pet.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70195
  • Meeting Dates= 10/08-10/08
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= South Co Edu Univ Center 104
  • Instructor= Melinda Held
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:706 Behavior Troubleshooting for the Family Dog09/24-09/24  

Got dog troubles? Our animal behavior trainer can help you understand them. There are several problems that often arise in a dog-loving family: housebreaking struggles; adding a new dog to a home (with or without other animals); keeping the peace in multi-pet households; fear issues; digging and barking; feeding and enrichment concerns; the essentials of training and socialization. Keep your dog and resolve those issues! Our trainer will also give you tips on how to assess a dog prior to adoption (pick your new pet on more than just the "cute" factor!). The helpful tips in this class can help you prevent problems as well as stop them. This class is for you; do not bring your pet.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70196
  • Meeting Dates= 09/24-09/24
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location= South Co Edu Univ Center 104
  • Instructor= Melinda Held
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Canine Good Citizen10/18-11/22  

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 to first class. Successful completion of the test qualifies dog for a CGC patch (available for purchase separately).

  • Registration Code= 201425 70738
  • Meeting Dates= 10/18-11/22
  • 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 Better09/24-09/24  

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.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70028
  • Meeting Dates= 09/24-09/24
  • Meeting Days= W
  • Meeting Times= 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Location= Kirkwood Sr. High School NW139
  • Instructor= Gerald Williams
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:706 Dog Sports: K9 Nose Work09/10-10/15  

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 M03 for a discount.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70741
  • Meeting Dates= 09/10-10/15
  • 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)09/10-10/15  

This class is the same as ANIM 706 M02, 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.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70742
  • Meeting Dates= 09/10-10/15
  • 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 Dog10/18-11/22  

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. Class 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 to first class.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70737
  • Meeting Dates= 10/18-11/22
  • 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:704 Fun Tricks to Teach Your Dog09/06-10/11  

Every dog can do fun tricks. You will learn how to teach your dog standard tricks, such as Shake Hands, Fetch & Release, High 5, Speak, Kiss, Give a Hug, (and our favorite) "Cookie on the Nose," plus we'll introduce you to some that are designed to use your dog's specific abilities, such as Wave, Take a Bow, Figure 8, Take a Nap, and more. Dogs should be at least one year old and well-controlled around other dogs. Previous obedience class or training is preferred, but not required as long as dog obeys: Sit, Down, and Wait or Stay commands. You must be willing to practice at home. Training is by Positive Reinforcement. Bring your dog and required training equipment to class: buckle or training collar, 4-6 ft. leash, yummy dog treats or a favorite toy.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70739
  • Meeting Dates= 09/06-10/11
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 49.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:702 Pet First Aid09/20-09/20  

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.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70005
  • Meeting Dates= 09/20-09/20
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Location= Meramec - Social Science Bldg 107
  • Instructor= CE Org Staff
  • Fees= $ 19.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:703 Puppy Kindergarten09/06-10/11  

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 & Bordetella immunizations. Proof of vaccinations required. Bring puppy to first class.

  • Registration Code= 201425 70736
  • Meeting Dates= 09/06-10/11
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777