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ANIM:706 Dog Sports: K9 Nose Work (Level I)06/08-07/13  

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. Cost for adults 60 and over $45.50.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60480
  • Meeting Dates= 06/08-07/13
  • 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)06/08-07/13  

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= 201615 60479
  • Meeting Dates= 06/08-07/13
  • 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 Dog06/04-07/16  

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 7/2. Cost for adults 60 and over $45.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60327
  • Meeting Dates= 06/04-07/16
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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314-984-7777
 
  Dog Training: Beyond the Basics07/23-08/27  

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. No class 8/6. Cost for adults 60 and over $45.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60328
  • Meeting Dates= 07/23-08/27
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 69.00
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314-984-7777
 
  DogSports: K9 Nose Work (Level II): Vehicle Searches and Exterior Hides06/08-07/13  

If you and your dog loved our DogSports K9 Nosework course, you'll love the new challenges presented in these follow-up sessions. This Level 2 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(Level 1) K9 Nose Work course. Cost for adults 60 and over $38.50.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60482
  • Meeting Dates= 06/08-07/13
  • 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:704 Fun Tricks to Teach Your Dog07/23-08/27  

* * * NOTE: CORRECT CLASS TIME IS 9:30-10:30am) * * * 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, water bowl, yummy dog treats or a favorite toy. No class 8/6. Cost for adults 60 and over $38.50.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60477
  • Meeting Dates= 07/23-08/27
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 59.00
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314-984-7777
 
ANIM:703 Puppy Kindergarten06/04-07/16  

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. No class 7/2. Cost for adults 60 and over $45.00.

  • Registration Code= 201615 60020
  • Meeting Dates= 06/04-07/16
  • Meeting Days= Sa
  • Meeting Times= 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Location= RiverChase of Fenton 
  • Instructor= Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees= $ 69.00
Call
314-984-7777