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Pet Safety/First Aid

ANIM-702    Pet Safety/First Aid--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/28/2018--4/28/2018        Total Seats:  26    Places Left:  22

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. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/28/2018 - 4/28/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:30:00 AM--11:30:00 AM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           29

 

Puppy Kindergarten

ANIM-703    Puppy Kindergarten--RiverChase of Fenton
2/3/2018--3/17/2018        Total Seats:  12    Places Left:  0

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. Supply list will be emailed. No class 2/24. Cost for adults 60 and over $71.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  2/3/2018 - 3/17/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:30:00 AM--11:00:00 AM
  • Location:  
        RiverChase of Fenton
  • Instructor:   Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees:           89

Class is Filled


 
ANIM-703    Puppy Kindergarten--RiverChase of Fenton
4/7/2018--5/19/2018        Total Seats:  12    Places Left:  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 and Bordetella immunizations. Proof of vaccinations required. Bring puppy to first class. Supply list will be emailed. No class 4/21. Cost for adults 60 and over $71.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/7/2018 - 5/19/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  9:30:00 AM--11:00:00 AM
  • Location:  
        RiverChase of Fenton
  • Instructor:   Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees:           89

 

Canine Good Citizen

ANIM-706    Canine Good Citizen--RiverChase of Fenton
2/3/2018--3/17/2018        Total Seats:  12    Places Left:  7

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) 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). Supply list will be emailed. No class 2/24. Cost for adults 60 and over $57.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  2/3/2018 - 3/17/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  12:00:00 PM--1:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        RiverChase of Fenton
  • Instructor:   Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees:           69

 

Dog Sports: K9 Nose Work, Level I

ANIM-706    Dog Sports: K9 Nose Work, Level I--RiverChase of Fenton
3/7/2018--4/18/2018        Total Seats:  8    Places Left:  0

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 706 002 for a discount. Supply list will be emailed. No class 3/21. Cost for adults 60 and over $64.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/7/2018 - 4/18/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:30:00 PM--8:45:00 PM
  • Location:  
        RiverChase of Fenton
  • Instructor:   Sandra Ellison
  • Fees:           79

Class is Filled


 

Dog Sports: K9 Nose Work, Level I (Without the Dog)

ANIM-706    Dog Sports: K9 Nose Work, Level I (Without the Dog)--RiverChase of Fenton
3/7/2018--4/18/2018        Total Seats:  6    Places Left:  5

This class is the same as ANIM 706 1, 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. Supply list will be emailed. No class 3/21. Senior discount does not apply.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/7/2018 - 4/18/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:30:00 PM--8:45:00 PM
  • Location:  
        RiverChase of Fenton
  • Instructor:   Sandra Ellison
  • Fees:           55

 

Dog Training: Advanced Basics I

ANIM-706    Dog Training: Advanced Basics I--RiverChase of Fenton
2/3/2018--3/17/2018        Total Seats:  12    Places Left:  11

Beyond the Basics is more advanced skills training class for dogs who have already completed basic training in an instruction-based class setting. 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. Pets must have successfully completed prior in-class instruction. Practice at home a must. Supply list will be emailed. No class 2/24. Cost for adults 60 and over $57.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  2/3/2018 - 3/17/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  11:00:00 AM--12:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        RiverChase of Fenton
  • Instructor:   Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees:           69

 

Dog Training: Advanced Basics II

ANIM-706    Dog Training: Advanced Basics II--RiverChase of Fenton
3/28/2018--5/2/2018        Total Seats:  12    Places Left:  11

The Advanced II training class is for dogs who have already completed Advanced I (formerly Beyond the Basic Skills Class). Using positive reinforcement and praise, class instruction, and homework, you will move onto to the next level of dog training. In this class, you will continue distraction work and using voice commands paired with hand signals while also working on off-lead heeling and recalls, out-of-sight sits and downs, and incorporating open and utility exercises for variation. Prerequisite: Advanced Basics I or equivalent. Dogs must be dog friendly. Dogs must have vaccinations (Rabies, Bordetella, DHLPP or your vet's recommendation and Titers). Practice at home is essential. Supply list will be emailed. Cost for adults 60 and over $57.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/28/2018 - 5/2/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  7:15:00 PM--8:15:00 PM
  • Location:  
        RiverChase of Fenton
  • Instructor:   Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees:           69

 

Dog Training: Basic Skills & Manners for the Family Dog

ANIM-706    Dog Training: Basic Skills & Manners for the Family Dog--RiverChase of Fenton
4/7/2018--5/19/2018        Total Seats:  15    Places Left:  8

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 six 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 six months old and proof of vaccinations is required. Bring dog (and water bowl) to first class. Supply list will be emailed. No class dates 4/21. Cost for adults 60 and over $71.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/7/2018 - 5/19/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Saturday
  • Meeting Times:  11:00:00 AM--12:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        RiverChase of Fenton
  • Instructor:   Susan Baxter-Carr
  • Fees:           89

 

DogSports: K9 Nose Work, Level II - Vehicle Searches & Exterior Hides

ANIM-706    DogSports: K9 Nose Work, Level II - Vehicle Searches & Exterior Hides--RiverChase of Fenton
3/7/2018--4/18/2018        Total Seats:  8    Places Left:  3

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. Supply list will be emailed. No class 3/21. Cost for adults 60 and over $57.50.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/7/2018 - 4/18/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--7:00:00 PM
  • Location:  
        RiverChase of Fenton
  • Instructor:   Sandra Ellison
  • Fees:           69

 

Cats: Understanding Them Better

ANIM-710    Cats: Understanding Them Better--Kirkwood Sr. High School
3/28/2018--3/28/2018        Total Seats:  20    Places Left:  19

DATE CHANGE: NOW 3/28 (WAS 3/21).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 $20.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/28/2018 - 3/28/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Wednesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:30:00 PM--9:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Kirkwood Sr. High School
  • Instructor:   Gerald Williams
  • Fees:           29

 

Animal Care Basics for Animal Welfare Workers

ANIM-741    Animal Care Basics for Animal Welfare Workers--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
4/24/2018--4/24/2018        Total Seats:  60    Places Left:  39

In this class, it's all about the animals! We'll cover basic health considerations, including prevention measures and spay/neuter issues. Acquiring some knowledge of animal behavior is a vital key to safe handling for yourself and the animals you work with. You'll learn about caring for and feeding a variety of animals, behavioral screening techniques, and enrichment ideas to enhance quality of life for confined animals. You'll hear from several shelters, who'll explain their basic animal care-taking operations. If you're interested in working directly with animals, this class is a must! 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 $26.

  • Meeting Dates:  4/24/2018 - 4/24/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           29

 

Career and Volunteer Opportunties in Animal Welfare Agencies

ANIM-741    Career and Volunteer Opportunties in Animal Welfare Agencies--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
2/20/2018--2/20/2018        Total Seats:  60    Places Left:  33

Animals are wonderful. If you agree, you may have thought about working with them (or for their welfare). If you've considered the possibility of a career or volunteer position in the wide world of animal welfare but aren't sure where you fit into the picture, this class can help you sort through the possibilities. You'll learn about the personal rewards and benefits of working directly with animals as well as things you can do indirectly (and locally) for their benefit. 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 $26.

  • Meeting Dates:  2/20/2018 - 2/20/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           29

 

The People Ingredient: Working in an Animal Welfare Organization

ANIM-741    The People Ingredient: Working in an Animal Welfare Organization--Meramec - Social Science Bldg
3/6/2018--3/6/2018        Total Seats:  60    Places Left:  40

If you're thinking about working or volunteering in an animal welfare agency, you'll need a variety of important "people" skills. There are so many possibilities: you may be matching pets with new families, working with people surrendering their pets, educating adults and kids in the community, or interacting with other agency staff. In this class, you'll gain an overview of many of the skills you'll need to perform a variety of tasks within animal welfare organizations. There are many joys and rewards to working in animal welfare, but some sadness, too, so we'll share with you our ways of coping with the inevitable heart-breaking side of the business. 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 $26.

  • Meeting Dates:  3/6/2018 - 3/6/2018
  • Meeting Days:  Tuesday
  • Meeting Times:  6:00:00 PM--8:30:00 PM
  • Location:  
        Meramec - Social Science Bldg
  • Instructor:   CE Org Staff
  • Fees:           29