This Force-Free Veterinary Handling Class is a must have for any dog!
Is going to your veterinary or grooming appointments a stressful situation for you and/or your dog? Then this course is designed for you! There are so many things that we can do ahead of time to make vet visits less stressful. We can do a lot to help our animals have more positive experiences.
This 4-week class is designed for any age dog that you want to make more comfortable at the vet or grooming office! Each week you learn different tricks and skills that will help you desensitize or counter-condition your dog to situations they are put in during routine visits. Everything from waiting room manners, getting used to a variety of equipment, and even travel procedures will be covered. We will go over basic handling and position cues to help with normal care related procedures such as nail clipping, receiving vaccines, brushing/combing, and putting on clothing easily. You will even teach your dog some fun tricks that can help your dog have better coping skills.
All dogs must be up-to-date and show proof of vaccines and/or titers including Rabies to attend class (Bordetella is not required, but it is recommended)
**PLEASE NOTE: This is a group class. This can be too stressful for some dogs if they have aggression/reactivity issues outside of handling. If you feel this might be your dog, please consult with the trainer on doing private lessons.***
Important Note: Before attending your first training class, you must complete and return our enrollment form. Enrollment in class is not complete until we have received both your enrollment form and your payment. If you have any Questions, please contact us at (321) 338-7722.
***For our Virtual Training Class Attendees:
You will be right in the training ring with us virtually for about an hour each week (they are 6 weeks long), learning along others doing the same thing you are, but from the comfort of your own home! You can chime in, ask questions and will get all the necessary handouts and training information just as if you were in attendance to one of our regular live group classes. And don’t worry, if you are having technical difficulties and can’t seem to connect one day, we will be able to get you all the information and homework from your sessions so you never miss out!
All you need is a computer with a webcam or a smartphone and to download the Skype app from your Google Play or Apple Store. It is also helpful to have an easy way to set up your phone or tablet, such as a stand or tripod so it is easy for your trainer to view your training with your dog.
**PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to enroll in any of our virtual training classes at least 24 hours before the actual start date, so we can verify we have your correct information ready to contact you when our live session is going to begin.
**Please make sure you sign up with a valid email address, as we will send you a welcome email within 24 hours of your online enrollment to any of our classes. You will also need to fill out a copy of our Virtual Training Enrollment Form prior to your start date.**
**Please note: we do not offer refunds on any virtual training classes.**