La Plata County Humane Society hosts weekly classes to assist you with animal communication and excel with your dog. pranaDOGS manners classes are set up as drop-in classes, so you can come anytime your schedule permits…or when your dogs behavior demands it.
11:00 a.m. – Level 1 (beginners): Covers basic impulse control, communication and cues. This is a great place for dogs to have to focus on their family…with other dogs extremely close to them. Kids are always welcome!
1:00 p.m. – Level 2 (advanced): Practices basic behaviors in an advanced format. Work on staying and coming from 20′ away with other dogs present, leash manners and advanced impulse control. Level 2 provides everything needed for a good mannered dog and often the class alumni return to when they want to do a little extra training with their pup.
Classes are held every Saturday in the multi-purpose room inside LPCHS. To view upcoming classes, check out our Event Calendar.
No sign-up required for Saturday classes. First class always Free! If you wish to continue, classes are $25/per class or $120 for 6 weeks.
2018 Workshops Schedule
We’re thrilled to announce that we are teaming up for the second year to provide Dog Behavior & Training Workshops. These workshops focus on common problem behaviors, service dog training and canine good citizen testing. Each workshop offers solutions, tips and tricks, demonstrations and take home materials.
All workshops and training’s are held at La Plata County Humane Society, unless otherwise posted. Workshops are intimate with a total of 10 dogs (family members are invited to participate).
Workshops run from 9am-noon and include handouts, practice sessions and in some cases testing. Workshops that include testing, are available both with and without the test. Testing is an additional cost.
- Canine Good Citizen Workshop & Test
- Dog Reactivity
- Public Access Workshop & Test
- Service Dog Workshop
Canine Good Citizen Workshop & Test – First Friday of each month
This morning workshop is an opportunity to review and practice – with your pup- the behaviors necessary for your dog to excel at the Canine Good Citizen Test. Workshop runs from 9am-noon; testing at 12:15, for those interested. Dogs are not required to test. Workshop only $125 Workshop & Test $ 175
Dog Reactivity – 2nd Friday of each month
So many dogs are difficult to walk due to their reactivity to other dogs. In this half-day workshop and practice session, we’ll help you and your dog implement different coping strategies so you can both get out and have more enjoyable walks. Workshop only $125
Public Access Workshop & Test – 3rd Friday of each month
Public Access is a necessary step to have a dog Service Dog Certified. It involves testing the dog in different environmental conditions, with different human situations and in advanced behaviors. This session involves practicing with your pup in real-time situations. Workshop runs from 9am-noon; testing at 12:15 for those interested. Dogs are not required to test. Workshop only $125 Workshop & Test $175
Service Dog Workshop – Last Friday of each month
In this half-day workshop, we’ll practice training your dog on different tasks, specifically deep pressure therapy, nudging (stopping compulsive behaviors), and alerting. Dogs need to have basic manners before attending this workshop. Workshop only $125
About Our Trainer
Marcy Eckhardt, Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and AKC CGC Evaluator is the woman behind pranaDOGS. Having worked with dogs for more than 20 years, Marcy’s expertise has been sought out by government agencies, local organizations and private citizens to assess, evaluate, train and rehabilitate dogs in our region. For more information, please visit pranaDOGS.com or email email@example.com
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