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Classes

Next Class:

Thursdays 5:30-6:15pm

5 weeks starting April 11th

 

$219

Next Class

Sundays 4pm-5pm MST

6 weeks starting February 25th

Virtual

$329

Next Class:

Thursdays 6:00pm-6:45pm MST

5 weeks starting March 7th

 

$119

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Two-Part Serioes:

April 24, virtual, 6-7pm

May 19, in person, 9:30-11:30am

 

$219 person + dog

$119 person only

Loose Leash Walking

 

Pleasant walks are within reach!

$219

This interactive class will help you develop a loose-leash walking plan for you and your dog!

 

We’re throwing away the old mold of expecting dogs to heel by your side, and instead, teaching them signals and skills that promote an understanding of what to expect when the leash is attached. Maybe you’re going on a neighborhood walk where you want your dog to sniff, meander, and have agency over the direction, speed, and duration of their time spent outdoors. Perhaps you’re attaching a long line and expect them to investigate every shrub, creek, and sound. That’s super fun and enriching for your dog, but there will be times you want to signal to them that the expectation is that they relax and keep some slack in the leash because you’ve entered a building, are participating in a group activity, have asked a senior family member to join you or just want to go!

 

We can help you figure out all the subtleties and variations in the tools that you use, how you set the stage for the type of walk you wish to have, and reduce the amount of frustration you experience when your dog has one goal- pulling straight ahead! 

This class is designed for dogs 6 months of age and older without significant reactivity issues towards unfamiliar dogs or people.  Reactive dogs need pre-approval from the TVBC team to participate.

Open to the public.

Instructor: Sarah

Next class: 
 

Thursdays 5:30pm - 6:15pm MST 

@ our Boulder clinic

First session virtual, remainder in person with dog

Starting April 11th for 5 weeks

Loose Leash Walking
Relaxation (professionals)
Cuddling Buddies

6D's Method of Relaxation 

(Virtual)

Because we all need to decompress sometimes

$329

We promise! You won’t fall asleep!  But your dog might... and in this case, we call that a victory!  Learning to self-regulate is critical for everyone, including our canine companions, and the ability to relax is a skill that takes time to develop.  Relaxing on cue, and for an extended period of time, lowers heart and respiratory rates, and soothes a stressed-out mind.  This virtual group class is designed for 6 dogs and their families to gather in a supportive environment and learn our 6 D’s relaxation protocol designed by Dr. Ariel Fagen, DVM, DACVB.  When a dog learns to relax on cue, the possibilities are endless!  When a learner relaxes, tandem therapies can be employed to maximize successful outcomes - learning is enhanced when emotions are stable.  Whether you are hoping for a relaxed athlete on the sideline at a sporting event, a consistent signal to inform your enthusiastic dog that it’s time to chill, or a reliable way to help your dog decompress, this class is for you! 

Open to the public - all levels. 

Instructor: Danielle

Next session:

Sundays 4:00pm - 5:00pm MST

Virtual zoom link provided upon registration

Starting February 25th x 6 weeks

Kit & Kaboodle

(Virtual)

For a lifetime of happiness

 

$119

Kit & Kaboodle

Are you curious as a cat? In this five-part virtual series, you will gain information and skills about all things feline! Designed for cats of all ages, our curriculum focuses on five major themes: creating a robust and enriching home environment, interactive and passive playtime and exercise, carrier or confinement conditioning, cooperative nail and coat care and medication delivery, and harness training.  When you understand how cats learn, and you possess the skills to shape behavior with positive outcomes, these activities can be used independently for recreation and healthy habits or can be reached for when you need to problem solve a behavior of concern.  Expert litterbox management, environmental strategies, and general quality of life enhancements accumulate to position you and your cat(s) to reach for the stars, or at least the highest perch in your home!  

 

Week 1: How cats learn and how to teach them, structuring your home for a happy (and well-behaved) cat, litterbox organization and maintenance, and accessing resources 

Week 2: Play! Interactive and passive play, including cat superhighways, and product recommendations, understanding predatory behavior 

Week 3: Carrier conditioning, and all types of confinement tolerance, including introduction to a pet stroller 

Week 4: Cooperative nail care, grooming, and medication administration (emphasis on desensitization and counterconditioning and low stress events)   

Week 5: Harness and leash training, including how to evaluate if your kitty is the adventurous type, and product reviews  

Open to the public - all levels. 

Instructor: Jess

Next session:

Thursdays 6:00pm - 6:45pm MST

Virtual zoom link provided upon registration

Starting March 7th x 5 weeks

Snake Avoidance
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Snake Avoidance Workshop

Rattlesnake season is coming!

 

$219 person + dog/$119 audit spot (person only)

Warm weather is right around the corner, and you’ll be out and about with your pup!  Don’t let the fear of a snake encounter keep you off the trails!  Hike safely and soundly knowing that your dog knows what to do (and what not to do) if a rattlesnake crosses your path.  Rattlesnake bites require urgent medical attention, often result in hospitalization with expensive treatments, and have consequences that range in severity, up to and including dangerous blood disorders, hemorrhage and death.  Be proactive.  Join us for this 2-part class where you will learn about snake behavior and safety, in addition to skills that you and your dog will develop together such as shaping awareness, and pairing the scent, sight, and/or sound of a snake with a learned signal to come back to you.  The goal is for your dog to reflexively move away from snakes- we’ll help you accomplish this in a fear-free, reward-based way! 

1) Foundations Session:  April 24th, 6pm-7pm MST, virtual Zoom link provided - for important background information and foundational skills that will set you and your canine companion up for success

2) In Person Workshop: May 19th, 9:30am-11:30am MST, at our clinic in Boulder, zoom link provided for auditors who would like to join remotely and watch how its done - Give your dog the experience it needs in a live session with snake skins used as decoys to teach your dog to keep their distance and come back to you.   

 

Open to the public - all levels.

Dogs must be comfortable enough with other dogs and people to participate in a group setting.

Limited to 6 dog-person full participant spots - $219

Unlimited auditors (virtual and in person options) - $119

Instructor: Amy Creaven

*No snakes or dogs were harmed or will be harmed in the production of this workshop.  

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