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Community Trainers Course • Tue, May 2 at 7:00PM • K9 Cafe Boutique and Spa

This class is for volunteers who are working with animal welfare groups and want to learn more about how to help the dogs in their care. This class is provided by LoMa Behavior and Training as a community service to help get dogs into and keep them in adoptive homes. Students enrolled in the Community Trainers Course serve as student instructors for the dogs who attend the Get Control class.

This hands-on course is designed to give students skills to work with the dogs who attend the Get Control class and also apply those skills to the dogs they meet in shelters and foster homes. The course will cover the basic principles of how dogs learn, how to apply those to the most common issues arising in dogs that live temporarily in shelters or foster homes, and how to resolve common behavior issues. You will learn the principles of how dogs learn, skill with using a marker signal such as a clicker, and basic safety procedures for handling exuberant dogs.

PRE-REQUISITES:
When you sign up, you will first come to observe the Get Control class. Then, if you wish to continue in the course, we will arrange to assess your current knowledge and skills and provide you with resources and training so you are comfortable teaching common obedience skills and handling the most frequent behavior issues. Contact our office if you have any questions.

Special instructions

This class is for volunteers who are working with animal welfare groups and want to learn more about how to help the dogs in their care. This class is provided by LoMa Behavior and Training as a community service to help get dogs into and keep them in adoptive homes. Students enrolled in the Community Trainers Course serve as student instructors for the dogs who attend the Get Control class.

This hands-on course is designed to give students skills to work with the dogs who attend the Get Control class and also apply those skills to the dogs they meet in shelters and foster homes. The course will cover the basic principles of how dogs learn, how to apply those to the most common issues arising in dogs that live temporarily in shelters or foster homes, and how to resolve common behavior issues. You will learn the principles of how dogs learn, skill with using a marker signal such as a clicker, and basic safety procedures for handling exuberant dogs.

PRE-REQUISITES:
When you sign up, you will first come to observe the Get Control class. Then, if you wish to continue in the course, we will arrange to assess your current knowledge and skills and provide you with resources and training so you are comfortable teaching common obedience skills and handling the most frequent behavior issues. Contact our office if you have any questions.

LEAVE YOUR DOG AT HOME:
Please leave your personal dog at home. You will be working with selected demonstration dogs or the dogs who attend the Get Control class. As a student in the Community Trainers course, you need to be available to work with these dogs and not be distracted by your own dog. If you wish to bring your own dog or a foster dog to class for training, consider enrolling as a student in the Get Control class.

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS:
This is a working class, meaning you may be asked to work with a dog from a local shelter or foster home as part of a training demonstration. Please be prepared and bring the following personal equipment:

A 6 foot leash that can be easily folded into your palm. Stiff or chain leashes are not acceptable. One good inexpensive option will be available for purchase at the class.

A quick-snap, martingale collar. One option will be available in class for purchase if you do not have one available.

A training pouch of soft, smelly treats that are cut into pea sized pieces. These will be used as training treats when you work with demonstration dogs. Some options: hot dogs, cheese, Natural Balance food rolls, Pet Botanics food roll, sliced deli meats, boiled or grilled chicken.


Cancellation policy  If you won't be able to attend, please remember to cancel.