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Workshops and Seminars
Visiting Trainer Classes
Mondays 6:30-7:30pm (August 21 – September 25) *NO CLASS ON SEPTEMBER 4*
Has your daily walk around the block become not enough for your dog? Would you like a fun activity you and your dog can share? Look no further! This class will guide you and your pup through the steps and key cues to accomplish pulling sports like bikejoring (bike), skijoring (ski), and canicross (human legs!) or just help you get a little more out of your pup’s daily walk . Big dogs, little dogs, active dogs, lazy dogs and every size and energy in between are welcome! These activities are a great bonding experience and will add a new level to your dog’s daily exercise routine.
Body harnesses are required for this class. Please note that the first day of class is orientation, so do not bring your dog to class. Please bring something to take notes with, if you so choose. If you do not currently have a body harness for your dog, please do not purchase one until after orientation so that you can purchase one with more knowledge.
A bike or scooter is not required for class (although it is a fun activity for you and your pup)! This class can also serve to shape skills for hiking, jogging, and skiing!
Ages: All ages welcome
Cost: $135 ($10 discount for HHS alum, email Behavior@harborhumane.org for code)
One-on-one Training with Dog Blessed, LLC
Sometimes you just need to cut out the distractions and learn one-on-one with the trainer! Paula Smith also offers one-on-one training sessions here at Harbor Humane Society or in your home based on your needs. Paula will work with you to help you communicate better with your dog and help both of you grow your bond! Paula donates part of her fee to HHS to help us continue our efforts. She is a certified dog trainer through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.
To schedule, email Paula at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 616.430.0297
Meet the Trainer!
Jodi Jarvis Therrian has been trained in animal life saving skills by Denise Fleck, the Pet Safety Crusader ™, who has taught more than 20,000 humans animal life saving skills Fleck has authored more than a dozen books and appeared on numerous TV and radio programs and in print. Jodi is delighted to bring programs like Pet CPR and First Aid to your community. Jodi is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA), a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, an AKC Star Puppy and CGC Evaluator. She is always striving to learn more and believes in continuing education She wants to help dogs (and all animals) live their best lives in honor of her best teacher and soul dog, Odin J.