Visiting Trainer Classes
One-on-one Training with Paula Smith
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 email@example.com or call at 616.430.0297
Rally, Zoom, and ARF Games
Tuesday’s 6:00-7:00pm (September 28 – October 12)
Rally encourages human and canine communication, eye contact, and teamwork. Additionally, Rally combines compliance with a course of 10 to 20 stations, at which the dog/handler team performs a given task defined at each station. These are great exercises to improve behavior on leash, as well.
Rally Zoom is a faster moving course with no stationary behaviors like Sit. It is fast moving and fun.
ARK is simple agility, rally, and freestyle moves combined. Some freestyle moves include: leg weaves, spins, circle, and bow.
These sports can be done for fun enrichment or competition of league play. This class will help you gain the necessary skill for both!
Ages: 4 months and up
Cost: $90 ($10 discount for HHS alum, email Behavior@harborhumane.org for code)
Pet CPR and First Aid
Tuesday’s 7:15-9:30pm (October 5 – October 12)
Lecture, demonstration, and hands on practice. Please leave dogs at home! The class includes two pocket guides (dog or cat; additional sets can be purchased for $10), multipurpose leash, restraint, and much more. You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.
The class will cover a variety of topics such as: muzzling, safe approach, and restraint; how to find your pet’s pulse, respiration, and capillary refill time; bandaging techniques; rescue breathing and CPCR (Cardio Pulmonary Cerebral Resuscitation); instructions for constipation, diarrhea, drowning, electric shock, frostbite, heat stroke, poisoning, seizures, snake bites, bee stings, and much more; and finally how to use the other items in your First Aid Kit!
**Please note that this class is animal-free instruction! Please do not bring your furry friend to class with you. The sign up will ask you for pet information, but this is due to us being unable to edit it from the form**