Friday, March 3, 2017

Basic Training Level 1 Welcome

This brief overview will tell you:

  • What to Bring to Class
  • Where Class is
  • Which vaccinations your dog needs to attend class
  • Who can come to class

The Dates for the class you have chosen are on the 

Welcome to Train This Dog Basic Training Class!

Thank you for choosing to work with me.

The following information is important, please read carefully so you are prepared for class.

Classes are held at:

Catnip ‘n’ Biscuits
2615 Skidaway Road
Savannah, Ga

Please show up 5 to 10 minutes early to your class.  Use the extra time to allow your dog to eliminate on the grass near the entrance.

When you come to class you should bring:

1.      VACCINATION RECORDS indicating your dog is current on rabies, distemper, and has received a distemper vaccination in the last 6 months  

2.      A Hungry Dog.  Your dog will get plenty of food in class, and will pay better attention if they are a little hungry. 

3.       Good treats.  Good treats are soft, and have a smell.  I like boiled chicken breast cut into pieces the size of a pea; it is actually cheaper by the pound than packaged dog treats, and fat free.  Do not bring hard biscuits.

4.       A treat pouch or good pockets you don’t mind loading with chicken or hotdogs.

5.       A basic, well-fitting collar or harness.  No chokes, chains, or prongs, please

6.       A basic 6’ leash.  FLEXI (retractable) LEASHES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN CLASS.  Just get a plain old fashioned dog leash.

7.       A wonderful, long, soft tug toy.  NOT a rope or hard plastic thing.  I like the ‘road kill’ flat ones, personally, they have squeakers too.  Don’t let your dog play with their new toy until they get to class.  Hint:  The smaller the dog, the longer your tug toy should be, so you don’t get a sore back.

8.   We hope you bring your family, including children who are old enough to sit still and be quiet when requested.  We will allow children to join their parents as often as possible, but sometimes they will be required, for safety and training purposes, to sit in the audience.  If your children are too young to quietly comply please bring another adult to watch them, or make alternate arrangements.

Cash or a check made out to Train This Dog for $125.00.   If you have a One Love Animal Rescue training voucher, please bring that. 

When you come into class have a seat, and keep your  dog close.  Please do not let your dog visit other dogs as they come into the room.

Many of the questions you may have will be answered there.  If you have others please don't hesitate to contact me.  (Text messages work great!)

I look forward to help you and your dog become a wonderful team! 

Train This Dog                      Savannah Georgia
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Phone: 677-2861
Claudia Black-Kalinsky, CPDT-Ka


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