THANKS FROM YOUR DOG

Your dog thanks you for the time & energy you’ve invested in your learning.  Progress (in any endeavor) is a direct reflection of your learning.

Reminder, with behavior the proof of learning is behavior…until your behavior has changed you cannot say you’ve learned.

For those interested in continued training, options for Spring 2021 are below.

IN-PERSON Sessions

 

DATES:

Sessions resume SAT & SUN MAY 8 & 9 and run 7 consecutive weeks ending June 19 & 20.

TOPICS:  

Whether your goal is solidifying your Life With Dogs foundation skills, training toward possible Therapy Dog work, or learning a Dog Sport or two, the next class will help you move closer to that goal.  Regardless of goal you need to further your knowledge & practice.

In the next class we’ll refine & expand your Life With Dogs (foundation) skills and add new Canine Conditioning / Fitness & DogSport skills.  These will be at introductory, continuing or advanced level depending on current skill level.  

RE RALLY – if you began sequencing Rally stations in a previous Fitness & DogSports class, your class includes setup and video for 1 Rally Course, dates TBD.
 
RE TENSION, FEAR, OVER-AROUSAL, BARKING – for those counter-conditioning fear, aggression, tension, and over-arousal triggered by dogs & people, each of your sessions also include at least 1 opportunity to practice your counter-conditioning skills under my guidance. We’ll recruit your supportive & wonderful classmates as training aids.
 

TIMES:

Scheduling is the hard part due to time conflicts but also grouping by skill level. If you’re flexible, please LMK and thank you in advance. 🙏  
 
Please tell me your top 4 choices.  If you just completed a weekend class I’ll keep you posted on days/times as discussed in class.  
 
SAT mid morning (10:00am & 11:15am start times)
SAT early afternoon (1:45pm & 3:00pm start times)
SAT late afternoon / early evening (4:15pm 5:30pm & 6:45pm start times)
                
SUN mid morning (10:00am & 11:15am start times)
SUN early afternoon (12:30pm, 1:45pm & 3:00pm start times)
SUN late afternoon / early evening (4:15pm 5:30pm & 6:45pm start times)
               
 

TUITION:

$325 includes 7 in-person sessions and access to two online classrooms: 1) Life With Dogs and 2) Fitness & DogSports.  
 
Tuition also includes assessment & coaching comments on up to 3 video clips a week on class homework. Each clip 30-60 seconds duration, human & dog both in frame.  1 clip may be shared privately with me.  Remaining clips shared with SD mates (not the public) in private training group or SD online classroom.
 
$75 deposit (non-refundable, non-transferrable as of April 09, 2021) will secure your place.  Remaining tuition due May 29, 2021 / 4th week of class. 
 
 

TO REGISTER & SUBMIT TUITION:  

Email me or text me your top 4 preferences and, if you’re comfortable paying a deposit prior to the schedule solidifying, click here to pay online ($75 deposit or $325 in full) SMART DOGS’ PayPal account or you may mail a check payable to SMART DOGS (347 W. Plumwood Road Van Buren, AR 72956).  Either way, once all replies are in, I’ll follow up with schedule.
 
To assist in scheduling please reply no later than April 05. The sooner I receive replies the sooner we can finalize schedules.  
 
Any Qs or concerns LMK.
 
If Spring sessions conflict with your schedule Summer sessions will begin early/mid-July

 

*NEW* PRIVATE, VIRTUAL SESSIONS 

30 minute private sessions by Zoom, available starting week of May 3rd.  

 

Additional details will post soon.

 

  

OTHER OPTIONS

 

SELF-STUDY IN ONLINE CLASSROOM

 
Available May 01, 2021. This option provides self-study access to one or more Online Classrooms.  You’ll review, study, practice, self-assess on your own.  My assistance, assessment & coaching may be added on an as-needed basis, advanced scheduling is required.
 
Additional details will post soon.
 
 
 
 

PHONE CONSULTATION AS-NEEDED 

Available starting week of May 03, 2021.  Scheduling required.  
 
Additional details will post soon.
 
 
Whether at SMART DOGS or on your own, continue to learn & practice so you can enjoy Life With Dogs 🐾🐕💗☮️
 
~Mary