THANK YOU

Your dogs & I thank you for the time & energy you’ve invested in your learning.  Your progress (in any endeavor) is a direct reflection of your learning.

For those interested in continued training, options for early 2021 include weekly in-person sessions or online self-study and/or as-needed assistance.  

 

IN-PERSON TRAINING

 

DATES:

Sessions resume SAT Jan 30 & SUN Jan 31 and run 7 consecutive weeks ending March 13 & 14.

TOPICS:  

Primary goals are to strengthen desired behavior and the relationship between you & your dog.  To achieve these goals you must improve your knowledge & practice. We’ll refine your Life With Dogs (foundation) skills and add new Canine Conditioning / Fitness & DogSport skills at either an introductory or continuing level.  

RE RALLY – if you began sequencing Rally stations in a previous Fitness & DogSports class, your tuition also 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 wonderful, helpful classmates as training aids if/when appropriate.
 

TIMES:  

Scheduling is the hard part.  Please tell me your top 4 choices of options below. If you’re flexible and have no preference LMK.  (If you just completed a weekend class I’ll do my best to keep your day/time similar unless you tell me otherwise.)
 
SAT
10:00   1 space left
11:15    full
12:30
 
2:30
3:45
5:00
6:15
 
 
SUN
10:00
11:15
12:30
 
2:30
3:45
5:00
6:15
 

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 Jan 01, 2021) will secure your place.  Remaining tuition due 5th week of class. 
 
 

TO REGISTER:  

 
Email me or text your top 4 preferences and 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).
 
To assist in scheduling please reply no later than JAN 01. Any Qs or concerns LMK.
 
If winter sessions conflict with your schedule the spring sessions will begin late April.

 

SELF-STUDY & AS-NEEDED ASSISTANCE

 
The following options are for those who prefer to work on their own while maintaining access to the Online Classroom(s), and/or scheduling private support on an as-needed basis.  
 

1. Access to Online Classroom 

 
Available January 01, 2021. This option provides access to one or more Online Classroom.  It does not include in-person sessions, you’ll review, study, practice, self-assess on your own.  
 
You may schedule additional assistance on as-needed basis either by private Video Assessment or Phone Consultation. 
 
 
Additional details will post soon.
 
 

2. Video Assessment as-needed

Available starting February 01, 2021. Scheduling REQUIRED.
 
Additional details will post soon.
 
 

3. Phone Consultation as-needed

Available starting Feb 01, 2021.  Scheduling REQUIRED.  
 
Additional details will post soon.
 
 
Whether at SMART DOGS or on your own, continue to learn & practice and you will enjoy Life With Dogs 🐾🐕💗☮️
 
~Mary

 

 

 

 

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