Classes

COOPERATIVE CARE FOR DOGS - PART ONE

Click here to register for class starting January 9th, 2022 at 1:30pm 

Click here to register for class starting February 13th, 2022 at 1:30pm 

This course is designed for dog guardians who are hoping to help their dog form positive associations with veterinary or grooming care needs. In this course we will use positive reinforcement, counter conditioning and desensitization to help you learn how to teach your dog that their routine care can be a safe and even enjoyable experience. This course is three weeks in length and will cover:

  • Helpful start button behaviors for cooperative care such as stationing on a mat or a grooming station 
  • Introducing veterinary or grooming tools such as medication bottles, nail clippers or brushes in a positive way 
  • Useful skills for cooperative care such as chin rests and following a target
  • Beginning body handling conditioning exercises designed to help dogs form positive associations with the type of handling associated with examination at a vet clinic, grooming, ear care, nail care, and more! 

Class sizes will be limited to a maximum of four, handler-dog teams. Dogs attending this course must be people and dog social and be able to calmly settle in a group class environment. If a dog is unable to adjust to the classroom environment, a credit for the value of the group class will be transferrable to the price of a private initial consultation. 

The next section of this three week course will be held at 372 S. Koeller St Oshkosh, WI (Ideal Dog) on:

Sunday, January 9, 2022 - 1:30pm 

Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 1:30pm 

Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 1:30pm 

In case of a snow day, Sunday, January 30th will be reserved as a makeup date. 

 

The next section of this course will be held on:

Sunday, February 13, 2022 - 1:30pm 

Sunday, February 20th, 2022 - 1:30pm 

Sunday, February 27th, 2022 - 1:30pm 

In case of a snow day, Sunday, March 6th will be reserved as a makeup date. 

Please fill out the following Group Class Intake Form when registering for a class. 

Click here to register for class starting Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 1:30pm 

Click here to register for class starting Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 1:30pm 

 

 

COOPERATIVE CARE FOR DOGS - PART TWO

Click here to register for Cooperative Care for Dogs Part Two starting on March 13, 2022. 

This is the second course in a two-part series designed for dog guardians who are hoping to help their dog form positive associations with veterinary or grooming care needs. In this course we will use positive reinforcement, counter conditioning and desensitization to help you learn how to teach your dog that their routine care can be a safe and even enjoyable experience. This course is three weeks in length and will cover:

  • Leveraging the start button behaviors developed in Part One of this course with real-life care and husbandry task preparation. Students may wish to focus on a particular care task such as ear maintenance, nail clipping or filing, grooming, vaccination or body examination 
  • Combining the use of grooming and medical tools / props with body handling
  • Advanced muzzle conditioning techniques 
  • Cooperative nail filing 
  • Generalizing cooperative care skills to new people including a visit from a Vet Tech 
  • Planning tips for future veterinary or grooming visits 

Class sizes will be limited to a maximum of four, handler-dog teams. Dogs attending this course must be people and dog social and be able to calmly settle in a group class environment. If a dog is unable to adjust to the classroom environment, a credit for the value of the group class will be transferrable to the price of a private initial consultation. 

The next section of this course will be held at 372 S. Koeller St Oshkosh, WI (Ideal Dog) on:

Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 1:30pm 

Sunday, March 20, 2022 - 1:30pm 

Sunday, March 27, 2022 - 1:30pm 

Click here to register for Cooperative Care for Dogs Part Two starting on March 13, 2022.