Fall Courses

C.H.A.C.O.’s Agility from the Ground Up 1& 2, Recall (Come When Called), and Kinder Pup 2 classes are starting up the Fall! Below are the details. If interested, sign up now as these tend to book fast.

**Agility From The Ground Up: Mini-Course 1 (AG1)
Welcome to Agility From the Ground Up, a series of classes beginning with the fundamentals. Or… think of it as a circle of enthusiasts who are committed to learning the many aspects of the sport while helping their dogs excel. The pressure is off and the fun is on!

All classes and instruction given are based on the science of animal learning. Behaviors are build step-by-step using reinforcement as well as the use of a marker (clicker).

Dates & Times: Saturdays – Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th 24th October 1st and 8th from 10-11am

More Info: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/…/agility-from-the-grou…/…

**Agility from the Ground Up Mini-Course 2 (AG2)
We will continue to move forward with some basic skills to make sure our dogs enjoy learning to be “team-players” and feel more comfortable with how they interact with their environment- both necessary skills for any dog participating in agility. AG2 covers strategies to get your dog “fired” and focused on the training, teaching dogs how to go around, between, over and under different pieces of “equipment” and building confidence around noise.

Dates & Times: Six Week Class: Tuesday – October 25th, Nov. 1st, 8th, 15th 22nd and 29th from 1 to 2pm.

More Info: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/…/agility-from-the-grou…/…

**Kinder Pup 2 (Basic Obedience)
Adolescence is a transitional period that varies from pup to pup. During this stage your puppy will begin to “test” new boundaries (and you) and become more interested in other dog friends and what the environment has to offer. Kinder Pup 2 is here to help you maintain your adolescent social-graces and give you the know-how so that you can continue to reinforce the behaviors that you want in your dog. The choice, of course, is yours: to bite the bullet now by continuing with the “education” of your adolescent dog or subject yourself to a life of rowdy behaviors and a not-so-fun life with a dog.

Dates & Time: Six week class – Thursday, Sept. 1st, 8th, 15th 22nd 29th and October 6th from 1:00-2:00 pm

More info: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/event/kinder-pup-2/…

**RECALL – Come When Called Class is full
Some of the most fun reasons for having a dog in our lives is to watch them do what they do best: Run at full speed, chase balls or swim, play off leash with other dogs and having our dogs come to us when we need them to do so! In this semi-private course you will learn techniques that, when practiced with consistency, will teach your dog to mind you in all sorts of distracting environments. You will also learn how to use your dog’s natural behaviors to your advantage. Your dog will learn to “check in” with you more in new and fun environments and to be more responsive to your cues for attention and play.

Dates & Times: Tuesday, Sept. 13th, 20th and 29th from 12-1pm
More info: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/…/recall-rooooover-cooo…/…

Get ready and let us do the training, so that you can enjoy your dog!

About Almudena Ortiz Cue, M.A. CTC, CPDT-KA, Tellington TTouch Practitioner:

I am a graduate of the renowned San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, a national certified professional dog trainer (CPDT) by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and the owner of C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC. located in the Santa Fe, NM area. I am also a certified Tellington TTouch® Practitioner for Companion Animals.

As a staff trainer for two years at the Tony La Russa Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in Walnut Creek, CA, I worked with under-socialized dogs who had experienced lengthy shelter stays or scored poorly on the SAFER test. I utilized training designed both to improve the lives of the dogs while at the shelter and to prepare them for successful adoptions. I also designed and implemented the shelter’s first Dog Training Internship Program (Dog TIP).