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Jul
26
Wed
Private Training for Snake Avoidance – Using Reward Based Methods @ C.H.A.C.O.'s Hub in Tesuque
Jul 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

image 1If you train your dog often by following science based and well designed training  protocols your dog clearly stands a much higher chance of moving away from a snake if he ever encounters one. Via private training we will teach your dog how not to approach the snake and instead come back to you and if you are not present to move away from the snake.

My approach in teaching the above skills – like everything I teach – is based on the Behavioral Sciences (how animals learn among other things).

It is also based on reinforcing the dog for making the correct choice: Moving away from the snake, instead of shocking the dog when in the presence of one.

The Details:
8, 1 hr. private training  $856.00 (Santa Fe county tax included)
We will work with your dog at C.H.A.C.O’s hub in Tesuque  for a number of sessions as well as in your home if you live within my service area, otherwise all sessions will be held at C.H.A.C.O’s Hub in Tesuque.

If you are interested in this training please contact me directly: info@chacodogtraining.com or by phone at 505-954-1434.

NOTE:
You will have to buy some supplies in order to practice with your dog between session.

Since this is a private training, available dates and times will be discussed during the time of booking.

Jul
29
Sat
CHACO’s 1 hour long Monthly CLINICS: July’s Clinic is on Anti-Leash Pulling Strategies @ C.H.A.C.O.'s Hub in Tesuque
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Screen Shot 2017-06-28 at 4.48.14 PMThese one hour long clinics are action packed (or information packed) topic- centered classes that are designed to address specific behaviors or problem areas such as: not coming when called, walking on a loose leash, techniques used for fear and aggression, crate training, focus and attention issues, mental stimulation games, agility, basic obedience reliability, etc.They are held once a month at CHACO’s hub in Tesuque. The day and time can vary month to month. Open to 4 handlers and their dogs.

Pre-requisite: No prior training experienced needed. However, since a group class can be a stressful environment for some dogs, this class is not appropriate for dogs that lunge, bark or snarl at people or other dogs. If your dog suffers from severe fear or aggression consider private training as a great first step before joining a group class.

Required Vaccinations: Rabies, DHLPP (distemper & parvo). Proof of vaccination required. Or titer test results in lieu of DHLPP vaccines.

Trainer: Almudena Ortiz Cué M.A. CTC, CPDT, Tellington TTouch Cert.

NOTE: Almudena will be e-mailing class participants 3 days  prior to class meeting with information as what to bring, directions to site etc. A minimum of 2  people must be signed up (and have paid) for class to run. Sign up closes three days prior to course date.

Fee: $40.00 (Santa Fe county tax included)

July’s Clinic: Anti-Leash Pulling Strategies




CHACO’S HUB PUPPY PLAYTIME @ C.H.A.C.O.'s Hub in Tesuque
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

tibet-terrier-1597057_1280**ONGOING**  In order for Puppy Playtime to meet, enough puppies must be signed up by previous Wednesday.

NOTE: THERE IS NO PUPPY PLAYTIME ON JUNE 3rd!!

Puppy playtime is a vital activity by which your puppy will continue to practice bite inhibition. When puppies play with one another they give each other feedback as to the pressure of their “play” bites. If a puppy bites too hard, the playmate will most likely screech and stop the play as a warning to the play- biting pup that the pressure is too much and not tolerated. Thus the puppies learn to handicap the pressure of their (play) bite.

If your puppy ever bites as an adult dog but he/she learned proper bite inhibition, most likely there will be very little to no damage done because of excessive bite pressure. Bite Inhibition is learned only while dogs are young puppies (roughly to 4 1/2-5 months of age) thus the urgency of teaching them when very young. It is important to realize that ALL dogs will bite if there is no better option to get the message across when feeling threatened or scared.

We are happy to announce this new service! Puppy Playtime at CHACO’s hub in Tesuque. Ongoing, held twice monthly, on the first and last Saturday of each month from 10-10:45am. During this 45 min. supervised puppy play time we will continue to work on socialization, answer any questions you might have as well as practice some basic obedience- all while the puppies and we humans are having a blast!

Fee: $16.05/per visit /per puppy. Please register below and pay to reserve your spot. Once you have submitted your application (needed for your first visit) and payment I will send you additional information before Puppy Playtime starts.

Please note that in order to run the Puppy Playtime we will need at least two puppies with a maximum of six in attendance.

This service is open to puppies ages 9 weeks of age to 16 weeks. In accordance with the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (www.AVSBonline.org) Puppies should receive at least 1 set of vaccines at least 7 days prior to the first social and first de-worming. They should also be kept up-to-date on vaccines during attendance. Proof of vaccination is required.

NOTE: If your puppy is sick please do not attend Puppy Social. Supervised and well-behaved children (ages 5 up are invited and encourage to attend).

Trainer: Almudena Ortiz Cué M.A. CTC, CPDT, Tellington TTouch™ Cert.

Please click here to complete this form (for your first visit) and submit payment below. Note that all fields are required in the form. Kindly write “none” where questions are not applicable. NOTE: You must submit payment with your application in order to have a spot in the social. 

 




Aug
1
Tue
A Deux Basic Obedience Express™ @ C.H.A.C.O.'s Hub in Tesuque
Aug 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Screen Shot 2017-01-14 at 6.35.35 PM Class Description:
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. This class is shorter than your average six -week course since there are only 2 participants per class! Allowing us to move faster and deeper into all what you and your pup need to master.

Basic Obedience A Deux Express™ 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. You will learn how to reward your dog for behaviors around the home and on “the go.” Special attention will be given to typical adolescent behavior such as: “selective-hearing” when it comes to leaving undesirable items, avoiding you at all cost, exuberance (jumping, mouthing, pulling on leash, and rough play with other dogs) lack of impulse control: dashing through doors, unable to sit/stay or down/stay when requested.

The Details: This is a small class  – small as it gets! Open to 2 dogs & handlers between ages: 4 1⁄2 months – to under 24 months. Also open to older dogs that have not attended a basic obedience class. We will be working inside a temperature-controled room and outside weather permitting, so please dress in layers.

Dates & Time: Four, 1 hr. on site classes. Orientation materials will be e-mailed for review at home 1 week prior to class. Tuesdays, August 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd from 3-4pm

Pre-requisites: Dogs must be dog and people friendly (no lunging, growling at dogs or people).
Required Vaccinations: Rabies, DHLPP (distemper & parvo) or titer test. Proof of vaccination required at first class.

Fee: $321 (Santa Fe county tax included).

Trainer: Almudena Ortiz Cué M.A. CTC, CPDT, Tellington TTouch™ Cert.

NOTE: Class fee remains the same for same household dogs. Each dog requires an adult handler.

For new clients, you must complete the form on this page and submit payment below before registering for this class. If you are a current (or have taken a class/private training with Almudena) C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC. client, please complete the form on this page here.




Aug
2
Wed
Private Training for Snake Avoidance – Using Reward Based Methods @ C.H.A.C.O.'s Hub in Tesuque
Aug 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

image 1If you train your dog often by following science based and well designed training  protocols your dog clearly stands a much higher chance of moving away from a snake if he ever encounters one. Via private training we will teach your dog how not to approach the snake and instead come back to you and if you are not present to move away from the snake.

My approach in teaching the above skills – like everything I teach – is based on the Behavioral Sciences (how animals learn among other things).

It is also based on reinforcing the dog for making the correct choice: Moving away from the snake, instead of shocking the dog when in the presence of one.

The Details:
8, 1 hr. private training  $856.00 (Santa Fe county tax included)
We will work with your dog at C.H.A.C.O’s hub in Tesuque  for a number of sessions as well as in your home if you live within my service area, otherwise all sessions will be held at C.H.A.C.O’s Hub in Tesuque.

If you are interested in this training please contact me directly: info@chacodogtraining.com or by phone at 505-954-1434.

NOTE:
You will have to buy some supplies in order to practice with your dog between session.

Since this is a private training, available dates and times will be discussed during the time of booking.

Aug
5
Sat
CHACO’S HUB PUPPY PLAYTIME @ C.H.A.C.O.'s Hub in Tesuque
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

tibet-terrier-1597057_1280**ONGOING**  In order for Puppy Playtime to meet, enough puppies must be signed up by previous Wednesday.

NOTE: THERE IS NO PUPPY PLAYTIME ON JUNE 3rd!!

Puppy playtime is a vital activity by which your puppy will continue to practice bite inhibition. When puppies play with one another they give each other feedback as to the pressure of their “play” bites. If a puppy bites too hard, the playmate will most likely screech and stop the play as a warning to the play- biting pup that the pressure is too much and not tolerated. Thus the puppies learn to handicap the pressure of their (play) bite.

If your puppy ever bites as an adult dog but he/she learned proper bite inhibition, most likely there will be very little to no damage done because of excessive bite pressure. Bite Inhibition is learned only while dogs are young puppies (roughly to 4 1/2-5 months of age) thus the urgency of teaching them when very young. It is important to realize that ALL dogs will bite if there is no better option to get the message across when feeling threatened or scared.

We are happy to announce this new service! Puppy Playtime at CHACO’s hub in Tesuque. Ongoing, held twice monthly, on the first and last Saturday of each month from 10-10:45am. During this 45 min. supervised puppy play time we will continue to work on socialization, answer any questions you might have as well as practice some basic obedience- all while the puppies and we humans are having a blast!

Fee: $16.05/per visit /per puppy. Please register below and pay to reserve your spot. Once you have submitted your application (needed for your first visit) and payment I will send you additional information before Puppy Playtime starts.

Please note that in order to run the Puppy Playtime we will need at least two puppies with a maximum of six in attendance.

This service is open to puppies ages 9 weeks of age to 16 weeks. In accordance with the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (www.AVSBonline.org) Puppies should receive at least 1 set of vaccines at least 7 days prior to the first social and first de-worming. They should also be kept up-to-date on vaccines during attendance. Proof of vaccination is required.

NOTE: If your puppy is sick please do not attend Puppy Social. Supervised and well-behaved children (ages 5 up are invited and encourage to attend).

Trainer: Almudena Ortiz Cué M.A. CTC, CPDT, Tellington TTouch™ Cert.

Please click here to complete this form (for your first visit) and submit payment below. Note that all fields are required in the form. Kindly write “none” where questions are not applicable. NOTE: You must submit payment with your application in order to have a spot in the social. 

 




Aug
8
Tue
A Deux Basic Obedience Express™ @ C.H.A.C.O.'s Hub in Tesuque
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Screen Shot 2017-01-14 at 6.35.35 PM Class Description:
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. This class is shorter than your average six -week course since there are only 2 participants per class! Allowing us to move faster and deeper into all what you and your pup need to master.

Basic Obedience A Deux Express™ 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. You will learn how to reward your dog for behaviors around the home and on “the go.” Special attention will be given to typical adolescent behavior such as: “selective-hearing” when it comes to leaving undesirable items, avoiding you at all cost, exuberance (jumping, mouthing, pulling on leash, and rough play with other dogs) lack of impulse control: dashing through doors, unable to sit/stay or down/stay when requested.

The Details: This is a small class  – small as it gets! Open to 2 dogs & handlers between ages: 4 1⁄2 months – to under 24 months. Also open to older dogs that have not attended a basic obedience class. We will be working inside a temperature-controled room and outside weather permitting, so please dress in layers.

Dates & Time: Four, 1 hr. on site classes. Orientation materials will be e-mailed for review at home 1 week prior to class. Tuesdays, August 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd from 3-4pm

Pre-requisites: Dogs must be dog and people friendly (no lunging, growling at dogs or people).
Required Vaccinations: Rabies, DHLPP (distemper & parvo) or titer test. Proof of vaccination required at first class.

Fee: $321 (Santa Fe county tax included).

Trainer: Almudena Ortiz Cué M.A. CTC, CPDT, Tellington TTouch™ Cert.

NOTE: Class fee remains the same for same household dogs. Each dog requires an adult handler.

For new clients, you must complete the form on this page and submit payment below before registering for this class. If you are a current (or have taken a class/private training with Almudena) C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC. client, please complete the form on this page here.




Aug
9
Wed
Private Training for Snake Avoidance – Using Reward Based Methods @ C.H.A.C.O.'s Hub in Tesuque
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

image 1If you train your dog often by following science based and well designed training  protocols your dog clearly stands a much higher chance of moving away from a snake if he ever encounters one. Via private training we will teach your dog how not to approach the snake and instead come back to you and if you are not present to move away from the snake.

My approach in teaching the above skills – like everything I teach – is based on the Behavioral Sciences (how animals learn among other things).

It is also based on reinforcing the dog for making the correct choice: Moving away from the snake, instead of shocking the dog when in the presence of one.

The Details:
8, 1 hr. private training  $856.00 (Santa Fe county tax included)
We will work with your dog at C.H.A.C.O’s hub in Tesuque  for a number of sessions as well as in your home if you live within my service area, otherwise all sessions will be held at C.H.A.C.O’s Hub in Tesuque.

If you are interested in this training please contact me directly: info@chacodogtraining.com or by phone at 505-954-1434.

NOTE:
You will have to buy some supplies in order to practice with your dog between session.

Since this is a private training, available dates and times will be discussed during the time of booking.

Aug
15
Tue
A Deux Basic Obedience Express™ @ C.H.A.C.O.'s Hub in Tesuque
Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Screen Shot 2017-01-14 at 6.35.35 PM Class Description:
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. This class is shorter than your average six -week course since there are only 2 participants per class! Allowing us to move faster and deeper into all what you and your pup need to master.

Basic Obedience A Deux Express™ 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. You will learn how to reward your dog for behaviors around the home and on “the go.” Special attention will be given to typical adolescent behavior such as: “selective-hearing” when it comes to leaving undesirable items, avoiding you at all cost, exuberance (jumping, mouthing, pulling on leash, and rough play with other dogs) lack of impulse control: dashing through doors, unable to sit/stay or down/stay when requested.

The Details: This is a small class  – small as it gets! Open to 2 dogs & handlers between ages: 4 1⁄2 months – to under 24 months. Also open to older dogs that have not attended a basic obedience class. We will be working inside a temperature-controled room and outside weather permitting, so please dress in layers.

Dates & Time: Four, 1 hr. on site classes. Orientation materials will be e-mailed for review at home 1 week prior to class. Tuesdays, August 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd from 3-4pm

Pre-requisites: Dogs must be dog and people friendly (no lunging, growling at dogs or people).
Required Vaccinations: Rabies, DHLPP (distemper & parvo) or titer test. Proof of vaccination required at first class.

Fee: $321 (Santa Fe county tax included).

Trainer: Almudena Ortiz Cué M.A. CTC, CPDT, Tellington TTouch™ Cert.

NOTE: Class fee remains the same for same household dogs. Each dog requires an adult handler.

For new clients, you must complete the form on this page and submit payment below before registering for this class. If you are a current (or have taken a class/private training with Almudena) C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC. client, please complete the form on this page here.




Aug
16
Wed
Private Training for Snake Avoidance – Using Reward Based Methods @ C.H.A.C.O.'s Hub in Tesuque
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

image 1If you train your dog often by following science based and well designed training  protocols your dog clearly stands a much higher chance of moving away from a snake if he ever encounters one. Via private training we will teach your dog how not to approach the snake and instead come back to you and if you are not present to move away from the snake.

My approach in teaching the above skills – like everything I teach – is based on the Behavioral Sciences (how animals learn among other things).

It is also based on reinforcing the dog for making the correct choice: Moving away from the snake, instead of shocking the dog when in the presence of one.

The Details:
8, 1 hr. private training  $856.00 (Santa Fe county tax included)
We will work with your dog at C.H.A.C.O’s hub in Tesuque  for a number of sessions as well as in your home if you live within my service area, otherwise all sessions will be held at C.H.A.C.O’s Hub in Tesuque.

If you are interested in this training please contact me directly: info@chacodogtraining.com or by phone at 505-954-1434.

NOTE:
You will have to buy some supplies in order to practice with your dog between session.

Since this is a private training, available dates and times will be discussed during the time of booking.