Category Archives: Upcoming Classes

Dog Training Classes Starting July 2015

We’re excited to inform you that C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC., which is located in Tesuque – 15 min. North from Santa Fe, NM, has some wonderful upcoming dog training classes starting in July!

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Here are some of the details for the upcoming classes:

Kinder Pup 1: Your puppy’s proper socialization should start pronto! A well socialized puppy – one that welcomes the interaction of friendly people and dogs is not only a happy pup but also a pleasure to live with.

Kinder Pup 1 curriculum supports learning at your dog’s level as well as real-life scenarios because after all, puppies are still puppies even when you leave the classroom!
Chaco’s Kinder Pup 1 is designed to teach your pup that people and dogs mean good things for him/her.

Dates & Time: Six- week series: Saturday, July 18th, 25th, August 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd from 9:30-10:30 am

Link: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/ai1ec_event/kinder-pup-1/?instance_id=4629

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, July 16th, 23rd, 30th, August 6th,13th and 20th from 8:30-9:30 am

Link: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/ai1ec_event/kinder-pup-2/?instance_id=4537

Advance Recall: If there is a behavior that owners would love their dog to ‘ace’ it would be come when called.

Dogs, just like humans, need a good reason why to engage in behavior -and coming when called is no exception! In this class you will learn how to use one of the most powerful strategies – the use of predatory behaviors such as stalking, chasing, hunting and play to your advantage. So that when your dog is enjoying some off-leash time you can be more confident that your pup will return back to you!

Dates & Time: Five-session class: Tuesday, July 7th, 14th, 21st 28th and August 4th from 8:30-9:30am

Link: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/ai1ec_event/c-h-a-c-o-s-advance-recall/?instance_id=4640

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:

Almudena Ortiz Cué is a graduate of the renowned San Francisco Academy for Dog Trainers (CTC), a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, a professional member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and the owner of C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC, located in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. She is also a certified Tellington TTouch® Practitioner for Animal Companions. With over 10 years of teaching experience, she loves teaching people as well as dogs. Ms. Ortiz Cué is keenly interested in working with dogs that suffer from emotional issues such as fear, anxiety and aggression as well as working with rowdy adolescents, puppies and everyday problem solving for guardians and their dogs.

Only 2 Spots Left For Rally O!

There are only 2 spots left for Rally O. Do sign up now to reserve your spot.

Here are the details again on Rally O and how to register.

Rally (or Rally Obedience) is an interactive dog sport that combines skills learned in a basic obedience class and competition obedience exercises into a course where the handler and dog move from station to station engaging in different combinations of behaviors.

This class is an ideal opportunity to practice Basic Obedience in addition to incorporating advanced work.

Handler & dog team navigate a course with signs indicating different exercises to perform such as: Sit-Down-SitStraight Figure 8Send Over Jump, Recall Over Jump etc. The team navigates the course at a brisk, continuous pace.

Teamwork, precision and fun are emphasized in Rally O. However, if competing in the sport is your goal, you will learn the necessary beginning skills of the entry level of the APDT(Association of Professional Dog Trainers) Rally O.

Learn more here.

Dog Training Classes Starting in January 2015!

We’re excited to inform you that C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC., which is located in Tesuque – 15 min. North from Santa Fe, NM, has some wonderful upcoming dog training classes starting in the new year!

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Here are some of the details for the upcoming classes:

Kinder Pup 1:
Your puppy’s proper socialization should start pronto! A well socialized puppy – one that welcomes the interaction of friendly people and dogs is not only a happy pup but also a pleasure to live with.
Kinder Pup 1 curriculum supports learning at your dog’s level as well as real-life scenarios because after all, puppies are still puppies even when you leave the classroom! The curriculum is designed to teach your pup that people and dogs mean good things for him/her.

Dates & Time: Saturdays 9-10 am January 10th, 17th, 24th 31st Feb. 7th and Feb. 14th 2015

Link: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/ai1ec_event/kinder-pup-1/?instance_id=4261

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 – Tuesdays from 3-4pm on January 13th, 20th, 27th Feb. 3rd, Feb. 10th and Feb.17th 2015

Link: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/ai1ec_event/kinder-pup-2/?instance_id=4255

Developing the Confident Dog:
Dogs that lack overall confidence may appear “hyper, “stubborn”, “dominant”, “needy”, or “aggressive.”

The reality is that an overall lack of confidence or shear fear is most likely the underlining factor for their behavior. Living with a fearful dog or one that lacks confidence is a constant challenge.
In this six week course, we will explore a myriad of activities based on animal behavior and learning as well as the Tellington TTouch® method to boost your dog’s confidence and increase the quality of her life. Emphasis throughout the class will be in teaching owners/handlers how to help their dog develop more confidence and how to instill trust in their dog over situations where they feel concerned.

Dates & Time: Saturdays 11am-12 pm Jan 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, Feb. 7th and Feb. 14th 2015
Link: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/ai1ec_event/developing-the-confident-dog/?instance_id=4239

Get Ready For Some Fall Classes

With the fall season already upon us, we’d like to share some good news so that you have something to look forward to. C.H.A.C.O. has some upcoming classes starting this November!
Here are some of the details for the upcoming classes:

Kinder Pup 1:
Your puppy’s proper socialization should start pronto! A well socialized puppy – one that welcomes the interaction of friendly people and dogs is not only a happy pup but also a pleasure to live with. Kinder Pup 1 curriculum supports learning at your dog’s level as well as real-life scenarios because after all, puppies are still puppies even when you leave the classroom! The curriculum is designed to teach your pup that people and dogs mean good things for him/her.

Dates & Time: Ongoing six-week series beginning on Saturday November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, (no class Thanksgiving weekend Nov. 29th) December 6th and 13th.

Link: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/ai1ec_event/kinder-pup-1/?instance_id=3896

Agility From The Ground Up

Kinder Pup 2:
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 him/her. Kinder Pup 2 is here to help you maintain your puppy’s social 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 time to live with a dog.

Dates & Time: Six week class: Tuesdays from 3-4 pm – November 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, December 2nd and December 09th.

Link: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/ai1ec_event/kinder-pup-2/?instance_id=3890
Agility from the Ground Up Mini-Course 2: 
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 & Time: Six week class: Saturdays from 11am-12pm – November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, December 6th and 13th.

Link: http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/ai1ec_event/agility-from-the-ground-up-mini-course-2-ag2/?instance_id=3902

Interested in any of these classes?? Click on the link below to visit our Dog News & Events page where you will be able to learn more about C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC. and book directly online. http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/

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:

Almudena Ortiz Cué is a graduate of the renowned San Francisco Academy for Dog Trainers (CTC), a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT) by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, a professional member of The Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and the owner of C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC, located in the Santa Fe, New Mexico area. She is also a certified Tellington TTouch® Practitioner for Animal Companions. With over 10 years of teaching experience, she loves teaching people as well as dogs. Ms. Ortiz Cué is keenly interested in working with dogs that suffer from emotional issues such as fear, anxiety and aggression as well as working with rowdy adolescents, puppies and everyday problem solving for guardians and their dogs.

New Classes Starting in January 2014!

C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC is happy to inform you that we have some brand new classes coming up in January of 2014.

Here are the links to these classes:

Agility from the Ground Up Mini-Course 1 (AG1)

Agility from the Ground Up Mini-Course 2 (AG2)

Kinder Pup 1 (ongoing)

Kinder Pup 2

Agility From The Ground Up

Some of my clients have asked me if I would consider teaching an agility class. And the answer is yes and no.

No, I am not interested in teaching an agility class where dogs are coaxed to jump up on the equipment when they lack the confidence and training to do so, where the goal of “winning” and the pressure to perform for both handler and dog is more important than making sure that both human and dog are learning new skills at an appropriate pace for both.

And … Yes, I am interested in teaching agility with consideration for the process as much as the end goal. So 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).

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The goal here is to make sure handlers and their dogs are successful in understanding and executing the task at hand before moving forward with more advanced work. Besides, I am excited to give this a go because I now have a setting that will allow me to do so. To learn more about Agility From the Ground Up and to enroll in the first mini-course, (each mini-course is comprised of six, one hr. sessions) please follow this link.

If you have heard about agility, but would like more information here is a link to an article that will help you understand why so many folks are gravitating towards the sport.

Upcoming Classes This Fall: Starting with Team Walking

Team-WalkingWith the summer coming to an end we’d like to share some good news so that you have something to look forward to. C.H.A.C.O. has some brand spanking new classes beginning early fall!

Our very first fall class is coming up on September 14th which is for Team Walking.

Here are the details on the Team Walking Class:

Do you have a dog that is a “nightmare” to walk on leash because he/she pulls when he/she sees other dogs, chases cars, and/or cannot stop sniffing? If you answer yes to any of the above, this workshop is for you and your pup!

In this three day workshop, you will learn to be a walking partner with your dog. Together we will explore different hands-on techniques to bring fun and relaxation back to your walks with your dog.

Dates & Times: Saturdays: September 14th, 21st & 28th 9:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.

http://www.chacodognewsevents.com/ai1ec_event/team-walking/?instance_id=1648