The Dog Den

Learn and Play...Everyday!

1019 Jonathon Dr. Madison, WI 53713 | 608-278-PLAY (7529)
410 Atlas Ave, Madison, WI 53714 | 608-241-DOGS (3647)

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Scrappers

This class is specialized class for reactive dogs that may have aggression issues. The purpose of this class is to help owners to manage their dogs in difficult or challenging situations. Control Unleashed techniques and emergency commands will be used in this class. Our instructors will help steer you in the right direction for the management of your dog.  

This 9 week class includes a 30 minute owner/instructor progress evaluation halfway through the class where we will discuss areas of improvement, answer questions, and watch actual video footage from the class so that we can point out small behavioral cues that can go unnoticed when you are handling your dog.

Class Length: 9 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $235 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Sundays 9:00-9:45am
Mar 26-Jun 4 (Skip 4/16 &5/28)
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Sundays 10:00-10:45am
Mar 26-Jun 4 (Skip 4/16 &5/28)
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Intro to Scrappers
This 3-week introductory class is a great fit for those unable to do the recommended 9-week Scrappers course. In this class, we will discuss how to read your dog's body language, set them up for success during challenging situations, and introductory exercises that will help handle reactive behaviors while on leash.

Class Length: 3 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $80 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Sundays 1:30-2:15pm  
Feb 26- Mar 12
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Scrappers Intermediate Obedience
In this class, you will build on the fundamentals acquired in the Scrappers Class, as well as proofing verbal cues. This class will improve overall manners through obedience cues, building attention skills, and working toward the removal of food lures for training and verbal control. Exercises include prompt listening cues, rock-solid stays, controlled on-leash heeling, reliable recalls, look at that's and leave it's, all while adding very difficult distractions.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $125 Prerequisites: Graduate of Scrappers class *vaccines required first night of class

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OUTDOOR SESSION:
Level 1
: This 6 week session is for graduates of our 9 week class. It will build on the fundamentals acquired in the Scrappers Class and put them into practice in an outdoor setting. 

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $120 Prerequisites: Graduated Scrappers *vaccines required first night of class

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Level 2: This class takes all the skills learned in the previous classes and puts them into action out in the real world. This class will meet at various locations in the area each week. 

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $120 Prerequisites: Graduated Scrappers and Scrappers Outdoor Level 1  *vaccines required first night of class

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Because of the limited size of this class, it fills up quickly. Please contact us if you are interested and we will be happy to put you on a wait list. When we have enough interest, we will form another class. In the meantime, we also offer private lessons and behavior consults with our highly skilled behavior experts.

Refund Policy: Class fees will be refunded or transferred only if registrant
cancels registration no later than 7 days prior to the start of class.
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POSITIVELY FOCUSED CLASS
(formerly known as TOTAL CONTROL UNLEASHED CLASS)

Our Positively Focused Class covers techniques that will help to teach your dog "focused attention" and impulse control (both on- and off- leash,) so that they become more reliable and manageable in distracting or stimulating situations. This class is based on the book Control Unleashed: Creating a Focused and Confident Dog written by Leslie McDevitt. You are not required to buy or read the book prior to class, but we do invite you to do so in order to get more out of your class experience! 

Because this class will include off-leash work, we ask that children coming to class be over the age of 14.

Class Length: 8 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $180 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Tuesdays 7:00-7:45pm
Feb 28-Apr 18
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Sundays 11:30-12:15pm
Mar 26-May 21 (Skip 4/16)
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Mondays 6:30-7:15pm
Apr 17- Jun 12 (Skip 5/29)
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Tuesdays 6:30-7:15pm
May 9-Jun 27
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Refund Policy: Class fees will be refunded or transferred only if registrant
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Treibball Foundations Class - Level 1

Treibball (also known as "Drive Ball," or "Urban Bal Herding,") is a new competitive dog sport in which dogs learn to "drive" large inflatable balls into nets with their noses-it's a bit like "doggie soccer!" Treibball is a great activity for dogs of any breed, who love to play games, learn new things and work as a team with their handlers. People with dogs who love to herd (but may not have access to sheep!) and who have dogs who require lots of physical and mental exercise are also highly encouraged to check it out!

In our Treibball Foundations Class, you'll learn the training skills used in Treibball work, including targeting, matwork, impulse control, orientation training, and much more! Please bring a "pilates-type" exercies ball to class.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $100 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Mondays 8:00-8:45pm
Mar 20- Apr 24
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Refund Policy: Class fees will be refunded or transferred only if registrant
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Treibball Class - Level 2

In this class we build on the skills we learned in Treibball Level 1. Owners/handlers must bring their own "pilates-type" exercise ball to class each week. 

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $100 Prerequisites: Treibball Level 1  *vaccines required first night of class

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Nosework

Your dog's natural desire to hunt and their strong sense of smell can be used to search for their favorite toys and food-...plus, all of that sniffing gives them plenty of mental and physical exercise! This is a beginner-level class which will introduce fun and enticing challenges for your dog. All dog breeds, ages and temperaments are encouraged to join.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $115 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Sundays 12:30-1:15pm
Mar 26-May 7 (Skip 4/16)
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Freestyle

Canine Freestyle is a great activity for you and your dog to enjoy together! In this class, you will be teaching your dog to move with you in fun ways (circles, spins, figure-eights, and more!) to form a choreographed "routine" set to music. You and your dog will have so much fun practicing together! This class is great for dogs who love to learn tricks, and it can be a great confidence booster for more timid dogs also. If you are looking for a fun new activity for your dog, the Freestyle Class is a great choice!

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $100 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Tuesdays 8:00-8:45pm
Mar 14-Apr 18
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Refund Policy: Class fees will be refunded or transferred only if registrant
cancels registration no later than 7 days prior to the start of class.

 

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Senior Dog Class

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?? Here at the Dog Den, we love our gray-faced furry friends & believe that all ages of dogs should have the opportunity to learn fun new ways to provide physical and mental enrichment! 

This class includes many activities to engage your dog's mind while being gentle on their body: scent games, trick training, treibball, low-level obstacles, and bodywork will all be included to keep your senior dogs' mind and body active and happy! 

Class Length: 4 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $80 Prerequisites: 8+ years old *vaccines or tiders required first night of class

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Sundays 1:30-2:15pm
Mar 26- Apr 23 (Skip 4/16)
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AGILITY FOUNDATIONS CLASS - 1

Dogs should have a reliable sit-stay and be ready to begin off-leash work. Agility Foundations centers on crate games, handling, tunnels, and foundation jumping skills. Handling and obstacle skills are taught independently and then brought together towards the end of the session. This course requires minimal at home equipment and most exercises can be completed with every day household items.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 60 minutes each week Cost: $110 Prerequisites: Completed Intermediate Obedience or Focused Attention Class *vaccines required first night of class

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AGILITY FOUNDATIONS CLASS - 2

This class focuses on building jumping skills by utilizing jump grids and adding handling maneuvers to jumps with one jump exercises. Teams will be able to run short sequences by the end of the 6 weeks. This course covers jumping (including double, triple and tire jumps), handling and continued tunnel performance.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 60 minutes each week Cost: $110 Prerequisites: Agility Foundations Level 1 *vaccines required first night of class

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Refund Policy: Class fees will be refunded or transferred only if registrant
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OUTDOOR I

This class is taught at a Beginner-Intermediate level, and it's held entirely outdoors! Dogs who have experience with basic commands such as "Sit," "Down," "Stay," and "Come," will get some practice performing these exercises (and many others,) surrounded by all of the extra distractions that the outdoors provides. We will be incorporating various distractions and games to help achieve reliable commands, and each week, we will work on something different, making this the class not to miss!!

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $100 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Mondays 6:30-7:15pm
Apr 17-May 22
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Refund Policy: Class fees will be refunded or transferred only if registrant
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Outdoor II

This class is perfect for dogs who have completed the Outdoor I and/or (indoor) Intermediate Class. This is an Intermediate-Advanced level class, in which we will work on "proofing" the dogs in an outdoor setting-making sure that they can do any command in any circumstance (if a bird is flying above them, a firetruck is heard passing by, etc.) We will include "field trips" to get even more chances to practice in real world settings.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $100 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Mondays 7:30-8:15pm
Apr 17-May 22
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Refund Policy: Class fees will be refunded or transferred only if registrant
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Shy Dog

Work on confidence building techniques, how to react (or not react) to your dog's behavior. Find out how you can use positive reinforcement (clickers and marker words) to actually TEACH your dog to be calm in a different situation!

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $100 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Mondays 7:00-7:45pm
Mar 20- Apr 24
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Thursdays 7:30-8:15pm
May 11-Jun 15
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Refund Policy: Class fees will be refunded or transferred only if registrant
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CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC)/THERAPY DOG PREP CLASS

The American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program focuses on good manners for "real world" situations such as walking nicely through a crowd, greeting a friendly stranger, meeting someone that also has a dog and reacting to distractions. Each dog will have the opportunity to take the 10 exercise test with a certified CGC evaluator. Pass all exercises and receive a certificate from the AKC! By combining the CGC program with exposure to wheelchairs, walkers, balloons, vacuums and many other items, your dog will have the skills to enter classrooms, libraries, nursing homes, etc. This is NOT a therapy dog certification course.

This class will include both the CGC test and a visit to a local nursing home.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $100 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Thursdays 6:30-7:15pm
Mar 16-Apr 20
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Thursdays 6:30-7:15pm
May 11-Jun 15
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Refund Policy: Class fees will be refunded or transferred only if registrant
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AKC Rally Novice Level

The Rally Novice class is a six-week course that covers all 33 signs currently in use by the AKC for the Novice level. Each week new signs with a similar theme will be taught and then worked into a practice course, using the current and previous weeks learned signs. Teams in the Rally Novice course will also begin to transition to off leash heeling (if ready) in preparation for the Advanced class. Teams will be able to perform a regulation AKC Novice Rally course at the end of our six weeks.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $100 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Tuesdays 7:30-8:15pm
Mar 14- Apr 18
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AKC Rally Advanced Level

With the transition into the Rally Advanced class comes a new set of skills! The advanced class works on gaining off leash heeling skills, proper jumping as well as all of the advanced signs. This class uses all of the updated AKC Rally Advanced signs. 

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $100 Prerequisites: Completion of Rally Novice*vaccines required first night of class

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Scrappers workshops

Outdoor Workshop: Practice all of the exercises that we worked on in Scrappers classes - Parallel Walking, Dog in your Face, Sudden Environmental Change, and Head-on Walking - with the added distraction of being outdoors. This workshop will also review threshold distances, Look at That game, and Open Bar/Closed Bar. 

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $30 Prerequisites: Graduated from Scrappers Class *vaccines required first night of class

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Out for a Walk Workshop: During this workshop we will recreate difficult situations that "pop up" during walks with your "scrapper". We will practice Parallel Walking, Sudden Environmental Change, and Head-on Walking to work on how and when to use all of the skills we learned in Scrappers class (Look at That game, Touch, U-turns, Open Bar/Closed Bar). 

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $30 Prerequisites: Graduated from Scrappers Class *vaccines required first night of class

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Look at That Workshop: Refine your dog's Look at That skills with exposure to multiple moving and inanimate objects - joggers, strange people, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, dogs, balloons, etc. 

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $30 Prerequisites: Graduated from Scrappers Class *vaccines required first night of class

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Positively Focused Workshops

What's Your Trigger? Workshop
 In this workshop, we will be working with many common triggers (bicycles, people wearing strange things, tennis balls, etc.) and we encourage you to bring along any items that are triggers for your particular dog. As we expose the dogs to these items, we will be practicing focus work and working on threshold distances to help your dog work through their excitement and learn to focus on you instead. 

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $30 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Positively Focused Outdoor Workshop
This workshop is a great opportunity to practice using your Control Unleashed skills (Look at That, Whiplash Turns, Doggie Zen, etc.) when your dog is exposed to all of the distractions that the outdoors provides! Learn how you can use CU work on your neighborhood walks, when passing by other dogs, and during playtime with other dogs-all while practicing outdoors! 

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $30 Prerequisites: Graduated from Positively Focused Class *vaccines required first night of class

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Leave Your Leash at The Door! Workshop
This workshop is the ultimate test for your CU skills! The entire workshop, starting from the moment you enter the classroom area, will be held OFF-LEASH! Use different CU games to keep your dog from becoming distracted and straying away from you, even as different groups are moving and playing right in front of your dog!  

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $30 Prerequisites: Graduated from Positively Focused *vaccines required first night of class

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BASIC WORKSHOPS

Loose Leash Walking Workshop
Does your dog tend to pull you around on walks? Is your dog highly distracted while on-leash? Are you working on teaching your dog a formal "heel"? The Loose Leash Walking Workshop is perfect for you! In this workshop, we'll discuss lots of tips and exercises that will help teach your dog to walk nicely at your side. Plenty of practicing time will be provided!

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $20 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Recall Workshop
Does it seem like your dog has "selective hearing" sometimes? The Recall Workshop is an excellent opportunity to work on perfecting your dog's "Come" response and ability to block out distractions! This workshop is a great training option for anyone who has difficulty with getting their dog to come to them when called. We'll discuss tips for training a reliable recall, and we'll also practice calling the dogs while many different distractions are present (Calling your dog away from treats! Calling them toward you when a fun toy is in their reach!)

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $20 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Off/Greetings Workshop
This workshop is really great for dogs who tend to jump up on you or anyone else! Even though it may seem like a happy, friendly greeting ("I'm just so excited to see you!") jumping up on people is actually quite a pushy behavior, and can pose a safety concern in certain situations (when Grandma visits, etc.) In this workshop, we'll discuss how to teach your dog to learn to greet others politely, and to keep "four on the floor" in many different situations.

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $20 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Monday 7:30-8:15pm
March 20
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Agility Workshop
Stop by for this 45-minute workshop to learn about the basics skills covered in our 6-week Agility Foundations Class! We'll be discussing jump basics, body awareness skills, crate games, and much more!

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $20 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Rally Workshop
Rally is a super-fun activity for dogs (and handlers,) that have experience in obedience work! Join us for this 45-minute workshop, where we'll discuss how Rally builds teamwork between you and your dog, the setup and rules of a basic Rally Novice course, as well as a practice session of many of the cue signs included on the Rally course!

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $20 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Freestyle Workshop
This workshop will be a really fun way for you and your dog to learn more about the basics skills covered in our 6-week Freestyle Class! In addition to learning more about what Canine Freestyle actually is, you'll practice some fun tricks that can be incorporated into Freestyle routines!

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $20 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Canine Good Citizen Workshop (CGC)

Have you heard of the AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluation & wondered "Would my dog pass the test?" This workshop will be a great way to get a better idea of what the evaluation is all about! In this one-night workshop, we'll give you a preview of all 10 of the CGC evaluation items, cover the testing requirements as well as what the CGC Evaluator looks for during a CGC evaluation, plus, many tips for setting your dog up for success with their CGC evaluation! Read more about the CGC Evaluation here

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $30 Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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PET FIRST AID & ESSENTIAL OILS WORKSHOPS

Pet First Aid
Learn all about keeping your dog safe, healthy, and injury-free! We'll be welcoming Dr. Ashley Anderson from the Verona Veterinary Medical Service, who will be on hand to teach you some helpful tips for preventing injuries, what to include in your pet first aid kit, and how to respond in case an emergency occurs with your dog.

Class Length: 1 weeks; 45 minutes  Cost: $20 Prerequisites: People only workshop *vaccines required first night of class

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All Natural Alternatives to Help Support Stressful Situations for Your Pets
Learn alternatives to support stressful situations for both the owner and fur-baby, regarding: Separation or Environmental Stress, Training Behaviors, Britney's Fab Four + Recommendations (a rescued Pit Bull that benefited from using essential oils); How they helped her; and favorite ways to safely use them for helping to support healthy immune system and stressful situations. While there, also learn Britney's favorite recipes for repelling insects and ticks and her Mom's favorite items for eliminating pet odor in the house!

Class Length: 1 weeks; 90 minutes  Cost: $30 Prerequisites: People Only Workshop *vaccines required first night of class

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Pet Health & Wellness with Essential Oils
We all love our pets like family and just like humans, they can become ill or suffer from physical and emotional / behavioral aliments that may be a result of day-to-day living and can be improved through diet and other natural solutions. In this workshop, part of a series we'll be offering through Intuitive Soul Insights, we'll be discussing safe and cost-effective alternatives to traditional pet remedies (flea / tick medicine, medicated shampoos, cracked paw pads); Everyday essential oils for pet health protection; an Introduction to what essential oils actually are, and much more!

Class Length: 1 weeks; 90 minutes  Cost: $30 Prerequisites: People Only Workshop *vaccines required first night of class

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Pet Anxiety & Stress Management
Britney's Fab Four Recommendations (from a rescued pit bull that benefitted from using essential oils)
How they helped her, and her favorite ways to safely use them. Also learn Britney's favorites recipes for repelling insects and ticks, her mom's favorite items for eliminating pet odor in the house, doggie breath solutions, everyday essential oils for pet health protection and more!

Class Length: 1 weeks; 90 minutes  Cost: $30 Prerequisites: People Only Workshop *vaccines required first night of class

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