NOTE: Address & directions will be emailed after enrollment and a few days before the beginning of class.
How to teach Optimism, Grit and Flexibility.
Registration closes Wed. May 5th at 5 pm or when class is full.
Even though it appears that optimism, grit, and flexibility are related to human endeavors, it is possible to teach optimism, determination, and flexibility to our dogs.
I am defining optimism as the ability to trust the world to be a safe place, versus full of threats and fear-inducing.
Grit is like a muscle. The more it gets used, the stronger it becomes. When dogs are “gritty,” they can work for longer with fewer rewards. Flexibility, as I describe it, can be developed via training (yes, some dogs are born more flexible than others); it is the ability to recuperate more readily from frustration or upsetting events.
Like humans, dogs benefit when they become more resilient, better adjusted to what life throws their way. Dogs that are optimistic, flexible, and determined are a pleasure to be around and participate in more activities with their families. Because of it, they have a more fulfilling life.
Dates & Time: Saturdays May 8th, 15th, 22th, and 29th , 2021. The first class is an orientation without your dog. From 8:30 am-9:30 am.
The class will be held outside in a secure, fenced-in area and with ample room to make social distancing possible. The use of COVID-related masks will remain optional.
Open to four dogs and their handlers. Ages 5 months and onward.
Pre-requisites: None. However, a group-class setting is not appropriate for fearful or aggressive dogs that bark and lunge at people or other dogs. I do encourage you to learn about these traits privately with your dog.
Trainer: Almudena Ortiz Cué M.A. CTC, CPDT, Tellington TTouch™ Cert.
Fees: There are two ways to join and enjoy the class:
- Attend classes only $192.83. Santa Fe county tax included.
- Attend the class plus get one-on-one support via videos in the private FB group. This choice is ideal for folks who would like more help to move them forward with their training or those who love to train their dog and enjoy the nitty-gritty of behavior and training. You will submit videos for all participants to see and receive timely feedback from me every week during class. Fee: $238.20. Santa Fe county tax included.
Note: Please make sure to decide which option works best for you when enrolling. No upgrades or refunds once payment has been received. Thank you for your understanding.
For new clients, you must complete the form on this page and submit the 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.