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Private Dog Behavior Consultation and Training Now Available with the LA/SPCA!

Whether you'd like to brush up on some basic obedience, tackle behavior problems, or address fear and/or aggression, we can help you reach your behavior goals.

Contact Kelly Cottrell, CTC at kellyc@la-spca.org for a consultation 

Initial jump-start session

$60/hour if done at the shelter and $75/hour if done in-home

Subsequent session

$75/hour if done at the shelter and $100/hour if done in-home

Package deals

4 hour-long sessions: $250 (shelter) or $325 (home)

6 hour-long sessions: $400 (shelter) or $500 (home) 

 

Beginner's Obedience Class (Six-Week Session)

During this six-week session, our trainers will teach you the methods most fully supported by the science of dog behavior and learning to help you and your dog live harmoniously together. And guess what? It will all be done without the use of force or pain, because we'll teach you how to MOTIVATE your dog to WANT to do things you ask him to do. He will LOVE earning tasty rewards simply by having FUN. And you will learn how to start thinking like a trainer. In fact, once you get to week six, you will be a trainer!  Some of the things that your dog will happily learn to do when asked nicely are Sit, Down, Pay Attention, Leave-It, Stay, Sit To Greet, Come When Called and Loose Leash Walking. 

*Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people*

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These classes are held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.)

Starts Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 9:00 am (Taught by Roger Bergez) (FULL!!)

Starts Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 10:15 am (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC) (FULL!!)

Starts Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Taught by Hollie Gomila)

Starts Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Taught by Hollie Gomila)  (FULL!!)

These classes are held INDOORS/OUTDOORS at the Louisiana SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. in Algiers)

Starts Monday, May 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC) 

Starts Monday, May 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC) 

 Fee: Intact Dog $125   Spayed/Neutered Dog $100   Rescue Dog $75

 

CGC Prep/Intermediate Class (Six-Week Session)

The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

During this 6-week class, you will practice the skills required to pass the CGC. Please note that testing is not included in the class and must be registered for separately. Dogs and their people will practice the following behaviors:  

  • Accepting a friendly stranger
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Appearance and grooming
  • Out for a walk (walking on a loose lead)
  • Walking through a crowd
  • Sit and down on command and Staying in place
  • Coming when called
  • Reaction to another dog
  • Reaction to distraction
  • Supervised separation

Prerequisite: Completion of a Basic Obedience class

Sign up today for classes:

These classes are held INDOORS/OUTDOORS at the Louisiana SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. in Algiers)

Starts Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:30 am (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC)

Fee: $85

 

Reactive Rover Course (Six-Week Session)

This class is held INDOORS at the Harahan Senior Center (100 Elodie St., Harahan, LA)

Does your dog bark and lunge at other dogs while on-leash? Frustrated? Embarrassed? Feel like giving up?  

Learn how to manage your dog's behavior, identify his triggers and help him associate other dogs with good things! This class is a controlled environment that will give you the tools you need to decrease stress for both you and your dog. The training methods employed are 100% force-free and dog-friendly. 

*Dogs with human-directed aggression are not approriate for this class*

To register, please email Kelly Cottrell at kellyc@la-spca.org. 

Starts Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC) (FULL!!)

Starts Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm (Taught by Kelly Cottrell, CTC)

Fee: $150 

  

Agility for Fun (Six-Week Session)

An opportunity to build on the skills learned in Beginner's Obedience Class by incorporating agility equipment and activities. Increases your dog's self confidence as they master jumps, tunnels,  weave poles, and cross the raised plank, A-frame and teeter. A great introduction to the sport of Agility in a non-competitive environment; no stop watch required! Pre-requisite: Beginner Obedience Class. See Xander and his owner mastering their new skills.

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This class is held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.)

Starts Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:00pm (Taught by Sabrina Jacks)

Fee: $85

 

Agility for Fun II (Six-Week Session)

Did you and your dog LOVE Agility for Fun and wish the class would have never ended?  Now’s your chance to continue to build on the skills you learned in Agility for Fun while learning new techniques and continuing to strengthen your bond with your dog.  Students in Agility for Fun II will master different obstacle sequences and perfect their skills while still having FUN!  Pre-requisite: Agility for Fun I

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This class is held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.)

Starts Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:30am (Taught by Hollie Gomila) 

Fee: $85


Intermediate Obedience Class (Six-Week Session)

Strengthen behaviors learned in a Beginner's Class:  heel, sit, down, sit-stay, down-stay, stand and recall.  Introduction of heel with left, right and about turns, finish command, off-leash sit-stays and work on focus/attention with distractions.  Pre-requisite:  Beginner Obedience Class.

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This class is held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.)

Starts Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 6:00pm (Taught by Lee Gaffney)  

 Fee: $75

 

 

Kids & K-9 Training Class (Three-Week Session)

Designed for Junior Handlers (ages 10-16), this three-week (six lesson) accelerated course will teach handlers dog obedience basics: importance of praise, heel, sit, down, watch me and come.  Also, tips on how to have a well-socialized dog, importance of pet identification, exercise and cleaning-up after our pets. Class size is limited to 10 handlers/dogs, all dogs must have completed all puppy vaccinations; including rabies. NOTE: Parent/Guardian must remain in the training ring for the first class and must remain on premises during all other classes.

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This class is held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.)

Next classes summer of 2014.

Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00am-11:00am  (taught by Ann Irwin)


Fee: $50

 

 

Flyball Class (Six-Week Session)

Does Your Dog LOVE Tennis Balls?  REALLY, REALLY LOVE Tennis Balls?  Then Flyball is for you!

Flyball is all about FUN for you and your dog!!  The six-week class (1 1/2 hrs. each week) is designed to teach you the basics of the sport of Flyball.  Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from a start/finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball.

Flyball provides an entertaining and active way to interact with one's dog and other dog enthusiasts in an environment that is fun while allowing the dogs exercise and enjoyment.

NOTE:  DOGS MUST BE AT LEAST ONE YEAR OLD & BE ABLE TO FETCH A BALL.

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These classes are held OUTDOORS at the Louisiana SPCA (1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. in Algiers)

 2013 Flyball Classes--no classes scheduled at this time


Fee: $125

 

Rally-O (Six-Week Session)

If you have completed an Intermediate Class and are wondering what to do next...try Rally-O!!

Rally-O is an opportunity for you and your dog to continue the "fun" in working as a team!  You will learn to negotiate a course while performing the tasks that each sign directs you and your dog to complete.  It's FUN and rewarding and can be the 1st step towards competing with your dog or just keeping those obedience skills sharpened.

AKC Rally is the new dog sport that is taking the nation by storm.  Rally offers both the dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and engergizing.  The canine team moves at their own pace, very similar to rally-style auto racing.  Rally was designed with the traditional pet owner in mind, but can still be very challenging for those who enjoy higher levels of competition.

NOTE:  Completion of an Intermediate Class is required.

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This class is held INDOORS at Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center (4421 Jefferson Hwy., corner of Central Ave.)

No classes at this time.


Fee: $75

 

Biggest Loser - Doggy Style (Eight-Week Session)

If your dog is starting to have a little waddle to his step this course may be for him/her. Weekly weigh-ins, weight management lessons and basic nutrition will be taught to owner, and dog! You will receive a food and exercise diary with an eight-week supply of Wellness pet food. There will be weekly prizes and a grand prize for the dog who lost the most weight. Before and After pictures complete the process. Melissa Ellis wants to teach you how to keep your pet fit and healthy!

Sign up for classes today:
Biggest Loser Application
Biggest Loser Health Form

Mondays from 6-7pm
No classes scheduled at this time.

Fee: $75
Includes Group trip to Zephyr Field Walking Path
Entrance to Barktoberfest
Pool Pass for 30 minute swim time at Canine Connection
Eight-week supply of Wellness pet food

Meet the Trainers    See a Demonstration   Class Location:  Jefferson Feed, Pet & Garden Center's indoor training facility 4421 Jefferson Hwy. 


*Any dog adopted from an animal shelter or recognized rescue group is considered a rescue dog.

Proof of completed vaccinations including rabies is required prior to the first class. To complete an application for one of the above classes click here. For more information call (504) 368-5191, ext. 329 or email kellyc@la-spca.org. You may pay by cash, check, VISA or MasterCard.

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