In these classes, students have the chance to learn to learn some very important and useful skills for leadership in working with dogs. Here’s a short list of what students can expect to get from this course:
Dog/Human Relationships - Consistency Builds Trust Basic Obedience Training - Use Positive Rewards Dog Behavior in Public - Dog Socialization Basic Commands for Assistance Dogs Differing Ability Awareness Training - Learn About Our Clients Building Loving Relationships and Letting Go - Emotional Growth Community Service - How We Help Others
Please call the ADW office (505) 986-9748 for more information. Summer programs run June and July; but, we have programs running all year . . .
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Since 1995, students in Santa Fe and Albuquerque have had the opportunity to enjoy in-depth, hands-on learning with Assistance Dogs of the West professional assistance dog trainers. Curriculum includes: Training in classroom settings and in the field; leadership and assertiveness skills, basic dog obedience training, service-dog commands and skills, public access training, disability awareness education and community interaction. Classes are open to kids ages 8 to 18, and are limited to 8-10 students per class. Classes run from September - December 2010.