Pit-Smart Basic Obedience Class (6 weeks)

  • July 7, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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** ONLY RSVP for dogs attending (so 1 RSVP per dog).** No more than 1 dog per person.

Chako's six week Pit Bull obedience and owner education class combines basic obedience and manners training with Pit Bull education and responsible dog ownership information. Learn training techniques, work on basic obedience and manners (sit, down, come and loose leash walking). Learn about the type of collars, leashes, and equipment that are good to use for medium to large dogs like Pit Bulls, and ask questions about containment, behavior issues, etc.

You need ONLY RSVP for week 1 (and pay the full amount) to sign up for the entire six week course. (The cost is $88 for ALL six weeks). $88 per Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix (not per person - you may bring a partner or child 12 or older with you). $100 for NON PIT BULLS (Be aware that week 1 has a lot of info pertinent to owners of Pit Bulls and other breeds often discriminated against -- but there is also information pertinent to all dog owners).

NO DOGS on week 1 - humans only (you might want to bring a folding chair)! Bring dogs weeks 2-6. Expect the class on WEEK 1 to run about an hour and a half to two hours, Weeks 2-6 last about one hour.

Dogs must be 4 months of age by week 2 to participate and have proof of rabies. Bring proof of rabies with you on Week 1 (if your dog is older than 4 months) and on week 2 (if your dog is turning 4 months just before week 2).

Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and last one hour (week 1 WILL go longer). Class held rain or shine.

Dogs adopted from Chako Pit Bull Rescue get the class for free (but you still must enter $1 or it won't let you RSVP; please note the dog you adopted when RSVPing). Dogs adopted from the Front Street Shelter or County Bradshaw shelter(in either 2011 or 2012) get the classes for $65 (manually adjust the amount when you RSVP and put a note why so your RSVP gets approved).

Instructor: Jackie Marshall.

By participating in this class, you release Chako Pit Bull Rescue and its officers, agents, volunteers, and representatives from liability for any injury that you or your dog may sustain, including but not limited to injuries cased by the negligence of any officer, agent, volunteer, or representative of Chako Pit Bull Rescue. Please keep a safe distance between dogs at all times during class and use equipment that is secure and properly backed up (Week 1 will discuss equipment options).

Location: 4791 Pell Drive, Sacramento, CA

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  • Debbie P.

    Extremely informative orientation!

    2 · July 7, 2013

  • Debbie P.

    So excited to bring Bailey, he's almost 5 months old and extremely friendly and excited to learn!

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Betty O.

    My question is I have 2 pits male/female the male is very calm need more work with the female even a simple walk turns into a headache. The problem is they both have gotten into ugly fights. She was always the aggressor but feel like things are turning around and now he attacks her for no reason. Should I bring her only for the behavior issues or should I address the situation of them potentially hurting each other which I believe is even more dramatic to me ??? Love both my dogs but scarred and scared from breaking them up..

    July 2, 2013

    • Dawn

      Betty, as Jackie said, start with one in obedience. However, if the dogs are getting in to fights, you will need to ultimately work on managing them -- that may mean keeping away triggers such as food/toys that they will fight over and keeping them separate when no one is around to supervise. We have a video on our site about managing multi dog households http://www.youtube.co...­ along with a FB note https://www.facebook.c...­

      July 2, 2013

  • Jackie M.

    Hi Betty. Bring one dog now, and one in the next session. Obviously they both need the class. You will be surprised at how the level of aggression goes down when they learn Obedience. Don't feel weird about it; sounds like we will have several dogs trying to be bossy. LOL. We will chip away at it.

    July 2, 2013

  • Melissa A.

    I am interested in going... I have a 1 year old girl pit bull who would benefit so much....unfortunately I am currently in unemployment. I saw your scholarship option...but can't find it on the site??? I would like to join the July 7th class at 10am if possible

    June 30, 2013

  • michael s.

    my concern with this is my dogs social skills dont really exist. i want to give this a shot buy worried about her getting all the dogs riled up, i will attend and try it out, very very nervous about it.

    June 29, 2013

    • Shawnna

      Michael, I have the same concern with my Caption, but we all have to start somewhere and just know that your dogs can do it!

      June 29, 2013

    • Dawn

      We often have dogs in class that are excitable or reactive. If your dog can calm down in 10-15 minutes, we encourage you to attend. If you think your dog won't calm down in an hour, then talk to a trainer privately -- but by and large, almost all dogs do calm down within about 15 minutes :) And if necessary, we'll start you off at a distance and slowly acclimate your dog to the other dogs. There's LOTS of room to spread out.

      1 · June 29, 2013

  • michael s.

    i am very interested in this, my cincer

    June 29, 2013

  • Hailey

    bringing Oakley!

    June 7, 2013

  • Daniel A.

    I adopted Duke from Front Street Shelter in November 2012.

    June 1, 2013

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