Pit-Smart Basic Obedience Class six weeks

  • September 15, 2013 · 9:00 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 9 a.m. and last one hour (week 1 will run approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours). Class held rain or shine since we have a shaded overpass.

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 2012 or 2013) get the classes for $65 (manually adjust the amount when you RSVP and put a note why so your RSVP gets approved).

Instructors: Jackie Marshall and Dawn Capp with apprentice Shannon

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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  • Nikki A.

    As always, Dawn is a great teacher and provides a wealth of info. Can't wait to get started on the hands on training part!

    1 · September 16, 2013

    • Dawn

      Thank you, Nikki!

      September 16, 2013

  • Tara

    Hi Dawn. I paid $65 because I adopted Kona through Front Street. I didn't see a note field anywhere to specify this, so I just wanted to let you know. I have paperwork backup if needed.

    September 9, 2013

    • Dawn

      Thank you!

      September 9, 2013

  • Patches K.

    Is this series evey week or do you alternate every other week? In week 1 do we need to bring chairs? Other rules or supplies that we should bring?

    September 5, 2013

    • Dawn

      This is a once a week class, and yes bring chairs only during week 1. We'll discuss rules of class during week 1 :)

      1 · September 5, 2013

  • Karen C.

    Hello, we are Broo's 3rd adoptive family. Broo is an 8 month old male neutered pit bull (mix?) adopted by our daughter at an LA shelter. He is very sweet and thinks he is a lap dog. He is submissive to our other 2 dogs however our older black lab mix (neutered male) has fought with Broo occasionally. I know nothing about pit bulls so am thankful for the help of the Chako pit bull organization. Thank you! Karen and Broo

    September 4, 2013

  • Debbie P.

    Do you guys have any recommendations on obedience classes to take after this one? Bailey really benefited from his training and we wanted to continue teaching him but we don't know where the best place may be for him.

    August 23, 2013

    • Kelly

      I would love an intermediate class. I just signed up for this class hoping it would help me but we did the "puppy" training at PetsMart already and it looks like this class teaches the same commands. I'm hoping I get a better understanding of how to handle my stubborn guy since this is pitbull based training??

      August 23, 2013

    • Jackie M.

      Basic is a step up from puppy class. Plus we have entirely different methods and you'd do well to learn them before going on.

      August 23, 2013

  • Kelly

    Did the date change to the 15th from the 8th?

    1 · August 19, 2013

    • Jackie M.

      Yes, Kelly, because I have to be out of town on the 8th.

      August 23, 2013

  • Michael H. R.

    We have a pitbull/boxer mix, her name is Stella. She's 2 1/2 years old & very hyper, taking her for a walk is stressful since she wants to go after other dogs. She has a lot of energy to burn in spite of taking her for a run while I ride my bike every day. We just want to know how to calm her down, she needs to know who is the master and maybe someday she'll be calm enough to stay inside the house without a leash. And walking her around the neighborhood won't be too stressful.

    August 22, 2013

    • Jackie M.

      My approach would be to get her focus and willing cooperation rather than dominating her. I hope you have a crate, because those go a long way towards teaching a dog to relax in its private space whether the door is closed or not. Try to think of her as spirited rather than "hyper." :)

      August 23, 2013

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