Pit-Smart Basic Obedience Course: six weeks, April 27 start date

  • April 27, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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** ONLY RSVP for dogs attending (so 1 RSVP per dog).** No more than 1 dog per person. Course is limited to 8 students. (Note: Total attendee list includes instructors and assistants, so total RSVP count may be greater than 8). Meets every Sunday morning for six weeks with the exception of Mother's Day holiday (so, due to the holiday, the entire length of the course is seven weeks, with six classes being held).

Chako's six week Pit Bull obedience and owner education course 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 lasts one hour (week 1 will run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours). Class held rain or shine since we have a shaded overpass.

Dogs adopted directly from Chako Pit Bull Rescue get this course for half the price (manually adjust price when you RSVP and make sure to note what dog you adopted directly from Chako). 

Instructors: Dawn Capp

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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  • Jonathan C.

    Hi. I would like to get on your waiting list for the basic training class. Just adopted a pit mix named Wyatt this past Saturday. Thanks a lot.

    April 22, 2014

    • Dawn

      We have one starting on Monday pm in June, just check out the calendar, and congratulations.

      April 22, 2014

    • Jonathan C.

      Thank you. I got him from the Front Street location. As soon as I get home (and to his paperwork), I will get him (us) signed up. :)

      April 22, 2014

  • chelsey

    My dog already knows her basic commands but is still working on loose leash walking (may need reinforcement of basic commands if other dogs are around though) - she also has some aggression towards other dogs when first meeting them. do you think this class would still be appropriate for her?

    April 15, 2014

    • chelsey

      I'm not positive if she will it not. Haven't had much chance to try. Would she be appropriate to take on one of the walks and gauge her response before buying a future class?

      April 15, 2014

    • Dawn

      Yes, take her to the next second sunday socialization walk. It is specifically for dogs that can be reactive :)

      April 16, 2014

  • Jacquie M.

    Hola! We just adopted a sweet girl from Front Street this week and want to get her into the Chako training as soon as we possibly can. I see this session is full. Is there a wait list?

    April 15, 2014

    • Dawn

      No, but if someone cancels, you can grab a spot. There are other sessions in June, however!

      April 15, 2014

  • Danielle W.

    Hi, I saw that you said you had a pitsmart class in May, but I do not see it. Is it full? And what date is it? Thank you

    April 14, 2014

    • Dawn

      Sorry it got moved to June! Check the June calendar :)

      April 14, 2014

  • Eryn

    Hi. I can't seem to find information on an obedience class that starts in June. Can you tell me where to find that? Thank you.

    April 7, 2014

  • Liberty M.

    Hi Dawn! I'm on the waitlist. When do you notify folks of open spots? Also, when is the next beginners obedience group class? Thanks!

    April 7, 2014

    • Dawn

      Meetup will notify you but there are classes open in May and June, so just check the calendar :)

      April 7, 2014

  • Amy

    Hi Dawn,
    I would like to sign up Gracie for this class. Her legs are healed now and we need to get her into your class!! How do I sign up??

    March 14, 2014

    • Dawn

      Amy just rsvp and pay the amount we discussed thank you!

      March 14, 2014

  • Salena A.

    Hi, I adopted a male from front street who just turned 5 months old, I would like to sign up for the basic class in April and was given a coupon thru the shelter. How can I use that?

    March 9, 2014

    • Dawn

      You should have gotten an instruction sheet with your voucher. Just rsvp. Put $1 and make sure you provide your voucher info to have your rsvp accepted

      March 9, 2014

  • Heidi H.

    I have a male that is a little over a year, can we sign up for this?

    February 25, 2014

    • Dawn

      I don't see why not. The description says 4 months or older :)

      February 25, 2014

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