OPEN TO PERSONS with shelter VOUCHERS, CHAKO foster dogs, and Chako adopted dogs preferentially. Regular paying students, please sign up on the 9:00 a.m session unless it is full. NOTE: week one starts earlier (read below for full details).
** ONLY RSVP for dogs attending (so 1 RSVP per dog).** No more than 1 dog per person. Class is limited to 8 students. (Note: Total attendee list includes instructors and assistants, so total RSVP count may be greater than 8).
Chako's Pit Bull obedience and owner education course combines basic obedience and manners training with Pit Bull education and responsible dog ownership information. This course always runs SIX weeks long, so please mark your calendars in advance (in the event a class has to be postponed due to instructor illness, the course will still run six weeks total). 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.
HOW TO PAY:
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 to have your RSVP approved). Dogs adopted through City of Sacramento voucher program, follow instructions on sheet provided, and you MUST indicate the voucher on your payment/RSVP along with the animal ID of the dog you adopted. Chako foster dogs (currently being fostered for Chako) get this course free (note that when you RSVP, please, so we don't accidentally reject your RSVP).
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.
Classes begin at 10:15 a.m. (EXCEPT WEEK ONE, which will start at 9:30 a.m. and run a bit longer). Each class last one hour (week 1 will run approximately 1.5 to 2 hours). Class held rain or shine since we have a shaded overpass.
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).
Instructor: Apprentice trainer Shannon Pierce (note: instructors may be subject to change).
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