Pit-Smart: Basic Obedience Course: six weeks, 9/21 start date

  • September 21 · 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 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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 $90 for ALL six weeks). $90 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, no dogs). 

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). 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.

Instructor:  Apprentice Instructor Shannon Pierce

No refunds. If you have to cancel at least one week prior to the start of the class, you are eligible for a refund only if your RSVP slot is taken by another student. In that case, please email the host. No refunds if you have to cancel your RSVP later than one week prior to the start date and unfortunately we cannot credit your fee toward another class as every RSVP takes up a spot that could go to a student. 

Waiver: 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).

Please bring $20-$25 cash with you if you wish to have the option of purchasing some of the limited equipment options we will have available for your convenience.

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  • Pauline M.

    Hi Dawn, my husband and dog, Maxine, won't be at class on sunday due to being out of town.

    October 3

  • Kelly H.

    Great class today! Thank you for all of the tips!

    September 28

  • Shad

    Won't be at the 9/28 class. I talked to you(Dawn) about that, but we will be at the rest of them.

    September 27

  • Karla R.

    Hello, I'm unable to attend today's meet up due to sickness. Will I be able to come next week?

    September 21

    • Kelly H.

      Hi Karla, I think Dawn might be referring to using two forms of securing our dogs through the use of European style leashes. You can buy them from her for 20.00 each but she also said that you get them from Petco or online. Basically, they allow two collars to be fastened to one leash to ensure that the dog has a "back up". The European leashes have 2 clips so that you can fasten each clip to a separate collar. If that helps at all.

      September 21

    • Karla R.

      Yes that does help! Thank you, and see you guys next week

      1 · September 21

  • Nora O.

    Pauline Gomez contacted me shortly after I posted that I couldn't attend the obedience class and I gave her my spot.
    Thank you Pauline and I'm not sure how we manage the refund.

    1 · September 7

    • Dawn

      Unfortunately, we cannot do it this way. Nora, you will have to change your RSVP to "NO" and then Pauline (or really anyone who is on the wish list to go) has to claim that spot. You have to formally be on the roster to attend. So, Nora, go ahead and change your RSVP and Pauline, just keep a close eye out if you want to snag it before someone else does.

      September 8

    • Nora O.

      Hi Dawn, I just had a chance to clear out my emails and saw your message. I've just changed my RSVP to "No" and I let Pauline know. Thank you.

      September 10

  • Nora O.

    Hello, does anyone want to take my place in the obedience class starting 9/21? I had to rehome my pitty mix, Bosco, due to predatory behavior toward my cats. Bosco went to Sal, one of the employees at Cha Cha's Doggie Daycare. Bosco loves Sal and Sal had been looking for a pittie pup. Bosco had the biggest smile when I went to drop of some trifexus for Sal to use. I think I was meant to be a foster and not a forever home.
    Who would like to take my spot? You can call me at[masked]-2642.
    Thank you all for loving and caring for these dogs.

    September 7

  • Christine

    When will the next training be if those on the waiting list don't make it into this 6-week course? We have a 9-month old pit mix, adopted about 3 weeks ago and would like to get training started asap. He has been on strict crate rest since adoption per vet instruction and is required to be in the crate for at least another week or two for his leg injury to heal. We have two other dogs (smaller) to boot, so socialization/training is a high priority.
    Thanks!

    September 5

    • Dawn

      It is on calendar for November so just check the calendar. You should have gotten an email so check your spam box and add Meetup to safe senders list

      September 5

  • Tara Lynn M.

    Any advice you can give to me to get my dog to stop chewing up my patio furniture? I'm on the waiting list, and I need help now. Desperate.

    September 4

  • Kelly H.

    Hello… I have already registered but my payment was rejected because of old Paypal information? Is there an alternative way for me to make payment at this point as I had no idea of this until today. I have reserved spots for 2 dogs to attend class. Please let me know how to rectify this situation as soon as you are able…we don't want to loose are spots! Our pups need this training! Thank you very much! Kelly Hurd

    August 18

  • Kelly H.

    Hello, I would like to register two dogs for the basic obedience class as I am bringing another person for my other dog. Do I have to register separately or can I pay for both when I complete my registration? Thank you.

    August 12

    • Dawn

      You can RSVP for two dogs and pay for two at the time you register. I just changed it.

      August 13

  • Rebecca Strunk B.

    Is week 1 at 6 pm and the rest at 9 am?

    August 11

    • Dawn

      Nope, sorry. That was a goof (carryover from a previous class description). Good catch. All weeks start at 9 a.m. for the basic :)

      August 11

  • teresa

    Can I use the voucher I purchased for this class? Im not finding any class that is open for vouchers purchased at Animal Rescue. Please help.I have a 4 month old blue girl she is Adorable and very smart.

    May 29

    • Dawn

      Yes. Refer to the instruction sheet the shelter gave you. Thank you.

      May 29

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