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We provide behavioral counseling for people that are looking to surrender their pets. Please call the Intake Center at 219-836-2583 for more information.
Classes run in six weekly sessions and generally run about 1 hour. At time of registration, a Health Certificate from your veterinarian will be required as proof of current Distemper, Parvovirus, Bordetella, and Rabies vaccinations. The HSCA is not responsible for any illnesses, injuries, or other damages to your pet or yourself while enrolled in obedience classes at the shelter.
The registration fee must be paid before the first class begins. Proof of registration must be presented to the instructor at the first class.
Five out of six classes must be attended in order to receive a certificate.
NO REFUNDS GIVEN AFTER FIRST CLASS BEGINS!
This class emphasizes focus and getting behaviors to work under real-world conditions. The class covers:
Basic Obedience & Life Skills Description: The basic obedience & life skills class is the foundation class to get started with your dog's training. However, what makes this class unique is that a portion of each session is dedicated to improving the communication between owner and dog by covering a variety of topics that relate to understanding our canine counterparts. Reading basic dog body language, learning how to prevent dog bites, examining dog-to-dog body language/behavior, addressing child/dog interactions, and the use of training tools are among the topics covered.
Puppy Preschool socialize your new people and other dogs. Classes cost $75 for a four week class.
If you are interested in signing up for obedience or puppy preschool classes, please fill out the form and one of our staff members will contact you within 24 hours. You can also call 219-922-3811 ext. 301 or 302 with questions.
Kristina Montgomery has been working with dogs in a variety of settings for over ten years. From working in the veterinary field to rehabilitating shelter dogs, her vast experience is a valuable asset when deciding the best training plan for a specific dog. Kristina is one of only four trainers in northwest Indiana that has obtained her Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) title through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT). She is also a professional member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, a C.L.A.S.S evaluator, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. Kristina continues to further her education through ongoing seminars and conference opportunities and is active with organizations within the community, including Humane Society Calumet Area, Lakeshore Paws, Belgian Malinois rescue, and LaPorte County Animal Shelter.