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To sign up for training classes please contact our Behavior and Training Manager Vic Gasser at

208.578.4782 or [email protected]

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATING IN CLASSES

  • All dogs must be accompanied by an adult (18 & up)
  • Dogs cannot be sick, injured, in pain or have behaviors that could jeopardize the health or safety of other dogs, staff or volunteers
  • No choke chains, prong collars, or e-collars allowed
  • All dogs should come on a 6’ lead at all times. *No extending leashes
  • Only force-free and positive methods of training animals are allowed
  • Dogs must be up-to-date on their rabies and DAPP vaccines

OFFERINGS

REACTIVE ROVER TRAINING

Does your dog bark incessantly, growl, or even lunge at other dogs when they are on leash? Do you have difficulty controlling your dog on walks or feeling embarrassed by how they react towards dogs? Many dogs and owners struggle with leash reactivity here in our community, but this is not something you need to suffer through any longer!

Our Reactive Rovers classes are designed to help dogs and owners of all skill levels learn to overcome this common problem. Using science-based techniques, we focus on changing your dog’s underlying motivation for the behavior (fear, frustration, etc.), not simply addressing the symptoms (barking, growling, etc.). This training leads to long-lasting results and more enjoyable walks for you and your dog!

Mountain Humane now offers a new series of Reactive Rover classes with a virtual orientation on the first Monday of every month starting March 1st, 2021, and on-site classes every Wednesday after that. Space is limited, and orientation is required to participate. Call or email Vic Gasser (see below) for more information and to enroll.

Please fill out an application before registering for the Reactive Rover class by clicking here. Out training manager will be in touch with you once we have received your application.

BASIC TRAINING

If you are new to training, have a new dog, or just need a refresher, the Basics are for you!

In this course you will learn how to teach your dog foundational skills, such as sit, down, stay, and to come when called, as well as manners like not jumping up or barking for attention.

ADVANCED TRAINING

Has your dog completed the Basic Training Course here at Mountain Humane? Maybe you have been keeping their skills sharp on your own, but want a group setting to continue learning in? Then the Advanced Course may be just what you need!

In this course you will build on the basic behaviors such as stay, recall, walking on leash, and leave it, by adding more real life challenges, while also learning some other awesome tricks along the way. The goal of this course is for your dog to be able to listen to you in more challenging situations, and for you to learn how to problem solve and troubleshoot so you can help your pup continue to hone their skills throughout their lives.

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

At Mountain Humane we believe in changing lives by connecting people and pets. One of the easiest ways to strengthen your connection with your pet is through training, using reward-based techniques and positive-reinforcement. Our group training classes are perfect for dogs and owners of all experiences, from beginners to advanced, as there is always a way to take your dog’s training to the next level!

For information about training classes please contact our Training and Behavior Manager Vic Gasser at

208.788.4351 ext. 114 or [email protected]