January is ‘National Train Your Dog Month’
ATLANTA, GA (Jan. 6, 2010) – Briarcliff Animal Clinic, voted Atlanta Magazine’s best of 2009, is debuting Puppy Kindergarten with convenient open enrollment for Puppies ages 7 to 14 weeks. The structured curriculum gives dogs a head start and positive reinforcement program to live by to prevent problems before they start. Briarcliff Animal Clinic is Atlanta’s premier veterinary hospital serving generations of pets with leading-edge medical care and personalized attention.
“Our goal is to help owners better understand how their puppies learn with a non-aversive training program that uses proven, positive reinforcement methods,” said Dr. Peter Mueller III, owner of Briarcliff Animal Clinic.
The comprehensive course addresses how dogs learn with:
- Crate and housetraining
- Chew training and bite inhibition
- Anti-jumping and basic control behavior
- Loose leash walking
- Commands such as Sit, Sit-Stay, Down, Go To Your Mat, Leave It and Recall
Additional benefits of Puppy K include the opportunity for socialization and canine communication, learning how to keep puppies busy, and reliable off-leash obedience so puppies willingly respond to verbal commands, even when distracted.
Classes are taught by Richard Fischhof, a twice-certified dog trainer and honors graduate of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, considered to be the “Harvard” for dog trainers, where he earned his CTC designation (Certification in Training & Counseling) and trained under Jean Donaldson, renowned author and dog expert. He is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), and an AKC® Canine Good Citizen Evaluator®.
Puppy Kindergarten is held every Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Clinic’s Emory-Morningside branch at 1850 Johnson Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (Tel: 404-874-6393).
The cost for six sessions, including training materials and a busy buddy® toy, is $185.00. For more information or to sign up, contact Fischhof at 404-626-0036. The Clinic will introduce group classes in ‘Basic Manners’ and ‘Canine Good Citizen’ this spring.
Briarcliff Animal Clinic has a 50-year reputation for bringing pet care and medical advancements to Atlanta. Pets receive care from expert staff, including routine exams, preventative medicine and educational programs. For more information, visit www.briarcliffanimal.com.
Briarcliff Animal Clinic
Jan 06 2010