Thank you for your interest in C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training and Behavior Consulting, LLC. Here is a list of our upcoming classes. We look forward to helping you and your dog soon!
Our classes are held in either a spacious, secure outside location surrounded by Junipers and Piñon trees or an inside classroom which is ample and always at the right temperature, parking is never a problem. We are located 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe. Best of all, our classes are always small. With the exception of Kinder Pup 1 (which is open to six puppies) all our other classes are the smallest in town with only 4 dogs per class. Boutique™ dog training classes: less barking, more personal attention and more learning… Come check us out! You will not be disappointed. For new clients, please scroll down to complete the questionnaire, and for current clients, please complete this form here.
Registration closes on Wednesday July 3rd , 2019 at 5pm.
4 Day- Tellington TTouch- Introductory course:
Tellington TTouch® is a method of working with animals that has proven effective in reducing stress, fear, aggression and anxiety; as well as modify behavior, increase flexibility and—when combined with veterinarian care—aid in recovery.
The approach is gentle yet systematic and helps animals to better cope with different and novel situations. It improves confidence, focus and learning. With the use of gentle touches, body wraps and groundwork (a variety of exercises with equipment) we engage and calm the animal’s nervous system as well as teach the animal to move in non-habitual ways. Since an animal that is stressed or anxious cannot learn, the incorporation of TTouch® becomes an initial first step to any learning. Your dog will learn how to focus and better cope with situations in which he/she reacts with fear, concern or anxiety. This class is ideal for guardians/owners who want to learn the basics of the TTouch® method by working with their own dog.
Dogs must be comfortable while working in the proximity of other dogs on a leash and people. No lunging, growling or excessive barking.
Each dog must have a handler, but multiple family members are welcome to attend.
What to bring to every class:
- A six-foot long leash (no flexi leashes please), flat collar, harness or head collar. No prong collars or pinch collars. If your dog has a flat collar but you normally walk him with a harness or head collar please bring both to the workshop.
- A bed or mat for your dog. Soft treats.
- One 4” ACE bandage (NOT the self-adhesive kind) for dogs over 30 lbs. 2” bandage for dogs under 30 lbs.
- A frozen (with food inside) KONG of the appropriate size for your dog OR a chewy that will last and your dog loves such as bully stick, antler etc.
Details: Dates & time: July 6th ,13th , 20th and 27th. 2019. First class is orientation without your dog. 8am -9am
Fee: $ 145.00
Location: C.H.A.C.O. Hub in Tesuque. Note: Almudena will email the Wednesday before class starts with address and directions.
Open to 4 dogs/handler 5 months of age onward.
Trainer: Almudena Ortiz Cue, M.A. CTC, CPDT-KA, Tellington TTouch Practitioner.
This 4-week long course will teach kids to learn how to safely interact with their dog at home.
In addition, dogs will learn to take directions from them. Dogs will be taught by the child (with the help of an adult) how to sit, lie down and walk on a loose leash. We will also look at some fun games young kids can play with their dog to keep both engaged and safe.
The Details: DATES Saturdays July 6th ,13th , 20th and 27th. From 12 noon -12:45 noon
NOTE: first meeting (orientation) is 1hr. long. Training sessions are 45 minutes long.
Location: Santa Fe Tails
The first meeting is a 1 hr. orientation for parents. No kids or dogs please!
Open to: 6 dogs 4 months-old and onward and their handlers.
Children age: 4 – 11 years of age. An adult must be present in all classes to assist the “young trainer”.
Fees: $155.33 Santa Fe county tax included.
Trainer: Almudena Ortiz Cué M.A. CTC, CPDT, Tellington TTouch Cert.
For new clients, you must complete the form on this page and submit payment below before registering for this class. If you are a current (or have taken a class/private training with Almudena) C.H.A.C.O. Dog Training & Behavior Consulting, LLC. client, please complete the form on this page here.
Parkour Level 1
Registration closes Wed. July 31st, 2019. 3 spaces left.
As described by the International Dog Parkour Association (www.dogparkour.org) Dog Parkour is thought of as urban agility. It is a fun activity that teaches dogs to safely and confidently engage with obstacles in the environment. Dogs are taught how to climb, balance, jump among other activities. I would add that Dog Parkour can double as a fantastic and quick way to engage your dog mentally and physically. This class is ideal for dogs that need a “job,” energetic dogs (that are driving their people craa-zy!) as well as dogs that need to learn to enjoy novel things.
In this level ONE course we will work on having dogs learn how to: balance, back up, pivot on two feet and wait on an obstacle.
Teams have taken Intro. to Parkour OR: 1. Have intermediate “shaping” skills with a clicker 2. Contact Almudena for a make- up class before course starts to have you catch up. The make- up class is 30 minutes long, held in Tesuque. Price is not included in course fee. Fee for a make -up class is $42.85 Santa Fe county tax included.
Open to 4 handlers and their dogs ages 5 months onward.
Dogs are comfortable working around people and other dogs on leash. No lunging, growling or excessive barking.
Rabies, DHLPP (distemper & parvo) or titer test. Proof of vaccination or titer test required at first class.
Saturday August 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th from 8 am – 9 am 2019. Dogs attend ALL four sessions.
Class held at C.H.A.C.O.’s hub in Tesuque. Directions will be e-mail the Wed. prior to class starting.
Fee: $160.05 (Santa Fe county tax included).