Hearts and Paws
Together for Life
Hearts and Paws
FEATURED THIS WEEK:

Dog Sports Sampler Class...and BRISKET Brunch - Sept 8 at 8:30am

Come get a taste of some Texas style freshly smoked brisket tacos AND three dog sports all in one tidy package.  We will be offering fun clinics on Rally-O, Nose Work and Agility for you to come play with.  Find out what your pups are dreaming about doing in their future by rotating between all three types of dog sports.  Beware as these dog sports can be addictive!  Rally-O, Nose Work and Agility are great ways to continue working on basic skills and exercising your dog’s brain while having fun.  This class is great for anyone exploring training avenues after completing a basic obedience class.  Need basic sit, down, stay, leash walking, and recall to attend class.  Enrollment is limited, so, get on board the brisket train while you can!  Register below for this single day, 1.5 hour class for $40.  
U P C O M I N G   C L A S S E S:

Puppy Start Class:
- Saturdays, starts August 17 at 9:00 am
- Tuesdays, starts Sept 10 at 6:30 pm

Basic Companion Class:
- Saturdays, starts August 17 at 10:30 am
- Mondays, starts Sept 9 at 6:30 pm

Novice Rally-O: 6 week class begins Sunday, Sept 22 at 11 am

Novice Rally-O Practice Sessions (1.5 hour session):
- Thursday, Aug 29 at 12 pm
- Thursday, Sept 5 at 12 pm
- Sunday, Sept 8 at 9 am
- Thurs Sept 12 at 12 pm

Free Puppy Party: Sept 14 at 3:30 pm

Next Steps Class:  starts Saturday, Sept 7 at 12 pm

Nose Work:
- Intro to Nose Work starts Sept 19 at 7:30 pm
- Continuing Nose Work starts Sept 19 at 6:30 pm

Agility:
- Foundations: (6 weeks: $185) starting Thursday August 8 at 7 pm
- Sequencing: (6 weeks: $185) starting Wednesday July 24 at 7 pm

Click HERE  to register

Diana Smith, Owner of Hearts and Paws and Club Pup Kids Camps - Canine Behaviorist

Diana Smith has over 25 years of training experience and is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA). She has over 2,000 hours of study with some of the world's leading dog behaviorists including Dr. Ian Dunbar, John Fisher, and John Rogerson. These course studies focused on treatment programs for separation anxiety, phobias, aggression issues (over ten types), obsessive compulsive disorders, as well as genetic and medical influences on these problems. As a charter member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the largest international body of dog trainers, she has also provided an additional venue for continuing education and professional support.

In addition, Diana has worked with local animal shelters and rescue groups to train volunteers on temperament testing and behavior management. Most notable of these is the Austin Humane Society’s Behavior Rehoming Adoption Training Team (BRATT) which is still being used today. Diana is a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator and holds classes and tests for this program several times a year. Diana has also shown dogs competitively in obedience, agility, rally, conformation, field trials, and working trials and holds several titles.

Fourteen years ago, Diana developed Club Pup Kids and Dogs Camp--the largest and longest running kids with dogs camp nationwide and Austin's favorite summer program for children and teenagers with their dogs.

Does your dog need some training?

Our main purpose in all our training programs is to support quality relationships between human and canine family members. We use reward-based methods based on proven learning theory. Teaching the dog the right behavior as the best choice lessens the frequency of the wrong behavior and minimizes the need for frequent corrections. This methodology promotes more affinity and attention from your dog to you. National studies show that the majority of dogs given to shelters are owner-surrendered, misbehaving adolescents. Whether you have a new puppy, adopted dog, or boisterous adolescent, we can give you info and strategies that will help you deal with problems such as barking, digging, chewing, housetraining, running off, jumping up and more. We want to help you keep your dog and have a quality relationship. Our motto is "Together For Life!"