Training

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Training and socializing of your pet not only makes your life easier, but it also helps your pet feel safe, secure and happy. We have 3 staff members available to assist you in all of your training needs, offering group or individual training year-round.

 

Puppy Class

Puppy Classes are a great way to set your newest family member on the right path to appropriate behaviors within your family environment.

This 3 week course is held twice a week at our training facility. All puppies from the ages of 8 weeks to 6 months who have been vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian are welcome to join!

Class covers:

  • Socialization
  • Sit, down, stay, recall, wait, heel
  • Crate training
  • Potty training 

  • Nutrition 

  • Trust exercises 

  • Tricks & Games 

  • Clicker Training 

  • Doggy sports demo

E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.com or call Lindsey at 208-304-2097 to learn more.


 

Puppy Power Hour

Want to start them out right? We offer playgroups for puppies that are 8 weeks to 6 months of age. This is a great way to help your puppy learn important socialization skills and burn off some of that puppy energy! Playgroups are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m., drop-ins welcome! Owners to be present at the first playgroup; but may drop-off for additional playgroups.


Cost:

  • $5.00 per session or $20.00 for 5 sessions

Proof of vaccinations necessary.


 

Basic Family Obedience

These classes are fun for the whole family! In this class you will learn how to deal with everyday behavioral issues of the family dog. Loose leash walking, greeting strangers, veterinary visits, excessive barking, chewing and digging are all common issues that can frustrate dog owners. We can help teach creative and practical ways to deal with the most common training issues, even with a busy life schedule. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Glenna at 208-610-2171 to learn more. We welcome all breeds and ages!

Cost:

  • New Students: $95.00
  • Returning Students: $80.00

Proof of vaccinations necessary.  


 

Semi-Private Lessons

Does your dog need a smaller group atmosphere? Semi-private lessons may be just what the trainer ordered.

4-week course with a limit of 4 dogs per class gives your pet the one-on-one attention they may need while still providing the opportunity to socialize. Check out the training calendar to view current schedule, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call Monica at 208-651-0008. 


 

Private or In-Home Lessons

Is your dog not quite ready for the "class" setting of group obedience classes?  Is your dog ready for more than a group obedience class? Whatever the reason, whatever the need; our trainers can help!


Private lessons will help you take your dog to the next level of obedience or will help you to work on specific social issues. Such as fear-based aggression, excessive barking, submissive/inappropriate urination and inappropriate leash behavior.


E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Glenna at 208-610-2171 or Monica at 208-651-0008 to learn more or schedule your dog's lessons.


 

Rally Obedience

Rally Obedience is for those pets and owners who want a little more! It is great mental exercise for busy-minded dogs. Perfect for building trust, focus and communication between you and your dog while keeping life fun and engaging. There are three levels of Rally that can be achieved, Rally Novice, Rally Advanced and Rally Excellent. Drop-in Classes available every Thursday at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday at 4:30 p.m. OR sign up for our Beginning Classes course, to cover all Rally Novice signs. Check out the training calendar for details or e-mail povstrainingteam@gmail.com to learn more.


Cost:

  • $10.00 per session or 4 sessions for $35.00
  • $70.00 for the 6-week beginning course

Proof of vaccinations necessary.

 


 

AKC Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dogs, Inc.

6 week CGC course with official CGC testing at graduation. 2 additional weeks of instruction offered to those who pass CGC testing and wish to register with Therapy Dogs, Inc. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call Glenna at 208-610-2171 or Monica at 208-651-0008 to learn more

  • Cost: $70.00. $15.00 for testing.

Proof of vaccinations necessary.


 

Scent Work

This class is designed to use your dog's natural ability to sniff out scents that we, as humans, can't. We teach your K-9 to find and indicate where a particular scent can be found. With these skills you can teach your dog to find and indicate all sorts of things like deer or antlers. This class is very fun for you and your dog as it uses their natural abilities and does not require any previous obedience training. Check out the training calendar for details or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.


Cost:

  • $80.00 for 7 week course
  • $10.00 Scent Kit

Proof of vaccinations necessary.


 

Behavior Medicine And Counseling

Pend Oreille Veterinary Service treats and cares for the whole pet. We understand the importance of behavior wellness, addressing behavior challenges and helping owners give their pets the best life possible.

Our Behavior Medicine and Counseling facilitator, Dr. Deborah Ford, has served pets and their families since graduating in 1979. As a member of the clinical faculty at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, she worked with colleagues and students alike to diagnose and treat patients showing signs of fear, anxiety and many other behavioral conditions.

Dr. Ford is here to hep you with behavior challenges of both dogs and cats, including:

  • Aggression and bite prevention
  • Fear induced behaviors
  • Separation anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders
  • House soiling
  • Destructive behaviors
  • Cognitive dysfunction in older pets
  • And so much more!

Once the owner has filled out their pet's Behavior Consultation Questionnaire, Dr. Ford will evaluate and prepare a preliminary behavior treatment plan after which, a 1-hour behavior consultation appointment for you and your pet will be scheduled. Home visits are available on a case-by-case basis. Medications may be prescribed and follow-up appointments and communications will assure that progress is made, and that your pet is receiving the help they need.

 


 

Glenna Hendrix

Glenna has a certificate in canine social and psychological development, in addition to being a professional pet groomer. Glenna has helped owners and pets gain understanding and confidence with everyday issues as well as fear and aggression in the family dog since 1999. She has helped develop a training program to meet the needs of the local community. When not teaching or grooming, she enjoys leading her local 4-H group dog project, training or competing in Rally Obedience and spending time with her family and seven dogs. Call Glenna at 208-610-2171.

Dr. Deborah Ford - Behavior Consultant

Dr. Ford has served pets and their families in companion animal general practice since 1979. The importance of behavior wellness and addressing behavior challenges faced by owners in daily life with their canine and feline companions, is now Dr. Ford’s practice focus. As a member of the clinical faculty at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, she has worked with colleagues and students alike to diagnose and treat patients showing signs of fear, anxiety and many other behavioral conditions. E-mail Dr. Ford at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

Monica Mosqueda

Monica is a certified professional dog trainer and technician at Pend Oreille Veterinary Service. Monica has taken extensive classes to be able to train dogs in obedience, search and rescue, protection, agility, schutzhund, narcotic search and much more! She has trained under some of the top trainers in the world and is very committed to the safe, humane and proper training and care of the canine. She has served North Idaho’s canine/owner population since 2004 and looks forward to helping you with all your training goals. Call Monica at 208-651-0008 to learn how she can help your family!

Lindsey Jennings

Lindsey has been active in dog handling since 2010 with experience ranging from kennel work to grooming and puppy instruction. She became a full-time groomer at Pend Orielle Veterinary Service in 2015. She has special affinity for teaching young dogs and their proud new owners. She enjoys working with her German Shepherd, Grimm, and currently competes in Rally Obedience. They earned the Rally Novice title, the CGC title and are a registered therapy dog team with Therapy Dogs, Inc. Lindsey is your first stop with your new puppy to build the foundation blocks for a fun and exciting life together! Call Lindsey at 208-304-2097 to learn more.