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Dog-Harmony to host first humane education symposium

To help keep dogs in their homes and out of shelters, Dog-Harmony Inc. is offering a low-cost day of seminars June 16 to help owners understand and train their pets.

The morning seminars, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will cover topics such as “how to talk dog,” fear at the vet’s office, and what it takes to become a therapy team with a dog.

The afternoon seminars, from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., offer strategies to help dogs that lunge and growl at other dogs, clicker training, and how to use playtime to teach dogs good behavior.

The seminars will be at Dog-Harmony’s new education and rescue headquarters, 237 Market St., off County Highway 393 north.

The seminars, for people only, will be conducted by trainers with the highest level of credentials.

For more information, visit the event page.

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Puppy Play Group

Join Nancy Bown, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), in a controlled, safe environment where your dog, aged 9 to 16 weeks, will have a chance to interact with other dogs and people.

Playtime, socialization and other puppy-themed topics will be discussed.

Cost: $20

Puppies must be cleared by a vet before participating.

To register, please fill out the form below. Once the form is submitted, you’ll receive a PayPal request from Dog-Harmony. Once you’ve paid your fee, your space will be held. Due to limited space, refunds will not be issued.

Basic Obedience Class: Level 1

Join Nancy Bown, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), for a four-week course on basic obedience for your dog.

This course will educate you on how to properly teach your dog standard cues, such as sit and leave it, in a fear and stress free way using positive reinforcement techniques. It’ll also serve as a continuation for socialization.

Class Times for dogs from 5 to 9 months old:
Saturday, April 14 from 9 to 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 21 from 9 to 10 a.m.
Saturday, April 28 from 9 to 10 a.m.
Saturday, May 5 from 9 to 10 a.m.

Cost: $125

Space is limited to six dogs.

To register, please fill out the form below. Once the form is submitted, you’ll receive a PayPal request from Dog-Harmony. Once you’ve paid your fee, your space will be held. Due to limited space and time, refunds will not be issued, and there will be no makeup classes.

Puppy Play Group

Join Nancy Bown, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), in a controlled, safe environment where your dog, aged 9 to 16 weeks, will have a chance to interact with other dogs and people.

Playtime, socialization and other puppy-themed topics will be discussed.

Cost: $20

Puppies must be cleared by a vet before participating.

To register, please fill out the form below. Once the form is submitted, you’ll receive a PayPal request from Dog-Harmony. Once you’ve paid your fee, your space will be held. Due to limited space, refunds will not be issued.

Dog-Harmony offers low-cost training options

Every five years an estimated 6.12 million pets find themselves re-homed, and more than 40 percent of the owners say it’s due to behavior issues, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

What could have solved those issues? Positive-reinforcement training. Unfortunately, training can be costly. But, Dog-Harmony, a nonprofit rescue in Santa Rosa Beach, has a solution.

Dog-Harmony—led by Nancy Bown, a certified pet dog trainer-knowledge assessed, or CPDT-KA—announced that it’s offering low-cost training options for dog owners at a variety of levels.

“Dog-Harmony’s main goal is to keep dogs out of shelters in the first place,” said Bown. “And, with that many dogs ending up in shelters because of behavior issues, I knew we needed to offer something to remedy that.”

Bown is set to lead two, four-week course for basic cues and manners. Level one focuses on initially teaching cues like sit and stay, and level two works to polish those skills as well as add a few more advanced cues. Each four-week course is $125, and if you have a new puppy at home, there’s also a puppy play time class to work on socialization and have puppy behavior questions answered, which is $20 per class.

“Being a responsible pet owner can be hard, and at Dog-Harmony, we truly understand the financial burden a dog can be,” said Bown. “But, we’d rather offer loving dog owners low-cost options to help keep their dogs in the home rather than them feel like they need to surrender their dog.”

For more information about the courses, visit dog-harmony.org/events or Dog-Harmony’s Facebook events page.

To register, please fill out the form below. Within 24-48 hours after you’ve submitted your form, you’ll receive a PayPal request for the cost of the class. Once that is paid, your space will be held.

Loose Leash Walking Clinic

Nancy, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and Dog-Harmony’s founder, is offering training sessions at Dog-Harmony Headquarters, 3906 U.S. Highway 98 W, Unit 34, Santa Rosa Beach.

This course focuses on walking on a leash without pulling.

Equipment Needed: Buckle Collar, Harness, Six Foot Leash

$10 for rescues from a 501(c)3 organization

$15 for others

This class will be free for those who make a monthly donation of $50+ to Dog-Harmony.

Group Training Class Sign Up

Come When Called: A Recall Clinic

Nancy, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and Dog-Harmony’s founder, is offering training sessions at Dog-Harmony Headquarters, 3906 U.S. Highway 98 W, Unit 34, Santa Rosa Beach.

This clinic focuses on recall, which could be a life-saving skill. Nancy will teach you how to work with your dog to make sure that when you call them, they will come.

$10 for rescues from a 501(c)3

$15 for others

This class will be free for those who make a monthly donation of $50+ to Dog-Harmony.

Group Training Class Sign Up

Dog-Harmony and the Destin Library set to host humane education events

Dog-Harmony has teamed up with the Destin Library to host a lecture series over the next few months. From workshops focusing on educating children to teaching you the difference between service dogs and therapy animals, this series will cover it all.

Upcoming events:
Children’s Humane Education Workshop
Feb. 27 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Cruelty or Neglect? Responsible Pet Ownership Workshop
Feb. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

To sign up for these courses, please fill out the following form.

Humane Education Sign up

Dog-Harmony offers group training classes

Dog-Harmony offers community humane education courses featuring group training classes. Nancy Bown, a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) and Dog-Harmony’s founder, leads these courses at Dog-Harmony Headquarters, 3906 U.S. Highway 98 W, Unit 34, Santa Rosa Beach.

For more information about the individual classes, visit Dog-Harmony’s events page.

To sign up for one of these classes, please fill out the form below:

Group Training Class Sign Up