Sunday the 5th

     12:00 Brush Up Training - Puppy Start Right begins

            Who doesn't love an adorable, well trained puppy? We'll help you start the process with our Puppy Start Right program. We focus on socialization skills that help you puppy build confidence, have fun, and learn the behaviors you want to see as they grow up. We will also discuss potty training, how to stop your puppygator from mouthing,  and other common behavior issues.      4 weeks, $99 (Includes book)

     1:00 Brush Up Training - Basics begins

           Come learn the basics with us! This class is for dogs 16 weeks and older who haven't had much training yet. We learn Sit, Stay, Down, Come, leash skills, Take It, Drop It, Leave It, as well as working on problem solving and general training skills. If your dog is great at these behaviors at home this is a great way to begin generalizing to new locations, around new people and other dogs, and distractions.      Class is $99 and 6 weeks long

     5:00 Brush Up Training – Brain Games

            A chance to get your dog thinking outside the box! Play with puzzles, solve problems, teach your dog to read flash cards, and more! $65. Class runs weekly for 4 weeks.

      6:30 Craft and Chat          

           Bring a project and come enjoy the company! Free and open to the public.


Saturday the 11th

3:00 Brush Up Training - CGC Prep Session, Wine and Woof

         Work on practicing your CGC in a real life situation - a social event! We will provide snacks and drinks. Please bring a a victim, um, I meant friend, if possible, so we have a crowd to practice walking through and strangers to work on having the dogs meet. $15

     6:30 Craft and Chat

          Bring your current project or ask us for help on starting something! We are a diverse group of crafters with skills that include jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing, beading, spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, quilting, and so much more! This is a great night to just chat, share ideas, and get some work done on projects. We even have sewing machines available for use, by request.  Free and open to the public.


Sunday the 12th

     6:30 Zen Dog Meeting

           Are you interested in your dog being a therapy dog? Join our Zen Dog therapy group. We go out on a regular schedule to several retirements homes. Contact us to find out our requirements, or show up for the meeting!

     7:30 Coloring Night

           Curious about the coloring crazy or already an addict? Bring your own book and supplies or share ours while you enjoy great company! Free and open to the public.


Monday the 13th

     7:30 Brush Up Training - Basics Class begins

            Come learn the basics with us! This class is for dogs 16 weeks and older who haven't had much training yet. We learn Sit, Stay, Down, Come, leash skills, Take It, Drop It, Leave It, as well as working on problem solving and general training skills. If your dog is great at these behaviors at home this is a great way to begin generalizing to new locations, around new people and other dogs, and distractions.      Class is $99 and 6 weeks long


Wednesday the 15th

     7:30  Brush Up Training - CGC Prep Session
          Working towards your CGC? These sessions are for you! Each session is independent of the others so you can attend as few or as many as you'd like. Our primary focuses will be walking past other dogs, leash skills, sitting politely for greeting and, if we have enough people, walking through a crowd, though we will work all the elements somewhat. Bringing human friends to help with petting and crowds is encouraged! If the weather is nice we may be working in the parking lot, so dress appropriately. If not, we will work inside, but it will be more crowded. Mildly reactive dogs are welcome for outside work (please check with me first), but inside work will be too crowded for them. $10 


Friday the 17th and Saturday the 18th

      Howliday Pictures     

            Need pictures for your holiday cards? Want your furry family in them? Contact us for an appointment on Nov 17 or 18th. Appointments are being made between 5 and 8:30 on Friday and 12-4 on Saturday. They fill quickly, so reserve yours now! $20, loaded on to a memory stick you bring.


Sunday the 19th 

     6:30 Potluck - Comfort Foods

           Join us for our most popular event. This month enjoy delicious comfort foods. (We have quite a collection of great cooks so we can't wait to see what everyone brings!


Monday the 20th

     6:30 Brush Up Training - CGC Prep Session, Howliday Party

           Happy Howlidays! Come in your furry finest to celebrate and practice your CGC skills in a real life social setting. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Bring a friend, if possible, so the dogs can work on walking though a crowd, polite greetings, and more!  $15


Thursday the 23-Sunday the 26th -

                                    Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy the time with friends and family!

                                                                            We will be closed this weekend. 
           

November

The place for people with pets!

1007 W Francis Avenue  Spokane, WA
(509) 315-5135

We will be closed from December 2-16.


Sunday the 17th 

     6:30 Craft and Chat

             Need to finish those last few holiday gifts? Come join us! Sewing machines available by request.


We will be closed for the holidays from Dec 23-Jan 1.

We hope you enjoy yours and look forward to seeing you in 2018!



Our current hours are Mon by appointment only, Weds 6-7 (earlier by appointment), Fri 4:30-7, Sat and Sun 12-6
All classes and events are as scheduled.

January

December

Francis Avenue Community Center

Monday the 1st - Happy New Year! We wish you the absolute best for the coming year!

We are closed to celebrate today.

 

Wednesday  the 3rd

     6:30 - Brush Up Training  Click for Tricks

           This introductory clicker training class teaches you how to properly use the clicker to teach tricks and improve basic skills. We will learn an assortment of useful behaviors like shake, wave, and high five (these are help with nail trimming skills), spin (very helpful for bathing and grooming), targeting, bow (ok, this one is just cute), and more. Requests are often taken, too! 6 weeks, $99.

     7:30  - Will You Grasp the Concept?

           Is your dog an advanced learner and you want to try something extremely unique? Join us in trying to learn concept training. This is teaching your dog a set of rules to apply to something (counting, matching to sample, modifier cues, etc.). Yes, most dogs can do some element of this, but if your dog can't, we'll at least help you learn some impressive party tricks. This first class will consist primarily of teaching you what your dog needs to know to get started. Probably 6 weeks long (we're still creating it, but it will be ready by January!), $99. There are 3 separate start dates due to demand - see the calendar - but you will be in the same day and time each week.


Friday the 5th

      7:30 Pun Night

            Join us for a chance to share a wacky sense of humor! We often play a game, but not always...


Saturday the 6th     

     4:00 Brush Up Training - Will You Grasp the Concept?

           Is your dog an advanced learner and you want to try something extremely unique? Join us in trying to learn concept training. This is teaching your dog a set of rules to apply to something (counting, matching to sample, modifier cues, etc.). Yes, most dogs can do some element of this, but if your dog can't, we'll at least help you learn some impressive party tricks. This first class will consist primarily of teaching you what your dog needs to know to get started. Probably 6 weeks long (we're still creating it, but it will be ready by January!), $99. There are 3 separate start dates due to demand - see the calendar - but you will be in the same day and time each week.

     5:00 Brush Up Training - Click for Tricks

           This introductory clicker training class shows you how to properly use the clicker to teach tricks and improve basic skills. We will learn an assortment of useful behaviors like shake, wave, and high five (these are help with nail trimming skills), spin (very helpful for bathing and grooming), targeting, bow (ok, this one is just cute), and more. Requests are often taken, too! 6 weeks, $99.

     6:30 Twelfth Night Feast

           Join us for our third annual holiday party and Medieval feast! Our chef is beyond amazing and this an event not to miss! This year we will be having a 7 course color feast! Paid reservations are required by Dec 22 and the cost will be $20 per person. (Where else can you get a 7 course meal for $20?!) In addition to wonderful food we hope to have caroling, too!


Sunday the 7th

     2:30 Brush Up Training - Will you Grasp the Concept?

           Is your dog an advanced learner and you want to try something extremely unique? Join us in trying to learn concept training. This is teaching your dog a set of rules to apply to something (counting, matching to sample, modifier cues, etc.). Yes, most dogs can do some element of this, but if your dog can't, we'll at least help you learn some impressive party tricks. This first class will consist primarily of teaching you what your dog needs to know to get started. Probably 6 weeks long (we're still creating it, but it will be ready by January!), $99. There are 3 separate start dates due to demand - see the calendar - but you will be in the same day and time each week.

      6:30 Craft and Chat

               Bring your current project or ask us for help on starting something! We are a diverse group of crafters with skills that include jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing, beading, spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, quilting, and so much more! This is a great night to just chat, share ideas, and get some work done on projects. We even have sewing machines available for use, by request. Free and open to the Public.


Monday the 8th

     7:30 Brush Up Training - CGC Practice Session

             A chance to continue practicing those CGC behaviors! $10


Friday the 12th

     7:30 Coloring Night

                    Join us to watch a video on dog training or behavior while we color. Relaxing AND educational! Bring your favorite book and supplies, or use ours.  Free and open to everyone!

           

Saturday the 13th

     1:00 Brush Up Training - Pooch Parkour

            Does your dog need more exercise and some challenges? Have you always wanted to try out agility equipment but don't want to compete? Pooch Parkour is perfect for you! Our series has 3 sessions, 4 classes each, progressing in difficulty. This is the foundation class and is a great way to increase any dog's confidence! 4 weeks, $65

     2:30 Brush Up Training - Basics begins

            Come learn the basics with us! This class is for dogs 16 weeks and older who haven't had much training yet. We learn Sit, Stay, Down, Come, leash skills, Take It, Drop It, Leave It, as well as working on problem solving and general training skills. If your dog is great at these behaviors at home, this is a great way to begin generalizing to new locations, around new people and other dogs, and distractions. Class is $99 and 4-6 weeks long (based on enrollment)

     6:30 Craft and Chat

            Bring your current project or ask us for help on starting something! We are a diverse group of crafters with skills that include jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing, beading, spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, quilting, and so much more! This is a great night to just chat, share ideas, and get some work done on projects. We even have sewing machines available for use, by request. Free and open to the Public.


Sunday the 14th

     4:00 Brush Up Training - CGC Practice Session - Wine and Woof

             Come practice your CGC skills in a party environment! We will provide snacks and drinks and work on things like sitting for petting, ignoring other dogs, behaving politely around food, and more. We encourage you to bring a friend  so that we have extra people to practice meet and greet skills with. $15


January 15-21st The center will be closed due to Heather's attending her annual educational seminar. Want to discover what she learned? Come to Mini Expo on Jan 27th at 6:30


Monday Jan 22

     7:30 Brush Up Training - Basics class begins

           Come learn the basics with us! This class is for dogs 16 weeks and older who haven't had much training yet. We learn Sit, Stay, Down, Come, leash skills, Take It, Drop It, Leave It, as well as working on problem solving and general training skills. If your dog is great at these behaviors at home this is a great way to begin generalizing to new locations, around new people and other dogs, and distractions. Class is $99 and 6 weeks long


Friday the 26th

     6:30 CGC Practice Session - Mock Test

           Pretend it's the real thing - without the pressure! We will treat every section as though it were acactually the test, but we'll coach your through it with hints and tips. You will leave with a realistic idea of how your dog will do and a good knowledge of how things are expected to look to pass.  $10


Saturday the 27th

     6:30 Mini Expo

           The annual tradition continues! Heather will share what she learned in her 3 day, 30+ hour education. Enjoy a sampler platter of the latest science, training concepts, and new ideas. Free and open to the public.


Sunday the 28th 

      3:30 Brush Up Training - Brain Games

             A chance to get your dog thinking outside the box! Play with puzzles, solve problems, teach your dog to read flash cards, and more! $65. Class runs weekly for 4 weeks.

     6:30 Potluck - Breakfast for Dinner!

           One of our yummiest potluck themes, bring your favorite breakfast item!