TRAINING CLASSES

ATTENTION:

Due to social distancing guidelines and the COVID-19 pandemic, most classes will be held online via Zoom Meetings. You will still be able to work live with our trainer and ask any and all questions you may have.

There will be a select few classes that are held in person at our Dripping Springs Campus as there is ample space for social distancing. 


NEW! Leash Walking Basics [Register]

This class is held at our Dripping Springs location. This location is large enough to practice social distancing. Please bring treats and toys (long toys, flirt poles, or toys that your dog likes to carry are good), and make sure that your dog is wearing a secure collar and /or harness (martingale collars are fine.  No choke chains, prong or shock collars, please.)  Leashes should be 5-6 feet long, or can be double ended with two points of contact to your harness.  All participating dogs must be comfortable within 10 feet of strangers or other dogs.  If you have concerns about your dog, please contact the trainer directly before joining this class.

Class Times:

  • Aug 30 from 1:00 - 2:00pm | Class Size 4
  • Sep 27 from 1:00 - 2:00pm | Class Size 4
  • Oct 11 from 1:00 - 2:00pm | Class Size: 4

 


COMBO CLASSES - Online Adult and Puppy Class  [Register]

These online classes will go over basic training techniques and helping your pet learn house manners. 

Class Times:

  • Aug 29 from 10:30 - 11:00pm
  • Sep 26 from 10:30 - 11:00pm
  • Oct 3 from 10:30 - 11:00pm
  • Oct 17 from 10:30 - 11:00pm

 


 

Basic Skills and Developing a Relationship with your new Dog - Postponed due to COVID [See Dates & Register]

Recently adopted a dog from PAWs Shelter and have questions about how to help your dog fit in to your household?  A little rusty on training and need some tips? Each class starts with a survey of participants to see what skills and issues they would like to cover - and that is what we address that day.  Topics might include: How to train basics skills like Sit, Down, Come to me when I call you, and Walking nicely on a leash; Politely interacting with other dogs and people; How to conquer destructive behaviors and boredom with enrichment during the day.

This class is designed for owners of recently adopted dogs OVER 1 year of age without extreme behaviors* around other dogs or humans.

(If you suspect that your newly adopted dog has extremely fearful, reactive, aggressive, or dangerous behaviors, please contact the shelter immediately to obtain help from a trainer personally.  The trainer can assess the dog to see if it’s appropriate for classes.)

Class Times: 

    • Kyle Campus - 9:00am - 10:00am  |  Class Size: 6 
    • Dripping Springs Campus - 12:00pm - 1:00pm  |  Class Size: 10

 


 

Basic Skills and Creating the Perfect Puppy - Postponed due to COVID [See Dates & Register]

Recently adopted a Puppy or young dog and looking for help with training skills?  Have questions about behaviors, interactions between your new pup and other animals or children?  This class offers general training and behavior help so that you can get off to the right start.  Over the course of 4 classes we cover all basic behaviors and can answer questions that are pertinent to your particular living situation.  Topics covered include: Training Sit and Down, Polite House Manners, Basic Come When Called, House and Crate Training Tips, Learning to walk nicely on a leash, Play Skills for the whole family and more.  Classes are held on a rotating basis, so you can start at any time.  This class is designed for recently adopted puppies UP TO 1 year of age.

Class Times: 

    • Kyle Campus - 10:30am - 11:30am   |  Class Size: 6 
    • Dripping Springs Campus - 1:30pm - 2:30pm   |  Class Size: 10

 


MEET THE TRAINER!

Jyl and VitoJyl Hershman-Ross worked in radio for years, using her position to benefit local charities including rescue groups. During this time, Jyl started working with Trainer Lee Mannix as well as studying Tellington TTouch under Linda Tellington-Jones, her sister Robyn Hood and others. Jyl has continued her education in pet behavior and training, working in Australia for a while, and then back in Texas. She is now certified as a CPDT-KA as well as a Level 2 Tellington T-Touch Companion Animal Practitioner.

Jyl helps pets across a variety of behaviors - and especially enjoys puppies (who doesn't?) as well as working with extremely fearful or physically challenged dogs and their people.

Jyl lives with two very sweet and ridiculously easy dogs including PAWS Canines Who Care Therapy dog - Vito - who adores affection and loves being part of the team that brings love and joy to others.

Credentials: CPDT-KA, Tellington TTouch Companion Animal Practitioner L2, Trained Member of the Red Rover Response Team, AKC CGC Evaluator, TTouch Guild Member, Pet Professional Guild Member


Questions? Send an email to our trainers at: trainer@pawsshelter.org

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