Canine T.E.A.M. Training

Do you have an interest in learning about how dogs communicate?  Have you always wanted to learn how to effectively train a dog?  Do you have a desire to help our dogs cope with the Shelter Environment?  Great… because we need YOU!
As part of the Canine T.E.A.M. (training, enrichment, and more) Program, you will have a huge impact on the dogs in our care.

Feline Body Language Class

Come learn all about what cats are telling us through non-verbal communication! This fascinating and fun class, taught by Certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist, Leah Raines, explores the various expressions of our feline friends and also shows how your body language can influence their reactions to you.

The material covered in this class is great for volunteer and foster work and for any interactions with cats you may encounter in your everyday life!

All are welcome to attend!

Canine Body Language Class

Learn all about what dogs are telling us through non-verbal communication!  This class, taught by dog behavior experts, explores the various expressions of our canine friends and also shows how your body language can influence their reactions to you. 

The material is great for your volunteer or foster work and for your interactions with any dogs you may encounter every day! 

Volunteers - sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

Adoption Counseling 101

Adoption Counseling 101 will go over our adoption philosophy, the counseling process, and appropriate animal handling and etiquette for meeting with adopters. After this class, volunteers will be able to sign up for on-the-job shadowing with our Adoption Counselors. Adoption counseling is very hands-on and interactive with the public, so you must love people, too! This life-saving job is extremely rewarding, but also requires an open mind and an open heart, free of pre-judgements.

Community Solutions Ambassador Class

If you are interested in learning more about how Asheville Humane Society helps animals and their people in our community, this is the class for you!  The Community Solutions Ambassador Class is designed to give volunteers the basic information needed to represent this important program to the general public both on our campus and out in the community.  Volunteers will learn basic guidelines and information about Community Solutions and what our outreach means to the community. 

Feline Fundamentals Class

Get ready to be hands-on with our feline friends!  This class is required before current volunteers are able to interact with cats and kittens at the Adoption Center.  Prerequisites: completion of basic service requirements.  

Upcoming Feline Fundamentals Class dates and times:

January 3 from 5:30-6:30pm

January 12 from 9-10am

January 17 from 5:30-6:30pm

January 26 from 9-10am

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

Pooch Essentials Class

Get ready to be hands-on with our canine friends!  This class is required before current volunteers are able to interact with dogs and puppies at the Adoption Center.  Prerequisites: completion of basic service requirements. 

Upcoming Pooch Essentials Class dates and times:

January 5 from 9-10am

January 10 from 5:30-6:30pm

January 19 from 9-10am

January 24 from 5:30-6:30pm

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center!

Canine T.E.A.M. Training

Do you have an interest in learning about how dogs communicate?  Have you always wanted to learn how to effectively train a dog?  Do you have a desire to help our dogs cope with the Shelter Environment?  Great… because we need YOU!

As part of the Canine T.E.A.M. (training, enrichment, and more) Program, you will have a huge impact on the dogs in our care.

Feline Body Language Class

Learn all about what cats are telling us through non-verbal communication!  This class explores the various expressions of our feline friends and also shows how your body language can influence their reactions to you.  The material is great for your volunteer and foster work and for your interactions with any cats you may encounter every day! 

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online after completing initial service requirements.

Canine Body Language Class

Learn all about what dogs are telling us through non-verbal communication!  This class explores the various expressions of our canine friends and also shows how your body language can influence their reactions to you. 

The material is great for your volunteer or foster work and for your interactions with any dogs you may encounter every day! 

Sign up through the Volunteer Information Center online.

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