APA Foster Dog Classes
THANK YOU for fostering a dog!
We offer spots in our group training classes for APA foster dogs, free of charge. Here's how it works.
Choose your situation (1, 2, or 3 below!)
Read all the details about foster dog classes!
When booking your class online, use the code APAFOSTER so the system doesn't charge you
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1. I'm fostering a dog WITHOUT behavior issues
Great! You can sign up for one of our Basic Manners classes anytime. These classes are 6 weeks long and you can start anytime- and if you need to swap dates, we can do that, too.
2. I'm fostering a dog WITH behavior issues
That's ok! Depending on what's going ok, group classes may (or may not) be a good fit. Generally, dogs with on leash reactivity will struggle in class. But dogs with other behavior issues may still be able to attend class. For these dogs, email Miranda with the dog's notes.
3. I'm interested in taking a different class
Sweet! There are often other classes with spaces in them available for foster dogs. This will commonly include Confidence Building, Recalls, Leash Walking, and Polite Greetings.
Check out the schedule and email Miranda@everydogaustin.org with the class you'd like to attend
What requirements are there for foster dogs?
Foster dogs must be up to date on vaccinations and meet the criteria for that class. Your 7yo foster can't go into puppy class, and your reactive pup can't go to basic manners!
If your foster pup has behavior issues like on leash reactivity or a history of aggression toward people or dogs, or significant fear in new places, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see whether a class would be appropriate.
How does class work?
Classes are taught by certified trainers using positive reinforcement methods. Please keep dogs at least 10 feet apart at all times (don't let pups approach on leash!)
Please make sure the dog is wearing the appropriate harness and/or martingale/flat collar in class.
Where are the classes?
Classes are held at two locations:
NORTH: Community Center
7020 E Hwy 290 Bldg 2
Austin, TX 78723
SOUTH: Work and Woof
4930 S Congress Ave Bldg A
Austin, TX 78745