Canine Manners Course

Canine Manners Course


October 24


10:15 am - 11:15 am

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Asheville Humane Society


Asheville Humane Society Community Center

1425 Patton Ave, Asheville, NC 28806

Asheville, NC, US, 28806

This 6 week course will teach you how to bridge the communication gap and teach your dog basic manners using reward-based training methods!

Have you ever wondered why your dog pulls on leash, jumps up to greet people and won’t do as you ask? Have you ever said “she has a mind of her own?” The Canine Manners Course may just be the class you need!

This course will teach you how to effectively communicate with your dog. You will learn the skills necessary to teach your dog basic manners using reward-based training methods. We will build reliable behaviors such as sit, down, stay, wait, come, leave it, tug and much more! The class is limited to 8 dogs, age 16 weeks or over when the course begins (if your dog is under 16 weeks of age, please sign up for the Puppy Kindergarten class).

* All dogs must be current on the following vaccines distemper, parvo, bordetella and rabies to participate in this course.

The cost of this course includes six classes, held one hour per week for six weeks beginning on Saturday, October 24. Class dates are: October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, and December 5 (please note, there will be no class on November 28) from 10:15 A.M. until 11:15 A.M. unless otherwise arranged by the trainer.

**Important – If your dog is reactive on leash to other dogs, please contact Pia at before signing up.

Refund Policy:

Refunds up to 7 days before event – Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable.

About the trainer:

Pia Silvani is an internationally-recognized dog trainer and lecturer with over 30 years’ experience. As VP of Training and Behavior at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, NJ, she developed numerous courses focused on positive, reward-based techniques. In 2013, Pia began working for the ASPCA, eventually becoming the Director, Behavioral Rehabilitation where she led programs to educate shelter professionals in effective behavior rehabilitation techniques, as well as specialized socialization, enrichment, and shelter protocols. This cutting edge program is featured in the award-winning Netflix documentary, “Second Chance Dogs”.

After 6 years at the ASPCA, Pia has decided to re-establish her consulting business here in the Asheville area by offering private behavioral consultations in client’s homes as well as teaching classes in partnership with Asheville Humane Society.

Pia has been chosen as one of Bark’s 100 picks of the best and brightest people that changed the world of dogs. Her goal has always been to combine her love of dogs with her respect and affection for people. She enriches the lives of both through humane relationship work and training.

For more information on Pia, visit her website: or call (973) 698-2748.