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Creative Paws uses positive reinforcement training methods to improve the relationship between dog and handler by providing an effective means of communication and understanding as the foundation for learning. We believe that training your dog should be enjoyable for you and your dog! Creative Paws, Inc. was founded in 2001 by Ashlee Trotter, BS, CPDT-KA, and provides group classes and private lessons for dog obedience training and behavior problems. Ashlee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Michigan State University. Prior to pursuing her dog training interests she honed her skills of positive reinforcement training while working with zoo animals at facilities in the Midwest. She has been recognized for several years as a Canine Good Citizen evaluator by the American Kennel Club, as well as a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) by the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers, an affiliate organization of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and the first organization to offer a national standard for trainer certification. Ashlee’s competition dog Spirit is the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) number one ranked German Wirehaired Pointer in agility for 2008–2012. He is the second of his breed to earn an AKC Master Agility Championship title, as well as the only German Wirehaired Pointer to reach the finals of an AKC National Agility event, a feat Ashlee has handled him to accomplish twice. For more information, visit creativepaws.com or email training@creativepaws.com.

Puppy Creative Paws

Obedience 102 Creative Paws

Puppy Class is designed to provide a positive environment for socialization of puppies to a variety of people as well as dogs. Early socialization has been shown to greatly reduce the incidence of both human and dog directed aggression, as well as anxiety and fear based behavior problems. Other topics discussed include house training, mouthing, leadership, sitting and recall. This class is appropriate for puppies ages 2–4 months old. Dogs must have received at least two rounds of vaccinations prior to attending. If not, please plan to attend class without your dog until all vaccinations are administered

Obedience 102 is focused on honing the skills of Obedience 101. Additional levels of difficulty and distractions will be added. Dogs of any age may enroll provided they have a basic knowledge of basic obedience commands: sit, down, recall (coming when called) stay, and heel. Children training dogs must be at least 12 years old. Proper leashes and collars will be available for purchase in class. No retractable leashes allowed.

Dates: Days: 4/8–5/20 TU Class: Ages: 4018-8 14 +

Time: 6:00–6:45 p.m. Member: $126

NO CLASS: 5/6 Non-member: $151

Dates: Days: 6/2–6/30 MO Class: Ages: 6018-2 14 +

Time: 6:00–6:45 p.m. Member: $105

Non-member: $126

Dates: Days: 7/14–8/18 MO Class: Ages: 6018-5 14 +

Time: 6:00–6:45 p.m. Member: $126

Non-member: $151

Obedience 101 Creative Paws Obedience 101 teaches the basics of obedience including sit, down, stand, recall (coming when called), stay and heel–everything your companion dog needs to know! Both verbal commands and hand signals will be used. Dogs of any age may take this class. Positive reinforcement techniques will be used, so please bring food rewards or a small toy with you to class. Dates: Days: 4/8–5/20 TU Class: Ages: 4018-9 14 +

Time: 7:00–7:45 p.m. Member: $126

Dates: Days: 6/2–6/30 MO Class: Ages: 6018-3 14 +

Time: 7:00–7:45 p.m. Member: $105

Dates: Days: 7/14–8/18 MO Class: Ages: 6018-4 14 +

Time: 8:00–8:45 p.m. Member: $126

Non-member: $151

Rally Creative Paws Rally is a fun spin on traditional obedience for both the dog and the handler. Rally is a sport in which all dogs are encouraged to participate. Purebred or mixed breed, every dog can learn the fundamentals for Rally. Dogs must have strong heeling skills to take this course. In rally an enthusiastic attitude and wagging tail are as important as precision. In fact, handlers are not only allowed to, but encouraged to positively reinforce their dogs during the competition with verbal praise, petting and even food rewards! Dogs and handlers should both appear to be enjoying the work and each other’s company. Dates: Days: 6/2–6/30 MO Class: Ages: 6018-7 14 +

Time: 8:00–8:45 p.m. Member: $105

Non-member: $126

Tricks & Intro to Clicker Creative Paws

NO CLASS: 5/6 Non-member: $151

This class will introduce handlers to clicker training which can be used for trick training or training any other behavior that the handler would like. We will cover simple tricks such as shake, high five, wave, beg and roll over. Additional tricks will be discussed upon request. Children training dogs must be at least 12 years old.

Non-member: $126

Dates: Days: 4/8–5/20 TU Class: Ages: 4019-0 14 +

Dates: Days: Time: 7/14–8/18 MO 7:00–7:45 p.m. Class: Ages: Member: Non-member: 6018-6 14 + $126 $151 Children training dogs must be at least 12 years old. No retractable leashes allowed.

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Time: 8:00–8:45 p.m. Member: $126

NO CLASS: 5/6 Non-member: $151


DOG OBEDIENCE Michael “The Dog Guru” Jayko With 25 years of dog training experience, Michael has witnessed and worked with almost every aspect in the field of dog behavior including competition obedience, agility, tracking, scent discrimination, police dogs, behavior modification, diabetic alert dogs and guide dog training. With a Bachelor’s Degree in the Applied Behavioral Sciences, Michael combines human and dog psyches to create a successful bond between the dog and its handler.

Adult Class Michael “The Dog Guru” Jayko

All Ages. You may have heard the expression, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” There is always hope of teaching your dog new tricks, it just requires forming some new habits. Learn the basic commands of sit, down, stay, heel and come. Solve some of the common issues or problems that you have with your dog. This class will teach you how to effectively train your dog while maintaining your lifestyle. If you begin to think like your dog and understand As an instructor with Guide Dogs for the Blind, Michael was involved the proper communication, your dog will eventually become an exwith the training of Roselle, a yellow lab, who successfully traversed 78 tension of you. flights to guide her handler to safety during the chaos of 9/11. As a memDays: ber of the APDT, CPDT and NADRA, a certified Canine Good Citi- Dates: WE zen instructor, and a mentor for Animal Behavior College, Michael works 4/9–5/21 Class: Ages: with all breeds and issues. 4026-7 14 + You can often see Michael biking or roller blading with a dog or walking a Dates: Days: large pack through the neighborhoods of the 60093 zip code. As a member 6/4–7/9 WE of the Winnetka-Northfield community Michael also gives dog safety talks Class: Ages: to schools as well as Boy and Girl Scout troops. 6025-3 14 +

Puppy Class Michael “The Dog Guru” Jayko 8 weeks–6 months. Learn how to help transition your dog from being a sweet puppy to the faithful dog you’ve always wanted. This class will teach you the reasoning behind a puppy’s thought process as well as the prevention of and response to unwanted behavior. You will learn the techniques of using body language to communicate to your puppy what is acceptable and what is not. Other essential puppy how-tos will be provided such as basic grooming, simple, commands and vet visits. Teaching your puppy should not be time-consuming or painful. This class will teach you the best ways to train your dog while still living your life. Beginning the socialization process during puppyhood ensures that your dog will more likely grow to be well adjusted and highly adaptable to other dogs, people and situations. Dates: Days: 4/9–5/21 WE Class: Ages: 4019-2 14 +

Time: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Member: $130

NO CLASS: 5/7 Non-member: $156

Dates: Days: 6/4–7/9 WE Class: Ages: 6025-2 14 +

Time: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Member: $130

Non-member: $156

Dates: Days: 7/23–8/27 WE Class: Ages: 6025-4 14 +

Time: 9:30–10:30 a.m. Member: $130

Non-member: $156

Dates: Days: 7/23–8/27 WE Class: Ages: 6025-5 14 +

Time: 10:45–11:45 a.m. Member: $130

NO CLASS: 5/7 Non-member: $156

Time: 10:45–11:45 a.m. Member: $130

Non-member: $156

Time: 10:45–11:45 a.m. Member: $130

Non-member: $156

Agility Class Michael “The Dog Guru” Jayko All Ages - For dogs that are well-behaved off-leash. This class is mainly for fun and exercise with your dog. Mellow out your highenergy dog on walks with the extra workout techniques you will learn. Agility training can also help more insecure dogs build confidence through learning how to overcome things that might seem “scary” (i.e. obstacles, jumps, etc.). Not only is this class a great form of physical activity, it also builds trust between you and your dog as you are there to assure them through obstacles. Almost everything taught in the agility class can be easily translated to your daily walks. Dates: Days: 4/9–5/21 WE Class: Ages: 4026-1 14 +

Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m. Member: $130

NO CLASS: 5/7 Non-member: $156

Dates: Days: 6/4–7/9 WE Class: Ages: 6025-7 14 +

Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m. Member: $130

Non-member: $156

Dates: Days: 7/23–8/27 WE Class: Ages: 6025-8 14 +

Time: 12:00–1:00 p.m. Member: $130

Non-member: $156


REGISTRATION INFORMATION Member registration opens March 17, 2014 and will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Membership does not guarantee placement in a class. All non-members will be able to register March 24, 2014. Registration received through the mail, fax, or in person will be processed by 5:00 p.m. the next business day. The best way to ensure that your registration is processed immediately is by using our online registration at winnetkacommunityhouse.org

Membership Information Early registration: Members are eligible to register for all classes one week prior to the start of seasonal registration. Early registration can be done via the web at winnetkacommunityhouse.org, fax or in person at Winnetka Community House. Please note: early registration does not guarantee a spot in a class. All family members in your household are eligible for membership benefits. When registering for membership, just list your family members, and they will be included for the program registration benefits automatically when registering for classes. Members receive a notice about one month prior to the expiration, so the membership can be renewed for the next year. Refunds for memberships will not be available.

Refund Policy Full refunds will be issued for courses that are cancelled by Winnetka Community House due to insufficient registration. A refund, less a 10% service charge (not to exceed $25), may be granted if the refund request is received five full working days prior to the start of the program. No refunds will be allowed after this time unless a medical condition develops and a written explanation from a physician on his/her letterhead is presented. Due to advanced reservation requirements, no refunds for trips, outings or special events will be given.

Prorated Policy Classes may be prorated if you would like to enroll in a class after it has started, provided the instructor has space and allows for late registration. The supervisor must approve the prorated amount.

Inclement Weather Winnetka Community House will not hold classes on days when the Winnetka Public Schools have cancelled classes due to inclement weather.

Religious Holidays

Winnetka Community House makes every effort to avoid scheduling programs or events on religious holidays. Anyone affected will be offered the option of attending a session of the same program on a different date as a make-up, or receiving a prorated refund of the series fee for the date missed. • Winnetka Community House is not responsible for the supervision of How To Register children on site prior to or remaining on site after the established program • To register for a membership simply list all eligible members on the registratimes. tion form. Then check the box and add the membership fee in with • Winnetka Community House is handicapped accessible. your registration. • If you or any member of your family has special needs, please see our • Register for programs online at winnetkacommunityhouse.org or on the Executive Director. enclosed registration form. • Winnetka Community House receives no tax dollars. We are supported by • Please print clearly. our programs, fund raising events, our annual campaign, and donations. • Read and fill out form completely. • Winnetka Community House assumes no responsibility and carries no • By listing your email address, you agree to receive email communications accident or medical insurance for injuries or accidents at programs or from Winnetka Community House. We will never sell your address, but activities on Community House property. It is advisable to review your love to keep in touch with our users to give news about programs, events, own personal health insurance plan to be certain that you and your family and special offers from Winnetka Community House. If you do not wish have proper and sufficient insurance coverage. to receive these emails, please unsubscribe. Brochure Errors • Sign the registration form. • Unsigned forms will not be processed, but will be returned to you. This Complete details of program policies, procedures, and guidelines are sometimes inadvertently omitted. Errors in days, times, registration will delay processing your registration. • Registration forms may be mailed or faxed. Registration by telephone is requirements and fees may occur in the brochure. When such errors occur the staff will advise you of the change as quickly as possible. We thank you not accepted. for your understanding.

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You may use your credit card for all programs which appear with a class Copy And Fax Service Available number or for a Fitness Centre membership. Fitness Centre memberships Copy service is available at $0.10/copy. Fax service is available at $2/first are obtained at the Fitness Centre only. Be sure to fill out the credit card page and $1/each additional page. Cost to receive a fax: $1/page (Faxes are information completely and sign the form. We do not take telephone limited to 847, 312, 773, 708, and 630 area codes) registration. However, if you are paying by credit card, you may fax your registration to (847) 446-0609.

Cancellation of Classes Prior to any class, registration is reviewed to determine if the enrollment is sufficient to hold the class. Register early! Do not wait until the day of the first class to register. You may find the class has been cancelled due to low enrollment.

Winnetka Community House asks that all participants be courteous to our neighbors when driving and parking in the area.

STEPHEN DUSTMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Winnetka Community House has established the Stephen Dustman Memorial Scholarship Fund to any resident who would like to take part in a Winnetka Community House activity, but is unable to render full payment. Persons interested may submit their need in writing to the attention of the Executive Director for confidential review. If further information is desired, please call our main office. Donations to this scholarship fund are gratefully accepted. 48 Registration SPRING | SUMMER 2014


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