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Course ClosedDog Training: Communication Fundamentals—2018-10-13 through 2018-11-17$99—Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., 10:30-11:30 a.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010749
Course ClosedDog Training: Continuing—2018-10-13 through 2018-11-17$99—Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Noon-1 p.m., Parson Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. This continuing course expands on basic commands (SIT, DOWN, STAY, WAIT, COME, HEEL and WATCH ME) by working around increasingly difficult distractions. Recall (COME) will work up to 15 feet away from the dog, and STAY includes new positions and longer duration. We will add a quick down command called DROP. The training games increase distraction and difficulty for your dog. Interpret and understand basic canine body language and communicate effectively with your dog. Dogs will also refine household manners such as leash walking (disregarding other dogs) and greeting people politely. Prerequisite is Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals or instructor permission. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010734
Downsize Declutter and Simplify —2018-10-11 through 2018-10-11$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Discover the process you can use to declutter your life and identify methods to get rid of stuff--whether you want to generate revenue, donate, recycle or dispose it. You will gain sustainable living principles as a way to remain clutter free, as well as define simplicity as a lifestyle choice. Find ways to identify challenges and time thieves. Explore how to simplify beyond clutter and tackle busyness, health, finances and more. Discover how less stress, less stuff and fewer obligations lead to a happier and healthier life. Learn a systematic process, gain resources and walk out with an action plan to start simplifying your life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010714
Puppy Training 101—2018-10-13 through 2018-11-17$125—Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., 9-10 a.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. Learn how to understand and communicate with your new puppy! Discover the basics of canine communication, as your puppy also learns about the world of humans. Participate in active, humane and science-based learning interspersed with supervised and narrated puppy playtime to build social skills. You will gain a basic and nuanced understanding of dog body language. We will problem-solve puppy topics such as house-training, leash walking and politely greeting both other dogs and humans. We will introduce the commands SIT, DOWN, WAIT, SETTLE, COME and GIVE. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010753
Sustainable Landscape Design in Action—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-24$99—Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Whether you want to work on a section of your yard or are starting from a raw building site, learn ways to maximize beauty while minimizing environmental impact and maintenance. Learn the steps that go into creating a site design as we examine the master plan for the 4-acre home of the Borealis Design studio and research center. Create a base map of your property to see how sustainable design principles can be incorporated into the design and function of the site. Topics include: rainwater collection; energy use; edible, medicinal, and useful plants; permaculture principles; low impact maintenance; aesthetics and more. The last class meets at Borealis Design (11131 S. Cedar Rd., Cedar).

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010698
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTalking Real Estate: What You Need to Know to Buy and Sell a Home—2018-09-15 through 2018-09-11$35—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-4:15 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Buying and selling a home can be overwhelming. Is it a sellers or buyers market? Should you work with a licensed realtor, or can you do it on your own? What do you need to do to get your home ready to sell? What costs are involved? How do you make the right offer on a new home that will be accepted? Get answers to these questions and much more. Local experts, such as lenders, title experts, and inspectors will be on hand to give you current helpful information so you can be prepared to sell your home quickly and for the best price, and/or buy wisely. The Selling your Home portion of the class will be covered from 1-2:30 followed by a short coffee break. The Buying a Home portion will be held 2:45-4:15. Come for both topics or one, depending on your interest. Price includes both sessions.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010630
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTalking Real Estate: What You Need to Know to Buy and Sell a Home—2018-09-15 through 2018-09-11$35—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-4:15 p.m., University Center Rm. 212. Buying and selling a home can be overwhelming. Is it a sellers or buyers market? Should you work with a licensed realtor, or can you do it on your own? What do you need to do to get your home ready to sell? What costs are involved? How do you make the right offer on a new home that will be accepted? Get answers to these questions and much more. Local experts, such as lenders, title experts, and inspectors will be on hand to give you current helpful information so you can be prepared to sell your home quickly and for the best price, and/or buy wisely. The Selling your Home portion of the class will be covered from 1-2:30 followed by a short coffee break. The Buying a Home portion will be held 2:45-4:15. Come for both topics or one, depending on your interest. Price includes both sessions.

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010630
Sustainable Landscape Design in Action—2018-10-03 through 2018-10-24$99—Face to FaceView Details

4 Wed., 6-9 p.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 155. Whether you want to work on a section of your yard or are starting from a raw building site, learn ways to maximize beauty while minimizing environmental impact and maintenance. Learn the steps that go into creating a site design as we examine the master plan for the 4-acre home of the Borealis Design studio and research center. Create a base map of your property to see how sustainable design principles can be incorporated into the design and function of the site. Topics include: rainwater collection; energy use; edible, medicinal, and useful plants; permaculture principles; low impact maintenance; aesthetics and more. The last class meets at Borealis Design (11131 S. Cedar Rd., Cedar).

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010698
Downsize Declutter and Simplify —2018-10-11 through 2018-10-11$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., University Center Rm. 216. Discover the process you can use to declutter your life and identify methods to get rid of stuff--whether you want to generate revenue, donate, recycle or dispose it. You will gain sustainable living principles as a way to remain clutter free, as well as define simplicity as a lifestyle choice. Find ways to identify challenges and time thieves. Explore how to simplify beyond clutter and tackle busyness, health, finances and more. Discover how less stress, less stuff and fewer obligations lead to a happier and healthier life. Learn a systematic process, gain resources and walk out with an action plan to start simplifying your life.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: University Center  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010714
Course ClosedDog Training: Communication Fundamentals—2018-10-13 through 2018-11-17$99—Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., 10:30-11:30 a.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. You and your dog will learn to communicate effectively and understand each other in this highly interactive basic training course. Learn to teach your dog to greet people politely (no jumping), to walk cooperatively on a leash, and to pay attention to you despite distractions. Examine canine body language and interpret what your dog is trying to tell you. The dogs will learn basic commands such as Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, Come, Give, Heel, Side, Leave It and Watch Me. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions. Dogs age five months and up are welcome.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010749
Course ClosedDog Training: Continuing—2018-10-13 through 2018-11-17$99—Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., Noon-1 p.m., Parson Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. This continuing course expands on basic commands (SIT, DOWN, STAY, WAIT, COME, HEEL and WATCH ME) by working around increasingly difficult distractions. Recall (COME) will work up to 15 feet away from the dog, and STAY includes new positions and longer duration. We will add a quick down command called DROP. The training games increase distraction and difficulty for your dog. Interpret and understand basic canine body language and communicate effectively with your dog. Dogs will also refine household manners such as leash walking (disregarding other dogs) and greeting people politely. Prerequisite is Dog Training: Communication Fundamentals or instructor permission. First class is for human students only; bring your dog to all the following sessions.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010734
Puppy Training 101—2018-10-13 through 2018-11-17$125—Face to FaceView Details

6 Sat., 9-10 a.m., Parsons-Stulen Bldg. Rm. 101. Learn how to understand and communicate with your new puppy! Discover the basics of canine communication, as your puppy also learns about the world of humans. Participate in active, humane and science-based learning interspersed with supervised and narrated puppy playtime to build social skills. You will gain a basic and nuanced understanding of dog body language. We will problem-solve puppy topics such as house-training, leash walking and politely greeting both other dogs and humans. We will introduce the commands SIT, DOWN, WAIT, SETTLE, COME and GIVE. First class is for human students only; bring your puppy to all the following sessions. Puppies age 10 to 18 weeks are welcome.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Aero Park  — Maps
  • Course ID =313010753
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