Beginning January 3rd, our Dog and Puppy Training Classes will be returning to Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (PEHS)! After a few months of not being able to hold these classes, due to not having a facility in which to hold them since July, we will be starting them up again and they will be held in Northfield at 1500 Clinton Lane, Suite J, thanks to the fine folks at E & J Management.
This is an important program for PEHS not only because it is a program which helps owners and their dogs but it is also an important revenue source for the PEHS shelter, which is badly needed.
Thanks to Jon Jasnoch of E & J Management for helping us to find a facility which is conducive to dogs and the special needs of providing this class. Once again a local business person has stepped forward to help when needed in our community!
The classes will run every Monday evening and each are one hour long, with Puppy Kindergarten at 6 PM, Basic Manners class at 7 PM and Advanced Manners class at 8 PM. Our classes promote positive and effective training that is fun for you and your pet! Our flexible classes allow you to attend when you are able and progress at your own pace. The cost is $65 for 6 weeks, with a rolling enrollment so you can enroll and begin classes on any given week.
Our classes are taught by an accredited trainer, who has worked with dogs of all sizes, shapes and with various behavior issues. She has worked with Great Danes to Chihuahua’s! She is up to date on the latest training techniques and believes that "any behavior issue, as long as it is not medical related, can be fixed with dedicated and positive training".
Through these classes you can expect to improve communication with your dog as well as create a stronger bond and have fun with your dog! We encourage you to bring your whole family – kids too! Classes include a chance for supervised dog play time!
Please call the PEHS shelter at 507-334-7117 for more information or to register for classes. Private lessons are also available for dogs that need some help at home or cannot attend class, please contact the shelter to discuss costs for private lessons.
[I’m going to be doing more experimentation with video here on LoGroNo so brace yourselves—it’s not likely to be pretty. You’ll notice a major audio goof in the first 10 seconds of this one: I say “Heritage Construction” instead of “Jasnoch Construction.”]
In an April blog post, I wrote about the new luxury apartment building that Jasnoch Construction was putting up on the southern edge of Northfield. They’re doing some significant landscaping for the project. Here’s a 2.5 minute tour.
Update 4/6: I’ve added the photo on the right, as a new sign was put up that says “Heritage Aparments” with an opening scheduled for fall, 2009. It also says that these are luxury apartments, and that the building will include underground parking and an elevator.
This development could be called the first one developed under the still not quite adopted Comp Plan (Public hearing at the Planning Commission Tuesday – almost there!). The Jasnochs should get a round of applause for agreeing to work with the new plan even though it isn’t yet the law of the city.
Under the new form-based, mixed use principles of the new plan, parking is distributed in smaller lots, apartment entrances face the street rather than parking, and the entire site is envisioned as mixed use with commercial as well as residential development. I’d like to see this succeed. The Planning Commission struggled mightily trying to arrive at a definition of “mixed use” under the old comp plan back in 2002 or 2003 and failed. The new Comp Plan and supporting regulations are much clearer about how to do this.
As Sean points out, apartment living is more efficient. Thinking slightly larger but still compactly, by providing housing and a small commercial center around the Heritage/Jefferson Road intersection, Northfield could create another walkable area for the folks in the surrounding apartments and the single family homes up behind Target.