New class for stress free walks and hikes.
Leash walking is not natural for your dog and often times we (the humans) struggle against all the environment has to offer: squirrels, cars, children, bikes, and dogs just to name a few. These environmental enrichments prove to be way more entertaining and enticing to your dog than you.
But why would my dog be so much more entertained and enticed in such a way? After all, you feed them, give them lots of love and car rides (if they are into that). Unfortunately, most humans walk in pretty straight forward fashion, from A to B. We don’t stop much and we mostly don’t sniff things. This adds up to boring to your dog. The whole idea of being out in the world is to chase and smell EVERYTHING!
So how do we become so engaging to our dog, that they can ignore or dismiss the environment quickly? Through games! By playing specific games for engagement, you become way more fun than your dog probably thought you could be. What a nice surprise for your dog. This is concept training. We don’t work at the specific task at hand, no longer do you need to walk up and down the same length of field, feeding every step. The games work to generalize behavior for your dog (and honestly for you as well) to be much more engaged with each other. Think of taking a stroll with a good friend, totally engrossed in a good conversation. This will be you and your dog!
So have even more fun with your dog while you learn the engaging and fun way to walk with your dog.
What you need to know:
Dates: TBD – contact me to be placed on wait list
Day and Time: TBD
Location: All classes are taught outside. Locations vary and you will receive details in your info email after signup.
COVID Guidelines: Masks and social distancing will be required.
Age Range: Any age, but preferably after puppy class
Vaccination Requirement: Proof of vaccination is required before beginning classes.
Class Length: 1 hour
Limit: 6 Dogs (payment secures your place)
Refund Policy: One of my primary goals is to keep classes on the small size to foster group dynamics and to assure everyone gets personal attention. Due to the small size, I don’t have any financial buffer and therefore are not able to refund or offer any make-up classes. Please let me know fi you are unable to commit to class schedule and I’d be happy to work with you for another solutions. I appreciate your consideration.
If interested, please contact me