More FUN and Games
Maybe your Rowdy Rover isn’t going to fully blossom after an 8-week class. If he has been repeating bad choices for his whole life, then chances are pretty good it will take more work and more time. Not to worry, there’s even more games to be found in “More Fun and Games”. This level concentrates on common challenges with focus and distraction. Every dog is different so you will learn how to deal with your dog’s unique challenges.
Enrichment: keep the FUN going
Once you’ve successfully played your way through FUNdamentals, what’s next? A huge source of enjoyment for dogs and humans alike is to do activities together. Dogs love to use their noses, so games of finding objects and scents go over well. Puzzles can be a big hit too. Enrichment classes are only offered when there is enough interest to hold a class. Use that contact button to get your name on a list!
Rally Sport Obedience
When you have a working partnership with your dog, you may find you want to continue learning all kinds of new things together. If your dog is well-behaved around other dogs, you might consider Rally Obedience. Like a car rally course, in Rally Obedience the dog and handler move through a set of stations to complete a timed course. The atmosphere is congenial and you can encourage your dog all the way through. You the human can be as competitive as you like while your dog happily prances along with you doing sits or turns etc. When there is enough interest, classes in Rally Obedience are scheduled so use that contact button to get more information and to get your name on a list.
Dog owners are usually the last ones to need convincing about all the therapeutic benefits from companionship with a dog. If you have a calm, steady, obedient, and super friendly dog, then perhaps you might consider getting involved in Therapy Dog activities. Click on the Therapy Dog tab for more information about the activity and the requirements.
There is regular offering of seminars and workshops across a range of interests. Recently a lecture series for Therapy Dog Handlers was held in February 2019, while offerings in March 2019 included “Introduction to Scent Detection” and “Pet First Aid”. Check regularly for new events.