Park Skills | $129 | 4 week course
The goal of this class is to educate pet parents on the intricacies of group play and to increase the overall responsiveness of their dog when distractions are present.
Each week of this course is centered around different topics in obedience – focus, patience, and recall. By the end of the course you will have built a strong connection with your dog and learned the skills to have them practice safe play and good manners. Our methods include only motivational-based training methods with an emphasis on positive reinforcement.
Each session includes an allotted 10 minutes for your dog to practice the newly learned skills in a play setting with other students dogs. The only way to improve is to practice in the context that your dog is expected to perform in!
All students must have the required vaccinations to attend class, and students will be expected to provide their own treats, leash, and collar or harness.
The curriculum is as follows:
Week 1: Focus– Look and name recognition, leave-it, loose-leash walking.
Week 2: Patience– Wait, kennel-work, sit with duration.
Week 3: Recall– Sit for greeting, long leash work, come when called.
Week 4: Competency– Recap of skills previously learned and dedicated practice time for students.
As part of both you and your pet’s education, there is one 30-minute session detailing safety information during the first week of class. This is a brief discussion about expectations of each handler, and important information regarding body language and stress signals to recognize in your pet and other students’ pets.