Rec agility classes provide fitness for your dog and introduces students to agility obstacles in a fun and safe manner. Classes are geared towards the dog and hander team that is interested in learning about dog sport recreationally not competitively. Verbal control skills related to canine sports are emphasized. Its great fun for all dogs without the use of treats.
Class has 4 dogs at a time.
Items needed for class
- treat pouch
- 6 ft leash
- traffic lead
- flat buckle or martingale collar
- hungry dog
Starting February 24th at 5:45pm- Full
Dogs must be good with other dogs, should have a foundation of obedience and be ok with dogs running and not freak out. Current clients please ask if you think your dog is a good fit. New clients are required to come for an evaluation.
- NO reaction towards new dogs or people
- Off leash Recall (with dogs in room)
- Off leash sit, stay
Dogs need to understand
- Rear end awareness
- Touch Pads
- Hand touches
A dog’s sense of smell is about thousand times more sensitive than that of humans. This is how dogs gather information about their surroundings all the time. Every dog possesses this amazing scenting ability and they love performing tasks where they can use this skill.
This FUN sport, teaches the dog to use his/her nose to find a specific scent or odour on cue, and then tell you that they have found it. It’s a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy and to find out just how good your dog’s nose is. Simply put, it’s about having “FUN” teaching your dog to find one or more specific scents in a reliable manner and alerting their handler that they’ve found it. These exercises burn off mental and physical energy, and reinforce the bond between dog and owner. Because every dog will be working individually in class, this program is suited also for reactive dogs.
- Build dogs’ motivation to look for the target scent.
- Build dogs’ commitment to stay at the target scent.
- Train dogs to report the finding by a report behavior.
- Scent discrimination to find the scent amongst distractions.
- Search for the scent in different environments.
- Builds a bond between dog and owner as the owner is engaging the dog in something they already love doing.
Class Starts February 1 at 5:45 pm
Recommendations for class
- Highly Recommended – If your dog is currently a grazer as opposed to a gulper and is healthy begin transitioning to one or two 5 minute meals a day instead. It takes some dogs 3 or 4 days. Not only is this way of feeding healthier it will make Scent Detection Dog training easier, as you won’t feed your dog it’s evening ration until after class. Start this now.
- Need to bring treats – a lot of them – a big bag of whatever your dog’s favourite is and a back up if you’re unsure. ( This is the only class I use treats for)
- Need – Just in case, bring a few of your dog’s favourite squeaky and/or tug toys and/or balls he or she associated with retrieval.
- Need a 6′ leash.
- Need a water bowl and some water
- If your dog normally wears a training collar of any sort that is fine, when working with your dog however any pressure can take your dog off the scent and stop the dog from succeeding. Trials only allow flat collars or harnesse,it would be best to train with these tools.