The secret to reliable behaviors is to practice often and in a variety of locations.
This course is designed for dogs & handlers that have completed at least Basic Training, but want to test their skills in the real world. Working under distractions, we will be practicing keeping the dog’s focus and maintaining polite behaviors in public.
Each week, we will meet in a different location and class will be postponed if the weather forecast predicts extreme cold, heavy rain, or thunderstorms. Depending on the needs and requests of the individuals in the class, we will plan to meet at a park, a beach, and a commercial downtown area.
The goal of this class will be to help humans learn fun ways to build on their training program and strengthen their relationship with their dog, as their dog learns to stay better focused on their handler with distractions present.
Possible meeting places:
Deering Oaks Park, East End Beach and/or Commercial St Portland, Out around the Old Port, and/or Congress St Portland, Downtown Westbrook, Downtown Gorham, the trails behind Naragansett School in Gorham, Woods near my home in Buxton, Fuller Farm or Pine Point Beach Scarborough. Location will be decided upon depending on weather, group dynamics, and convenience for participants.
Drop In – $25.00
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