Work with your dog to gain confidence in social interactions
Join us for this opportunity to work with others who also own reactive dogs, to gain confidence, calm, and capability. Teach your dog (and yourself) the self-confidence and the skills needed to relax, focus, and enjoy being around others – people, dogs, and other animals.
The first date of each session is a humans-only orientation (must be registered for class).
Pre-requisites: Must provide proof of current vaccinations at first class. Participants must be able to keep physical control of their dog. We reserve the right to restrict any dog’s participation for any reason, for the safety of other dogs and participants.
Bring: a collar, harness with chest-pull D-ring, treat bag, treats your dog loves, good stout leash (recommend waist belt), and water.
Instructor: Mark Helpenstell has been training animals for 50+years, working with hunting/retrieving dogs, stock dogs, horses, donkeys, goats, and pets. He is an advocate of Positive Reinforcement Training, working with dogs, donkeys, mules, and cats. Mark volunteers at WAIF, and one of his dogs is a WAIF “Ambassadog.” Mark is largely self-taught, and has completed multiple Animal Behavior Certification and other courses. Mark got involved in donkey and mule rescue, and has been Click’r Training to rescue/recover frightened, confused and difficult animals. Visit the Facebook page: “Come on, Let’s Train.” email@example.com
Orientation location: SWPRD, Room 111.
Working sessions location: South Whidbey Sports Complex at 5598 Langley Road. Please park and meet up at the smaller, southwest part of the parking lot. Other possible nearby “field trips.”
Min 5/ Max 9
Sun | Mar 1-Apr 5 | 11am-12pm | $100**
*Teens welcome with a parent/guardian.
**Fee is per dog.