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, other animals and activities. We reserve the right to restrict any dog’s participation for any reason, for the safety of other dogs and participants.
Prerequisites: Participants must be able to keep physical control of their dog.
Supplies: Bring a harness with chest-pull D-ring, treat bag, treats your dog loves, good stout leash (recommend waist belt), and water.
Location: Meet at the South Whidbey Sports Complex picnic shelter (5598 Langley Road, Langley) the first day. Other possible nearby “field trips”.
Instructor: Mark Helpenstell has been training his own dogs for 50+years. Mark began training dogs at about age 8, and has worked with hunting/retrieving dogs, stock dogs, and people’s pets. In the past 5 years, he has become an advocate of Positive Reinforcement Training, and is working with dogs, donkeys, mules, and cats. Mark volunteers at WAIF, and one of his dogs is a WAIF “Ambassadog” at most of their events. Mark is largely self-taught. In addition, he has completed Animal Behavior Certification course, and has been a participant in many on-line and in-person courses. Mark got involved in donkey and mule rescue about 9 years ago, and has been Click’r Training to rescue/recover frightened, confused, difficult animals. Visit the Facebook page: “Come on, Let’s Train” https://www.facebook.com/Come-On-Lets-Train-1982421625305571/ email@example.com
Min 4/Max 8
Sundays | Jun 3 – Jul 8 | 10:00am-11:00am | $100