(5 months and older, no prerequisites)
Dog trainers have a saying: “It’s all tricks!” Whether you’re training your dog to walk nicely next to you or training your dog to spin, it’s all the same process.
Sometimes people get frustrated when they’re training useful tricks like leash manners. They might think their dog is being naughty on purpose, or even use a term like “dominant” or “too stupid” to explain why their dog is slow to learn.
But, in Tricks class, no one ever gets frustrated when their dog won’t spin or crawl or carry a basket. They just think “How can I be a better trainer?” They buckle down and work harder to help their dog understand the behavior the handler is after.
That’s why training tricks is far from a frivolous pursuit. While you’re expanding your dog’s repertoire of fun behaviors, you will also improve your own training skills. Tricks will prepare you to approach any training challenge with competence and a fun attitude.
In class you will teach your dog silly behaviors like spin, beg, carry a basket, ring a bell, find/retrieve useful objects, canine freestyle moves, and much, much more. Your spinning, hoop-jumpin’, key-retrievin’ hound will be a real doggy superstar after this class!
$160- includes 6 sessions, clicker and target stick