Our workshops are designed to lay a beginning foundation for the subject topic provided. Some topics even offer more advanced levels. Workshops are longer then a class and only require one single event to commit to. They will provide equal parts instruction and hands on practice. Workshops provide a fun filled afternoon to learn a new skill or build on an existing behavior.
Workshops can be held privately for individuals, groups or rescues. Workshops are prescheduled or offered with interest. Workshop lengths will depend on topic and interest, but will be a minimum of 2hrs + short brain breaks. Upcoming Scheduled workshops will be posted under the events page
Workshop topic descriptions can be found below
Place Workshops - Beginner, Advanced, Expert
Beginner - instruction on teaching the behavior from the start, building up our three D's and give you a step by step hand out to ensure success within the home. You will receive ample time to practice with your own dog and get feedback from the trainer(s).
advanced - we will build on our existing knowledge of the place command; generalize to other objects and challenge our dogs understanding with more unique and fun distraction exercises, proof handler positions and increase duration.
Expert- We will take our dogs solid foundation into real world situations and challenge them with distractions of the 'natural variety'. One workshop we may be downtown, holding a place for an extended duration, amidst high levels of noise and human distraction, or we may go for a picnic as a group, etc.
trick workshops - beginner, advanced, expert
Trick workshops will be laid out so your dog may earn their 'Do More With Your Dog!' Trick Titles upon workshop completion, should you choose, or just make a routine and wow guests during holidays!
upon receipt of your registration you will be provided a word bank of tricks at your workshops level, you may select all those of interest to you or any others you'd like to learn during the workshop. We will do our best to focus our time and instruction on tricks of interest to our participants.
Why learn Tricks?..
Tricks are a great way to spend time with your dog, drain some of their mental energy and hone your skills as a trainer; Tricks take some improv. depending on your individual dog, as different dogs have different learning preferences and physical abilities! Not only are tricks a phenomenal confidence booster for our dogs and a great way to include the dog in family activity's by showing off their moves to guests. Tricks are also a safe, easy and wonderful way for children to get involved in the training of their dog.
rockin' recall Workshop
this workshop will be a condensed version of our group class, a great refresher option for anyone who's taken our class already! We will teach you the same exercises, with slightly more demonstration of the progressions(depending on where registered dogs are in their recall ability) we'll give you a solid outline to creating a head snapping recall.
for more information, visit our rockin' recall group class description
what's a recall?
also known as 'come when called'. an amazing recall opens up so many opportunity's for our dogs to be a part of our every day activity's. everyone wants to be able to let their dog off leash, watch them run, but most importantly get them back after! a great recall could save your dogs life, and can keep them involved in yours, by being able to give them freedom at the cabin or out camping, knowing with out worry, their just a call away. a great recall is also essential for anyone hoping to continue into any dog sport.