Natural Obedience for Dogs (6 months and up)
All dogs can be part of a successful and social team if you tap into their primal desire to: Hunt and Connect. Using their prey drive, you will create a lasting bond with your dog that not only heals old wounds, but creates new channels for social behavior. From this foundation we “teach” the dog obedience. The premise: bedience doesn’t come from following commands, it comes from the dog feeling in sync with his handler.
We will meet every Tuesday at Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital at 6:00 pm, starting on Aprils 21st, for 5 weeks, ending on May 19th.
The classes will run for approximately 45 minutes.
In these sessions, we will explore the foundations of drive-training. This holistic approach to dog training taps into your dog’s prey drive. It is therefore important that you bring a hungry dog to class! Please bring your dog’s dinner to class with you.
We recommend having the following equipment:
- Martingale-style collar (so the dog cannot back-slip his collar)
- Harness (not a no-pull harness, just a regular walking harness with a back-clip)
- Bait pouch for food, something with a large mouth that you can easily reach into
- Four-foot leash, since we will be working around other dogs
- Kibble for training sessions: small-bite kibble works best plus chewy training treats mixed in (or just use cut-up hot dogs/cubed cheese). Feel free to use dehydrated food in place of kibble, such as beef lung, chicken liver, or something like Ziwi Peak dog food.