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Really Reliable Recall w/Dee
March 8, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Instructor: Dee Honer
10:30am: Really Reliable Recall:
Does your dog come to you every time you say their name, in different locations, with distractions around? Is your goal to have a dog you can take off-leash at the beach or an agility class and be able to trust that they will come when you call them? This class is designed to help teach you and your dog the principles for a really reliable recall. Oftentimes our puppies are good at coming to us and following us around, but this begins to fade as they get older and more interested in the big wide world. Sometimes dogs are given off-leash privileges before they are ready, and this can lead to a less-than-reliable or no recall at all around distractions or fun settings like the beach.
We will work on specific focus exercises and recall work, and you will be given homework exercises at the end of each class to work on with your dog. Since this will be a cumulative class, attendance in the first class is required. It is recommended that you do not feed your dog breakfast prior to coming to class to help with motivation, or possibly no more than half a meal in the morning on class days. This is especially recommended for dogs that are not particularly motivated by food. Luckily it is the first class of the day so they won’t have to wait too long to eat.
Class arrival time: 10:15am
For this class you will need a 20-foot training lead (basically a long leash), available at Lemo’s and other pet stores. It would also be advised to have a front-clip harness like an Easy-Walk, Freedom, or Sense-ation harness as well.
Bring a variety of delicious meaty treats for your dog, water and a bowl, a chair for yourself, shade for your dog, clicker, 4 or 6-foot regular leash (no flexi’s please), and ideally a crate or pen for your dog. Please bring a toy or two that your dog really enjoys, to use as a reward throughout the class.