CRATE GAMES / PLAY WITH A PURPOSE
For competition readiness, professional handlers, family pet owners - you just need to have the desire!
CRATE - This class is super fun, fast paced, and designed to build strong reliable skills when crating up, and releasing from the crate. Dog sport competitors, professional handlers, and demo Teams, know the importance of good reliable crate skills, and also building a space where their dog feels safe and comfortable, and can turn off for a bit.
There is a difference between a dog that hesitantly goes into the crate, and a dog who dives into their crate because they want to be there!
We will be working on 'crate games' to build a positive CER (conditioned emotional response), a reliable pattern, and reliable release.
PLAY WITH A PURPOSE - This portion of the class will teach you HOW to play with your dog, so each moment is a teaching/learning opportunity, through play. Play is one of the most powerful ways to connect with your dog as long as it is not used permissively.
We will show you how to play tug, anticipation games, release and engage words, adding behaviors and using your toy for a reward, and much more.
ITEMS TO BRING EACH WEEK -
Your dogs own crate, crate pad
Appropriate tug toy - we sell REALLY great ones, so if you don't have one, we do!
High Value rewards