Outdoor Adventures classes offer great training opportunities for dog-friendly dogs (no reactive dogs). Locations such as Deering Oaks in Portland, Twin Brooks in Cumberland, Falmouth Community Park, Royal River Park, Yarmouth, just to name a few! 3 classes are “on leash” and focus on emotional control exercises and three classes are “off leash” in safe environments with a focus on recall.
“Judy, Thank you for all your support in Outdoor Adventure Class, you have helped Nel and me grow and become a team. You are awesome!”
This class will focus on how your dog “feels” in new environments and teaches reliability in real life situations while staying below your dogs threshold. Putting classroom exercises to practical application while proofing with a wide variety of distractions. Not all dogs can focus in public, however we use positive methods to keep your dog using his thinking brain even in public.
What you will learn:
>What do you see?
>Observational skills (when to train and when to relax)
>Awareness: can you train and monitor your environment?
>Avoiding frustration of both ends of the leash
>Go say “hi”
>Off leash recall games
>Teaching predictable cues for reliable behaviors
>Impulse control games in the real world
>Managing energy and arousal levels on both ends of the leash
>Ghost Rider game
>Stay connected, “go play,” reconnect
Participating dogs must be dog-friendly and have successfully completed at least one obedience training class or a one-on-one training evaluation.