Tricks! Training tricks is as much fun for people as it is for dogs. Using positive reinforcement methods useful in all types of training, you’ll teach your dog to do basic tricks, such as get in a box, two paws on, rollover, sit pretty, go under and over, get on a pedestal and jump through a hoop, and many more. You’ll have an opportunity to observe how your dog learns and determine which methods are most effective for teaching different types of trick behaviors. Students will be able to apply for Do More With Your Dog! and/or AKC trick dog titles after they have taught the tricks required for the titles. They will also be preparing for competing in Do More With Your Dog! Stunt Dog trials, which will be starting in 2018.
K9 Nose Work® Nose work is fun for all breeds and sizes of dogs! It’s the one dog activity that gives all types of dogs an opportunity to be rewarded for something they already do . . . sniff and hunt. Handlers learn how dogs communicate while allowing their dogs to gain confidence playing nose work games. Whether you just want a fun activity for your dog or are competition-bound, nose work is perfect for you and your dog!