Intro to Canine Sports Workshop

$80.00

This workshop will offer beginning handlers and students new to Think Pawsitive an introduction to our training methodology and an opportunity to try out the following canine activities and sports:

  • Agility
  • Intro to Swimming & Dock Diving
  • Play, Tricks, & Retrieving
  • Nose Work Games
  • Relationship Building Games
  • Canine Frisbee Games
  • Rally Obedience

This is an excellent chance to try out a variety of activities with your dog in one exciting workshop!

PREREQUISITES: Dogs must be at least 11 months old and must have passed a basic manners class that was structured with positive reinforcement and is choice-based with the use of food rewards or instructor approval. Our program uses high rates of reinforcement to achieve success and to build a strong relationship with your dog.

PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. This program will give you the tools to fast track past our Adult Manners class with the necessary skills and knowledge of reinforcement to thrive in successive classes and maintain a strong connection with your dog. No pinch collars, choke collars or flex-leashes are allowed in our facility. The only leash aids that are allowed are a Gentle Leader head halter, Sensation Harness, or Comfort Flex harness.

Crates: Please bring a soft-sided or wire crate for crating and a cover sheet or blanket.

WORKSHOP DATE: Sunday, November 1st, 2020 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

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Description

Core Session: All students will be participating in the following sessions:

Relationship Building Games: Dogs love playing games and especially playing games with their people! We will show you a multitude of techniques, games, and exercises that will improve your connection with your dog and help you to become the most valuable thing in your dog’s world. Prepare to have a lot of fun with your dog!

Elective Sessions: Please pick your top 4 of the following sessions to try with your dog. You will be assigned to 3 of them on a first-come basis. We will do our best to accommodate your top choices.

Agility: You and your dog will work as a team in trying out a fun obstacle course. Handlers with dogs of any age, breed, or size can learn to compete in this amazing team sport! We will start with teaching you and your dog the foundations required for safe and healthy competition.

Intro to Swimming/Dock Diving: For dogs who love the water, our beautiful, indoor heated pool will be their new favorite place! We provide the life vest, toys, towels, rinsing station, and drying room. Staff will be assisting your dog in the water during the entire session. While you will not be in pool, be prepared to get wet!

Play, Tricks, and Retrieving: Playing with your dog is one of the most important bonding activities you can do together. Come prepared to learn all about the art of play, how your dog learns, and what motivates your dog in a variety of inter-active and very exciting activities you and your dog will truly enjoy!

Canine Frisbee Games: Come try your hand at the art of canine disc throwing! This fun and fast-paced sport is perfect for high-energy dogs who love jumping, running, and retrieving flying objects! We will teach you a variety of throwing and catching techniques to get you and your dog started in this exhilarating sport!

Nose Work: Learn all about the sport of canine scent detection and have a ton of fun training your dog! You will start by introducing your dog to odors and teaching them to “find” a scent. This fast-growing sport is perfect for any dog and is EXCELLENT for shy dogs or for dogs who need to build confidence.

Rally Obedience: Rally is a relaxed obedience sport in which dog/handler teams complete in a course of obedience maneuvers (such as sit, down, front, finish, and recall) at designated stations along the course. Teams proceed through the course at their own pace while using any verbal means of encouragement. It promotes fun and enjoyment for dogs at all levels!

CANCELLATION POLICY: In order to hold a working spot for this seminar, you must submit full payment. Should you have to cancel, we will refund 50% of your payment if we can fill the spot. There will be no refunds for cancellations within one week of the seminar start date.

PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors. This program will give you the tools to fast track past our Adult Manners class with the necessary skills and knowledge of reinforcement to thrive in successive classes and maintain a strong connection with your dog. No pinch collars, choke collars or flex-leashes are allowed in our facility. The only leash aids that are allowed are a Gentle Leader head halter, Sensation Harness, or Comfort Flex harness.

Additional information

Workshop Date

Sunday, November 1st, 2020 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Refund Policy

Retail Return Policy:

At this time, all retail sales are final.  No returns will be accepted.

Agreement and Waiver:

Think Pawsitive Dog Training LLC reserves the right to deny or refuse a dog because of a safety issue with other dogs or employees. Dogs will be denied for people or dog aggression or physical illness. All Dogs entering or exiting Think Pawsitive Dog Training LLC must be on a 6-foot leash or in a travel kennel. Participant agrees to maintain full control over his/her dog, and accepts full responsibility.

Full payment must be made at the time of registration in order to hold a spot in the class. All class fees are due by the start of the first class and are non-refundable or transferable once the class begins, lecture is attended or Week 1 virtual lecture email has been received.  If you need to cancel or transfer your registration prior to the start of the class, we require two weeks notice from the first class or you will be charged for the entire segment of the class. Beginner Puppy School and Adult Manners class lectures are considered the start of the first class.  There will be a $35.00 charge for all returned checks due to insufficient funds. There will be a $5.00 processing charge for all refunds. Acceptable forms of payment are Visa, Master Card, check or cash.  Prices and dates are subject to change without notice.

Registrations are accepted online, via phone and in person. Due to this, our online stock quantity is not guaranteed for classes, workshops and events. Registrations are accepted in the order received. If a class, workshop or event fills prior to your registration, we will transfer your registration to the next available date and notify you of the change.
This cancellation and refund policy applies to clients/students that must withdraw for any reason including but not limited to injury, illness, emergency, and personal or work-related reasons.

Think Pawsitive Dog Training LLC is not responsible for missed sessions and cannot accommodate makeup sessions. If you need to miss a class date, you may choose to schedule an optional private lesson with one of our instructors to catch up on missed work (NOTE: Additional private lesson fees apply). For classes that provide weekly homework handouts, you may stop in to pick them up at any time the facility is open during the week.

Participant recognizes the inherent risk associated with dog training or swimming a dog and realizes that a dog is a creature capable of and given to independent action. Participant assumes the entire risk and responsibility for property damage and personal injury, harm, or death that may occur to themselves or any guest they bring with them as a result of the actions or inactions of participant, another person, or certain canine behaviors included, but not limited to, biting, knocking over, jumping upon, transmittable diseases, or unpredictable reactions to drugs or medications whether caused by participant’s dog or the dogs of other participants.

Participant agrees to fully release and forever discharges Think Pawsitive Dog Training LLC, its agents and employees, from any and all claims for loss, damage or injury to your dog(s) while in the care or on the premises of Think Pawsitive Dog Training LLC facility. This encompasses while participating in any and all services or activities provided including (but not limited to) dog training, seminars, pool use, dog wash, rental of facility areas/equipment or any other services or activities on the premises. Participant affirms that his/her dog is current on all required vaccinations. This includes: Rabies, Distemper-Parvo, Bordatella (optional) and flea control. Your dog(s) must be free from infections, parasites, and contagious or transmissible diseases.

Participant gives Think Pawsitive Dog Training LLC permission to use his/her photo/recording/video/likeness in any marketing and/or promotional materials including: flyers, newsletters, social media postings, publications, marketing pieces, the Think Pawsitive Dog Training website and Facebook page, YouTube videos, and any other advertising, marketing, or public relations materials. Participant grants consent to the use of images or recordings for promotional materials and releases Think Pawsitive Dog Training LLC from any liability in connection with the taking, producing, or publication of the photos, images, videos, or recordings.

Participant understands that all of the above stated materials are the sole property of Think Pawsitive Dog Training LLC and hereby forever releases and discharges Think Pawsitive Dog Training LLC from any claims, actions, damages, liabilities, or costs relating to the use of these materials.

Workshop Refund and Cancellation Policy: In order to hold a working spot for a workshop/seminar, you must submit full payment. Should you have to cancel, we will refund 50% of your payment if we can fill the spot. There will be no refunds for cancellations within one week of the workshop/seminar start date.

PLEASE NOTE: The use of crates and crate games are a significant part of our curriculum. Both treat and toy rewards are used extensively to reinforce dogs for desired behaviors.