by: Dee Ganley and Nancy Lyon, Upper Valley Humane Society 03/05 Shy dogs are an especially difficult challenge in the shelter environment because it is so hard for them to establish trust. We have found that teaching these dogs to target our hand can help many shy dogs develop confidence with people fairly quickly. You can’t begin to try this method until there is at least one person (staff or volunteer) the shy dog has a little trust in. Target …
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Which Class is Best for Me and My Dog?
Watch the following videos and Jodi Kellar will explain the courses and classes for all levels of training,
obedience and agility and rally options for you and your dog.
Young Puppy Classes
Classes for puppies up to 1 year old including prerequisites needed for further training and obedience or sport classes.
Older Puppy and Dog Classes
Basic obedience class for dogs over 6 months old focusing on manners and basic impulse control for your young dog.
Continuing Training to strengthen the bond with advanced sports training, agility, tricks, dancing and more!
What is K9 Nose Work?
• Great activity for all breeds and mixed breeds of dogs
• Can be helpful for reactive and fearful dogs as only one dog works at a time and all other dogs are safely in crates. In addition dogs learn that hunting is more rewarding than reacting.
• Teaches independence. Dogs do not have to look to us for answers. They have the answer, and we learn to read them. It is a great way for us to learn their language while building communication and confidence.
• We work inside initially but then search exterior spaces, vehicles, and containers.
• Lots of opportunity for competition, but that is definitely not required. This activity can be performed purely for the joy of working together with your dog, doing what they love best.
• No prior obedience training required.