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9/18/22 Dog Social Prep Class – any age, all size dogs
September 18 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm EDT
Please read the entire description before signing up. THIS CLASS IS THE PREREQUISITE FOR THE WEEKLY DOG PARK SOCIAL ACTIVITY. ONE dog per handler. If you have more than one dog, please let me know and I will add a guest for you. $200 PER dog. Payment will be completed at the first class. Class runs for 4 weeks. You must complete at least 3 of the 4 classes to qualify for the Dog Park Socials. No one under the age of 14 allowed. 14 to 17 must have an adult present at all times.
A social dog is a happy dog. Unfortunately, it’s become very difficult these days to find the right way to get your dog the socialization they need. Dog parks are chaotic and can be dangerous. Many doggy day care centers allow dogs to play at too high a level of excitement which can build their stamina and endurance and teach them that any dog they see means excitement.
Fortunately, there is another option, and all dogs are welcome. This 4-week social prep class will go over all the skills you and your dog will need to participate in the weekly Dog Park Social activity. During each Prep Class we will go over how to get your dog to meet other dogs in a calm and polite way, how to read dog body language so you can tell if the other dogs want to meet your dog, how to protect your dog’s space if they are nervous or afraid, and also how to calm your dog down in this exciting environment.
This class is open to all dogs, including aggressive dogs. Any dog determined to be an aggressive dog will be required to wear a muzzle during the class. Dogs who show dog aggression are almost always nervous or fearful and need a safe and structured social environment where they can learn that other dogs are not an automatic danger.
This is a place where every dog can find help, and every dog’s safety is the first priority. There are a limited number of spaces for each Prep Class depending on the age and size of dog.