Call of the Wild Reactive Dog Camp 2017

Call of the Wild Reactive Dog Camp 2017

Camp Details Attendees: Limited to 16 dogs and their people Length: Three days Cost: Working Teams $650 (early-bird $595 )             Auditors $295 Prereqs: Needs to be able to be comfortable for long periods alone in crate or car, and be friendly with people Call of the Wild Reactive Dog Camp 2017 September 8-10, 2017 Yachats, OR Does your dog bark and lunge at other dogs? Reactive dogs are often excluded from participating in activities that other dogs can. This one-of-a-kind camp is designed with the special needs of these dogs in mind. We are excited to announce that registration for our 5th annual Reactive Dog Camp, run with City Dog Country Dog, is now open! Enjoy walking in the woods, playing fetch in the river, running a forest agility course, and playing scent games, all in a supportive, safe, and beautiful environment. Incorporated into the weekend is information on what reactivity is, tips on living with a reactive dog, and numerous opportunities to practice how to reactivity reduction. For more information, check out the following links: Start Registering Here! Also check out our Camp Program for an in-depth view of what we have in store for campers this fall. COST Working teams: $650* (one dog, 1-2 family members) $595* (“Early Dog” Special – for registrations received before May 31, 2015) Active auditors: $295* per person *Includes all activities, handouts, snacks, drinks and dinner on Saturday night. Pre-order boxed lunches (Saturday & Sunday, $15 per meal). Breakfasts and Friday dinner not included. Accommodation is not included. Off-site, dog-friendly lodging options can be found at...
Muzzle Magic: Muzzle Training Taken to the Next Level!

Muzzle Magic: Muzzle Training Taken to the Next Level!

Workshop Details Working Spots: Limited to 6 dogs and handlers Date: Thurs. 2/23/17, 5:30-6:20pm Length:  50min. Cost: $35 Prereqs: Dogs need to be comfortable wearing a basket muzzle for short periods of time. Muzzle Magic: Muzzle Training Taken to the Next Level! Do want your dog wearing their muzzle to be the best time ever? Are you looking for new ways to make a game out of your dog wearing their muzzle? Or maybe you have hit a road block in your muzzle training and need some help? Then Muzzle Magic workshop is for you and your dog. In this one hour workshop we will work on taking your dog’s muzzle training to the next level of comfort and FUN. We will work on advanced skills like eating food off the floor, drinking, training and playing games – all while wearing a muzzle. This is workshop is for dogs who have already started their muzzle training and are comfortable wearing their muzzle buckled for a short time. This workshop is reactive dog friendly. **If you don’t feel your dog is ready to attend this workshop please contact us about auditing options.** (Registration link) About the Instructor Sara McLoudrey is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and has been teaching people and their dogs for over 15 years. She has a special love for shy and nervous dogs, and enjoys helping clients with reactive dogs through their treatment. She became a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) in 2012, soon after she was introduced to the sport. Since then she has enjoyed teaching a variety of K9 Nose Work group classes, workshops and seminars....
K9 Nose Work Classes

K9 Nose Work Classes

K9 Nose Work Classes Attendees: Limited to 6-7 dogs Length: 6 weekly sessions Time: 50min. per class Tuition: – Intro and Intermediate Nose Work: $175 (per 6-week class) – Competition Nose Work: $160 (per 6-week class) Prereqs:  Prescreen via registration Special Notes: Dogs will be confined for parts of class. If your dog is uncomfortable with confinement please contact us. K9 Nose Work is a newer dog sport but its popularity has been skyrocketing. The sport was designed to mimic professional detection dog skills, such as drug or bomb sniffing, for the average pet dog. Nose Work has taken off in popularity for good reason. Every dog has a nose, and every dog loves to sniff! From the dog’s perspective, they get to run around and sniff and get rewards for doing so. From the owner’s perspective, their dog is working hard being physical and solving problems. This equals a tired dog! It is a win, win situation for everyone involved! K9 Nose Work is open to all dogs, even dogs with disabilities or behavioral issues. At higher experience levels, competitions for titles are possible. **See the right sidebar for upcoming classes**   Intro to Nose Work Our Intro to Nose Work class shows you how to teach your dog to find a hidden scent in a room, using their natural abilities to hunt things out with their nose. Nose Work is very mentally enriching, tiring, and a great sport even if you live in a small home without a lot of space. Intermediate Nose Work Now that your dog knows how to follow her nose, it’s time to make the game...
Nosework Leash Handling Workshop

Nosework Leash Handling Workshop

Workshop Details Working Spots: Limited to 8 dogs and handlers Auditing Spots: Limited to 10 people Length:  2.5hrs Cost: Working Teams $60 Auditors $30 Prereqs: Dogs need to be working on odor to participate, and be able to be confined in crate or car. Nosework Leash Handling Workshop Are you and your nose work partner always tripping each other up? It’s much more fun to dance together as a team instead of colliding. Come to this 2.5 hour workshop to practice a variety of leash handling skills. This workshop is suitable for teams of all levels, as long as your dog is working on odor. Working spots are limited to 8 for optimal learning from all teams. Dogs must be comfortable being crated inside or confined in the car while other dogs are working. When: Saturday December 10, 2016 from 10am-12:30pm Where: Synergy Behavior Solutions, 2127 NW York St., Portland, OR. Fee: Working Team: $60 | Auditor (no dog): $30 (Registration link) About the Instructor Sara McLoudrey became a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) in 2012, soon after she was introduced to the sport. Since then she has enjoyed teaching a variety of K9 Nose Work group classes, workshops and seminars. Sara currently competes with her American Water Spaniel, Rizzo in NACSW trials. Rizzo has earned her NW3, NW3-I, NW3-C, NW3-E, NW3-C, L1-C, L1-I, L1-E and L2-V titles. Team Rizzo consistently places in individual elements and the overall trials, earning 3rd place overall for her NW2 and 2nd place overall for her NW3. She also titled her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Dara for her NW1. Dara came out of her obedience career retirement, and loved...
Massage for Dog Owners

Massage for Dog Owners

Workshop Details Working Spots: Limited to 8 dogs Length:  1.5hrs Cost: $45 per dog Massage for Dog Owners Massage is a wonderful way to bond with your dog. In addition to being soothing, massage can have many health benefits. At this workshop you’ll learn different techniques for relaxing your dog, and different ways that massage can benefit your dog physically. This workshop is suitable for dogs of all ages. It is also reactive dog friendly, with a few visually-protected reactive dog spots available. When: Sunday November 13, 2016 from 2:00-3:30pm Where: Synergy Behavior Solutions, 2127 NW York St., Portland, OR. Fee: $45 per dog (includes handouts and gift bag) To Register: Contact Rubi at rubi@healnw.com or 503-380-4487 About the Instructor Rubi Sullivan is the founder and owner of Heal Animal Massage. She started her practice in 2006 and has been a busy bee ever since. Creating open communication between veterinarian, dog walker, trainer and herself she weaves her sessions to fit the needs of each particular patient. Rubi is trained in many facets of Animal Massage Therapy, including; Swedish massage techniques, manual lymphatic drainage, scar tissue massage, myofascial release, trigger point work, hospice care and manual ligament therapy. She is an instructor with the Northwest School of Animal Massage, and also teaches short introduction classes for dog owners in the Portland Metro area....