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Holiday Party Tomorrow!

In case you missed the flyer at school or the announce,net on our Facebook page, here’s one last reminder about tomorrows Holiday Open House Party! Drop-in 1:00-6:00 we will have vendors, pet photographs, pictures with Santa, and special deals on training and daycare! Hope to see you there!

Excercise is good for both you and your dog. It promotes a healthy state of mind and body! As we move towards the winter months with it’s colder temperatures, and shorter daylight hours, our Fun Classes can provide you and your dog with a new way to get exercise in a welcoming social atmosphere. The only decision you need to make is which of these popular classes will be best for you and your dog! Here’s a brief overview of these classes:

K9 Nosework: Nose work classes involve your dog doing what he does best….using his nose! You dog is taught to identify and associate with particular scents and to locate them in a search of a pile of boxes, or in a room, or vehicle. This is a progressive class, introducing the foundation of scent work in the first few weeks and then building the dogs skill from there. Nose work is a great class for dogs who have a hard time focusing in the presence of other dogs as your dog will be the only dog in the ring while working. Other dogs will be expected to remain lying down quietly on a mat or in a crate in our viewing area while another dog is working. This class is suitable for dogs of any size and physical ability and people of almost any age and physical ability. this is a low impact, inexpensive class to train in (minimal equipment required). Nose work classes are currently being scheduled for Sundays at 1:00 beginning Nov. 6th.

Treibball: Ball herding or Soccer for dogs, is a sport developed in Germany to encourage and enhance cooperation and communication between dog and handler. The dog, on direction from it’s handlcuts selects a ball, and drives it with it’s nose to the goal cage and continues until all the balls are successfully in the goal! This is a low impact activity for the dog but a great outlet for excess energy and drive! Exercise balls and other equipment is required. Treibball begins Sunday November 6 th at 3:00 pm!

Agility For Fun: Agility is a popular sport for dogs and handlers that has been around since the late 80′s. At Dog Sense we offer recreational Agility classes for fun and exercise. Our courses are designed for safety while still offering fun and physical challenges. This is a high impact activity for the dog, and handlers must be willing to keep safety and physical conditioning in mind. Handlers must also be in good physical condition and must wear sneakers or similar rubber soled, lace on shoes. No slip-on shoes allowed. If you or your dogs are not suitable for agility for fun, stay tuned for our upcoming Pet Challenge courses a toned down agility style playground for dogs beginning in January. Agility for Fun begins Sunday November 6th at 2:00.

Are you interested in all three of the above classes but can’t attend all three on a Sunday? Try our Sports Sampler Class beginning Monday Nov. 7 th at 6:00 pm. The Sports Sampler class will introduce the foundation skills for Treibball, Agility, Nosework, Obedience, and other Sports classes so that you can decide which class to focus on in the next session! This is also a great class for puppies who’s owners have competitive dog sports in their plans!

Controlled Canine Class: our ever popular Control class is back! Does your dog become overexcited and unable to control itself around other dogs or people? Or maybe it has a hard time relaxing in new areas or around loud noises and other distractions. This is the class for you! Develop better control of your dog and achieve great focus and responsiveness to basic commands no matter what the environment! There is one spot remaining in our current class! Class begins this evening October 27th at 8:15. The next session begins in January!

Puppy and Adult Playgroups: The fun of a dog park with the safety of a closed, limited group with safe play measures in place including sanitized play area, and supervision by an experienced play group supervisor. This is a drop in, come when you want/pay as you go activity. Reservations are required. Drop ins will be accommodated if there is a spot available in the group. Play group sessions are available as follows: Saturdays 10:30 – puppies and small dogs
11:30 – medium andlarge dogs or rough and tumble smaller dogs
1:00 – puppies and small dogs
Sundays 4:00 – puppies and small dogs

Call us today to enroll your dog in any of these classes! 717-509-5652 or Wendy@Dogsensewithwendy.com

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