Warmer weather and dry ground, guess what we have had fun with this week? Some fitness work with our dogs outside! Perfect conditions to do some lunging, just like with horses, we teach our dogs to go around in a circle using cones for them to travel around. We teach our dogs gate changes, trot/canter, and to change direction. It is all built up by having value in our dogs going around the outside of the cones by ditching the dinner bowl and rewarding them with their food outside the circle of cones…it is a great way to get some cardio exercise in and to ensure our dogs work in both clockwise and anti clockwise directions.
Any day we can be outside in the fresh air with our dogs is a winning day! We have continued to work with our students online and have kept the momentum with adding some new games to help with disengagement…all to strengthen off leash freedom for our students. Lunging circles are a super game to play that helps with this goal and builds value for your dog being with you at a slight distance.
As you reassess your goals and plan for the summer, have a look at our exciting online workshops and keep a look out as we start adding in person workshops. We have a super Activity Break Holiday at the end of July that will be a great 5 days of in person fun dog training. These workshops also link in nicely with any online programs from absoluteDogs!
Mental Enrichment – All About Search – 6 Week Online Workshop
22 March @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Off Leash Freedom – Online 4 Week Workshop
22 March @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Puppy Class – Online 4 Week Workshop
22 March @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Fitness – 6 Week Online Workshop
22 March @ 4:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Casino Night Online Workshop
27 March @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bingo Night Online Workshop
10 April @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Activity Break Holiday
29 July @ 10:00 am – 2 August @ 4:00 pm
Reach out to us and stay connected! We are here to support and help you!