Special Events

 


 

Training Tails Youth Week

Does your child LOVE dogs? If you answered yes, then this is a week that cannot be missed.  Training Tails Youth Week is for kids 11 – 14 years old who are interested in learning more about how to train and care for dogs. Each child will learn how to teach obedience commands, tricks, agility, and even fix behavior problems like jumping or house soiling. What tops this week off is our partnership with the SPCA. Each child will work a dog that we have handpicked from the SPCA. Your child will be paired up with a dog to test their new training skills everyday.  Additionally, not only is the child learning, but they are also improving a dogs chance of being adopted!

The first day will be at the SPCA in Independence. Here they will get to know more about the day in the life of a staff member and an animal at the shelter. They will also have the opportunity to watch a spay and or neuter, meet the dogs they are working with and much more.  The last four days are held at our facility and filled with training, games, amazing guest speakers and demos from local dog specialist. One of the favorites is an interactive presentation on dog first aid, from a local K9 search and rescue expert. This program is limited to 16 kids, so register now before the camp is full!   Click Here to register!

Here are the details:

  • When: June 4-8th, from 9 AM – 3 PM
  • Cost: $235 until April 30th, May 1st – 27th $265
  • Deadline to register : May 27th
  • What is provided: We provide water, and snacks
  • Lunch is not provided, and will need to be provided by the parents

 

Breed Discrimination: Advocating for Equality

When: Monday April 30th

Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Dog Obedience Group

Cost: Free

What: At DOG we have a strong stance against breed specific legislation and predigests. We believe that the best way to resolve these issues is to start with education. Join us in a presentation led by our friend, Stephanie Pugh, from Great Plains SPCA as she leads us in a course that will debunk myths and misinformation about pit bull type dogs, learn about breed-specific legislation and breed based rules and regulations as well as how to best advocate for these dogs. Whether you are for, against, or neutral to these issues, this is must attend special event. Leave those four legged kids at home, come enjoy a nice refreshment and learn about an important topic.


 

Canine Good Citizen

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You have been asking for months, and we finally listened. Open CGC testing is now scheduled. We are excited to bring the first of several testing dates this year. There are two one hour sessions for the date below. These testing periods are limited to four people. Make sure you do not miss your opportunity to test.

Never heard of the CGC test? The CGC test consist of ten items that your dog will be tested on. These test pieces are similar to everyday things you may run into with your dog. Passing this test will earn your dog a certificate and title that can be claimed through the CGC. Want to know more, or refresh yourself on test items, follow this link.

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The Perfect Stay

Have you taken (or taking) a class, and ready to improve your dogs stay command.  This fun class will help dogs and owners of all experience levels.  We will focus on helping you develop several training techniques that will help you improve your skills in all environments.  You will leave with a solid understanding of how the dog thinks, and how to use your new techniques to develop a rock solid stay! Sign up now, as clinics are limited to four people!

When: Tuesday May 8th

Time: 6:30 Pm

Cost: $35

Click here to register

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Loose Leash Walking 101

Tired of your dog pulling to get somewhere? Tired of your dog taking YOU for a walk? Does your dog start to choke themselves from pulling too much?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, this is the clinic for you. Join us for a beginners loose leash walking clinic. Start to gain all the tools and techniques you need to have a nice and enjoyable walk with your dog.  Register quick as space is limited. Only four dogs per clinic, so you get plenty of 1 on 1 attention.

When: Tuesday May 8th

Time: 5:15 PM

Cost: $35

Click here to register! 

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Loose Leash Walking 102

Have you already mastered the basics of loose leash walking? Does your dog understand the command in the living room of your home, but the struggle happens once you exit the house? If so, then this is the clinic for you.

We will focus on improving yours and your dog’s skills when it comes to handling distractions, getting away from food motivators, and more! This clinic is limited to four people to ensure you have personal attention from the instructors! Save your spot today!

When: Tuesday May 8th

Time: 7:45 PM

Cost: $35

Click here to register!