Upgrading the Dog Exercise Area.
Who doesn’t like sliding down a hill on a snowy winter day, unless, of course, you’re being pulled by a 100 pound Labrador into the pits of a dog potty, right?
Here is a list of what will be offered in the next sessions for obedience classes. Look at individual class descriptions to find class requirements, times offered and class fees.
Teach that dog some new tricks! Many of the skills taught in this class may be very useful such as park it (sitting between your feet) or putting their toys in a box but mostly, this class is just about having some fun! Tricks your dog can learn include waving a paw, licking their lips, weaving through your legs, and balancing a treat on their nose until you release them. Class size is limited to 8 students.
Prerequisite: Basic Training or permission of the department head
Class Description: Flyball is a dog sport in which two teams of four dogs run in a relay race against each other. It is a fast, athletic and highly stimulating dog sport. In this class we will use positive training techniques to teach your dog the core skills while also emphasizing fun and safety.
Class fee: $110 + membership dues. Class is limited to twelve students.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Drawing at 9:00 a.m.
Judging to follow
Kinnickinnic State Park
W11983 820th Avenue
River Falls, Wisconsin
Thursday October 15, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Kari Ekenstedt, DVM, PhD
Have you ever heard that dogs who love to swim have webbed feet? And have you ever stopped to ask yourself “What exactly are webbed feet, anyway?” Do water-breeds (like American Water Spaniels, Portuguese Water Dogs, etc.) really have anything different about their feet compared to non-water breeds?
Whether you’re a new club member or a long-term regular, you’ve probably met Bonnie Creighton, on duty, at the reception desk. For thirteen years she has greeted both canines and people alike, though she’s more likely to remember your pup’s name…not yours. That’s OK – Bonnie loves dogs, all sorts of dogs. “The variety of dogs that come here make this job fun,” she said on a recent Thursday evening as she and her sidekick Nancy prepare for a busy evening. “I came here because I love dogs – not that I don’t like people.” she quickly adds.
Date to be announced
All members welcome - $5 per dog.
Run thru a maze, play tic tac toe with your dog, have your dog find the treat in the right box. Lots of fun games to use up some of that extra energy in your dog.
For new students wishing to begin training at advanced levels: Obtain an obedience skills evaluation. This is for handlers who already understand and use the mark and reward method (generally a clicker) to teach their dog new behaviors.