Join Cochrane and Area Humane Society (CAHS) and Tracy Keith on June 9th from 1pm-5pm for an informative afternoon focused on off leash dog parks and gain a solid understanding of what the effects on your dog can be by exposing them to a dog park environment. Explore the many elements of off leash parks including safety, when and where you are most likely to run into challenges, how to handle and manage those challenges to prepare your dog for the best dog park experience, and understanding which dogs may or may not be good candidates for the dog park. This seminar will have live footage of dog to dog meets and off leash park experiences showcasing the good, the bad, and the ugly of off leash parks and includes a Q & A session with the presenter!
Tracy Keith offers this seminar to help reduce reactivity in dogs caused by inappropriate interactions at off leash dog parks and to help keep dogs and people safe while in the dog park environment. Live video and photos aid in teaching participants how to read and monitor dog body language and when and how to safely interrupt dog interactions. The seminar includes a focus on the benefits of a solid recall and strong name attention achieved through positive reinforcement and the pitfalls of positive punishment at the dog park, in training, and in general. Participants will gain a solid understanding of canine play styles, what an appropriate dog to dog meet looks like vs. a rude greeting, and will gain a clear understanding of how dog parks can affect their dogs.
This seminar has been approved for 2 CEUs for trainers CPDT-KA and behaviour consultants CBCC-KA and 4 CEUs for IAABC