This is group for dog training enthusiasts who want to make new friends with the common interest of dog training.. We work on obedience, manners, proofing behaviors, social skills, practice for upcoming CGC tests, urban pack walks. We will have trick training Meetups, trick contests, "Doga' (Yoga with your dog). Meetups are always on-leash but dogs need to be well-behaved in the presence of other dogs.
For mildly *leash-reactive dogs Members will have the opportunity to work at a distance to keep their dog under threshold. Leash reactive dogs that are over their threshold are too stressed to learn. Members may wish to bring their trainer to the first session to help them with strategies to help their dog relax. If you need the name of a positive trainer please email me for a referral.
*Leash reactive means dogs that are only reactive when on a leash, and are social with other dogs when off leash, e.g., in a dog park, daycare, etc.
Since this is an on-leash group, this is not the group for you if are looking for your dog to roughhouse or play with other dogs. Dogs cannot enjoy uninhibited play when they are restrained on a leash. There are other Meetup groups for off–leash socializing.
• Dogs cannot be aggressive toward people or other dogs.
• Dogs that have bitten a person or another dog are not suitable for this group.