Workshops

Workshops

Loose Leash Walking Clinic

Have some training under your belt but STILL getting pulled down the road? In this clinic, you will learn how to: get and keep your dog’s attention, hold your leash so that your dog can’t pull you off your feet, use equipment to help with training, reinforce your dog effectively, maneuver around distractions. No choke, prong, or shock collars will be used. This class is not for reactive dogs. Freedom Harnesses are recommended for big pullers, give us a call or stop in during office hours if you’d like to get your dog fitted for one.

Clinic will meet for two 90 minute sessions. Space is limited to 6 teams. First week will be inside, second outside. Cost: $80.

Workshop dates: 

  • May 29th and June 5th from 5:30-7:00pm
  • June 9th and 16th from 11:30am-1:oopm

 

FREE Enrichment Workshop!

Enrichment is not extra it is necessary! Join us for this (humans only) workshop where we explain the importance of proper mental stimulation for your pup and how to provide it. We’ll demonstrate ways to keep your dog busy and fulfilled when they’re alone all day (if you don’t provide it, they’ll find their own ways!) and show you how to get your dog using their nose and their brain. We’ll provide you with handouts full of games and ideas and showcase some of our favorite toys and games.

Workshop date: 

  • June 2nd at 11:30am

FREE Becoming a Therapy Dog Team

Does your cat, dog, rabbit or horse have the right temperament to become a registered therapy animal and visit people in need in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and other settings? This presentation is designed to orient you to the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program as a way of volunteering with your pet in your community. The presentation will be led by Silent Sidekicks’ Volunteer and Pet Partners’ evaluator, Elin MacKinnon.

You will also learn:
• The ways in which therapy animal teams visit and training required.
• What animal species can be registered as therapy animals.
• The commitment and training needed for handlers.
• Steps to becoming a registered therapy animal team with Pet Partners.

This presentation is FREE to attend but you MUST register through the Pet Partners Volunteer Center prior to the workshop.
To register visit: https://petpartners.org/volunteer/volunteer-center/

Workshop date: 

  • June 19th at 6:30pm