Please be aware that we require you to have on hand a few things for us to be able to do the classes with you. Take a look at the following list and make sure you have the necessary items available for use during the sessions.
- Rabies (over 4 months)
- DHPP (booster shots given for distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus)
- Bordetella (recommended for contact with other dogs on a regular basis - classes, daycare, boarding)
4 to 6 foot leash
Absolutely NO retractable leashes please. These pose a risk to everyone in close proximity and you need to be focused on the dog, not if the leash is locked or not. A dog should learn to walk on a basic leash before being given more freedom.
Collar or Harness
We recommend using a martingale collar when possible. We do also understand that some dogs just do not do well on a collar. We will adapt to whichever tools you have chosen to use with your dog and show you how to safely and effectively use them
Bring or have on hand a variety of bite sized treats. We don't want your dog getting bored with a single treat or flavor. Mixing a small handful of several different treats together in a bag or treat pouch is a great way to surprise them and keep them motivated! If your dog is not motivated by food, please have a special motivator (toy, etc) on hand.
Bed or Mat
Only a must if we are working on "place" or "bed".