This month marks the conclusion of the very first of our 5-week off-site dog-training classes- and according to participants it was more than a howling success!
In fact – they’re begging for more!
Here’s what happened: Because of our long-standing association with the Woollahara Council in Sydney’s eastern suburbs we elected to start the first Pet Resorts Australia off-site group training classes in Double Bay’s Lough Park.
We started with two small groups coming for lessons at 10am and 11am respectively.
We’re not sure why – but it turned out the first group had more smaller dogs than the second group – apart from Diego – the food-obsessed Weimaraner and the love of Kate’s life… except for his desperate desire for any food!
Over the course of the five weeks, both groups learned crucial skills regarding ‘why’ they and their dogs would benefit from practising certain exercises. Turns out they’d been ‘turned off’ traditional obedience classes which unfortunately so often focus on military like columns marching up and down a sports ground without being told why!
Not these classes – plus each week resulted in their being provided with clear, user-friendly notes on what they’d practised in class – a very handy reference tool.
Each week recapped on the previous one with the final session (week 5) resulting in the vast majority of attendees asking … how can we do more? X is no longer an embarrassment, for the first time I can see how training actually stimulates my dog and how much he loves pleasing me!
Well, we’re listening – and stay tuned because we’re about to organise ‘advanced’ classes.
Meantime – Huge congratulations to you all! Especially those people who thought they had a ‘hopeless’ dog. There is no such thing. There’s only pre-Canine Evolution… and post-Canine Evolution and happy ever after!
So, if you have a pet that sometimes makes you cringe with embarrassment… now’s the time to take action!
One of the ‘student’s’ was a 12 year old Bichon Frise – and he’s now so happy that he understands what the humans prefer and he constantly now shows body language which says unmistakably – ‘more training please’!
No dog’s too young nor too old to get a new perspective on life with the right input. That’s what we do.
The next Canine Evolution course at Double Bay begins after Easter on the 22nd April 2012 – class sizes are limited so if you want to have you dog become even better – give us a call on (02) 9651 1747 and secure your place.
Note – we will be starting other off-site training classes around Sydney and the Central Coast in the very near future – stay tuned for details!