There’s no prerequisite for this fun-filled class. As well as strengthening your relationship with your dog it helps teach them how to learn and problem solve. It’s suitable for any age and training level and is great to help keep cognitive skills sharp in aging dogs.
Learn how to teach your dog a variety of fun tricks with our certified tricks instructor whom will guide through teaching tricks using positive reinforcement, which in turn will strengthen the bond with your dog and improve your overall training techniques by the use of marker training. This game-based class will not only be useful for relationship building with your dog, but you can also dazzle your friends and family by showing them what you learned! Teaching tricks is one way to help you become a better trainer overall as you develop crucial timing & communication skills through the process.
Many of the tricks double as fitness exercises. During the “sit pretty” and “saying your prayers” your dog is getting a great core workout strengthening both the abdominal and back muscles which will help prevent back injuries. Older and arthritic dogs use their core muscles to take stress off their hind and front legs.
The bow is a stretch that improves flexibility in the hips flexors, groin, shoulders and lower back muscles.
The CKC now offers Trick Dog Titles – Our skilled Certified Do More With Your Dog Instructor can put you on the path to trick dog success. Click to learn more about the variety of tricks you can teach and titles you can earn.