~ "Hide it and they will find it" ~
Dogs Seeing the World, Through their Nose
What is AKC Tracking?
AKC Tracking is an amazing canine sport that demonstrates a dog's natural ability to recognize and follow a scent. Dogs follow a track to locate an articles along the way with the prize being a leather article, usually a glove, while allowing them to use their powerful sense of smell.
The sport of AKC Tracking is open to most any dog that is more than 6 months old: old dogs, young dogs, big dogs, little dogs, purebreds and mixed breeds. Deaf and physically challenged dogs can enter tracking tests too!
AKC Tracking classes will be offered in the Spring and Fall.
The class will cover "getting started", rules / regulations, articles, and laying your own tracks.
The class is 4 weeks.
This class will also be a prerequisite to the Tracking Club which meets once a month.
What is Sniffing Walks with Friends?
“What the dog sees and knows comes through his nose,” affirms Barnard College professor Alexandra Horowitz
The chance to smell provides your dog with important information and essential mental stimulation. So, now that you appreciate your dog’s need to sniff, how can you better meet your pet’s needs and positively channel those urges? Come join a nature walk with a twist
Sniffing Walks with Friends class will be offered May through September.
This class will be held once a week, weather permitting.
What is C.L.A.S.S.?
Canine Life and Social Skills, is wonderful 3-tiered educational program for the life of the dog to promote training focused on the use of positive reinforcement and to strengthen relationships between humans and their canine companions.
The three levels of the program are named after human university degree programs: the B.A. for Dogs™ (Bachelor’s level), the M.A. for Dogs™ (Master’s level), and the Ph.D. for Dogs™ (Doctorate level). The skills in each level vary in the level of difficulty and distractions.
Real Life Skills
Open, Supportive Environment
Fun Games and Positive
Methods Show Off Your Dog’s Talents
Build a Better Bond with your Dog
~ B.A.~ Skills include wait at the door, come and leashing up manners, loose leash walking and attention, meet and greet,
leave it, wait for the food bowl, stay, and settle.
~ M.A.~ Skills include wait in the car, pass by other dogs, wait at the door, come and leashing up manners, sit/down/stand, handling, loose leash walking and leave it, and stay.
~ Ph.D.~ Skills include loose leash walking, back up, stay, come and leashing up manners, meet and greet, attention, table manners, and sit.
The class will incorporate games to which the dogs will use their nose!
The class is 7 weeks
All Class are on going.
Please contact for available dates, times and cost
4143 Phillips Rd.
Hinsdale, NY 14743