Instructor: Julie Daniels
BABY GENIUS, by Julie Daniels
Raising a puppy is the lucky job we get to enjoy only once in a while! The time goes so quickly, and when the time is up the opportunity to play the baby games with the clean slate is gone!
The Gold spots in this class will be open to puppies from 3 months to 9 months of age by April 1. Silver and Bronze spots can benefit any dog!
Take this class if you have a baby or if you think you might get a baby this year. Give this class as a gift to your friend who is getting a baby. Take this class to get new games to play with your older dog or your fearful dog or your rescue, any dog who can benefit from baby steps. We will be playing games and building concepts related to a lifelong rewarding relationship between you and your special puppy. We will help our puppies meet the big world with Confidence and Empowerment and Curiosity and the expectation of FUN!
This class will help your dog meet challenges with an open mind and a brain that wants to engage. When your dog of any age learns to expect that new things will be FUN, you have a brilliant head start on any sport you want to play and any problem you want to solve. You will create a problem-solver who not only expects to win but also expects to enjoy himself.
We will be teaching many things that all dogs need, like impulse control, mat work, and interactive play, cueing arousal states, and putting your own collar on, recalls and crate manners, etc. And we will also teach concepts that benefit all performance dogs, like steering, listening in motion, balance, and coordination, pick-up cues, recalls, find me, work with me, and play with me.
This class is a great summer project for building a sturdy foundation with your puppy or older dog. It is also a great class for small spaces. We do not need to travel and we do not need to own fancy equipment. Creativity is the best way to generalize concepts, and we will be very creative!
If you want a class which will help you enjoy your puppy immensely as you make him smart, resourceful, and engaged with you, then this is your class!