Dogtech Public training day in the park
Sunday, November 8th, 2009
Lt. Cantello Reserve
Doggy day in the park: On Sunday, November 8th, Dogtech International held a public training day at Lt. Cantello Reserve, Hammondville, NSW.
The day was supervised by Dogtech Founder John Richardson (aka The Dog Whisperer) and conducted by members of the Australian Dogtech Team including star Instructors:
- Les Treuer
- John Vella
- Olga Hromow
- Katrina Boyd
- Dave Turner
- Justin Jordan
- Danni Sheppet
Basic Training: Dogs & Owners were initially divided into groups according to their current level of training experience. We commenced with some basic training exercises including:
- walking the dogs in a circle
- practising sitting the dogs
Fun exercises: After basic training , we moved on to some fun exercises including:
- Low jumps: John demonstrated with Whisper, then dogs attempted several rounds of jumps. One small dog simply walked underneath!
- Tunnel & hoops: We set-up a short tunnel & hoop course. Owners had their dogs on lead and coaxed them through the course with much positive encouragement–everyone received a round of applause when the last dog & owner completed the course.
- Scent training: Owners placed a small Training treat in their doggy’s bowl and took the bowl some distance away. Their dog was then encouraged to seek out their bowl and given the treat when they ‘found’ the bowl.
- Recall practice: A long lead was clipped onto the dog’s collar and held by a person other than the owner. The owner then moves some distance away and enthusiasticly calls their dog. When the dogs joins the owner, he/she receives positive words, pats, and a training treat.
Days end: The day concluded with dog-friendly dogs being given a run in the fenced-in, off-leash -area. Participants were also able to meet individual Dogtech Instructors and discuss specific doggy problems.
Rewarding day: It was an informative, fun-filled day with owners learning the basics of Dogtech’s gentle, reward based training methods while socialising with other dog lovers and enjoying a day out with their dog.
The dogs received a bit of exercise, a lot of encouragement & praise for trying, and of course, those all important Liver Delights Treats , for success!
Enjoy the Gallery slide show below of Dogtech’s Doggy Day in the Park.