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Dog Socialization 101

Dog Socialization 101

By on Feb 12, 2017 in Blog, Training Blog | 0 comments

Socialization is a key part of your puppies development. Early, positive, gradual exposure is the key to building their confidence. Try to introduce your pup to things at their pace today for a confident, well adjusted dog tomorrow.

Bring your puppy into Barks and Recreation for our Surviving Puppyhood Class

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Pet First Aid Course via Walks ‘N’ Wags @ Barks and Recreation in Trail, BC

Pet First Aid Course via Walks ‘N’ Wags @ Barks and Recreation in Trail, BC

By on Feb 20, 2016 in Blog, Training Blog | 0 comments

TWO DATES AVAILABLE:
Saturday, April 23rd (9am-7pm) FULL, waiting list available
Sunday, April 24th (9am-7pm)

$149 plus tax

Register at: http://www.k9possible.com/#!pet-first-aid/cee5

This 10 hour certificate course offers comprehensive pet safety and first aid information and applies to dogs and cats. In this exciting course participants practice life saving skills on mannequins and as well on live animals.

It covers everything from prevention to treatment of illness and injury as well as information on how to keep your pet in optimal health.

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Shaping Success

Shaping Success

By on Apr 7, 2015 in Blog, Training Blog | 0 comments

Free shaping is a type of animal training where you teach the behaviours in gradual steps using a marker, like a clicker, and rewards. Shaping can be a great way to teach some difficult behaviours, expand your animal’s capabilities, exercise their brains, and to build your chops as a trainer. There has been a trend pushing towards free shaping as much as...

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K9 Adventure Safari – Osoyoos, BC

K9 Adventure Safari – Osoyoos, BC

By on Jul 11, 2014 in Blog, Training Blog | 1 comment

Wayne Dorman of Kelowna, BC is the mastermind behind the K9 Safari which attendees will get to participate in if they choose the full 6 day option. Wayne’s Safari’s are very popular and well attended with his clients. Each one is at a different location, and features training, adventures, and activities.

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When Good Dogs Go Bad

When Good Dogs Go Bad

By on Jun 24, 2014 in Blog, Training Blog | 0 comments

If only dogs came pre-programmed and with instruction manuals! It would certainly save many a dog owner a lot of grief (and put trainers out of business). I often get questioned about how to fix a behavior problem by frustrated pet owners. Most people want a quick fix,

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Come Learn With Us!

By on Apr 22, 2014 in Blog, Training Blog | 0 comments

Social Studies: Drop In basic training and social group. Great if you want a bit of training and to keep up on canine social skills but can’t commit to set classes. Tuesdays at 6:15pm – $15 each

Family Dog Foundations: Get started to the family pet of your dreams. Starting this Wednesday at 6:15pm – $139 – must register.

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Exciting News! We are Moving!

Exciting News! We are Moving!

By on Sep 13, 2013 in Blog, Training Blog | 4 comments

We are really excited to tell everyone that due to the awesome support we have received from the community, we were able to purchase this building to expand our business. It gives us about double the space for our retail, and our daycare, training, and grooming services. How exciting is that?

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Client Testimonial

Client Testimonial

By on Sep 4, 2013 in Blog, Training Blog | 0 comments

“I have two very dog reactive and sensitive pit bull mixes (both of which are rescues) that have been in Sarah’s Reactive Rover classes. I started taking the class because walking my dogs was becoming exhausting. Not being able to walk past another dog or let alone see another dog without my dogs growling, pulling on the leash or biting the leash was...

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Understanding Your Dog’s Vocal Communications

Understanding Your Dog’s Vocal Communications

By on Sep 2, 2013 in Blog, Training Blog | 0 comments

    Understanding Your Dog’s Vocal Communications “Canine vocal communications can be classified as barks, growls, howls, whines, and whimpers. Within those classifications, the sounds can have varying meanings. Your dog’s voice must be taken in context with the rest of his behavior and body language for you to truly understand what he’s saying...

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Intro to Scent Games Workshop

Intro to Scent Games Workshop

By on Aug 29, 2013 in Blog, Training Blog | 0 comments

Scent games are a great, stimulating activity that any dog can do! It harnesses the dogs’ natural instincts, all dogs LOVE it, it’s easy to train, needs no expensive equipment and little space. A great brain exercise and wonderful activity to perform when the weather outside is less than pleasant.

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