Linden and Missy are having fun learning and practicing new manners with their families in Social Outings! This Social Outings class at Brier Creek is led by trainer Paula, who calmly guides everyone through an evening with their dogs.
Linden and Missy are very similar breeds: an Australian shepherd and a Border Collie, and they both think they are in control and set the rules. They are very mistaken because that is the human’s job! Paula begins each class with obedience and walking circles to gain the dogs’ focus and reinforce leadership before entering the Brier Creek Beer Garden for dinner. Pictured above is Missy sitting before being invited through the threshold. After the dogs have worked, they can relax at their owner’s feet. Pictured below is Linden watching people in the restaurant without getting excited.
Social Outings Brier Creek starts from a very basic setting to a more advanced area. The course is 4 sessions long and begins with a trip to YoPop, then Panera Bread, Brier Creek Beer Garden, and then ends at Tra'Li Irish Pub. This class teaches you how to bring your dog along and enjoy an evening out without having your dog be the center to attention the entire time.The goal is for the dogs to start out far apart with space to focus, and by the end of the course, be able to sit at one table together for a longer period of time.
The next class begins October 16. Sign up soon to join the fun!