Cooper is a young lab mix who is here for our Dog Training Camp Plus program. Cooper is going to work on his manners both in the house and in public for the next 4 weeks.
Firstly, Cooper can be a little rambunctious in the car, so trainer Kersti will be working on ways to get him mentally exercised BEFORE he gets in the car. This will set Cooper up to succeed so he can happily settle in the car without barking excitedly.
Cooper also needs to work on his manners with other dogs including leash reactive behavior. He thinks every dog he passes wants to play with him so he pulls and barks which isn't pleasant for his owner. He'll be doing leash drills and learning good leash manners so when he goes out to the park, he is the dog everyone points to; because he's being so good!
Cooper loves to play fetch, but gets a little too intense and plows through whomever has the ball. Trainer Kersti is going to help him improve his self control and respect of other's personal space so everyone can enjoy fetch with Cooper!
Cooper's mom is an avid Stand Up Paddleboarder and would love for him to come out on the water with her. Once he learns the basic rules of good behavior and develops more self control, then he can start enjoying fun activities like playing in the water and practicing a sit/stay on new surfaces. Cooper will be out with his mom in the water before you can say "Woof!"