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Positive Paws Dog Training

Ever see dogs in ads or commercials and think, "My dog could do that!"?  Then this one-day hands-on workshop is for you. Trainer Peg Munves  explains the nuts and bolts of working professionally with your dog, from partnering with an agent to set etiquette to key training tips and behaviors needed to get most jobs done.

Peg will also share how to add versatility to your training program. 

Actual jobs will be dissected to demonstrate what behaviors were used to achieve the look, and at the end of the workshop, participants will work on our set with their dog in a mock photo shoot.
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From well-known trainer Leslie Nelson! Easy to follow steps to train your dog to come when it really counts, in an emergency. 

Learn how to build trust and ensure safety. Once trained, the recall works immediately in any situation, no matter what your dog is doing. He doesn’t think, he doesn’t decide, he just comes to you. 

Contains chapters for difficult to train breeds and for trainers to use in class. Extra chapters for difficult to train breeds.

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Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt.  The sport of K9 Nose Work is designed to develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise.  It’s a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy.  DOGS OF ANY AGE, BREED OR SKILL LEVEL CAN SUCCEED AT K9 NOSEWORK!!!  No experience required! Come give it a try!    

This workshop will  introduce dogs of any age to the game of agility.  Dogs will be introduced to the equipment in a positive and fun manner.

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We will focus on leash walking  and cover the different techniques and equipment that will combat leash pulling followed by leash walking in

real life situations.

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Games -This workshop is a fun-filled and action-packed for both dogs and owners!  During this workshop a series of Dog Games will be taught - each focusing on different training and dog sports.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice and try the games. 
This workshop will  provide an organized class to motivate owners to train their dogs using creative methods - GAMES!  All dogs can benefit from this class and any skill level is welcome!  
Rally -Rally is a fun and exciting team sport for dogs and their handlers! Dog and handler teams navigate a course at a brisk, continuous pace, with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform such as Sit-Down-Sit, , Send Over Jump, Side Step Right, and Drop on Recall. It is a fun test of obedience and the trust in the relationship between dog and handler.

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All workshops are one-time 2 hour classes held at our Poughkeepsie Location.  All workshops begin at 6pm, have a 10 minute break and finish at 7:50pm (except for the Animal Acting).   Pre-registration is required and space is limited.  To register, please mail or email your completed registration form.  Payments can be made to Positive Paws, Inc.