Today I’ll be talking about training and especially training with Redline Shepherds.
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So here is something you may not know about me but I take being a dog owner seriously. Let me explain, I think that it’s good, time to time, to go and refresh my memory and gain new skills at various workshops when available especially given the type of dogs I own. That being said, early this month we had a chance to participate in one at Redline Shepherds workshop part 2.
Yes there was a small fee which covered the training, facility rental and food. With the admission price you get breakfast and lunch besides training. And no it’s not one of those where you get one cup of coffee and a bun with some cheese and that’s it. NO, we had coffee, muffins (and not the small ones lol) pops, water and the best sandwich one could wish for at a k9 workshop and more!
At first I was impressed by the staffs knowledge and skills, and then the working dogs started to poor in. I got one word for you WOW!! These dogs behavior was something we’re not used to seeing regularly (very well behaved for the most part).
This workshop was divided into 3 components:
- Discussing the exercises that the group will be doing throughout the day & Group obedience (all dogs out at the same time) over, under and through obstacles which will help build stronger bonds between the handler and canine which will be useful for component
- Canine team will work amongst other canines and their perspective teams and assisting each other throughout these exercises. These obstacles will be moving (no matter how big or small the canine is) with many distractions going on and the handler must remain calm and communicate what they expect from their canine to get through the exercises successfully.
- Protection training, Controlled bite work in real life scenarios. Canine team will distinguish between a threat and a non-threat. The handler will communicate through the canine when to be deployed for the purpose of protection. Canines will exercise situations when handler is in distress and requires canines assistance, the canine will be deployed on command.
The first component was great and really informative, we got to go over what they were expecting out of the handler and the dog and it allowed us to meet the staff in charge of that component. The obstacle course if I may say was so much fun. We got to bond with our dogs while guiding them through exercises they were either not comfortable doing or not familiar with. It was a fun challenge and a great warm up for the other components ahead.
Yes both I and the Wife took turns during the workshop, raising a pup is a team effort!
Michelle From FitaBull bonding with a new dog over some obstacles.
Harley working! When he's not he's the sweetest!
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How would I rate my experience? 10/10
Great dogs, great staff, good vibe, awesome time!
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