Dealing with Distractions
For friendly family and sport dogs, young and old
Six week class where your dog practices relaxing, walking and focusing on you around a variety of distractions.
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Dealing with Distractions
For friendly family and sport dogs, young and old
Six week class where your dog practices relaxing, walking and focusing on you around a variety of distractions.

Class Duration

Class meets once a week on Saturdays at 10:15 am. Each classroom session lasts for 50 minutes. Confirm your class selection and choose your starting date/time for details and to register. Dealing with Distractions is rolling enrollment so you can start right away!

Cost & Size

The cost of your 6 week series is $200. Class size is currently limited to 8 dogs.

Curriculum

We'll develop a variety of strategies to help your dog manage environmental distractions and perform at their best. Our training includes relaxation exercises, attention-building games, walking drills, and real-world setups, providing ample opportunities to practice handling distractions in a supportive learning environment. Our classroom setting allows you to practice these skills alongside other dogs and handlers engaged in similar activities. The small class size ensures personalized coaching for each participant. Weather permitting, some sessions may be held outdoors.

Instructor

The instructor for this class is Chad Byerly. Chad enjoys helping dogs learn to focus on their owners — and helping owners learn to connect with and motivate their dogs — even in distracting environments. Chad appreciates the value of focusing on engagement and teamwork.

Tools & Methods

Dealing with Distractions is a reward-based class. Treats, toys, play and praise are generously utilized. Chad recommends that you bring your dog to class on a front-clip harness or a flat buckle collar or regular harness. Bring a six-foot leash, lots of tasty, healthy treats and a tug toy (optional), settle mat (optional).

Who It's For

Dealing with Distractions is for friendly family and sport dogs of any age. As long as your dog is old enough to have received his first rabies vaccination, he may register for this class.