All About Classes
Offering your dog mentally and physically enriching activities throughout their life will not only increase their overall happiness, but also strengthen the partnership you share. The Red Barn Event Centre offers a variety of classes, some designed to lay foundation skills and others that offer training in specific disciplines. The videos below will help you decide which class to try first!
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Open to all dogs, of all ages and abilities, this popular sport is the fun and competitive version of police detection dog training. The dog must locate any and all hidden target scents within a designated area and alert the handler to the location. A true partnership sport in which both ends of the leash must rely on one another.
Jumps, tunnels, dog walk, aframe and weavepoles! Owners learn how to guide their dog through a series of these obstacles safely and quickly in a race against time. Eventually done entirely without a leash, this may be the ultimate in dog/owner partnership!
All dogs can benefit from proper exercise, suited to their skill level, age and ability. Whether a couch potato or all-star sporting competitor, fitness training can improve mobility, strength, balance and body awareness. By looking at each exercise as a game, dog and owner both enjoy this opportunity to build their relationship.
In disc dog competitions, dogs and their human teammates compete in events such as distance catching and somewhat choreographed freestyle catching. Events are scored using a point system in which the percentage of successful catches, variety of throwing styles, accuracy of throwing, and ability to work as a team are important factors considered.
Rally-O competitors proceed around a course of designated stations with the dog in heel position. Each station contains a sign instructing the team to perform an exercise together. Once the exercise is complete, the team moves ahead to the next station. Unlike traditional obedience, handlers are allowed to encourage their dogs during the course!
Puppy Social includes supervised and structured play time for the puppies, where your youngster will learn to behave appropriately with other dogs and people. Puppy-appropriate equipment will also be set up for your use and you will be taught how to use it for further enrichment, training and fun for your puppy.