Oh, about camp...

it was a blast and I can't wait until next year. I keep forgetting to write about it, so for now, here's a basic list of what we did at camp!


  • Obstacle training-teach an independent performance of each obstacle
  • Sequencing-how to piece the obstacles together, fluidly
  • Handling-where, when, and how to guide your dog around the course


  • Handling-footwork, spacing, turns
  • Heeling-attention, pace, duration
  • Stays-sit/stand/down, distraction, duration, distance
  • Dumbbell Retrieves-pick up, hold, deliver
  • Recalls-distance, distraction
  • Rules-each level, each exercise, problem solving


  • Handling-turns, patterns
  • Stacking-free stacking, hand stacking, baiting
  • Gaiting-finding the appropriate gait for individual dogs
  • Rules-turns, health and body questions,
  • Breed Information-size, color, origin, disqualifications, acronyms


  • Equipment-harness, articles, flags (start and corners), line, treats
  • Varied methods of beginning-article tracks vs food tracks
  • Articles-what to use (socks, toothbrush, spoon, etc.)
  • Surfaces-tall grass, short grass, wet grass, gravel, dirt, pavement, concrete

Conditioning & Massage

  • Myofascial release
  • Exercise ball-core strengthening
  • Stretching
  • Massage
  • Icing techniques


  • Nutrition-how to choose a dog food, calculation of caloric requirements, how to safely diet a dog
  • Health Check-how and why to preform a basic health check on a dog
  • First Aid-discuss first aid procedures and practice preforming them
  • Sports Medicine-how sports can impact dog health and how to prevent injuries

Service Dogs

  • Different types of service dogs
  • Behaviors necessary for different service dogs
  • Legal rights of service dogs
  • How to interact with service dogs
  • how service dogs are raised
  • Practice training foundation service dog behaviors

  • Dog themed cupcake decoration
  • Jump construction
  • Square Shaped Tug toys
  • Braided Tug Toys
    • Donated to a service organization

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