Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Free dog recall training: Train your dog to come when called

Updated Oct. 20, 2016: Our next dog recall event is Oct. 22 at Auburn Bay Off-Leash Park. Registration for the training is closed but other free resources are available on site. http://bit.ly/YYCOffLeash

A reliable recall, or the “come” command, is by far the most important thing to teach your dog and often the most difficult to train. Every spring and summer, we provide free dog recall training sessions from a certified professional dog trainer to help you and your dog.

Join Joyce Walkerdine, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, at Bowmont Off-Leash Park on June 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn helpful tips.

There are a limited number of spots so we recommend registering early for this free opportunity.  Registration for the event opens on Tuesday, May 24.

Total Recall

Whether in an on- or off-leash area, your dog needs to be under your control at all times. As a result of working together during the session and your practice outside of class, you and your dog will become more of a team in off-leash areas.

Training helps to improve the human/animal bond, it enforces positive interactions at dog parks, and helps owners by giving them the techniques they need to minimize undesirable dog behaviours and encourage appropriate behaviour.

The dog recall events also include: free nail trimming, dog behaviour coaching and pet first aid. Pet owners will also be able to renew their animal licence(s).

Off-Leash Ambassador Program

This event is being offered as part of our Off-Leash Ambassador program, a volunteer-led approach to help promote and educate people about responsible pet ownership.

For more information about responsible pet ownership, upcoming Off-Leash Ambassador events or how to register to become an Off-Leash Ambassador, visit http://bit.ly/YYCOffLeash. You can also follow us on Facebook for updates.

Submitted by Dustin Rogers, Calgary Community Standards

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