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Monthly Mutts

Updated: May 3

NEW Play Date options coming to you!


We are currently working on ways to make our service more accessible to clients who don't have the opportunity to make it down to us for drop off or pick ups.

The proposed changes are; -Monday to Friday sessions -Morning pick up -Lunch pick up -Lunch Drop off -Afternoon Drop off -Filling in outdoor space with synthetic grass -Adding More plants -Securing drop off and pick up zones. -Adding further equipment for dog play that is more weather resistant including secured hoops, hurdles, tunnels, sandpits etc -Full days will still be an option for particular days (only by approved dogs that mix well with all sizes) -Half day will be an option on particular days and will be based on size -Some half day options will be mixed with dogs that have been assessed and mix well with multiple sized dogs. -Pricing for our Packages and full days are yet to be determined, but will be within the current ball park -Our New Prices for Half days will be $40 replacing our current price of $35 to help cover new staffing and travel costs. -We will still be providing training during our play date sessions including: *Obedience such as sits, drops, recall, heel, loose lead walking and agility. *Behaviours such as -off switches, noise, touch, safe dog play, correct social and interactions and so much more. P.S. anyone within our obedience classes will be receiving a discount for booked play dates. Please see in this table our proposed day to day schedule for size and times

Days

Mix

Small

Large

Half day Morning

8:30am-11:30am

Half day lunch

12:30- 3:30

Full Day

8:30am-4:00pm

Monday

X

X

Monday

X

X

Tuesday

X

X

Wednesday

X

X

Wednesday

X

X

Thursday

X

X

Thursday

X

X

Friday

X

X

The changes will be finitised and made public by Saturday 6th May, If you would like to secure a spot before this please send me an EOI with your preferred day and time to info@muttsabouttraining.com or 0402 992 942 (our new work number)

 

This Month we had some extremely exciting graduations! Not only do we have an old chook showing the young guns that you can teach an old dog new tricks by moving her way up in to level 2 with ease, we also have these pups and there dedicated owners have reached or intermediate level! Our Last Level! LEVEL 4 in dog obedience. Now comes the Proofing Faze, we have been practicing our obedience and behaviours around many different types of distractions, but... now is the time to hit the pavement and put all of our hard work in to practice while we hit the streets and put our training into some real life situations under all of the real life distractions we expect our dogs will have great success! all built upon many days of failure and triumph

Be sure to give them a shout out when you see them about.. (But remain respectful of there space and training, Trust me, they'll call out if they need further distractions or help training)

 

Winter training Over winter we find a lot of owners struggle to get that daily walk in, and I can honestly say that I cant blame ya! its frosty, wet, windy or all three at once. Now is a Great time to swap out that walk for some extra mental stimulation. Grab out your back full of tricks and get training. Here are some of my favorite winter tricks to play with. Find it- whether it be keys, a toy or my shoe. my dog loves to look for items and bring them to me. We started off by using his fetching and obedience ability. -Place dog in controlled position -Place object within view -Release dog using a find it word -Reward when the bring it back We then slowly increased the visibility of the item and then distance and then in odd locations. but each time he brings what I'm after I always reward him, and i never get upset if he isn't able to complete the task just because I want him to... dogs are dogs, be patient and understanding.

-Round me - I do this by luring my dog a few times and then I add a word before they go around, then I start to remove the lure more and more until successful. sometimes this can take multiple lesions and if that's easy try doing it in reverse :) we also like to have fun with food toys such as puzzles, Kong's and foraging and other tricks like play dead, bed training with hide and seek, quoits, picking up dirty washing into a basket and so much more. but make sure you start with something your dog will enjoy before moving to a task that is more difficult for your dog.

 

A dogs say Muddy paws, I don't see the issue! I was having fun and the floor cleans itself anyway, so why not let me do me...

This fabulous pup has no issue with dirty paws on our clean floors, but I most certainly do! haha.. while I advocate for dogs being able to just be dogs sometimes, I also don't enjoy muddy floors and walls so, I am always carful to walk my dogs especially my lab on pathways and roads away from mud and puddles over winter to avoid being frustrated at my water loving pooch for something I let happen. . Don't forget to prepare for entry when you get back home and put out a mat or towel for entry to help with wet feet or make up a warm bucket of water and towel to dip feet into or wipe there body off after some winter walks.

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