What’s going on in the Big Red Barn on Sunday mornings? Classes in Canine Parkour and Confidence Foundations for dogs, of course!
Canine Parkour is a sport in which you turn your surroundings into an environmental agility course. You and your dog will begin to see neighborhood walks in a whole new way. A park bench becomes an opportunity to practice “2 paws up," and a tree becomes the perfect obstacle for a “go around!" You’ll discover things to go under, over, through and in, and balancing on curbstones and landscape timbers will be a walk in the park.
In Confidence Foundations we pay particular attention to communication with our dogs, building skills for on-leash and off-leash cooperation. Your dog will become more sure-footed as we observe the way he navigates labyrinths, hoops, cavalettis, textures, and more. We'll improve balance and coordination using bodywork, body wraps, and thoughtful movement.
These classes are part of Joyful Dog LLC’s Great Country Fidos offerings. We’re accepting registrations for our final four-week summer term, which begins on July 31. Canine Parkour is at 9:30 Sunday mornings, and Confidence Foundations is at 11:00. Tuition is $108 for farm members for each four-week term, and $140 for non-members.
Joyful Dog also offers private training in good manners for puppies and adult dogs, Tellington TTouch, and behavioral issues by appointment at the farm, or in your home. Call 703-554-2384 to register.