October 5, 2015

Be Ready for Group Class

These requirements are geared toward our Manners classes. For the other programs, your instructor will let you know of any unique equipment needs.

Plan ahead for a SMOOTH arrivalReady for class sketch

  • Arrive 5 – 10 minutes early. Give your pup a chance to potty outside. Be sure to clean up.
  • Check in at the front desk for your first class meeting (no need after that).
  • Keep your dog close to you. Keep at least 6’ foot of space between your dog and any others.
  • Class will start on time. Be sure you’re in the ring and ready to go.

Bring the right stuff

  • Motivated dog – For most dogs, it’s best to not feed anything for at least 4 hours before class.
  • Collar and/or harness. For pullers, we recommend a “front attach” harness. We have a great selection and will help you fit it properly.
  • Leash – 4′ to 6′ made of rope, nylon or leather. Please don’t bring a retractable leash (e.g. Flexi-lead).
  • Treat pouch on a belt – The ones from the WAGD shop are ideal, with a magnet closure.
  • Treats – 100+ pea sized pieces of very yummy treats. Available in our shop.
  • Chew item –  A bully stick, bone or No Hide chew to pacify your pup during class discussions.
  • Mat  – Will be explained during Week 1, plan to bring one for Week 2.
  • Water Bowl – Our shop sells Automugs (super handy) and small collapsible bowls.
  • Athletic shoes – You’ll need to move freely forwards and backwards.