Category Archives: Responsible Dog Ownership

City Dog! Dog Fitness Classes!

City Dog!  Bootcamp!
City Dog! Bootcamp!

Designed with exercise and dog fitness in mind this class allows you to incorporate your dog into your fitness routine.

[box] Does your dog need more exercise?[/box]

[box] Do you need more exercise?[/box]

[box] Do you like to spend time with your dog?[/box]

If you answered yes to any of the above, how about some dog fitness classes for the soul, for the body and for the human-animal bond?

Here’s the scoop… before your first bootcamp session, you must have a brief one-on-one.  This way, you and your dog will know what to expect when you come the first time.  Your dog needs some basic obedience.  This is not a puppy class and you must be able to control your dog on leash.  There will be no off-leash play times during dog fitness classes, dogs will not be allowed to socialize.  This is all serious butt-kicking stuff.  Just kidding, but seriously, no off leash!  Classes will start in July-August on Sundays at 8am.  Who’s in?  Fill out the interest form and we’ll go from there.

To sign up for classes:

1) Complete the enrollment form below

2) Make payment (cash, check or credit/debit card) the first day of class

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes before the start time, so you and your pooch can acclimate to the environment.

Agility for Fun and Fitness

Over and Through!  Agility for Fun!

Offered for those dogs and owners that just want to jump around and get “Over and Through!”.  This is a fitness class that incorporates the use of agility equipment.  The main objective is to exercise, have fun and improve your dog’s off-leash obedience.

To sign up for classes:

1) Complete the enrollment form below

2) Make payment online or using cash or check the first day of class

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes before the start time, so you and your pooch can acclimate to the environment.

 

[learn_more caption=”Class Day, Time and Location”] Starting Sunday, October 20th at 9:00am at Haulover Park[/learn_more]

 

Puppy Dog Training Class at Rocco’s Pack Dog Training

Open Enrollment Puppy Dog Training Class starts on Sunday, March 26th at 11am.

[tabs slidertype=”left tabs” fx=”slide” auto=”yes”] [tabcontainer] [tabtext]What:[/tabtext] [tabtext]When:[/tabtext] [tabtext]Where:[/tabtext] [tabtext]What to bring:[/tabtext] [/tabcontainer] [tabcontent] [tab]Six week puppy dog training class.  You’ll learn about socialization and all the basic behaviors you’ll need to survive puppy hood[/tab] [tab]Sunday, March 26th at 11am.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class.[/tab] [tab]Rocco’s Pack

1780 Sans Souci Boulevard

North Miami, FL 33181

Parking is in the rear.  Entrance is through the front[/tab] [tab] Your hungry dog (prior to feeding breakfast is ideal)

A regular buckle collar or harness (no prong, choke or shock collars)

A 4-6 feet non-retractable leash

Lots of small, chewy treats or puppy’s breakfast

Your vaccination records

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Puppy Obedience at Calusa Crossing Animal Hospital

We’re bringing City Dog! to Calusa Crossing Animal Hospital.  Read more here.

Starting on Monday, June 10th at 6pm, open-enrollment puppy obedience classes will be offered.  No worries if you can’t start on that day.  The classes are open enrollment, so you can start whenever is good for you.

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Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class.[/tab] [tab]Calusa Crossing Animal Hospital

12801 SW 134th Court

Miami, FL 33186[/tab] [tab] Your dog (otherwise, we’ll be forced to teach you to sit/stay)

A regular buckle collar or harness (no prong, choke or shock collars)

A 4-6 feet non-retractable leash

Lots of small, chewy treats

Your vaccination records if you are not a Calusa Crossing client

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To sign up for classes:

1) Complete the enrollment form below

2) After submitting your form, you can pay online via paypal or you can provide payment (cash or check) the first day of class

Please arrive approximately 15 minutes before the start time, so you and your pooch can acclimate to the environment.

I came, I saw, I took notes: San Francisco SPCA

San Francisco SPCA
San Francisco SPCA

This past January, I had an opportunity to visit the San Francisco SPCA, a really progressive and inspiring organization and a great model for agencies throughout the country to follow.  It was a full day and I wanted to stay for the group cat training class that was held that evening, but time was scarce and it  was hard to fit in all the activities the city had to offer.

Lucky Community

From veterinary behaviorists, which are far and few throughout the country, to community outreach staff, trainers, a fantastic medical team, dog adoption people, cat adoption people.  The San Francisco Bay community really has it good. Knowledge and education is key and this team not only has it, but also they’re willing to share it…with the community, with you, and even with me all the way from across the country.  I was humbled to find how generous Dr. Scarlett was, as she personally toured me through the place and introduced me to all the wonderful folks. Lucky me.

I came, I saw, I took notes

During the holidays, Macy’s gives up window space for adoptable cats and dogs.  You’ve all heard, “Don’t Shop, Adopt”.  At Macy’s in San Francisco, the message is more like “Do shop.  Shop and Adopt”.  This all-encompassing, grassroots collaboration is what it’s about.  Getting all our amazing pets out there, in the community, in the places people go.  Making the adoption option salient in people’s mind and creating emotion and a sense of doing the right thing. Then following up, educating, answering questions and creating success stories.  Friends, neighbors, business owners, teachers, government officials, we can do that.  We’ve already begun.

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