Rocco’s Pack staff attended the first “Yappy Hour” on April 13 at The Peninsula, where staff met with residents and their pooches worked on obedience and agility skills. Dogs large and small enjoyed a warm evening on the lawn with Frisbees and treats while socializing with other pups. Thank you to The Peninsula for welcoming Rocco’s Pack to this fun event, we look forward to attending again in the future.
Leby Gonzalez and Rocco’s Pack Staff are working with The Humane Society of Greater Miami to rehabilitate dogs that have proven hard to place in their forever home. At the Humane Society’s Soffer and Fine Adoption Center in North Miami Beach, Rocco’s Pack be- gan working together with HSGM staff and volunteers. Leby will be doing weekly evaluation and training sessions with shelter dogs that need additional help with socialization and rehabilita- tion, assisting HSGM staff in their goal to match each dog with the right home. Rocco’s Pack is thrilled to join HSGM’s efforts with the new Training Program, and we are excited to help rescued dogs on their journeys to forever families.
On February 27, Rocco’s Pack participated in the Walk for the Animals Event at Bayfront Park in Miami. Our pack mascot, Rocco the Chocolate Lab, was ready with trainer Leby to greet the crowds. Our Rocco’s Pack booth was visited by many pet owners interested in various types of training and activities for their dogs. We also had our dog agility fitness course.
Day training occurs on Tuesdays and Thursday and consists of:
- field trips
- environmental enrichment and
Drop off at Rocco’s Pack is between 8:30am and 8:45am. Once everyone is droppped off, we usually do a short walk to burn off the initial energy and excitement about being at Rocco’s Pack! Then we go for our outing. Outings vary from week to week; they usually consist of a local dog park, a dog friendly scenic destination where we can do a group walk or a dog friendly swimming destination.
After the outing, we come back to Rocco’s Pack and everyone gets a chance to rest a bit and re-energize for training. Usually, during this time, dogs are given dog puzzles, games or other environmental enrichment options.
The afternoon consists of training, often times occurring one on one and in a group, depending on the dogs needs. Intermittently throughout the afternoon, dogs are rotated throughout the various activities, i.e., one on one training, group training, environmental enrichment, socialization sessions and walks.
It’s by far the most comprehensive type of training you can give your dog without having to leave him overnight.
If you’re a first time day training client, we require that you enroll your dog in 4 consecutive day training sessions to start off. This gives us an opportunity to get to know your dog and assess your dog’s social needs and limits as well as training opportunities. After the initial four sessions, you can bring your dog as often or as little as you’d like. Just let us know and we’ll reserve a spot for your pooch!