Dog Works Training Centers: Camp Works Dog-Kayla

February 24, 2011

Camp Works Dog: KAYLA

Client’s Name: Judy

Dogs Name: “Kayla”

City: Denver, CO

Breed: Australian Shepherd

Likes: everyone and especially being the center of attention

Pet-Peeves: dislikes coming when called while playing

Favorite Toy: ball

Favorite Treat:

Favorite Walk: goes lots of places and is going to be a Therapy Dog soon for Children’s Hospital.

Best Trick: I know how to dance, my mom took me to competitions!

Arrival Story: I came to train with Camp Director Michele in private lessons and I’ve taken Canine Good Citizen – I needed polishing up on my obedience so I can go see the kids at the hospital.

Motto: “Jazz It Up”

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Michele Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Works Radio | Denver Dog Works | Daily Post

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Michele Forto is the lead trainer for Denver Dog Works and Alaska Dog Works and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and Dog Works Radio Shows


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Dog Works Training Centers: Wednesday 2/23/11

February 23, 2011

Hump Day!

  • Early Start: Picked up Aussie and Rosco for day training – went on a quick walk in their neighborhood.  Camp Dogs enjoyed the new scenery.
  • Wednesday’s are field trip days – today we went to the park and worked on sitting on different surfaces and paying attention with distractions.
  • Dropped off for the weekend Cashew and Lulu who participate in private lessons. Also being dropped off Will, who is joining us for Camp Works for 3 weeks
  • Class at 1p with Bliss – this was Bliss’ 3rd class – today he was a bit agitated, he sprayed my leg and shoe, nipped my thigh, and struggled performing…..all because I brought out some training tools (cones)!  So I showed his owner how to do some counter conditioning techniques and build Bliss’ confidence up.
  • Class at 3p – Ellie participates in Intermediate Obedience classes and is doing better on her stays and distractions.

TIP/TRICK: If your dog seems agitated or stressed during training – try to identify the stressor and then use counter conditioning in a positive light to help your dog get over what is agitating him/her.

Michele Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Works Radio | Denver Dog Works | Daily Post

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Michele Forto is the lead trainer for Denver Dog Works and Alaska Dog Works and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and Dog Works Radio Shows

 


Dog Works Training Centers: Camp Works Dog: BELLA

February 22, 2011

Camp Works Dog: Bella

Client’s Name: Peggy A.

Dogs Name: “Bella”

City: Denver, CO

Breed: Mixed – Heinz 57!

Likes: being the center of attention, is a lover, loyal but jealous

Pet-Peeves: when other’s get more attention

Favorite Toy: ball or frisbee

Favorite Treat:

Favorite Walk: likes going to the dog park and running around

Best Trick: Camp Counselor “Qyain” says I need to learn better manners, not to pull my owners when we are walking and to come when I’m called.

Arrival Story: I came to Camp because my mom’s thought it was time for me to learn to be obedient, have manners and learn to respect them.

Bio: I’m 1 years old and After I was rescued by my mom’s I was spoiled and allowed to do whatever I wanted.  I am at Camp learning manners, basic and advanced obedience, and socialization.

Motto: “You, Me and Everything”

We proudly feed and recommend


Michele Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Works Radio | Denver Dog Works | Daily Post

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Michele Forto is the lead trainer for Denver Dog Works and Alaska Dog Works and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and Dog Works Radio Shows

 


Dog Works Training Centers: Manic Monday!

February 22, 2011

MONDAY:

It’s just another MANIC Monday!

  • Early start; a brisk morning walk around to the park 3 blocks away – then a training session for 20 minutes each
  • Monday is massage day; each of the camp dog’s is brushed, cradled, and rubbed down during down stays
  • Mid-day I meet with a private client; Chilpa a German Shepherd who doesn’t always like other dogs – TODAY Chilpa and Camp Counselor Qyain worked out together at a park close to her house.
  • Afternoon paces work on introducing new commands for the week and practice the ones we already know
  • Meet with Service Dog Arthur today at Aurora Town Center to work on Public Access Training
  • Send Home Camp Dog ROCKY today
  • Late evening I meet with a few more private clients; Bumper is on week 4
  • Scout has his final class this week – then hoping to see him follow up in group classes where he really needs the practice.

TIP/TRICK: Attitude is Everything – The way you feel affects your dog and how he will respond to your training.  Keep this in mind when you are frustrated or tired.  Always end training on a good note.


Dog Works Training Centers: Sunday, A day of rest?

February 21, 2011

Dog Works Training Centers – Daily Agenda

 

SUNDAY:

Ahhhh finaly a day of rest.

  • Sundays are quiet days
  • Camp Dogs practice stays, fetch games and spending quiet time laying by our sides
  • Sunday is virtually a day off from major training so the dogs can relax and enjoy themselves.

TIPS/TRICKS: Your pup/dog needs a day off too – Sundays are great days because we’re usually lazy too!

 


Dog Works Training Centers: Saturday! Saturday!

February 21, 2011

SATURDAY:

Saturdays are jammed packed with lots of visitors, classes, and challenging activities.

  • We always get an early start on Saturdays
  • Camp Dogs are taken on a brisk morning walk, sometimes a jog
  • Classes and visitors begin rolling in around 9am and continue throughout the day until 6pm
  • Camp Dog participate in group classes as well as individual classes and they are worked by student (adults) volunteers so that they are socialized around others

TIPS/TRICKS: Socializing your puppy/dog should include visiting and being handled by other people as well as going to new environments. Socializing doesn’t just mean playing around with other dogs.

 


Dog Works Training Centers: TGIF

February 21, 2011

TGIF – FRIDAY:

Friday’s are fun days at camp.  We try new commands and learn a trick or two.

  • Met with new clients Oliver and Bella – Bella will be joining Camp Works while Oliver is participating in private lessons
  • Had a great training session with Diane, Rosco and Aussie’s owner – they’ve been home for one week after Puppy Camp Works 2 – the pups are doing fairly well, and after an hour and a half training session I believe Diane feels much better about the training progress
  • Evening – I headed to an in home in Golden with a golden retriever named Will

TIPS/TRICKS: Puppies all learn at different rates.  The breed really has little to do with it.  Each puppy takes to his surroundings and processes what’s being communicated differently.  Remember they are young and in order to learn training should be kept short and fun.