Dog Camp 2016

Dog Camp 2016

If you love spending time playing with and training your dog, then this Dog Camp is for you.

For some time, I have wanted to create a diversified training event geared solely toward the needs of pet dog owners. The goal was to come up with a curriculum that addressed multiple aspects of dog ownership. That intention gave birth to the Dog Camp concept.

This camp does not just focus on training but takes a look at the whole dog. From personality profiling to nutrition, training and problem solving and, of course, lots of fun and games, it is an activity filled three-day event that leaves owners better educated and dog’s lucky to have such owners!

We will also cover the key components of obedience training with a remote collar.

If you’ve been curious about remote collar use and your goal is to have better off leash reliability with your dog this is a great time to get started! If you do not own a remote collar, don’t worry; we’ll help you select the right equipment for your dog. Remote collar training done our way means more fun for your dog and less stress!

Here is a peak at what you can expect if you join us for Dog Camp.

Last year our first camp was here in Dubuque, Iowa and then a second event was hosted in Kelowna, Canada. Dog Camp can come to your location too, so if you are interested in hosting an event contact me robin@robinmacfarlane.com for more info.

This year we will be kicking off our Dog Camp camp on Friday, June 10th here in Dubuque. If you want to join us for this 3-day adventure, register now!

*Space limited to 15 dogs, so my staff, and I can give you the personalized attention you deserve.

Register & Sign up now!

Those “WoW moments” of remote collar dog training.

Maverick just finished his 2 week remote collar dog training program. Today he and his owner showed up for their final private lesson before they join in our group polishing classes. I was sitting at my desk and watched as his owner pulled up, got him out of the truck, had him walk in a nice heel to the door, sit for the door to be opened then came in and greeted us all politely by sitting (rather than the previous jumping up!). It certainly put a smile on my face.

This young Gordon Setter was relaxed and confident and so was his owner. Truly delightful to see after such a short time of training.

Maverick is still a young dog (7 – 8 months old) and his owner already had a Tri-tronics remote collar. He’s been running him on birds and exposing him to his “working life” but he wanted some coaching on how to use it to teach basic house manners and obedience so it would be easier to live with an energetic bird dog.

The real icing on the cake this morning was Maverick did all of this off leash. 🙂

And that made it a WOW moment for me. Even though I’ve done this type of training for years and I know the possibilities…not every team gets it quite that fast. It just reaffirmed how much is possible when the concepts really click and the team learns how to use the e-collar as a communication device to provide tangible information to the dog.

What a great way to start the week!

Kudo’s to Maverick and his “dad”. I’m looking forward to watching his progress continue to unfold!