Building Confidence Workshop

November 12, 2021
Friday 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Instructor: Hannah Fuqua

Building Confidence is a beginner to intermediate workshop for guardians who would like to help their dogs build confidence when interacting with the world around them. We will focus on skills for the dogs, confidence building games and team building exercises for dogs and people. We will discuss overcoming fears, such as new environments, objects and noises. We will use a combination of exploring, games and play to help your dog learn how to feel safer when exposed to unfamiliar stimuli.

While some of the exercises covered can be used to help introduce a wary dog to strangers, this workshop is not designed for dogs with known stranger issues. Dogs who are fearful of strangers are welcome to attend, however, they will also benefit from our Stranger Issues workshop.

Guardians with reactive dogs should register as auditors as this workshop is not designed to accomodate reactivity (frantic barking/lunging/pulling towards humans and/or other dogs).

Both working (with dogs) and auditing (without dogs) spots are available to accomodate your individual dog’s tolerance of new environments.

All working spots are now full.

90 minute workshop in Smoky’s Training Center

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