Sea and Shore Training Camp!

May 18-21 Camp Westmont, PA

Experience our all-inclusive training camp to learn new off-leash skills, strengthen your bond, and experience canine water sports in a whole new way. Stay in a cabin with your dog, hike off-leash, swim and play at the expansive and gorgeous Camp Westmont. Optional training activities will be provided throughout each day to expand your dog's skills. 


    On Camp Westmont's 100-acre private lake, beginner and advanced water training will be offered, including, but not limited to: navigation, nautical nose work, retrieve work, tow work and aquagility. Use your dog's love of the water to create a whole new world of training games to exercise his mind and body! 

    On land, camp training activities will include beginner and advanced off-leash recall work, dog parkour (dog agility using only natural obstacles), beginner and advanced tricks, Rally-FrEe, and heel and focus games. There will even be evening wine and cheese social hours, s'mores, board games, and a special guest lecture on Integrative Vet Care by Dr Sarah Urban

    To keep this camp personalized and focused on individual team training needs, we are accepting only 20 working teams. Register soon to save your spot! 

Teach your dog to trim his OWN nails!

Does your dog dislike nail trims?

Here's a great winter project for you: teach him to trim his own! This is great for easy maintenance of his front paws; it's fun for both of you! And if you're really talented, you can teach him to scratch his back ones too! 

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Ringo: Musical Freestyle Masters Title!

Canine Musical Freestyle training

Ringo SPOILED me this past weekend!

We earned his Musical Freestyle Masters title on our first try!!!

Despite 30 seconds of changes added to his routine just 3 weeks ago, and minimal time to practice, he met me more than halfway and put in solid cheerful and engaging performances. He earned a 94/100 on Saturday, with a second place in his class, and a 92/100 on Sunday, with a first place in his class. He also won a combined high score award for highest combined scores in advanced class over the entire weekend! 

Our routine was not without a few expected bobbles, as we really had to scramble to add new content while taking advantage of a live show opportunity just 3 weeks after earning his Musical Freestyle Excellent title. I entered the show with the mindset of learning about how the new sequences would flow (or not), and how strong the behaviors were in a performance setting (we still have some work to do!). I had not set my sights on his Masters Title, I only wanted to get our feet wet in Advanced class with other much more advanced dogs and handlers. Well, boy was I pleasantly surprised! What a lucky lady I am! 

canine freestyle dog