K9 GAMES® CLASS - Exclusively for graduates of The Complete SIRIUS® Course (Puppy Part 2) or SIRIUS® Cultivated Canine (Adult 2)
Without a doubt, K9 GAMES® is altogether the most fun class in dog training! By now your dog has mastered all the high-school basics - lighting-quick, distant sits and downs, rock-solid stays, and reliable off-leash walking and following - now its time to go to university and have fun learning tricks and playing games.
All tricks/games are designed to improve the quality of the relationship between dogs and their people and each individual game, (including musical chairs, doggy-dashes, retrieval races, woof relays and of course, doggy dancing), is specifically designed to fine-tune essential ingredients of your dog's training repertoire. For example, with tricks as simple as Biscuit Balance and Playing Possum, you end up with fantastic Sit-Stays and Down-Stays.
Learning tricks and playing games rapidly accelerates the speed of learning. Not only do tricks and games motivate both dogs and owners to give their very best performances but also, tricks and games motivate owners to practice. For some owners, heeling and sit-stay homework is not very exciting, but many will stay up to the wee hours to practice for Musical Chairs or Doggy Dancing.
Requirements: Graduates of The Complete SIRIUS® Puppy Course or A2 SIRIUS® Cultivated Canine; friendly to people and other dogs; proof of rabies vaccine.
Registration Fee: $200 Browse for Classes
The K9 GAMES® were initially held in 1995 at Fort Mason in San Francisco. In subsequent years events have been held Canada, England and in Japan, where they continue to be an annual event.