Training dogs is not a science, its a skill learnt through hands on experience with different dogs, different owners in different environments. There are no black and white answers, rather the ability to select from a diverse range of skills that can be adapted to suit the dog, its environment and its owner. Training is a skill that should constantly be built upon. For us our skills have been developed in some of the most challenging arenas, ranging from training dogs for and running teams of dogs over 1000 miles of trail across remote Alaska in some of the harshest environments mother nature can throw at you or on the set of a movie or commercial where results are demanded in what can be high pressure environments. Regardless of what we do the foundation always starts with the basics. If you are open minded and want to develop your dog training skills then please enquire about one of our training events.
Sled Dog Fundamentals
Duration: Two and half days
There isn’t one thing that will train your dog or team, its paying attention to all the small details, together these smaller details make a big difference. Our Fundamentals course is geared at anyone that either is involved in the sport or wants to be. It doesn’t matter what breed you have as long as it’s healthy enough to run and it doesn’t matter if you are brand new to the sport or have been involved for years. The course covers:
- Fundamentals of training and running dogs
- Four training runs
- One on one training
- Leader training
- Medical for dogs
- Sled dog sports equipment
- Conditioning dogs
Our goal is to create a positive learning environment that ensures you and your dogs can develop a wide range of skillsets. Training is based around maximum hands on and we are there to ensure you succeed and as a result so does your dog.
To date we have run this course in the following locations:
New Zealand – Hamilton, Palmerston North, outside Napier, Christchurch and Roxburgh
Australia – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth
Feel free to contact us if you have a different venue in mind.