MayDOG presents off-leash dog behavior workshop

Off-leash dog behavior workshop will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2009, from 1:30-3:00pm, at the DOGS! Learning Center, 577 Main Street, Hudson, MA. Workshop will cover safety topics, training essentials, and best practices for owners.
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* Maynard - Massachusetts - US

March 31, 2009 - PRLog -- Playing with other dogs off-leash benefits the dog, the dog’s owner, and the community.  Dogs that are well-socialized and get enough exercise are healthier, happier, and less aggressive. They are less likely to bark, be destructive, or engage in aggression if they are able to expend pent-up energy during regular play or exercise. Whenever you put two or more animals together, however, there are risks.

MayDOG, the Maynard Dog Owners Group, is pleased to present an off-leash dog behavior workshop for anyone who takes their dogs off-leash (or wants to) – whether at a dog park, conservation area, or in their own backyard.  This workshop will help dog owners keep their dog safe when playing with other dogs, identify dog play styles, recognize early warning signs, and minimize potential dangers and fights between dogs.  Other topics will include teaching a solid “come” and “leave it”, manners when greeting other people and dogs, and leadership in a training relationship.

The workshop will be held on Sunday, May 3, 2009, from 1:30-3:00pm, at the DOGS! Learning Center, 577 Main Street, Hudson.  Pre-registration is required.  Registration covers up to two people and is $60, with discounts available to MayDOG members.  To register or for more information, visit the MayDOG website: http://www.maydog.org.

About the Trainer: Gerilyn Bielakiewicz is a Certified Pet Dog Trainer, a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, and the owner of Canine University in Malden, Massachusetts. She is the author or co-author of several books including The Everything Dog Training and Tricks Book, The Everything Golden Retriever, The Only Dog Training Book You'll Ever Need, and The Only Dog Tricks Book You'll Ever Need.

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About MayDOG: MayDOG is the Maynard Dog Owners Group, a non-profit 501c3 corporation founded in September 2008 to promote responsible dog ownership and build community through safe, legal off-leash recreation in Maynard, MA and the surrounding areas.
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