On mondays Dog Corps. gathers in the morning for group obedience sessions where the kids do hands on training with each of the search dogs. Obedience is an important part of every search dogs training to teach them control, to help them behave correctly in public, and to make sure they are the model citizen doggies they should be. We make sure that each dog gets individual sessions as well as group sessions as each presents its own obstacles and distractions. Below is a quick snap shot of the boys working with 5 of our shepherds and 1 belgian malinois.
5 Shepherds and a Malinois
Abby and Chris playing after a short search problem
Dogs will do just about anything to please their owners, and the dogs at the Dog Corps. are no different, though they will do just about anything to please anyone if it means they get to play! Most days at the Dog Corps. you will find the kids with a german shepherd by their side no matter rain or shine. Each dog has his or her own preference of what they like, whether it be long walks or playing fetch in the feild, and you’ll find them matched up with the student who likes the same. Of course the most fun comes when we do Search and Rescue training where each student gets a chance to go hide and get “found”. This is when the dogs have the best time!!