Large, Small, and Mini Breed Socialization

Are you unsure about which class to take at the Gas City Dog Club? The following is a comprehensive description of each type of class offered at our club. Ranging from basic obedience to specialized courses like agility or scent work, there's a lot for your dog to learn!

Important notes regarding all classes

Large, Small, and Mini Breed Socialization

When?

    Every Sunday!

    • 1:00 – 1:45 PM – Miniature & Small Breed
    • 2:00 – 2:45 PM - Puppy
    • 3:00 – 3:45 PM – Large Breed
    • 4:00 - 4:45 PM – Medium Breed

    Description

    Due to its informal nature, socialization is often neglected as a serious area of training. But at the Gas City Dog Club, we believe it's very important to ensure your dog can act sociably around other dogs and people. Socialization is a life-long skill for your dog to develop. These drop-ins are offered year-round and can deliver very important lessons to both you and your dog. The more a dog attends socialization sessions, the more they feel comfortable and want to have fun. Your dog will become familiar with the environment and make friendships with other dogs they keep meeting. A large portion of socialization is play, which is great for giving your dog exercise as well.

    Training Prerequisite: None

    What to Expect

    These classes are on Sundays and are scheduled at specific times depending on the size of the dog.  It gives the dogs a chance to get used to other dogs and people in a controlled setting while off-leash with the goals of:

    • Allowing the dog to play and socialize with other dogs with handler intervention only if needed
    • Teaching handlers to recognize nonverbal communication cues sent between dogs
    • Teaching handlers what different behaviors and cues mean in different contexts
    • Teaching handlers how to recognize both play and conflict between dogs, and how to resolve conflicts effectively
    • Teaching the dogs to check in with, and respond to their owners call when off leash even with lots of distractions

    Next Steps: If your dog enjoys socialization sessions, consider a more formal course in obedience, scent work, or agility, among others.

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    When?

      Every Sunday!

      • 1:00 – 1:45 PM – Miniature & Small Breed
      • 2:00 – 2:45 PM - Puppy
      • 3:00 – 3:45 PM – Large Breed
      • 4:00 - 4:45 PM – Medium Breed

      Pre-Registration Not Required

      Registration Fee: $10.00/drop-in session or $100 for a12-session punch card

      NOTE:  In order to provide the best possible experience for dog and handler, the Gas City Dog Club reserves the right to control the number of dogs present in the training room during the drop-in session.

      Other Classes

      Important Notes Regarding All Classes

      The following points apply to all classes offered at the Gas City Dog Club.

      For more information, please call (403) 528-DOGS(3647). You can also call Sterling Hinch at (403) 526-6779. Please leave a message if not answered right away.