Woofathon Woofathon 22 tricks to a smarter Scooby … in just 2 days
Woofathon Is your dog the cleverest little canine in town? Does it love to jump on your sofa, wiggle under chairs, twist through flower pots and basically crave to interact with you? Are you and your dog bored of repeating the same dreary commands everyday? Here’s a course that will brighten up your training, strengthen the bond between you and your pooch and can be a fun day for your entire family!
Woofathon This fun training course has a dash of obedience, a sprinkle of agility and a wallop of fun to turn your bored Boxer into a canine champion!
Course Details • Duration & Dates : A two day course from 7 th -8 th May 2011 • Timings: 10 am to 4 pm on both days • Venue: At a farm on the outskirts of Bangalore • Fees: The fees for the course are Rs. 3000/- per head for the entire weekend( inclusive of food and snacks for humans) • Participants can also enroll for a day - Fees Rs. 1600 • Or for a half day (10 am to 1pm/ 1pm to 4pm) - Fees Rs. 900 • All dogs are welcome free of charge • Children under 10 are free • Kids between 10-15 years Rs 1500 for the weekend
Woofathon 22 activities in 2 days = paw’some learning for you and your pooch • Teach or strengthen existing basic obedience commands such as sit, down, paw… • Build a bond with your dog through training • Teach a dog to go over agility jumps • Come when called, no matter how distracted he is • Negotiate an agility tunnel • Navigate an agility course • Walk on the leash without pulling
Woofathon • Train a dog without the use of a choke chain or shouting • Motivate a dog in training • The importance of timing when rewarding a dog • A stay command • Swim - only dogs! • Stop a dog from jumping up • Stop a dog from stealing food or household items • Get a fussy eater to change its ways within a week
• Get a dog that begs for food to stop within 10 days. • Understand the importance of reading a wagging tail correctly. • Find out within 5 minutes who is the pack leader at home - you? Or your dog? • Understand how dogs learn- using rewards and punishers effectively • Secrets of the world’s best dog trainers • Read a dog’s body language and make use of it during training • Teach your dog to weave around obstacles
Woofathon Throughout the course students will be put into teams and games will be played where the students and their dogs will team up to win competitions based on skills they have mastered on the course.
Woofathon Eligibility • All dog lovers are welcome - with and without their dogs. You can either bring your own dog or a friend’s dog. Dogs must be at least six months old and physically fit. The dog must be up-to-date on its vaccinations and must not suffer from any genetic health problems, especially hip dysplasia. • No female dogs in heat will be allowed on the course. This is to ensure that the male dogs are not distracted. There will be no bite work training or guard dog training taught on this course. Other than the topics listed in the brochure, no other individual training will be done with the dogs in this course.
Woofathon Eligibility • This course is designed to show you how to train a dog to a standard that you would not have thought possible but it is not a course that addresses either dog to dog aggression or dog to people aggression so your chosen dog MUST be fine around other dogs and people. • Any dog that is aggressive towards other dogs or humans will not be allowed to participate. If a dog is found aggressive whilst on the course, the organisers have the right to ask it to leave (no refund will be given).
Woofathon Meet your trainers … • ‘ Canines Can Care’ is the only canine organisation of its kind in India. The organisation has pioneered not only the concept of Assistance Dogs in the country, but also the concept of Search and Rescue Dogs. • Besides the above, “Canines Can Care” also conducts dog training courses for pet owners, offers behavioural advice for problem dogs, holds agility training sessions, runs courses on canine behaviour and is involved in pioneering many more dog related activities all over the country. • The founders of “Canines Can Care” - Shirin and Junaid Merchant will conduct the course.
Woofathon Meet your trainers … • Mrs. Shirin Merchant is an associate of world-renowned animal behaviourist and trainer John Rogerson and the youngest member of The Northern Centre for Animal Behaviour, England and The Pet Behaviour Institute, England. She has been working in the field of canine behaviour and training for over sixteen years in India and is responsible for pioneering canine behaviour counselling in India. She is the Founder Editor of the highly popular canine magazine, Woof! The Mag with a Wag! • Mr. Junaid Merchant is an experienced obedience and agility trainer and competitor with years of experience in the canine field. He is responsible for introducing the popular sport of Canine Agility in India. • Together they have trained over three thousand dogs with breeds ranging from the feisty Pomeranian to the shy Samoyed. They are the only people in Maharashtra and probably India who are specialists in the field of canine behaviour.
We look forward to welcoming all the students to the course. If you have any request, queries or need assistance, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be more than happy to assist you. For further queries • Call - Shirin Merchant on 098210 54690 - Mili Khakharia on 098206 74330 • Email - email@example.com • Log onto www.woofmag.in