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Frisco offers series of dog obedience classes

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The Frisco Adventure Park will host two dog skills and obedience classes this fall in partnership with certified professional dog trainer Louisa Morrissey, owner of High Country Dogs.

“The summer dog skills classes at the Frisco Adventure Park were wonderful,” Morrissey said, “and we ended up with waiting lists, so I decided to offer some fall classes.

“It is a beautiful setting for these classes and lends itself to my training technique, which is based in positive reinforcement. The views are great, even if we need to move inside due to weather, and you can’t help but bring a happy heart and sense of humor which are definitely required when working with dogs.”

The classes are offered in two series, each with four sessions, will be held on the great lawn at the Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge, with an indoor location available in case of inclement weather.

Both series cost $100, and participants must register for the entire session. No drop-in sessions will be allowed.

All dogs must have proof of vaccination or titer testing and be in good health.

Online registration is available at friscorecreation.com.

For questions about any of the classes, call Louisa Morrissey at (970) 406-0158 or go to HighCountryDogs.com. For more information about Frisco Recreation programs or help with registration, call (970) 668-2558 or email Linsey Kach at linseyk@townoffrisco.com.

Basic Obedience for ‘real Life’ and Sports

This basic obedience course will be taught using positive reinforcement and non-forceful techniques.

Humans should bring their dogs with only a buckle collar or walking harness, a solid lead, treats and a positive attitude.

Basic obedience manners will be taught and real-life distractions will be presented.

The instructor will address when and where these commands come in handy while living “real life” with a dog.

Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Squirrelllll??!!

For dogs who act like they are hard of hearing but are clearly not, this class focuses on getting and keeping a dog’s attention even in the face of irresistible distractions like squirrels.

This class will teach “recall,” or getting dogs to come even if they would rather keep investigating the great outdoors. Dogs must be able to tolerate working with other dogs and people in a group setting.

Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24, and Oct. 1, from 6 to 7 p.m.


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