One of the most wonderful women and talented trainers I know is a lady named Donna DeVoist. Donna is a recent graduate of Karen Pryor Academy and has newly opened her business, Wylde Pups Gentle Dog Training and Lure Coursing.
Not sure what lure coursing is? Check out this youtube video to learn more.
Donna is offering lure coursing this weekend and is all-breed friendly. Here are the details for any interested locals!
Shake off the Cobwebs – Get Ready for Action – Lure Coursing is Back! Open to All Dogs!
Lure Coursing at Pawsitively Fun Training Center, Freeville, NY
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
NEXT EVENT: Saturday, June 19, 2010, 11 am – 3 pm
Saturday, July 31, 2010, 11 am – 3 pm
(weather permitting**). $5 per dog first run; $3 second run same dog.
Try your paw at lure coursing – the most fun your dog can have with a plastic bag! Lure coursing is a fast-paced chase sport. Dogs run after a “bunny” lure (a white plastic bag) that is attached to a line. They run in an open field and run as fast or slow as they want. This sport was developed for sight hounds, but many dogs love the thrill of the chase. If your dogs love to chase things, they will LOVE lure coursing! And even if you think they won’t, you might be very surprised when your dogs go nuts for the lure!
Exactly how does it work? The simple answer is that we take a loop of string, stretch it out over a field on pulleys, attach a motor to make it move, and tie a plastic bag to the line. Start the motor and you have “Caffeine for Dogs”.
There are no special skills or training required to start your dog in lure coursing, but your dog must be in good physical condition because this is a demanding sport. Even though we emphasize Fun, we emphasize safety even more.Therefore, we will inspect dogs before they can run and if we think it is not safe for the dog to run, the dog won’t run. We ask that you warm up your dog before coursing and cool down the dog after. This can be a simple five-minute walk on leash before and after.
All dogs must be crated or leashed SECURELY (Hang on Tight!) except when running, and must not be dog or people aggressive. Please Note: Prong, Electronic and Training (choke) collars are not allowed on premises.
Pawsitively Fun Training Center
930 West Dryden Road
Freeville NY 13068
Brought to you by Wylde Pups(TM) Gentle Dog Training and Lure Coursing
**WE WON’T RUN IF IT IS RAINING. PLEASE CALL EITHER JANET OR DONNA THAT MORNING IF THE WEATHER SEEMS THREATENING
Congratulations, Donna on your new business. I can’t wait to bring Mokie for her first run!