OUR FIRST CANINE EDUCATION COURSE
We have not been posting for weeks on the blog. Don’t think that we have forgotten about you, our dear readers (once again many thanks for being there, for following us and for reading us!). It is just that we have been very busy with new activities that we are going to tell you about in the following posts.
Today we will write you about the canine education course that Colette and I attended, but first we have to introduce PAT,the canine educator to you.
We found PAT by chance when looking for information about ‘Doga’, yoga for dogs, which we will talk about another time. We liked PAT from the first moment, especially, by the way she approaches canine education; for the great offer, both face-to-face and online courses (some even free!), for puppies, young dogs, urban dogs, canine language, smell games, etc.; and because she’s very active in social networks, with posts and podcasts in her blog and Facebook, mini-tips on her Instagram and Youtube, besides organizing challenges, excursions and canine weekends. You can find all of this and much more on their website https://pateducadoracanina.com/
We were lucky because PAT began her courses’ tour in Madrid, and so we could check live the passion and energy that she spends in her work, making us enjoy the learning process with our dogs at the same time.
The “My Dog” course is the first canine course that we and Colette have done. Colette is already 4 years old, and although the ideal is to start from puppies, in our case, for different reasons, we hadn’t done any course until now.
It’s never too late to educate your dog, to learn to connect with him/her, to understand his/her signs and help him/her.
Small dogs, like Pomeranians, also need to receive an education, if we don’t want to live with a little spoiled tyrant.
The course was developed in three days: on the first day we studied ‘The basics’, that is, the bases to achieve a good relationship with our dog practicing with a lot of exercises. The second day we did an intensive ‘Call’ course, with more exercises to make our dog come merely because he/she wants and when we ask him/her. The third and last day, we had the theme ‘Walk and tapas’, where we continued practicing exercises while going for a walk, shopping and even dinner.
The experience of the canine education course with PAT has been totally positive and to be recommended because:
- The ideal combination of theory and a lot of practice, from which we bring a lot of ideas and duties to continue training and take advantage on our own of what has been learned in this course for many more months.
- Reduced group of only 4 dogs per class, making easier the training and even the customization of the course. PAT adapts to each dog, to its energy and to its owner as the classes progress.
- Diversity of locations, making it more entertaining. On the first day we had the class outdoors in one of Madrid parks; on the second day, because of the rain, it was indoors in a joining unit, which, in my opinion, facilitated the learning pace as the dogs didn’t have external stimuli for distract them; and on the third day, through the streets of Madrid city center, following the route of the guide of Sr. Perro.
- Great classmates: the education course gave us the opportunity to meet and share experiences with other owners also aware of the importance of the education of their dogs.
- Meeting PAT: if PAT had already conquered us virtually, in person even more. Scoop!!! PAT is writing a book that hopefully will be in time to ask it to Santa Claus and the Three Wise Men for Christmas, and she also plans to return to Madrid in February with new courses and activities. We won’t miss it! ^_^
And you, have you ever done any canine education course with your Pomeranians? What other canine educators do you know?
Tell us in the comments of this post.