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SPECIAL ADVENTURE: Canine Snozelen in Nature

Join us for this special adventure, lead by Monica Allaire-McMahon, certified, professional trainer, and owner of Barrington Barks & Behavior, which focuses on exploration of a multisensory environment. Dogs will have the opportunity to investigate dog safe plantings, open grassy areas, a small wooded trail, splash pools, tents, tunnels, a variety of textures underfoot, and the unique odors of nature.

This 90 minute, on-leash event, with the use of a harness and long line, will provide dogs as much freedom of movement as possible, while still giving space to other participants. Monica will be offering mini parallel walking sessions, and leash skill exercises for interested participants. There will also be splash pools available for fun water play.

Participants are encouraged to bring a snack for themselves and their dog, and a camp chair or blanket.

Participants will:

  1. Experience the relaxation and social aspect of a multisensory environment;
  2. Experience the joy of slowing down with their dog;
  3. Learn new skills they can apply at home.

This event is a good one for reactive dogs because of the focus on individual activities. Dogs will have an opportunity to spread out as they engage in the multisensory environment. If you have concerns or questions about if this event is right for your dog, please email for assistance.

COST: This event is limited to 20 participants. For maximum happiness, 1 dog per person please. Scroll down to purchase.

  • Golden Dog Members – $35/person (Your special pricing will be reflected in the CART.)
  • Not-Yet Members – $50/person
  • Are you a Corporate Partner employee? Email for your special registration discount code.

Do you need to change your reservation? Please email Full refund issued if cancellation received 48 hours prior to event start time, otherwise no refund if canceled after. 

Monica Allaire-McMahon is the owner of Barrington Barks & Behavior LLC. She is committed to kind, ethical treatment of both humans and their dogs and focuses on supporting dog’s natural behavior within a framework of safety to improve wellbeing and foster deeper relationships.

Monica is certified through Karen Pryor Academy, graduating with distinction from their rigorous 6-month program. A 25-year history of fostering, running a state licensed quarantine and independent study led to her formal education. She was the second person worldwide to receive certification through the Dynamic Dog Practitioner Programme, focusing on the role pain plays in behavior, and served as a student mentor, providing support for enrolled students.

Monica is a proud Associate Member of the PDTE-Pet Dog Trainers of Europe founded by Turid Rugass. Her studies include aggression, fear, relationship, enrichment, natural dog behavior, exercise, anatomy, stress ethology, etc. and she is completing a 2 year course of study with Nordic Education Center for Dog Trainers.

She has spoken for the Virtual Dog Conference, Fling less February, and From the Hound Up Academy, UK based groups, and is a regular presenter for her local dog club in the US.

Monica offers private consultations, in person and online webinars, 1 to 1’s and hosts Sensory Explorers, a multi sensory environment, in several locations. Sensory Explorers is designed to aid dogs and their humans in slowing down from the frantic pace of our modern world, building confidence, supporting behavioral diversity, meeting sensory, mental, physical and other needs, and increasing agency.

Monica is a lifelong learner, with a fascination for unraveling the complex creatures that we share our lives with and supporting improved welfare for dogs and their families.

To learn more, visit .

This event takes place in Barrington, NH. Directions will be provided to participants in the confirmation sent via email 24 hours prior to the event.

Please review our Club Guidelines, sign our Liability Waivers & Release Forms, and read our covid guidelines on our Events & Activities page.

If weather or covid conditions make gathering and walking unsafe, the event will be cancelled and registered participants will receive a email cancellation notice. It will also be announced in the Event section of the Facebook Group and on this Calendar page.

If you have questions, text/call (603) 815-2453 or email


Aug 06 2023


9:00 am - 10:30 am




Barrington Barks and Behavior (NH)
Barrington, NH


Golden Dog Adventure Co.
Golden Dog Adventure Co.
(603) 815-2453
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