SPECIAL EVENT: Dog Parkour @ the Barrington Town Forest
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Join us for a 1.3 mile walk at the Barrington Town Forest with Jake Belmont of Red Pointy Dog Training. This easy loop trail includes many natural and manmade elements that can be used for Dog Parkour. This event is limited to 1 dog/person please for maximum happiness.
Through Dog Parkour, dogs get introduced to the world of jumping, climbing, balancing over, crawling under, and going around different obstacles. Depending on the weather, we will include several exercises and stretches for dogs on our walk.
Dog Parkour instills confidence and strengthens the human-canine bond. Dogs who participate in parkour oftentimes gain confidence and learn how to better and more safely move their bodies when active. This activity also helps dogs to create a unique bond with their people while enjoying more time outside.
At this event, you will learn to view the world around you differently as opportunities to work with your dog open up everywhere. You will learn a dog’s basic movements, how to train them, and
most importantly how to keep your dog safe.
- Learn the basics of K9 Parkour
- Learn how to train basic behaviors
- Watch their dog’s confidence grow as they interact with the world around them
- Learn fun ways to keep their dog fit and healthy
- Learn best ways to keep their dog safe
- Discover how to get more out of their daily walks
ABOUT JAKE BELMONT:
Jake started his career with dogs in 2007 at The Yellow Dogs Barn, daycare and kennel. There, Jake managed the daycare yards insuring each dog was safe, and played appropriately. In 2010 Jake went on to open his own business, Jake’s Pet Sitting, where he provided in home care for dogs. After becoming inspired to learn more about how dogs learn, he began shadowing dog trainers and from there he went on to become one himself.
Jake now runs Red Pointy Dog full time with Louise Daigle, working to improve dog and human communications everyday. Jake is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, a professional member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, and a Certified Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. For more information, visit RedPointyDog.com.
This trail rating is Level 1-1.5. We will walk trails that are relatively flat, with some inclines. Many trails are narrow. Trail has an elevation gain of 88 ft.
COST: Please preregister below for this event. To better manage our numbers, only registered participants will be allowed to attend.
- Members – $35/dog & person team – Your special pricing will be reflected in the CART.
- Non-members – $45/dog & person team
- Limited to 1 dog/person please for maximum happiness.
Full refunds issued if cancellation received 48 hours prior to event start time, otherwise no refund if canceled after.
From the intersection of Routes 9 and 125 in Barrington: Take Route 9 West. Go 4.5 miles to Swain Road. Turn left onto Swain Road. Go 1.1 miles on Swain Road (hard-top) and then another 0.4 miles on dirt to the driveway into the Town Forest parking lot (on the right). The lot is hard to see from the road; it is about 150 yards beyond a white with red trim manufactured home on the right and opposite a grey house on the left.
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE JOINING AN 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.