SPECIAL EVENT: SUP with Your Pup at Rye Harbor
ABOUT THE EVENT:
Have you been trying to find a fun water activity to do with your dog? Join us for a special event that will teach you and your pup how to SUP (stand up paddleboard) in a welcoming and safe environment. For this adventure, we will be joined by our training partner Kristine Thurston of You and Your Dog Training and Services and SUP YO Adventures.
Never SUP’d before? No problem. We will teach you and supply all the equipment!
With the summer heat in full swing, many dog owners are looking for ways to help their dogs stay cool while also enjoying the outdoors. What could be better than spending time together at beautiful Rye Harbor in NH learning how to SUP with your pup? Join us for this 90-minute, interactive event as we discuss how to have a safe and fun day on the water and then put what we have learned into practice.
Prior to the event, Kristine and Traci will host a 1-hour info session for participants in the Zoom Room on proper instruction, safety, and handling techniques with your dog. Join us and learn how to make this a fun and memorable experience for you and your dog.
This live session will be held Tuesday, August 1st from 7:00 – 8:00pm. Cannot attend the live broadcast? The recording will be emailed to you the next morning so you have plenty of time to watch and prepare for our exciting adventure on August 5th.
During the SUP With Your Pup adventure, you will learn:
- Fundamentals of paddleboarding;
- How to carry, size, and set up your equipment;
- How to properly get on and off the water;
- How to paddle from knees to standing + proper turns and strokes;
- How to prepare with your dog for being on the water;
- Dry land training for positive exposure to the paddleboard for your dog;
- How to introduce your dog to the paddleboard on the water;
- How to stay safe and prevent injuries while paddling with your dog.
SUP YO Adventures will provide all the required equipment for your adventure, including a Paddleboard, Paddle, and Human Life Vest. After the instruction, we will practice what we have learned on the water with guided assistance from Jana at SUP Yo and Kristine at You and Your Dog Training & Services.
PLEASE NOTE: Dogs must wear booties during this adventure to give them additional traction on the boards and avoid scratching the surface of the SUP. Amazon offers many different styles. We recommend purchasing early enough to give your dog time to learn how to wear and get comfortable with them. Please also bring a fitted life jacket for your dog.
IS THIS EVENT GOOD FOR REACTIVE DOGS?
Your dog may feel uncomfortable at this event. We will be in close quarters as we learn about the sport and how to help our dogs understand their role. There will be many times when dogs could be staring at each other. If you have concerns or questions about if this event is right for your dog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
COST: Tickets are limited to 10 dog/person teams.
- Members – $70/person – Your special pricing will be reflected in the CART.
- Non-members – $85/person
Full refund issued if cancellation received 8 days prior to event start time, otherwise no refund if canceled after.
ABOUT KRISTINE THURSTON:
Kristine is a self-proclaimed dog-nerd who is always looking for ways to include her dogs in her daily activities. When she first saw someone on a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) with their dog, she knew she had to try it! She quickly fell in love with SUP and it was even more enjoyable that her dog, Layla, could participate as well. Kristine is excited to share her experiences with you and help you and your dog have a great time out on the water! Kristine is a CPDT-KA certified trainer that offers group and private training through You and Your Dog Training & Services. She also offers onsite “in-home” SUP training for people in her service area.
ABOUT JANA OLENIO:
Jana started SUP YO Adventures in May 2012 in the Boston area where she teaches students how to practice yoga on a paddleboard. Today, Jana teaches SUP Yoga from May to September throughout Boston & NH. The combination of yoga in nature along with the added fitness challenge makes paddleboard the perfect place to practice. During the off-season, Jana continues to inspire others to get outside by leading winter retreats in New England that combine yoga with an outdoor activity and destination retreats and certified teacher trainings, worldwide.
Rye Harbor, NH – full details will be included in a confirmation sent 24 hours prior to the event.
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. Participants will also be emailed a cancellation notification.
If you have questions, text/call (603) 815-2453 or email email@example.com.