SPECIAL EVENT: Trail Etiquette 101 with Marie
ABOUT THE EVENT:
When out walking trails in your local woods or at a nearby park or mountain, do you know what side of the trail you and your dog should walk on when approached by another hiker? Biker? Horseback rider? What is the best way to keep your dog’s attention so you can pass another person hiking with a dog? These questions and more will be shared and answered at our first ever Trail Etiquette 101 dog training adventure with certified canine training and behavior specialist Marie Rouleau.
Join us for a 1 mile hike on the Dorr’s Pond Nature Trail at Livingston Park in Manchester, NH. We will give our dogs the opportunity to get some energy out and see /”meet” other dogs in our group. After, we will continue our program at the front soccer field and have a working session to help you and your dog make future walks more enjoyable.
- Work on establishing positive conditioned emotional responses to collars or harnesses with their dogs;
- Take a look at their own body mechanics and discover what messages they are sending their dogs;
- Learn what are the right kinds of treats to use when trail walking;
- Learn proper leash mechanics for a controlled and relaxed walk;
- Learn how to reward all the behaviors you would like your dog to repeat.
PLEASE NOTE: For this walk and training session, each person will need to bring along a generous amount of high value treats for their dog.
IS THIS EVENT GOOD FOR REACTIVE DOGS?
This is a great event to help your reactive dog learn proper hiking/walking trail etiquette with a certified canine training and behavior specialist. Dogs must be on leash at this trail. The trail is mostly wide and flat with many areas to pull off trail if needed. This is a popular trail for walking dogs, and we may encounter several on our walk around the pond. Please remember that you are also welcome to attend without your dog if you feel this would be an uncomfortable setting for them. If you have concerns or questions about if this event is right for your dog, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The Dorrs Pond Nature Trail is rated as Level 1, Stroll. See an explanation of our Trail Rating System. Proper footwear such as hiking boots and ice traction is highly recommended depending on the weather.
COST: Please register for this event below. Limited to 15 people.
- Members – $35/dog + up to 2 humans, your special pricing will be reflected in the CART.
- Non-Members – $45/dog + up to 2 humans
For maximum happiness, we recommend only one dog per human. Full refund issued if cancellation received 72 hours prior to event start time, otherwise no refund if canceled after.
ABOUT MARIE ROULEAU:
Marie has worked with dogs in a volunteer and professional capacity for over 25 years. Combining her professional services with volunteer work in municipal shelters and a therapeutic horse farm increased Marie’s desire to become a skilled certified professional dog trainer and behavior specialist.
After moving to Virginia, Marie opened her own business working with shelters and individuals and was soon being referred by veterinarians and courts to help individuals concerning bite history cases or aggression concerns.
Upon relocating to New Hampshire, Marie decided to pursue further education to help pets and people prepare, respond, and recover/reunite from disasters. This led her to join the NH Disaster Animal Response Team (NHDART), obtain a BS in Homeland Security Studies, and become an active member of a local community emergency response team (CERT).
To learn more about Marie, visit goldendognh.com/about/our-team/marie-rouleau.
Livingston Park is located at 156 Hooksett Road in Manchester, NH.
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 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 email@example.com.