At Fitdog, we offer off-leash beach excursions, hikes and park outings. In order for dogs to qualify for these activities, they need to have consistent and reliable recall in varied situations and distractions and for any person. For example, your dog could demonstrate consistent recall at home but may be unable to recall around lizards or squirrels on trail.
The recall series allows dogs to slowly add on distractions and work across different trainers. This builds confidence and improves success.
GETTING OFF LEASH ACCESS
To achieve Level IV for off-leash activities, dogs must attend the following classes and then once milestones are achieved, the trainers will promote your dog to the next level.
- Reliable Recall
- Adventure Hike Assessment
- Adventure Hikes
- Urban Recall
- Recall at the Beach
Some dogs may be able to breeze through these classes without issue and move on to the next level quickly while others may have to spend more time in one or more areas.
Meet with a Trainer
Certain dogs may never be ready for off leash activities such as dogs with separation anxiety, high prey drive or those that resource guard or are toy possessive. If you have a dog with these characteristics, we recommend signing up for day training program to give your dog more one-on-one time with the Trainer. Click here to Meet with a Trainer.