#1 No Dogs at orientation Why? because we are going to teach you how to bring your dogs to class safely and peacefully. Also we will teach you about rewards and what you need to bring.
#2 EVERYONE comes at 7PM No matter what time or day your class is, we all get oriented together... at one time. Bring proof of vaccinations. Orientation will be held at 7PM on Tuesday at the Liberty Fire Company (Sinking Spring FC) at Ralph and Ruth Sts, Sinking Spring.
Parking will be ONLY in the grassy field behind the parking lot. Line cars up along the two tree lines on both sides of the field.
Worried about car sickness?
Acclimate your dog to the car. Lots of very short rides to a fun place. Down the block to a park or just down the block to a walk. He needs to learn to look out the window to avoid nausea.
Sometimes, for very fearful dogs feeding them dinner in the car - first with the car turned off then later with the car running* helps them over come their issues.
Your vet may recommend and anti nausea pill.
* don't leave the car running for more than a minute or two.
MASKS may be SUGGESTED - please respect the social distance of others
At orientation we will explain our training techniques and what you can expect from your classes.
EQUIPMENT you need for class include your training collar (which can be buckle or flat, slip or martingale collar) and a 6-ft cotton or leather leash (no flexi leashes). You should bring plenty of treats (at least 2 kinds of SOFT treats) and a towel or small rug. If you are using a slip collar for training do not put it on your dog until you arrive at class. You can purchase a slip collar and leash at the club your first night of training. You should bring water for your dog and yourself especially in warm weather.
Our classes use reward based techniques and focus on dog friendly training methods. If you have a question about a piece of equipment not mentioned here please ask your instructor.
Our objective is to help you develop a relationship with your dog built on trust and cooperation. You will teach your dog good manners, solve behavior problems using positive reinforcement and reinforce the things your dog is doing right creating enthusiasm for training. At home, keep your training sessions short, about 15 minutes, and interesting. Training a number of times a day with short, fun and rewarding lessons keeps your dog excited about training.
In case of inclement weather, your instructor will contact you or you can call the club phone for last minute cancellations. If you have any questions call the club phone at 610-670-7009 or use the contact page on this website.
RULES OF THE FIRE COMPANY: •Respect the one way in and out of the Fire Company parking. •Dog trainers do not park on the macadam. Grass parking only, along the tree lines. •No dogs on the playground, train property (rear) or ball fields. Dogs stay within the tree lines. • Clean up after your own dog - always.