WNC K9 has a passion to help create good health, fitness, and wellness for all dogs that want to join the fun.
The classes offered within this program will help your dog “workout” both mentally and physically in a safe and controlled social environment.
K9 Wellness is a way of life - for both two- and four-legged students - that may involve a sport or simply a conditioning or confidence building class. It's a great way for owners to have fun with their k9 partner. People can help their dog stay fit without learning to love jogging or be fit enough to hike several miles. This program addresses many things which are fitness effective that you can do with your dog to get and stay healthy.
Whether you choose a sport or come into a confidence building or conditioning class, I’m hoping that owners will learn more about their dogs so that exercising will be fun and more effective. There are several incentives for helping our k9 partners to becoming more fit and flexible. Most dogs need a job. If you don't give them a job (employment), they will make their own job (entrepreneurship), which may be rearranging the house a bit or landscaping the back yard or terrorizing the neighbors. It's so much better if the owners step in and teach a sport or tricks to mentally and physically stimulate the dog.
Under this K9 Wellness program you will see:
K9 Confidence Building through a tricks class. Eventhough all classes under this program will build your dogs confidence, training tricks is a fun way that the whole family can get involved. Usually when we train tricks we laugh and welcome mistakes. The dog benefits from this and confidence starts to blossom.
K9 Conditioning is like a exercise boot camp class where you and your dog goes through different stations of exercises. It is a fun social hour for you and your dog.
K9 Sports is a whole group of classes starting with agility, scent work and treibball. These can be competitive sports or just for fun. While most people like to travel and compete, there are some that just like to join the fun for the social aspect of doing a sport as well as the relationship building aspect of performing a sport with their dog.