Some of our canine companions are at their best when they are given a job to do - especially if they are from a work orientated breed. Providing dogs with a breed appropriate outlet is great for preventing undesirable behaviours forming, good mental and physical exercise and a perfect bonding opportunity for dog and owner.
Other benefits include:
increases focus and engagement
Check out below the selection of dog sports taught at Rat Pack!
Super Sniffers is a fun class based around scentwork. You’ll help your dog to learn to identify and find a variety of scents in different scenarios.
Scentwork is a great sport for mental enrichment and can help boost calmness and build confidence, problem solving and independence for your dog.
Canine Sporty Club
Canine Sporty Club is a great way for owners and their dogs to 'have a taste' of some of the many dog sports out there. Many dogs thrive on having a 'job' to focus on and dog sports are an excellent way of providing dogs with the ability to satisfy that need.
Sports covered range from Hoopers, a type of agility sport, trick training to earn titles, Treibball - doogy football and Scentwork, a sport I firmly believe every dog would benefit from.
The ultimate sport of hide and seek for dogs. Dog's are taught to follow the scent trail of a hidden person - just like a search and rescue dog! Sessions are perfect for all dogs, especially reactive ones as each dog is taight individually.
Treibball (pronounced ‘try-ball’) was originally developed in Germany to occupy herding dogs, but it’s a fun sport for owners of any breed to do with their dog.
The game involves ‘herding’ large inflatable exercise balls into a small football goal and is great for learning new skills.
Hoopers is a low impact sport for dogs and their owners. You’ll learn to direct your dog around a course from one position, so it’s accessible for dogs and owners of all abilities.
In particular, if your dog is a large or tiny breed, needs extra space or patience, or as an owner you have limited ability, then this will be a great class for you to have fun together. Hoopers really is for everyone.
I’m a Canine Hoopers UK Accredited Instructor.