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.
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.