Warm weather and adventure go hand-in-hand, or should we say paw-in-hand? Get your dog ready to explore right alongside you with adventure training classes from North Paws Canine Services. Trainer Brittany McArdell is focused on helping humans live a cohesive lifestyle with their fluffy friends—but with a fun twist. At North Paws’ group workshops or private classes, you can learn to canoe, backpack or paddleboard right alongside your pup.
McArdell has been training dogs for nine years, since she realized her own puppy’s training classes weren’t helping with behavioral issues at home. Now, she helps humans train to their fullest potential and learn to “think like a dog” both outside and at home.
At adventure training, McArdell teaches the humans first, helping them get comfortable with the activity and learn how to be safe alongside the pets. “I really like to break it into bite-sized chunks,” McArdell says. “We slowly and positively acclimate [humans and dogs] to whatever the equipment is.” McArdell even follows along on each client’s maiden voyage.
“I had a couple people fall off paddleboards this past summer,” McArdell says. “So, it’s me coaching them how to stay calm, what to do with your dog and yourself and how to get back to shore and start over.”
North Paws also offers basic training classes and one-on-one coaching, as well as canine services such as massage and reiki. To stay in the loop for upcoming workshops, follow North Paws on Instagram.
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