Training & Enrichment
This service is seasonal and offered from October – May in Circle C and Shady Hollow. A recent study tracked a dog’s pulse rate, in relation to the length of the leash and sniffing time. It concluded that sniffing and shaking it off caused a lowering of pulse rate. The more intensely dogs were engaged in the sniffing behavior, the more their pulse rates lowered.
If your dog seems hyperactive, reactive, or overwhelmed on walks, try a sniffy walk to allow them to decompress, and use their seeking system.
A sniffy walk is a type of canine enrichment, which allows dogs to engage in their innate behaviors, making them more likely to be physically, emotionally, and mentally satisfied.
Did You Know? A dog cannot be stressed at the same time they’re using its seeking system (sniffing).
Daily low-impact exercise is key for bone and muscle health throughout the dog’s lifespan. A daily walk of at least 30 minutes a day is recommended.
Stimulate the Mind
Allowing a dog to positively engage all of their senses under their stress threshold, experience new sights smells, and sounds can actually calm and enrich their mind resulting in a happy and focused dog.
Research says dogs cannot be stressed at the same time they’re using their seeking system (sniffing). They have up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses. The part of a dog’s brain that is devoted to analyzing smells is about 40 times greater than ours. Sniffing is a natural behavior that all dogs NEED to display to be healthy.
CONFIDENT & CALM
Training: Practice and Repetition
Training in new environments with others makes a dog more confident, calm and encourages independence. Make the most out of time and money invested into your dog by giving your dog opportunities to become calm and confident.
DETAILS & COST
In-home service Trainer+Dog 40 min sniffy walk.
Walks on Mondays/Fridays: Midday Time
Monthly 8-pack walks $343 / Single $45
If concerned about a single behavior the 8-pack is recommended – this has helped many clients keep their dog’s training up to date, and tires out the high-energy dog.
Behaviors Cue Options Practiced*:
- Go Sniff or Find It
*Please provide special training food if needed, especially if your dog has done “reactivity training.”