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Quiet Dog Daycare Workshop – Boston May 14th and 15th 2017

Doggie Fun and Fitness is Hosting this workshop at their Kingston Massachusetts location just outside of Boston, on May 14th & 15Th 2017

Dog Training Skills for Daycare Professionals.

  • We Help dogs, not just babysit them.
  • Allow more dogs, make more money!
  • By increasing your handling skills, you can turn away fewer dogs.
  • Dog day cares don’t have to be loud. Barking, humping, jumping & toileting inside is a symptom of overexcitement or stress.
  • Learning how to better handle/manage dogs with a few siimple techniques will give you some peace & quiet. It will also give you more business as the clients LOVE that their barking dog is quiet in day care

14192093_10156426517548647_1381607934700320207_nWe’ll show you how to calm the crazy & bring out the nervous/shy dogs, which will bring you more profits AND help more dogs. At Doggie Fun & Fitness we don’t just “babysit” dogs, but truly help them master the art of socialization.
Sunday is lecture & hands on with the dogs. We’ll show you some handling skills to help him relax.
Monday we’ll show you how our day care is run & will bring your dogs into our calm quiet day care setting. You will get hands on experience in our day care with our dogs.
$350 per person.

Kerri of Doggie Fun & Fitness

Meet the Staff- Kerri of Doggie Fun & Fitness

1.How long have you worked here? For about a year and a half

2. Why did you choose to work here?  I chose to work here because Laurie trained my old dog about 10 years ago and my new dog had just come through the DFF training program. He was enrolled in the daycare and I thought that I would enjoy working with dogs. I started out cleaning at night and letting the boarding dogs hang out with me while I worked. Now I work in the office on the weekends, still let the boarding dogs out a couple of nights each week and cover other shifts when needed.

3. What did you expect it to be like? I expected that the dogs would just be running around playing while I cleaned. I was definitely wrong on that assumption. I found out very quickly that even while I was cleaning I still had to pay attention to what they were doing and how they were getting along with each other. I always had to be aware of the “energy” in the room.

Kerri Galbreath of DFF

Kerri Galbreath of DFF

4. What has surprised you the most? What surprised me the most was how hard it can be dealing with multiple dogs at the same time. They each have their own personality and they all don’t respond the same way to the same things. For example, some dogs will follow you anywhere if you have treats while others prefer affection and still others do better if you ignore them and let them come to you. You always have to be aware of their body language and what they are trying to tell, not only you, but the other dogs in the room.

5. What do you like best about your job? The best thing I like about my job is being able to watch dogs grow and become the best they can be. Our trainers are so great at sharing their knowledge with us so we understand exactly what is happening and why. I get to sit in on some training sessions and get to handle dogs with all different temperaments. To see a dog go from being reactive or scared to a confident and happy member of the pack is an amazing experience.

6. What do you like least? The thing I like least is when I see a dog make a total transformation and then their family doesn’t follow through with the training homework and the dog regresses back to what they were. It’s a sad thing to watch.