All for recreation and recreation for all! Mild to wild, Local Dog is working hard to make sure you and your pup LIVE. IT. UP in 2020. I'm too excited to keep this under wraps any longer! Check out Local Dogs NEWEST programs!!!
Clubs, Gangs, Tribes, and Squads
Senior Center - Frosted faces, consider this your A.A.R.F invitation. Recreation exclusively for older dogs has arrived! Work on puzzles, play sniffy games, lounge, explore, and socialize with other frosted faces. This club keeps a leisurely pace and is ideal for aging dogs or those with physical and cognitive limitations. Sign Up!
Fit Dog Club
Spring Dates Announced! Check out the calendar here!
Sneak Peek!! Get ready to upgrade your fitness AND dog training with Energy Lab. This amped up fitness class combines boot camp, canicross (running with your dog) and dog training for the ultimate workout, head to....tail! We launch spring 2020!
RUN BUDDY! What's better than a dog walk? A dog run! Run Buddy is the newest one on one offering from Local Dog and specifically designed for the dogs who need a little more action out of life than a stroll around the block.
Coach Jess will pop over, pick up your pooch, and head out for a 45 minute running workout. Your dog's customized workout will include a warm up, age/fitness level appropriate workout, and cool down. Pups must be at least 12 months with vet clearance to participate. Space in this program will be limited! Learn More
Winter Mini Classes
January - March 2020 Nose Games
Your dog's nose is an amazing tool! In this 3 week class, we'll teach your pup how to locate a scent box hidden in your house! Each week, we'll add challenge. Teams will receive a scent starter kit. Limit 6 dogs
Sundays 1/26 - 2/9 11 am The Dog Hut, McFarland REGISTER
Monday 3/9 - 3/23 8 pm Ruffin It Resort, Madison REGISTER
Train With Games
Bored with repetition and traditional obedience training, but still want to improve essential skills like recall, nice walking, and reduce jumping? Join us for 3 weeks of play inspired training. Appropriate for all ages.
Sundays 1/19 - 2/2 7:30 pm Tailwaggers, Verona REGISTER
Thursdays 1/23 - 2/6 6:30 pm Camp K9, Madison REGISTER
Sundays 3/15 - 3/29 10:00 am The Dog Hut, McFarland REGISTER
Solid Stays & Rapid Recalls
Struggling with a pup who comes when he feels like it, a overly enthusiastic and jumpy greeter, counter-surfer, or a dog who is always underfoot? Solid Stays and Rapid Recalls is for you! Jam-packed with training drills and games to improve these two specific skills, you'll also get daily homework to keep your training on track.
Sundays 2/9 - 2/23 7:30 pm Tailwaggers, Verona REGISTER
Building Focus & Attention
If you love your dog to pieces but find yourself describing him as stubborn, naughty, a selective-listener, or maybe he even has some Tasmanian Devil-esque energy, this workshop series is for you! Gain insight into why your dog does what he does, find effective ways to communicate and learn quick and easy games that are not only fun for you, but will help to develop that well-behaved pup you desire.
Sundays 3/15 - 3/29 9 am The Dog Hut, McFarland REGISTER
Ready to tackle Intermediate/Advanced/Expert Trick list? This course is for dogs who have earned their novice trick title and looking to level up. We'll focus on skills involving carrying, pulling, and pushing!
Sundays 3/15 - 3/29 11 am The Dog Hut, McFarland REGISTER
Local Dog Adventure Blog
Join me and my 3-dog crew as we share our stories of training and adventure. Whether you're a newly leashed dog guardian, veteran handler, weekend warrior, cuddle on the couch sort, got yourself a fancy AF purebred or filthy, little mudblood, all are welcome in the Local Dog Tribe. If you want your pooch to think you're the coolest thing since sliced hot dogs, read on!