Focused & Confident Social Club
"A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad" - Robert Wagner
Focused & Confident Social Club, or FCSC, was inspired by my boy, Ojai. He and I made so much progress with his leash reactivity and I wanted to keep it rolling. To do this, I needed a group of trust-worthy handlers and dogs. As it turns out, several of our FC grads were looking for the same thing. In early 2018, a small group of us started meeting up for training walks. The crew has blossomed into an amazing and supportive community, welcoming a new dog team nearly every walk!
FCSC continues to grow and now includes outdoor hikes as well as classes and workshops. As we continue to grow and expand, every bit of this program has been crafted with you and your dog in mind. New training methods, hands on skills, more fun.
More than anything, we want Social Club to be a safe environment. Membership is limited to dog/handler teams with a high level of commitment to training with Local Dog, handler and dog have demonstrated essential and proper skills as well as adherence to our force-free policies.
Social Club members must be:
1) Successful graduates of Focused and Confident Level 2
2) Have equivalent one-on-one training with Local Dog
3) Get approval from Jess
Want in? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about membership.
2019 Schedule of Events
Sunday November 3 4:00 pm Hike
Orchid Heights Park, Middleton (trail, tight spaces at times)
Sunday November 17 4:00 pm Hike
Lake Farm Park (Bike path)
Skill Walk: Oncoming dogs, Passing, and Switching
Monday November 25 6:30 pm Less Stress Nail & Dental Care
Tailwaggers Doggy Daycare Verona
Sunday December 1 3:00 pm Hike
Monday December 9 6:30 pm Paint with Your Pet & Doggy Biscuit Exchange
Tailwaggers Doggy Daycare
Sunday December 15 3:00 pm Hike
Lot 62 UW Campus
Skill Walk: My Walk, Your Walk, Our Walk: how to use heeling, parkour, and sniffing for the best walk ever.
*Holiday hike will be scheduled based on interest - keep an eye out for a survey.