💥This coming Wednesday, April 8th at 7pm mst - FREE EVENT
MONTANA ROUND TABLE we are coming together for all of you!
WE ARE FOUR - 🌟business owners 💥professional trainers 🌟dog sport competitors 💥coaches 🌟dog owners 💥friends
At this online event we will give you FREE training tips and advice and also try to answer any questions you might have (need questions prior to event.)
💥REGISTER HERE and ask any question(s) you might have, so we can address it in our chat. Your registration and questions will be emailed directly to Nancy Tanner with Paws & People (in case you were wondering about the email address).
Wednesday Morning you will be e-mailed the Zoom Link to join the ROUND TABLE - make sure to look for that in your e-mail.
This is going to be super awesome, fun, informative, and inspirational!
Let me know if you have any questions - Camilla
Why should I include Canine Enrichment in my dog's daily life?
Over the last few decades, we have seen a huge increase in anxiety among dogs and it is speculated, that one of the main factors is our lifestyle. Dogs used to run around more, playing, seeking, foraging, exploring, guarding, chasing, etc. But now that even though their beds are softer, they have no jobs. Through my daily work with dogs, I often find that we, the owners, are mainly focused on meeting our dog’s physical need, but often we forget to also meet our dog’s mental needs. This “lack” of mental stimulation and no longer having a job, can often cause an increase in behavioral issues, such as reactivity, separation distress, destructive chewing behavior, along with increased anxiety. Mental stimulation can help create emotional healthy dogs. Plus, it is just such a joy to watch your dog use his/her brain and nose!! Stimulation for animals, just like humans, is not a luxury but a necessity!
What is Canine Enrichment?
One standard definition of enrichment is: "Additions to an animal's environment with which the animal voluntarily interacts and, as a result, experiences improved physical and/or psychological health.“
The Oxford Dictionary defines enrichment as “the action of improving or enhancing the quality or value of something”.
My goal with this online class is to help improve dogs' lives by enhancing their environment in a more meaningful and rewarding way. AND, give you more tools to help give your dog a job, thus increase the desired behaviors ( sniffing and calmly resting) and decrease the undesired behaviors in the household. It is NOT a replacement for a dog’s social interaction, but it can indeed also help dogs who have difficulty in social situation. I want you to think of enrichment not as something “extra” we provide for our dogs, but as something necessary and an essential part of their mental health and wellbeing. And as an added “bonus”, it can help reduce behavior problems, while increasing quality of life. So, I think we can all agree on the importance of mental stimulation through enrichment games…so now comes the question:
How do I start? Well, the first step is to simply remove your dog’s food dish. If you can’t feed your dog in the food dish, you are now “forced” to be creative…and that is when this online enrichment class will help you get started on being creative with your dog’s food. Becausetruly, we are doing our animals a disservice by serving their food on a plate or in a bowl. In this online class you will receive several videos along with additional online support to help you get started with a series of new enrichment activities. If you get inspired to try other enrichment activities than what I email to you, don't hold back. Give it a go. As long as your dog is enjoying it and willingly engaging with the activity, you are on the right path.
What are the requirements? As long as you have an email and online access, you are good to go. Plus a dog. No matter the age , breed or size of your dog, you can participate.
How do I get signed up and what can I expect from this class? Simply just email your name and cell phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org . I will text you an invoice for this class via a secure business app. As soon as your payment is confirmed, you will receive your first intro email and you are ready to start your class. Each week, several instructional videos will be emailed to you. You can work at your own pace, knowing that you will have the videos in your inbox. So no stress. Furthermore, I will offer online problem solving and Q & A's via a closed Facebook group. If you don't have a Facebook account, your questions will still be answered via email. This full class is about 3 weeks long.
What is the cost and when will we start? The cost is only $14.99 and we will start the first group already this Sunday, March 22, 2020. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at email email@example.com
READY, SET, GO!!! Sign up today and enjoy new, fun and stimulating ways to engage with your dog. You will both love it.
WHAT IS TREIBBALL? TREIBBALL is a German word meaning push or drive ball. It is a sport that started 12 years ago in Germany, and was designed for high energy or easily aroused dogs to showcase their incredible talents with intricate skills, self-control under pressure, solving concepts and reasoning while in motion, and the ultimate Team work. From its first day this sport has been about training at the highest level with positive reinforcement training skills, to gather and drive balls from one end of the field and then into a goal with the handler.
WHY TREIBBALL? Treibball is like a moving puzzle between you and your dog, and creates great mental and physical exercise on both ends of the leash. The skills for this sport include – distance, directional (steering at a distance), changing pace and speed, and being able to communicate with each other while far apart, and it builds incredible Team work. Treibball is working as a Team both close together and far apart, which can be applied to most every other thing you do with your dog during your day. Treibball is for all ages, puppy to senior, as the dog chooses their pace/speed. Treibball equipment is super lightweight and affordable. Treibball can be played in the yard, a park, or a larger field. Treibball can be a daily puzzle solving game for you and your dog, or a competition sport. Treibball never gets old, working with distance, directional, steering, pushing, and Team work, there are absolutely endless ways to play!
Nancy Tanner will offer two mini workshops on Saturday, April 25th in Billings:
LEVEL A - 9am- 11:30am This Mini Workshop is for everyone interested in learning about THE ELEMENTS OF TREIBBALL. It will be Fun, fast paced, and the perfect amount of time to get to know a new sport! Level A is for all energy levels – from easily aroused to calm to high energy. Level A Is for puppies (16 weeks and older) thru senior. Must be in good health and fully mobile. Level A is for beginners, as a refresher, refinement of elemental skills, or wanting to build a strong foundation. Level A will start with relationship in motion skills. Level A will introduce a paw target/mat as a go-to. Level A will introduce Team focus. Level A will introduce the foundation for building distance. Level A will introduce both clock and counter. Level A will introduce the purpose of the ball/s and the foundation for pushing. If you have been looking for something new, affordable, and fun to do with your dog, something that will work both body and mind, sign up today. Working spot cost: $59 Auditing: $39 If interested in lunch: add $10
LEVEL B - 1 pm – 4:30 pm The afternoon Elements Workshop is for Teams that have advanced or budding advanced training skills, and have solid skills with both directionals and distance. Level B will have relationship in motion exercises – the foundation to self-control on both ends of the leash. Level B will be working with patterns and sequences, while building behaviors at a distance. Level B will be learning how to push a ball correctly, and building on that behavior with some distance. Level B will be clarifying counter and clock directionals, up close and with distance. Level B will be mapping out a couple of World Treibball League Matches, and going through the steps from start to finish. So, if you have been interested in this awesome sport, are looking for a cross-training discipline between your seasons, are hoping to build better distance and directional, and would love sport that acts like a giant puzzle in motion, this is it! Sign up now. Working spot cost: $69 Auditing: $39 If interested in lunch: $10
If you are working in one of the mini workshops and wants to audit the other one, your auditing spot is only $15.
Please notice, that there are limited working spots. When you sign up, you will receive an invoice via text message. Not until your payment is received, is your working spot guaranteed. Once registered there are no refunds, please make sure the date and time work for you. NOTE - No refund unless Nancy Tanner or Blue Creek Canine cancels the event due to weather, acts of God, or elephants!
All dogs are welcome, no matter age or size or breed (If your dog is very reactive in a group class setting, consider auditing instead of a working spot. This will ensure you can fully focus on the instruction being given and take wonderful notes without having to worry about your dog or how he/she affects the other teams.)
BALL – right at your dog’s chin (exercise balls/no sand – 45, 55, 65,75cm) Nancy will also have them available for purchase for $11-12. Please let Blue Creek Canine know if you will be needing a ball or bringing your own.
Complimentary snacks and beverages available all through the day. When: Saturday, April 25th , 2020 Where: 3947 Blue Creek Road, Billings - it is a large indoor arena ( You will receive driving and parking instructions when signed up).