On Sunday our Dakoda was invited to show off her tricks (for treats of course) at the Dog Days Sunday Brunch fundraiser for ARF. As part of a training demonstration put on by Baily’s Winery and facilitated by Cool Dog Training she exhibited her skills by obeying cues in a crowd of distractions and other dogs. Although she’s our dog so we are slightly biased to begin with, she rocked the show with her friend Stella proving that positive reinforcement* training is an A+ method in her book.
Baily Winery hosts a dog-friendly brunch every Sunday during the warmer months, and encourages well-mannered dogs to join in the fun. The purpose of the training demonstration was to let people know that any dog can be a cool dog with proper guidance, even big dogs! Big bad Dobermans, Dakoda and Stella, politely enjoyed a nap on the patio while everyone else enjoyed a relaxing lunch. We love dog-friendly establishments!
Do you take your dogs to dine with you?
*Positive Reinforcement: There are many schools of thought on training methods, with positive reinforcement being one of them. In this type of training we as humans are taught to praise desired behaviors with love, affection, and treats and to ignore bad behavior rather than punish for it. Raising a puppy in this type of environment has proven very successful as it creates a trusted bond between human and canine.
Dakoda and Stella are wearing Glow-in-the-Dark Skeleton hoodies, get yours here!