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Dogs on the Farm WInter 2018

The Dogs on the Farm program has welcomed dogs and their people to the Barrier Islands Center since 2010. Please contact Beth Ann at Eastern Shore Dog directly by email to reserve your place in dog classes

Classes are also announced and described at under Events. A $25, non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

Basic Obedience

Instructors: Michelle Surran or Beth Ann Sabo. 5 weeks, 1 hour each week. Choose one session. Limit: 8 dogs per session. Cost: $130.

  • Session 1: Mondays, 6:00p – 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5
  • Session 2: Saturdays, 11:00a - 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10
  • Session 3: Saturdays, 11:00a – 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24
  • Session 4: Monday evenings, 6:00p – 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

Learn the fundamentals of companion obedience and how to communicate with your best friend. Your dog will learn mouth manners (take it, leave it, get it, drop it), control behaviors (sit, down, stay) and safety behaviors (wait, recall). We’ll also work on polite leash walking and more, and add games and tricks to keep your dog engaged and learning. No pre-requisite – this is where your dog’s education starts!

Intro to Scent Work/ K9 Nose Work

Instructor: Beth Ann Sabo. 5 weeks. Cost: $130.

Mondays, 7:30p - 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5

Join us to get started on your dog's nose work career! This introductory class conditions the search, challenges (and tires) your dog, and will create focus and confidence. Dogs are crated between runs, and have the search to themselves - so any dog will be comfortable in this class. No pre-requisite - nose work is a "no obedience zone." Your dog will thank you for it! Maximum 8 dogs.

Scent Work/K9 Nose Work - Introduction to Odor

Instructor: Beth Ann Sabo. Cost: $130.

5 weeks.  Mondays, 7:00p - 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

Step up the game for your nose work dog – time to start working target odors! This class is also great for dogs who need more foundation in odor. Prerequisite – Intro to Scent Work/K9 Nose Work or permission of instructor. Maximum 8 dogs.