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Water Sports

For people and dogs who love to work and play in the water.

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Water Sports Classes:

Water Sports - Learn to Dog Paddle
Water Sports - Level 1
Water Sports - Level 2
Water Sports - Stand Up Paddleboard With Your Dog
Water Sports - Private Training

Why you and your dog should try water sports...

All levels of dogs are welcome: from the canine athlete to the family pet, from those that have never set all four paws in the water to those that think they are a fish.  For more information on the Canine Water Sports program and philosophies, check out: www.caninewatersports.com.

Class details are listed below. If you are interested in a class not being offered, please let us know.  We will customize our services to meet your needs.

You can reach us at: 619-889-8606. You can also contact us at our email address: lara@happydoghappyowner.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.



Water Sports - Learn to Dog Paddle (Age: 6 months and over)

Do you want to teach your dog to swim and enjoy the water? Not sure how to get started? This class covers the basics of teaching your dog how to dog paddle in a safe and fun environment. Not all dogs are ready to take the plunge and swim after a single session, but you will learn how to gradually increase your dog's confidence, passion for the water, and desire to swim.

Each 1-hour session is reserved for just you and your dog.  Group classes and custom options are available by request.


SchedulingLengthCost
Request dates when registering for session. 1 hr $90


Register

After completing the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with details regarding the class location and how to submit payment. Registration and payment is required prior to the class start date. Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, and Paypal accepted.

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Water Sports - Level 1 (Age: 6 months and over)

Does your dog already know how to swim and love the water? This class introduces you and your dog to various water sports skills and challenges. Behaviors introduced include: swimming with a human, swimming through weave markers, basic retrieve and delivery tasks, underwater retrieves, tow work, and platform jumping. To keep the sessions fun for you and your dog, these skills are integrated with games and contests. If your dog is training for the Portuguese Water Dog or Newfoundland water work trials, let us know, and we can customize the exercises to mimic the breed specific water work tests. Class size is limited to 6 dogs.

LocationStart DateTimeLengthCost
Fiesta Island Classes will resume in Spring 2015 - Please email to be added to the mailing list for the next class. TBD 5 wks* $125

* Multi-session classes are held once a week for one hour.


Register

After completing the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with details regarding the class location and how to submit payment. Registration and payment is required prior to the class start date. Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, and Paypal accepted.

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Water Sports - Level 2 (Age: 6 months and over)

Has your dog mastered the Water Sports - Level 1 behaviors and is now ready for new challenges? This class builds on the behaviors learned in Level 1. Skills covered include: multiple article retrieves, delivery between multiple people and/or objects, delivery to a zone, advanced tow work, submersions, and diving. If your dog is training for the Portuguese Water Dog or Newfoundland water work trials, let us know, and we can customize the exercises to mimic the breed specific water work tests. Class size is limited to 6 dogs.

LocationStart DateTimeLengthCost
Fiesta Island Classes will resume in Spring 2015 - Please email to be added to the mailing list for the next class. TBD 5 wks* $125

* Multi-session classes are held once a week for one hour.


Register

After completing the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with details regarding the class location and how to submit payment. Registration and payment is required prior to the class start date. Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, and Paypal accepted.

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Water Sports - Stand Up Paddleboard With Your Dog (Age: 6 months and over)

Do you and your dog love the water?  Looking for a unique way to spend time with your dog? Bring your 4-legged friend along for a stand up paddleboard adventure on Mission Bay. Don't be intimidated, stand up paddleboard is incredibly fun for anyone who likes the water. We will introduce you and your dog to the paddleboard on land and then proceed with balance training in the shallows. After a brief paddling lesson, we are off to explore Mission Bay.

Each 1-hour session is reserved for just you and your dog.  Group classes and custom options are available by request.

We provide the paddleboard, paddle, and life vests (human and canine); no previous stand up paddleboard experience is required.

 


SchedulingLengthCost
Request dates when registering for session. 1 hr $90


Register

After completing the registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with details regarding scheduling, the class location and how to submit payment. Registration and payment is required prior to the class start date. Cash, Checks, Credit Cards, and Paypal accepted.

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