Tuesday, May 1

Spring Fever Pooch Parade... Don't Miss Out!

 A few weeks ago I announced the Spring Fever Pooch Parade that is going to be on May 15th in Little Tokyo and the Arts District.  I want to clear a few things up about what this event is and why it would be good to attend.  Many people have asked or inquired, is this just a walk or is this just training on how to walk your dog?  The answer is no.  It is much more than that.  Really, the Pooch Parade works on socialization for your dog.  Socialization on a broad scale, so that includes other dogs, people, cars, buses, skateboards, bikes, and everything else that comes with the city.  We do take a walk, but during the walk I have you stop every so often to do different exercises to work on your dog's focus on you. 

At the end of the night, we sit down at a restaurant, this time will be Urth Cafe, with our dogs.  This allows for your pooch to rest, but also for you to have a pleasant dining experience with your dog. 

Space is limited and there are a few spots left, so hurry and RSVP today or at least by May 8th.  All the details about the event are below from my original post.

The temperature is risin'!  Get your dog out & let's sniff Downtown's air on the side of the city we don't get to very often!  

It brings me great pleasure to announce Bark & Clark's Spring Pooch Parade!

Please join us for the Spring Fever Pooch Parade on May 15th @ 7pm

The evening will start with me, Certified Trainer, Tamara Clark, leading your pooches through the busy streets of Little Tokyo and we will make our way through the lights and people over to the sometimes no sidewalks of the Arts District.  We'll keep your dogs tail wagging with special to-go treats from Pussy & Pooch and, as usual, the evening will conclude with a chance for the humans to sit down, unwind and enjoy wonderful conversation at the dog friendly, Urth Cafe.  So fun!  

Besides the obvious fun you will have, this is a great chance to learn about how to handle your dog downtown and in general with other dogs and humans.  The Spring Fever Pooch Parade workshop's focus will be on you dogs socialization with busy sidewalks and streets and safety where sidewalks don't exist.  As well, we will have our usual education on the approved potty places and how to get your dog to go there. 
The benefit of working your dog in this environment is it helps reinforce their basic obedience and uses those skills to increase their focus on you - not all the distractions. We'll also work  on manners specific to the city, such as sitting at all intersections before crossing; sitting for introductions and the proper way to greet other dogs. 

We teach uptown manners for Downtown dogs! This class is so fun, it's more like an outing... So let's take a stroll through the city and focus on doggy's ability to deal with the public, the lively city and all the other pooches out and about.

I am so excited about this Pooch Parade, I hope I will see you all there and if you can't be there, I hope you will help spread the word!  

Be sure to RSVP by May 8th because space is limited.  The cost is $40/dog.

To sign up for The Spring Fever Pooch Parade, give us a bark:  Bark!