RUFFresher Lessons

FREE when you complete training with us!

What is a Ruffresher? 
Our vision is for Ruffreshers (refreshers) to be like an “open gym” of sorts for dogs who have completed a certain level of training with us.  Our primary goal and focus will be on walking and leash manners with distractions, and we plan to meet outside at the Greenway as often as weather/daylight will allow.  When weather/daylight does not allow, we will cancel the event and look forward to the next scheduled date.

Can my dog come?
All client dogs, past and present, who have either completed a private training program or class (higher than Puppy Preschool) are welcome to attend.  If you are unsure if your dog would be a good fit for a Ruff-resher lesson, please don’t hesitate to ask!

When are the lessons?
With a few exceptions, lessons will be on the 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings of the month at 9 AM – but please check the exact dates below often as dates are subject to change without notice.  All changes will be updated here and posted on our Facebook page at our earliest convenience.

2023 Current dates are as follows:
January – 7, 21
February – 4, 18
March – 4, 18
April – 1, 15
May – 6, 20
June – 3, 17
July – 1, 15
August – 5, 19
September – 9, 16
October – 7, 28
November – 4, 18
December – 2, 16

How do I sign up? 
You don’t!  We know everyone’s schedule is a moving target these days, so we will not be requiring advance commitment – come when you can!

How do I find out about the location? 
Our default meeting location will be at the Greenway – please meet in the field by the picnic tables at the Hunting Hills Lane entrance.  This is the entrance across from the Armory and down the road from the Watauga Swim Complex.   We always post a confirmation based on the weather on the Friday afternoon before ON FACEBOOK.  If you do not have a Facebook account and wish to receive an email notification, please let us know.  If we need to cancel a lesson for some reason, the cancellation will also be posted on Facebook.


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