FREE when you complete training with us!
What is a Ruff-resher?
Our vision is for Ruff-reshers (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 meet at our shop on the 105 Bypass and modify our plan for inside.
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 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 as some months require a slightly different schedule!
Current dates/times are as follows:
January – 5th and 19th
February – 2nd and 23rd
March – 2nd and 16th
April – 6th and 20th
May – 4th and 18th
June – 1st and
July – 13th and 27th Changed to July 6th only.
August – 3rd and 17th
7th and 21st and 28th
5th and 19th
November – 2nd and 16th
7th and 14th – Will be attending a workshop on the 7th – no RUFFresher.
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 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 the location 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.