Category Archives: Miami Dog Training

Le Petit Camp is Back!

Happy New Doggie Camp 2013!!

We had a whole day of intense training and fun!

Welcome Myrtle to our Dog Connection Family!

The day started with so many happy wag tails greeting each other and us. All the dogs were excited and full of energy after the long holiday.

We re-evaluated the obedience level of each one of the campers and trained in different locations during the day.

Finally, we gather together to celebrate our friendship in this beautiful multi-specie family.

Thank you for give your dogs and us the opportunity to grow together!

CLICKER TRAINING @ THE BEACH !! (VIDEO)

Training – real life – training – real life…..

and a beautiful day @ the beach!!

Clicker training = fun!!

dog connection doggie camp = super fun !!!

Recipe to make it :

14 happy doggie campers (sassy, casper, delilah, lucy, kitty, sadie, peta, bo, sofia, maddie, buddie, pancho, anubis & coco)
5  happy trainers (ludovic, gustavo, hector, nikki & paulina)
1 van and 2 suvs

2 gopro cameras
1 waterproof camera
1 point and shoot camera (i did not bring my real one!!  🙂 (excuse the quality!))

1 beautiful beach
5 clickers
And many treats & tons of smiles and wagging tails!!!

Train is beautiful but to be able to apply the training into real life is even more beautiful and that is our goal. We want our campers to enjoy freedom because they know how to behave….each one has their  level  and challenge but we will continue to improve how they behave  and at the same time we are ALL going to have so much fun!!  (thank you!!)

Wow ! What a summer camp!!

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SOBE here we go: Spring Camp # 3

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Finally we made it to Ocean Drive. We had been thinking to add this place to our camp’s adventures and today we did it and for sure this will be a must to return place.

Not only we had so much fun strolling up and down the road at the cafes and restaurants full of people, tables, waitress, music, food, but also  we walked along the beach side  full of runners, skateboards, bicycles, motorcycles, rollerblades, baby-strolls, other dogs and all type of people – perfect scenario for a perfect dog training and socialization camp day!

We had an intensive practice on “heeling” in group and we squeezed between the people and tables making our campers to deal with small spaces without being reactive. We also had our moments of  “pet the doggies”  🙂 and reviewed  the obedience basics down and sit stay while the bicycles were passing by. We  “had a break” so your dogs needed to squeezed once again but now under the table while we drank an ice tea!

Lovely day!

And all your dogs did fantastic!! Each on their on level and with their own challenges.

Finally we returned home and we had an extra hour of free-playing time!!

Fall Camp #10 – Graduation and Pool Party!

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Graduation Day is here – WOW! Time DOES fly when you are having fun!

At Dog Connection, we find ourselves as usual feeling conflicting emotions on this our last day of this Camp Series. We feel happy because the dogs had so much fun, proud that they have all learned so much and improved so notably, but we also feel a little sad because we know we’ll miss our outings and seeing them on a regular basis. It really is a lot of work planning and putting into practice each Camp session, but the rewards we get from each and every one far outweigh it. So this is not really a goodbye but a see you later, as we’re already starting plans for our next series – after a short break for the Holidays!

We would like to give a HUGE thank you to Rosemary and Pedro – Bella’s owners- for the DELICIOUS breakfast basket they sent us yesterday! It ended up being breakfast, lunch and takeout for all 5 of our Camp Counselors!!!! Also, thanks to Dana – Diva and Dude’s owner – for the wonderful treats – everyone enjoyed them. Again, THANK YOU, you really didn’t have to, but boy did we appreciate it 😉

Another HUGE thank you goes to Megan and the Webber Family – Bo and Sofia’s owners – for having us and all 17 campers for a fun filled day at their home and some swimming in their pool. We are really grateful for your hospitality and lucky to have such a wonderful place to celebrate our last Camp Session!  We think the pictures speak for themselves, and the tired dogs we sent home yestersday will be further proof of how much fun was had. The Campers had a wonderful time romping loose in the fenced in yard, swimming in the pool and going through their obedience practice. We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed spending the day with your dogs.

Finally, we would like to thank all of our Campers for joining us in this journey, for all the laughs and their antics, and of course to you, their families, for taking such good care of them and, of course, for trusting us with their care and training.

Please remember the Holidays can be a very dangerous and stressful time for your dog: lots of people coming in and out of the house raise the risk of escaping, and dogs can get a bit nervous with the unusual going ons. Gifts and decorations present new hazards for dogs who can become destructive or curious with the unexpected “surprises”. Holiday candy and food, as well as some of the more traditional plants can be poisonous to your dog, so make sure your pup isn’t chewing on your beautiful poinsetta as it can be very dangerous!

Remember to give your dogs a break from all the celebrating and enjoy this wonderful time with your family!!!!

See you soon for our next Camp!