Da Paws Place Saturday May 31st and June 7th 10-2pm

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It is all about the human.

Our Vision

Humans have opposable thumbs.  We are physically more adept at manipulating our environment and capable of written language. Does that make us better. No, just different.  


Because dogs do not have words that we can understand or written script, they communicate physically - blinks, ear twitches, ear flicks, licks, and vocally  through ways we cannot define - snorts, barks and even through the way they breath.


One of the common factors we have between the species is play.  Most mammals out grow play as they age, but dogs and humans seem to continue to play through out their lives.  


So Da Paws  Place is a place to foster play.  If you can’t do agility, you might be able to treibball, rally, dog dance, or just plain  (what we would perceive as) Stupid dog tricks.  To find out why I call it that, see the opinion page.  


If we want to communicate with dogs to facilitate play, we have to do it at their level by getting them to understand that we can communicate by operant training.  This can be accomplished through clicker (signal) training and shaping for rewards.  

 




There is enough information that is available for free for dog training. What people need is a place to practice what they learn and hone their skills with a mentor.


We encourage students to come back after class to practice at Da Paws.


Here at Da Paws we want happy dogs that want to come back to play.  


So that is why we say:  


“ Bring Your Human”