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Training Camps – Why you and your dog need to attend one!

Are you thinking of going to a dog training camp this year? Here’s 5 reasons why you really should!

Reason  1: Has your training become fairly stagnant? Do you need some inspiration? Training camps are one of the best ways to ignite your passion once again and to give you that all important boost. You’ll learn new ways of doing things too!

Reason 2: We get that sometimes you have good intentions to get cracking with your latest training goal, but life gets in the way and you find it hard to focus and before you know it the week has run away with itself!

Attending a training camp will give you that special time to really focus on your dog. How awesome the feeling is to park everything else in your life for a week and spend some quality time with your buddy!

Reason 3:  Are you looking for holiday ideas where you can take your dog? Have your considered a training camp? Aside from the awesome fun training that takes place, there’s also that festival feeling with everyone camping together and sharing experiences!

Reason 4: Fancy taking a break with your dog with like minded people? Training camps are the place to be! Over the years here at Devon Dogs we have seen friendships flourish between camp attendees and most have remained good friends ever since.

Camps really are awesome for building your canine community. Which we believe is so very important, as support and encouragement from your peers is one of the driving forces behind achieving your goals.

Reason 5: Do you need a way of measuring your progress? Here at Devon Dogs we have students who come back each year to attend their favourite camp. Each year we see them we are blown away by the progression of their skills and training.

Even if you have attended a camp before, coming back the following year is such a fab way for you to see how far you have come. You’re then ready to move those skills forward as we believe that training is never done!

kelly-murrellAbout the Author: Kelly Murrell helps out with some of the work in the office at Devon Dogs, particularly with marketing and advertising. She used to work in the office at East Bowerland Farm, but recently moved to Vancouver Island, Canada with her husband. She is an avid dog trainer and regularly posts dog training tips for Devon Dogs, Bowerland and Progressive Paws.

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