Summer is finally here!
There is truly no substitute for fresh air and time spent together exercising and enjoying the great outdoors. There are many relaxing and physical benefits at Misty Pines’ dog park for you and your dog.
How about giving your dog a full run outside off leash? This is beneficial for maintaining a strong body and a strong mind.
At Misty Pines we have many outdoor activities and amenities to keep you and your dog happy all summer long!
Once a month we travel to walk and train at the North Park’s Pie Traynor Loop. The dates are: Tuesday, July 10th at 11:15 am, Tuesday, August 7th at 6:30 pm and Tuesday, September 4th at 6:30 pm. We work towards building good manners and behavior throughout any distraction that we may come across. To solidify these behaviors we work through four variables of dog training; Distance, Distraction, Duration, and Location. Location is perhaps one of the most important variables of training a dog.
Have lunch under our picnic pavilion.
Sit on the dock, dangle your feet over the edge, and relax by the dog pond.
Enjoy the beautifully shaded fenced in dog playground.
Looking for something very instructional and fun for your kids? Kids Camp is the perfect way for your child to enjoy their pet and learn proper handling skills and dog safety. Help your child have a great relationship with their canine best friend. The kids enjoy games, dog obedience, agility obstacles, trail hikes, and swimming at the pond! Kids Camp is available for kids ages 7-13 years of age. There’s nothing better than seeing kids enjoy forging a bond with their dogs and learning about the rewards of training, consistency and determination while having an absolute blast. There are two camps available: Camp #1: July 9th, 10th, & 11th, 2018 and Camp #2: July 23rd, 24th & 25th, 2018 both are from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Does your dog need a swimming lesson? Is your dog a good swimmer but wants to have friends to swim with? We offer a Summer Swimming Class! This helpful class will be sure to get your dog in the water at our dog pond and help them learn to swim well and enjoy their time in the water. Be sure to bring a water toy, enticing dog treats, a long leash, your bathing suit or old clothes and water shoes. You Will Get Wet! Come swim on July 14th at 11:15 am – 12:00 pm.
Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. A few months ago we had an Intro to Agility class and it’s back by popular demand. The class on Saturday, July 21st at 11:15 am will focus on competition rules and preparing dog and handler to compete in the sport. During competition, dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Consequently, the handler’s controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler. If you would prefer to just have a fun time learning how to train your dog to the obstacles, visit our twice monthly agility class on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 8:00 am. We also have obstacles in our fenced in playground that you can use when visiting the park.
We hope to see you and your dog enjoy our beautiful park this summer!