Terri Coutts, is the owner of K9 Korral and an avid dog lover. In fact, she has 15 dogs of her own.
One need only visit her website to gain a higher understanding of how her love and devotion to animals, generally, came to be: “Raised on a farm, Terri has been involved with animals all of her life, working with both dogs and horses.” Her approach is, and always has been holistic, “using the body, mind and spirit. She has always recognized that a positive mentality of believing, sound diet and exercise, and energy work have a dramatic effect in the health of animals.”
To further her skills, she has taken courses in both Canine Behavior and Equine Psychology. Equine Psychology is the concept of utilizing horses to assist humans in healing and recovery and the founding principle of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (“EAP”). For an extensive explanation of EAP, see the attached article: Helping With Horses: Equine Assisted Therapy (EAP), Psychology Today, Laura Trask, Ph.D., directly attached: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wild-thoughts/201010/helping-horses-equine-assisted-psychotherapy-eap
Equine and Dog Psychology are particularly helpful in understanding and embellishing upon training methods. To that end, K9 Korral offers the following list of training classes:
- Beginners Introduction to Agility and Handling.
- Basic Obedience Education.
- Intermediate Obedience Training.
- Pack Walk,and Terri even offers a class in
- Beginners Exercise and Dance with Your Dog.
The Beginners Introduction to Agility and Handling will assist you with the basics of handling, i.e. teach you how to train your dog not to pull on a leash, to stay focused on you, and to develop basic skills. The Intermediate Obedience Training class will help you teach your dog how to sit still, how to wait, and how to prevent your dog from dashing out into harmful traffic as well as social etiquette generally.
The Pack Walk offers a group setting to “Let your dogs play in a supervised situation. Then we will go for a walk, keeping manners and impulse control as a focus. We will do drills in sit, down, stay and heeling. Then back to the fenced area for a little more social play. If time permits, we will go into the clinic for a coffee and the dogs can learn to be quiet with other dogs in close quarters.” Please note, also, that “All family members [are] welcome”. The Beginners Exercise and Dance Dog is so unique that rather than try to adequately describes its’ activities, the entire link to Upcoming Events for K9 Korral has been attached for your reference: http://www.k9korralwindsor.com/coming-events.html.
Not only does Terri Coutts’ K9 Korral offer a well rounded schedule of classes, its’ Pack Walk also offers a sprawling property of acreage from Windsor to Leamington on which to stretch your “paws”. So, whether you are in need of some Beginner’s training, a somewhat more advanced class or simply want to join the entire canine “clan” to educate yourself about additional techniques, K9 Korral certainly offers an opportunity for each.
“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.” – Author Unknown.
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