A Few Spots Left for Classes Starting This Week!

Posted on May 2nd, 2012

A few spots are available in the following classes starting this week! Contact The Ranch today to sign up! THURSDAYS Scent Work and Tracking | 6:00-7:00p Scent work and tracking is designed to introduce you and your dog to using it’s nose to work, search and find. Different types of scenting (air, ground, nose games, searches) will be introduced and worked on. Dogs will learn basic search skills, build confidence

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What is all this talk about Rally Obedience?

Posted on April 18th, 2012

Rally is a fantastic sport which serves as a great obedience foundation while building a working relationship between you and your dog. A Rally course is a set of “obedience” stations that handlers and dogs complete together. You can talk to your dog during the course, give verbal and hand cues. If you’d like to see if Rally is up your alley come to our Rally Workshop this Saturday, April

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Our “Scent Work and Tracking” Workshop was a huge hit!

Posted on April 17th, 2012

This past Saturday we held a Mini Workshop introducing dogs and owners to Scent Work and Searches. We had dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds using their noses for various tasks. Among our group was a 4 month old German Shepherd who represented his breed very nicely by making short work of the distance searches! Tyson, the Rat Terrier in the video at the link, impressed us with his

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The Ranch Graduates Its First Class Tonight

Posted on April 11th, 2012

Tonight The Ranch graduates its very first class since swinging our doors open on March 1st. This AKC-Syle Rally Novice class is a hard working group of individuals who have enjoyed the fun that is Rally while improving their obedience and teamwork. Tonight’s graduation will be a ‘Mock’ trial complete with Judges scores, prizes, and of course, Graduation Certificates. The next round of Rally Classes begin May 3rd.

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Confident Canines

Posted on April 10th, 2012

Our Confident Canines class is all about teamwork, trust and bringing out the confidence in your dog. Each week we do something entirely different, which helps owners discover new things about their dogs. This week we worked hand targeting to tables, hula hoops, cone weaves and jumps. Pictured is “Lugs” learning the powerful tool of hand targeting. Isn’t he awesome? Interested in this class? Come out this Saturday, we’re having

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Spring Into Training Workshops at The Ranch

Posted on April 2nd, 2012

We have a great line-up of dog training workshops in April! Sign up now as space is limited! Call (512) 894-2016 or email trainer@TheRanchForCanineTraining.com. Saturday, April 14th 3:00-4:00p CONFIDENT CANINES This workshop is aimed at building confidence and teamwork through nose work, searches, fungility, PVC mazes, ladders, bobble boards and more. The purpose of this workshop is to bring out the confidence in your dog by promoting teamwork in a

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The Ranch Launches In March!

Posted on February 11th, 2012

We’re getting serious about training and it will be seriously fun! In March 2012, Stay N Play Pet Ranch will launch a new division on our property dedicated to premier dog training and behavior: The Ranch for Canine Training and Behavior, helmed by acclaimed dog trainer and behaviorist Catherine O’Donnell, CPDT-KA. Classes will include Puppy Preschool, Adult Obedience, Canine Good Citizen and more. We’re particularly excited about Catherine’s Rally classes

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