Features July 2011 Issue

Working on a K9 Drill and Demo Team: An Incredible Socialization Opportunity

Often, dogs who regularly take part in a drill team learn to recognize and trust each other enough for one to jump over the other! Photo courtesy of Karen Hilker.

Working on a K9 Drill and Demo Team: An Incredible Socialization Opportunity

When I began working on this article, I asked the members from the Santa Cruz Dog Training Club (the team I participate with) what they valued about being part of a demo team. Their answers varied, but one universal theme rose from the group as a whole: Being part of the team was an incredible socialization opportunity for all of our dogs.

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