Thu, Apr 06|
Canine Parkour Training
Learn about the sport of canine parkour and how to get started! Speaker: Sugako Sugar Sasaki
Time & Location
Apr 06, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
About the event
This workshop will discuss how to teach tricky parkour skills step by step and help sprout your trainer's thinking.
Parkour, also known as Urban Agility, is a great way to exercise your dog who might not be suitable for classroom setting due to his/her challenging behavior(s) (ex. dog-to-dog reactivity, overexcitement). During the workshop, we will discuss not only how to train some tricky skills but also discuss 1) safety, 2) harness choices, and 3) parkour eyes to find the objects that you can use in your surroundings so that you can continue training parkour with your dog.
Speaker: Sugako Sugar Sasaki (she/her) CPDT-KA, ADT-IAABC, FDM, FFCP, Certified AKC CGC and Tricks Evaluator
Sugako has completed degrees in Canine Behavior Analysis and Animal Assisted Therapy. She then transitioned to working with autistic children under the supervision of Board Certified Behavior Analysts. After 5 years, Sugako returned to her love of dog behavior, providing in-person services in Washington State. She is currently completing certification as a service dog trainer through Atlas Assistance Dogs. Sugako specializes in shy and fearful dogs, leash reactivity, service dog training, cooperative care training. She enjoys providing canine enrichment with parkour training, as well as developing enrichment for senior and disabled dogs.