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You select the start date most convenient for you (subject to class availability) and continue for 16 consecutive class sessions.
PACKWORKS: Schumacher & Schmidt
Dogs do what works . . . you can too.
Q: The PACKWORKS training centre is located in Smokey Point/Arlington, just off I5 at exit 206. I live an hour or so away; what makes Packworks worth the trip?
A: Below are but a few of the many reasons a trip to PACKWORKS is worth your while:
1) Packworks approach and methodology are different. If you have been working with your dog and you have reached a plateau with the methods you have been using, our unique training/behaviour modification protocols, coupled with our ability to replicate "real-life" (BUT CONTROLLED AND MANAGED) situational "set-ups" at our facility, will create fresh opportunities for both teaching and learning, for both you and your dog!
is worth the trip if you have a puppy or newly adopted adult dog, who
had a less than ideal experience in a previous home, and you want to
learn how to PROPERLY socialize him or her, and generally get
started on the right foot. And, if you wish to have your puppy
or dog APPROPRIATELY introduced and familiarized with a variety of
different stimuli not readily available where you live. Or TOO
READILY available, amounting to a frightening,
overwhelming onslaught, resulting in the exact opposite of
the desired result. There are very good ways and very NOT so good
ways to "socialize" a puppy or dog.
5) Packworks is worth the trip if you are adding a new dog to your existing pack and you want to do it properly, with the least amount of stress for all concerned--humans and dogs. Packworks has a combined half-century of dog-rescue work. In furtherance of this community service, we have fostered, rehabilitated, and successfully placed hundreds and hundreds of dogs; as a result, our ability to recognize and/or to prevent potential issues between and among dogs has been finely honed.
7) Packworks is worth the trip if you want to make sure there are no viable alternatives to having your dog on one of the many popularly prescribed anti-depressants which do nothing whatsoever to address the underlying causative issues for the undesirable behaviour.
8) Packworks is worth the trip if you want to do (or are doing) sport/competitive work with your dog (i.e. herding, Schutzhund, SAR, competitive obedience, agility, etc.) and you want to do effective and specific problem-solving and behavior modification/obedience work that complements (vs. disrupts) the competitive work you do (or will do) with the same dog.
Gretchen SCHUMACHER & Michael SCHMIDT
To book a private training/behaviour modification session at the Packworks training centre, please email with your top three or four preferred days/dates and times, and a description of your dog's issues.
In-home/off-site sessions available by arrangement. (Additional Fee Applies)