Ask Kathy About Feel Good Things to do with Your Dog

By Kathy Santo | Updated: April 30 2019

Student’s Question:

“My dog is bored and so am I. What can we do together that will make both of us ‘feel good?’

Kathy’s Answer:

Great question. Complicated answer. There are so many things you could do together, but not knowing who you are makes it difficult to pinpoint exactly what you would both enjoy.

My first thought would be for you to take an agility class together – but what if running alongside your dog as he jumps over hurdles and races through tunnels is way too athletic for your tastes?

Although my dogs and I love obedience and agility trials, our greatest “feel good” times are when we’re working in the programs that I have for children with autism, and senior citizen communities.

The connection that we make with those people is as much a gift to me as it is to my dogs. With basic obedience training and proper certification, you and your dog can participate in amazing programs such as Pet Partners with the Delta Society

Check with your local dog training club to see what’s available in your area, and get ready to never be bored again!

If you’re looking to do some training at home with your dog, everything you need is right here!

Kathy Santo has spent her entire career as a dog trainer and handler, training dogs and winning over 500 obedience, agility and Canine Good Citizenship titles. Working with her own dogs, she has achieved every competitive obedience title the American Kennel Club (AKC) has offered and earned the prestigious AKC “Obedience Trial Champion” title (OTCh) multiple times.

In Waldwick, Kathy teaches classes, private lessons, and oversees the training of her student’s dogs using her extensive knowledge, experience and intuition to handle problems from the benign to the serious. Her engaging personality has won her the respect and friendship of her many students, who now consider themselves part of her extended family.


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