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Greenbank Farm to host dog training event Saturday
Greenbank Farm is one of the many places on Whidbey Island that offer the opportunity for dogs to walk off-leash, but it also invites people to walk without dogs to explore all the farm has to offer.
Public conversation about “bully dogs” in the off-leash area prompted farm officials to seek advice on general dog/human etiquette on trails from FETCH!, WAIF and a professional dog trainer.
Because dogs can give its owner clues about how they are feeling and what might be about to happen in an interaction, the farm is offering a workshop with local companion dog trainer, Carol Gannaway, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 24.
Designed for anyone who walks the farm or is thinking about doing so, it is limited to humans.
Participants will first watch a presentation on a wide variety of dog postures and behaviors, and then head out to the trails to observe how they show up there.
The farm wil also host a “Poo Pick Up Party” 9-11 a.m. Thursday, July 17. Bags and gloves will be provided, with prizes awarded for the most pounds picked up.
For more info on the other off-leash dog parks on Whidbey, visit www.fetchparks.org/