Seattle Positively Trained Dog Flash Mob

Join us for the first ever Positive Dog Training FLASH MOB!

Organized by Service Dog Academy in association with Sidekick Dog Training & Puget Sound Positive Training to promote APDT’s Train Your Dog Month.

FLASH MOB DETAILS

  • Date: Sunday January 16th, 2011
  • Time: 3:00 pm (please arrive at least 15 minutes early)
  • Location: Westlake Park, Seattle, WA (across from Westlake Center)

Who can participate?

  • Any handler with a dog-friendly and people-friendly dog trained using positive reinforcement.

To get started:

  • To learn the routine, watch the video at http://servicedogacademy.com/wp/uncategorized/flash-mob/ and practice on your own. Detailed written instructions are also provided.
  • The end move is a freestyle trick or two. Have fun with it!

Then, join us for group practice:

If you plan to participate, RSVP to:

  • mary@servicedogacademy.com or 206-355-9033
  • RSVPs are important to get a head count and to contact you with “day of” details.

Additional Info:

  • Although the dogs in this video were off leash, all dogs must be ON leash. We will not condone anyone breaking the law. Leashes should be around 6 feet long. Dogs on flexi leashes will not be allowed to participate due to the fact that they are a tripping hazard for people with disabilities.
  • By participating in this event you agree that your dog is your responsibility. The Service Dog Academy, Sidekick Dog Training and Puget Sound Positive Trainers will not be held liable for anyone elses actions.
  • Since there will be service dogs in the crowd, all dogs should be up to date on all vaccinations recommend by their veterinarian.
  • Only positive reinforcement training tools are allowed. Dogs in prong collars, shock collars or choke collars will be asked to leave.
  • There might be hundreds of dogs present so you might want to bring the high value treats (if you need them) to keep your dog interested in you. High value treats are things like cheese, peanut butter, freeze dried liver and hot dogs.

And now, onto the dance….

Dance Instructions:
People are just mulling around the area until the music starts. Once they hear the cue, they start lining up. The first row should only contain 4 dogs to facilitate the dance wave and will have the two organizers dogs (Mary McNeight and Amanda Brothers) as the first two dogs.

Steps:
1. Touch left hand
2. Touch right hand
3. Touch left hand
4. Touch right hand
5. Shake
6. Shake
7. Shake
8. Shake
9. Ask your dog to sit and then stay
10. Walk clockwise around your dog
11. Keeping dog in sit say, walk counter clockwise around the dog
12. 1st dog in 1st row goes down – all other dogs are still in a sit!
13. 2nd dog in 1st row goes down – all other dogs are still in a sit!
14. 3rd dog in 1st row goes down – all other dogs are still in a sit!
15. 4th dog in 1st row goes down – all other dogs are still in a sit!
16. 4th dog in 1st row goes sit – all other dogs are still in a sit!
17. 3rd dog in 1st row goes sit – all other dogs are still in a sit!
18. 2nd dog in 1st row goes sit – all other dogs are still in a sit!
19. 1st dog in 1st row goes sit – all other dogs are still in a sit!
20. All dogs spin clockwise
21. All dogs spin counter clockwise
22. All dogs spin clockwise
23. All dogs spin counter clockwise
24. Sit
25. Down
26. Sit
27. Down
28. Sit
29. Stay. Walk 4 steps away.
30. Come
31. Sit
32. Reward your dog and show us your dogs best trick!

The music in the video is Walking The Dog and is sung by Rufus Thomas and is Copyright Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing. You can purchase this song on Amazon.com through the this link.

To view what this looks like with more than two people, watch the following video

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  1. We rock! :)

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