Have you ever played golf with your dog? Now you can at PawsAbilities! We added a new game, called Par for the Course, and it's our twist on playing golf with your dog.
Par for the Course tests the dogs' recalls. Dogs start in a down-stay at the tee. Handlers can try to get a hole in one by calling their dog directly to the hole. Or work their way toward the hole by doing shorter recalls.
To make the game even more exciting, we'll be adding distractions or obstacles to the course, which your dog will need to ignore.
Handler-dog teams receive one point for each recall, and one point for every time a dog visits a distraction, whether it's an obstacle on the course or one of the spectators. Just like in golf, the object is to have the lowest score at the end of all the rounds.
Will you be trying Par for the Course at PawsAbilities?
Susquehanna Service Dogs raises, trains, and places service dogs to assist individuals with disabilities. We train service, hearing, balance and companion dogs to support men, women, and children to be more independent.