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Would you like to get involved with "touch" training a few of our dogs?

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With the help of a visiting volunteer, ARF is coordinating a few "touch training" sessions with a few people that would be willing to continue the practice with some of the ARF dogs that are currently being fostered.   These animals are quite timid and shy, and need help coming out of their shells.


What is “touch training?”  The “touch” cue teaches dogs that an approaching hand is not a threat and therefore does not require a negative response.  Many advanced behavioral issues can often be traced back to seemingly innocuous beginnings like a puppy reacting nervously to an outstretched hand or general human touch.

The key to avoiding the escalation of such issues is to desensitize the dog to things that might be considered scary (such as human hands) as early as possible.  Teaching the “Touch” cue is a great way of building that foundation and is a useful cue to teach both puppies and adult dogs.

“Touch” is also a great confidence-building exercise and can be used to help all dogs accept the approach of a human hand.


You would work with the dogs for 1 hour so.   Our volunteer would like to find a small group of people that can do the training 3 more times before March 25.

This is an excellent opportunity for people that have dogs at home they would also like to train. These will be simple sessions.  None of the dogs you work with will are aggressive.

She would like to try for
2pm this Saturday March 11.   The location of the foster is on Volcancito Road.


If you are interested in participating, please contact Mindy on mindy.bockewitz@gmail.com



ARF is a small non-profit animal organization dedicated to the rescue, care, foster and adoption of the unwanted and neglected animals in Boquete and the surrounding areas.  Please visit our website at http://www.arf-boquete.com/  if you are interested in adopting an animal.  You can also help with the financial support of these animals by clicking here http://www.arf-boquete.com/donate.html 100% of our donations go to the animals.

Our email address is arf.boquete@gmail.com

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