Sure it’s been a mild winter for Wisconsin and you probably have had your dog out for walks and other fun, but as Spring truly has seem to sprung its time to let your dogs loose. A tired dog is a good dog, and there are many ways to tire your dog out, especially with the nice weather from simple walks and runs on leash to dog parks, and even organized activities like agility and flyball. But there may be no better way to tire your dog out than to let them have a go at lure coursing.
Simply put, in lure coursing your dog chases a lure. Think of it as open field dog racing only one at a time, or a controlled, safe re-creation of hunting. Though made for sight hounds who normally excel at it, most dogs enjoy it. More info is here, but needless to say if your dog takes to it, it is a blast for them and for you to watch.
Normally you need to find a group that has the setup – a large open area fenced in with the lure course equipment. Times will be limited and you may need to schedule a time.
BUT… During warm months you can easily try it out, and on top of it help out a worthy organization. Elmbrook Humane Society has their own space and lure equipment and runs weekend sessions where you can show up and try it out. Your money goes right to EBHS – so your dog helps other dogs. It’s $5 per run or pay $20 for a new “Lure License” for unlimited runs!
Here is a video of some dogs having at it at EBHS.
The next session is:
Tomorrow, Friday March 16th
5 – 7 p.m. at EBHS
20950 Enterprise Avenue | Brookfield, WI 530
Follow them on Facebook or check their website for future dates and times all through Spring, Summer, and Winter.