Gateway Arch / Metrolink

Date(s) - Saturday, May 8, 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

This will be our 2nd visit to the newly redesigned museum under the arch. The tram ride to the top is optional and not required.

We will be meeting up at 10 am sharp at the North Hanley Transit Center garage on north Hanley near the intersection of 70 and 170.

We will then take the MetroLink East to the riverfront. We will then walk to the Arch. Please wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for the weather

Objectives for this training outing:

  • Walking in a parking structure and on public streets.
    • Dogs should exit the vehicle in a safe manner and under control, you might need a shorter leash length as well.
  • Traveling on Public Transportation
    • Dogs should board and tuck into a seated position next to the windows while you take a seat on the aisle.
  • Stairwells and elevators
    • Practice walking on stairs
      • Up and Down
      • Handrail on your left and your right
      • Dog on your left and your right
      • The dog should be walking with you on the stairs. Not two steps ahead or behind.
      • Riding in the elevator should be done with the dog in a counter position against the wall.
    • Ignoring pet dogs
      • You will be walking through the park surrounding the Arch. You need to keep a safe distance away from pet dogs.
      • It is good to have a canned saying for why they can not visit. “We are in ”
      • Also helps to have one for people that want to pet your dog. “We are in ”
    • Lines
      • Waiting in line can be hard for some dogs when you are first starting. Your dog should sit/stand by your side, down at your feet, or work on blocking behavior.
    • Security Check Point:
      • Depending on how they do their security you will need to be prepared.
        • Have your bag, cell phone, keys, and other items ready to go through the metal detector.
        • While in line your dog will need to stand, sit or lay down at your feet or practice blocking.
        • Sometimes they will ask you to leave your dog to walk through the metal detector. You should leave your dog in a stay position; you can have a non-dog handler step on the leash for you, just in case. (Your goal should be a stay, not having someone hold the leash for you.)
        • You may be asked to call your dog through the metal detector; you will want to get as close as they allow you when you call your dog, so they chose to go through. If you are too far back, they may try and go around.
        • Every once in a while we will run into someone who will ask you to remove your dog’s We do try to educate the people at the checkpoint. if we have a problem one of the trainers will handle it.
      • Escalators
        • You should work on being around escalators if they are not ready to ride on them. (If your dog needs help, please contact one of the trainers for a lesson or practice times.)
      • Shopping
        • Beware of your dog and others. If it is crowded, a shorter leash may be needed.
        • Your dog should have a strong leave it (watch your dog for “shopping”).
        • We would like you to wait in line to ask a question if you are not buying anything.
        • A gentle leader may be useful for keeping control of your dog’s wandering nose.
      • Dining
        • You can bring a snack, purchase something or sit with someone who is eating.
        • Your dog will need to down under the table or chair and be out of the way the whole time you are seated.
        • If your dog has issues sitting on different flooring types, then you need to have a mat for them to use.
      • Optional Amusement Ride
        • Because of tight quarters, small dogs can ride on laps, and bigger dogs can sit up or lay down if there is room. Remember your dog will be using other people’s space, so take up a little space as possible.

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