New Classes Beginning in
REGISTER SOON - ALL CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 6 DOGS IN ORDER TO PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION AND MINIMIZE DISTRACTIONS FOR BEGINNER DOGS
PREPPING THE PERFORMANCE PUPPY (for pups under 8 months of age)
6 weeks, $120, Class size limited to 6 pups
This class is for anyone considering doing performance sports with their new puppy, including agility, obedience, flyball, hunting, rally, freestyle, herding or just being a world class companion dog. This class will help puppies develop focus and attention using games and setting up situations to teach recalls, retrieves and impulse control. In addition the pup will be exposed to new situations in a safe environment and be introduced to kindergarten obedience. This is not a class where the pups will run around socializing with other pups, but instead focuses on creating a thinking dog and promoting the bond with you during this critical time of their lives.
Pre-requisite: Puppies should be potty trained and up to date on recommended vaccinations.
Class Beginning Sunday, October 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Class Beginning Monday, October 11, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
Class Beginning Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
OBEDIENCE FOR THE PERFORMANCE DOG (for dogs over 8 months of age)
6 Weeks, $120, class size limited to 6 dogs
This class will cover the basic obedience skills every future performance dog needs to be successful. This class is about more than good manners (although that is a pleasant side effect). The main goal is to cover the fundamental obedience skills both the dog and handler need to achieve in order to be successful in performance sports. These include attention/focus (both dog and handler), recalls, retrieves, sits, downs, stays, walking on a loose leash and learning to settle in distracting environments. In addition the handler will learn how to clearly and consistently communicate with their dog to earn their attention, how to reward with food and toys, use marker words and how to progress and proof skills learned.
Class Beginning Monday, October 11, 2021 @ 5:00 pm, 6 weeks
Class Beginning Monday, October 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm, 6 weeks
Class Beginning Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 2:30 pm 6 weeks
VALUE OF CONNECTION (for dogs over 8 months of age)
6 Weeks, $120, Class size limited to 6 dogs
This class provides the foundation for those who want to start their dog on an agility journey. The main theme of the class is to have fun with your dog while concurrently growing the relationship and skills needed to progress in agility. The handler/dog teams will learn how to shape useful behaviors, how to engage, connect and play together, create a thinking dog using It's your Choice concepts, build impulse control, create toy and food drive, body awareness, how, when and where to reinforce the dog, forward drive, along with an introduction to tunnels, jumps and the table.
Pre-requisite: Dogs must have completed Obedience for the Performance Dog or be evaluated by an instructor if obedience training has been done elsewhere. Please contact us if you would like an evaluation.