Puppy, Sports Sampler, CGC & other upcoming classes

Upcoming Agility, Puppy, Good Citizen/Therapy Skills classes


We’ve still got a few spots left in most of these classes—some start today.

6 week classes starting soon:
Canine Sports Sampler class Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm starting today
Head Start Puppy class Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm starting today
Foundations for Agility class Sundays 6:30-7:30 pm starting April 29th
 
Upcoming workshops:
Canine Conditioning and Fitness – Focused on the Canine Athlete: Sunday, May 6th from 9:30 am-1:30 pm
 
****ALSO LET US KNOW if you would be interested in a Canine Good Citizen class or a Reactive Rover class on Thursday or Friday evenings starting soon****
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On-going classes:
Tuesday 7:15 pm: Conformation training
Saturdays mornings: Obedience & Rally Competition training
Mondays & Wednesdays: Agility: Pre-Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences
 
To enroll any of the classes below, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.
Read on for descriptions of these classes:
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FOUNDATIONS for AGILITY: Sunday 6:30-7:30 pm starting April 29thSix-week course, $125. 
This is the pre-requisite class for BEGINNING OBSTACLES. FOUNDATIONS for AGILITY covers groundwork exercises for agility, such as fast downs, recalls, side changes, targeting, self-control exercises, parallel movement at speed and many other concepts that are essential for the development of a successful agility team. It also includes an introduction to jumping foundation work. Instructor: Andrea Atkinson
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CANINE SPORTS SAMPLER CLASS: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm. 

 

Starting April 17th. Six-week course, $125; 

ONE SPOT LEFT!
Do you have an active dog that’s need an outlet for his energy?
Do you have a dog that needs a confidence boost?
Do you want to deepen the bond between you & your four-legged best friend?
Not sure if you or your dog will like a particular sport?
Come & try out six different activities (one each week) and see what they are all about: Tricks, Agility, Rally-O, Balance & Conditioning, Treiball and Scent Games & Tracking.

This is a very stimulating & enriching class and is great for all dogs!
-those that need a challenge mentally &/or physically;
-those that need to gain confidence by gaining skill and trust in their partners;
-young dogs just learning their potential;
-even the senior dogs that still want something to do, but need a little less physically demanding activities can find enrichment in these activities. Agility obstacles will be kept low or limited to avoid over-exertion for our seniors.

Instructor: Tracy Hanna
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HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm. Starting April 17th. Six-week course, $125  

TWO SPOTS LEFT!
Help your pup develop into a calm, capable adult through training in self-control, drive-building, basic obedience and exposure to new sounds, surfaces, objects, people and dogs.  First class is an orientation for the humans (no dogs).  Next 5 classes are for humans & dogs.  Household members are welcome as well. Not your typical puppy class! It’s packed with content and activity to get your puppy started right.  Class includes basic Obedience (Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Leave It, Walking On Lead and developing Attention) as well as an introduction to a few agility obstacles and other objects.  The Orientation prepares you for the training that will begin at home & continue in class starting week 2 & is your opportunity to ask questions about problem issues like jumping, barking, chewing & housebreaking.
Instructor: Tracy Hanna
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CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY SKILLS:  to be scheduled soon – contact us if you are interested.
The CGC test is offered by the AKC and requires dogs to pass a 10 part examination, demonstrating their obedience skills and tolerance to handling and strangers. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass a 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Many dog owners choose Canine Good Citizen training as the first step in training their dogs. The Canine Good Citizen Program lays the foundation for other AKC activities such as obedience, agility, tracking, and performance events and trains skills such as polite greeting, sit, down, come, stay, polite walking on leash, dealing with distractions and more. 
Therapy dogs are dogs that visit schools, nursing homes, and hospitals bringing a message of love and cheer. They should have proper greeting manners, leash manners and be able to tolerate dogs and strangers in their environment as well as some vigorous body handling. To work as therapy dogs, most organizations require teams to pass an evaluation or pass the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification. Come learn the requirements for each of these examinations and hone your skills in preparation for them or just to practice good manners so your dog is welcome in the community.  Instructor: Linda Greenfield
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Canine Conditioning and Fitness – Focused on the Canine Athlete: Sunday, May 6th from 9:30 am-1:30 pm
 
This seminar is for owners and their sports dogs that want to understand the basics of canine conditioning and learn dynamic and challenging exercises to improve strength, balance, and flexibility for their canine athletes as well as understand how to develop a balanced cross training plan. We will focus on exercises that strengthen shoulders, core and hind limb muscles including the iliopsoas. Strengthening these muscle groups will significantly improve performance as well as help reduce chances of common sports injuries in the shoulders and iliopsoas. We will utilize a variety of FitPAWS equipment. If you don’t have FitPAWs equipment at home – I will give suggestions on using household items to substitute. We also will review foundation and form, biomechanics of jumping, discuss signs of fatigue, proper warm-up and cool down, and how to perform range of motion. We will discuss how to develop a balanced cross training plan that utilizes all five Canine Total Health areas and utilizes all planes of motion. 
 
This seminar is for healthy sound dogs – and not for dogs rehabilitating from an injury without permission from your rehab professional. 
 
About the Presenter:  Tracie is a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer through FitPAWs and the University of Tennessee and a FitPAWs Master Trainer. Her business Core K-9 Athlete has been in existence for 4 years. She has worked with the top Fitness professionals in the US including Bobbie Lyons and Robert Porter as well as local rehab vet professionals. Tracie has been training and competing with her dogs for over 10 years and has titled in herding, rally, obedience, barn hunt, agility, AKC tricks, and dock diving.  
Cost is $80 for a working spot or $45 for Auditing.  Minimum of 6, maximum of 10 working spots.
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OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays starting mid to late May, Six-week course, $125.
Whether you just want your dog to be a great companion or hope to start him on the road to competitive dog sports, you’ll need the Basics & more. Encourage your friends and neighbors to train their dogs.  It makes for a nice canine community as well as enriching the lives of both human & canine.
BASIC OBEDIENCE (includes Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Walk on lead, Leave it & Take it Nicely and basic house manners)  Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm 
BEYOND BASIC (includes practicing above skills adding duration, distractions & distance, plus Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduction to off-leash work) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm 
LEVEL 3 OBEDIENCE (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition. Instructor approval required) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm 
Instructor: Trish Swinney
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Also, these classes are on-going:
 

Most Saturdays: Utility Practice (8:00 – 9:00 am) Open Competition Prep (9:30-10:30 am); Novice Obedience Competition Prep (10:30-11:30 am); Rally Coursework (11:30 am-12:30 pm) $15 for one class or two with one dog for $25 (discount not available for Utility). Reservations required.  Email for more information

Instructor: Jackie Kurzban

Tuesdays: CONFORMATION HANDLING: 7:15 – 8:15 pm – $10 pay as you go.  No reservations required, but call or email if attending your first time.  Learn ring procedure, handling tips and how to emphasize your dog’s best traits as your dog gets accustomed to the conformation environment.  George loves to work with new handlers and dogs to teach them how to show well & with joy!  He is very good at bringing out the best in dogs & handlers. Instructor:  George Griffin

Agility: Pre-Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences: On-going Monday & Wednesday mornings & evenings (varied times). Cost $21-25 per class.  Whether you are already showing with your dog, getting ready for trials or just want to have fun, there’s always Agility classes going on weekly.  Join a class and test yourself and your dog with the challenge of the week.  We will be reviewing foundation obstacle & handling skills and putting them together in longer sequences.  Instructor approval required.    Instructor: Tracy Hanna

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To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.  Spaces in all classes are limited, so don’t delay as some classes will fill quickly.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Tracy Hanna
Paws in Motion
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami 33176
305.251.5867
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Classes and Workshops this weekend

We have some last-minute spots available in these workshops & classes:

Upcoming Workshops:

Sunday, February 25th, 11:30 am-2:30 pm – CANINE FITNESS SEMINAR
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6-week classes starting soon:
Saturdays 2:30-3:30 pm – Basic Obedience starting Feb 24th
Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pm – Beyond Basic Obedience starting Feb 24th

Saturdays 5:00-6:00 pm – Level 3 Obedience starting Feb 24th

To enroll in any of the sessions, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com
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DESCRIPTIONS:

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CANINE FITNESS Seminar —  Sunday, February 25th, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
 
This 3-hour seminar is for those interested in understanding proper canine exercise form, technique, and behavior for optimum performance and injury prevention using science based training methods and canine-specific conditioning equipment. Whether your goal for your dog is better athletic performance, conditioning, increased mobility, better mental focus, or just general fitness, this course will teach you exercises appropriate to your dog’s level.  Instructor: Rosie Feeley, Certified Canine Fitness Trainer
All participants will leave with a set of exercises to continue the work on your own.  Fitness exercises are a great way to exercise your dog in the comfort of your home!

Maximum 8 working spots, $75 ($65 current students); auditing spots available for $45 ($40 current students).
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OBEDIENCE CLASSES:  Six-week course, $125.

Whether you just want your dog to be a great companion or hope to start him on the road to competitive dog sports, you’ll need the Basics & more. Encourage your friends and neighbors to train their dogs.  It makes for a nice canine community as well as enriching the lives of both human & canine.
BASIC OBEDIENCE (includes Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Walk on lead, Leave it & Take it Nicely) Whether you are just getting started or need to solidify these basic skills, a group class can help teach your dog to be responsive to your cues in any setting. Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm starting February 24th
BEYOND BASIC (includes practicing above skills adding duration, distractions & distance, plus Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduction to off-leash work) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm starting February 24th
LEVEL 3 OBEDIENCE (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition. Instructor approval required) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm 
Instructor: Trish Swinney starting February 24th
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***Mark your calendars for these classes & workshops:
 
Sunday, 10:30 am-1:30 pm — Canine Conditioning and Fitness – Focused on the Canine Athlete on April 1st
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm – Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills class starting April 4th
Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm – Head Start Puppy class starting April 4th

More information can be found here
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Also, these classes are On-going:
Most Saturdays: Utility Practice (8:00 – 9:00 am) Open Competition Prep (9:30-10:30 am); Novice Obedience Competition Prep (10:30-11:30 am); Rally Coursework (11:30 am-12:30 pm) $15 for one class or two with one dog for $25 (discount not available for Utility). Reservations required – online sign-ups are enabled or email to reserve your spot.  Instructor: Jackie Kurzban

Tuesdays: CONFORMATION PRACTICE: 7:15 – 8:15 pm, $10 pay as you go.  No reservations required, but call or email if attending for your first time. Practice gaiting, stacking and showing off your dog’s best traits as your dog gets accustomed to the conformation environment.  George loves to work with new handlers and dogs to teach them how to show well & with joy!  He is very good at bringing out the best in dogs & handlers. Instructor:  George Griffin

Sundays:  CONFORMATION HANDLING: 10:00 – 11:30 am, $20 pay as you go.  Reservations required – email for more info. Learn ring procedure, handling tips and how to emphasize your dog’s best traits as your dog gets accustomed to the conformation environment.  George will offer more one-on-one time is this small group class which is perfect for new handlers or new dogs.  Learn how to gait, stack and show your dog with panache!  Instructor:  George Griffin.  Class may start earlier or may be cancelled on February 25th and April 1st to accommodate the Fitness Seminars

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To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can sign-up and pay on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.  Spaces in all classes are limited, so don’t delay as some classes will fill quickly.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Regards, Tracy
Tracy Hanna

Paws in Motion

February Workshops & classes

Upcoming Workshops:
Thursday, February 8th, 6:45-7:45 pm – TRICKS  (a second session will be added at 5:30 if the 6:45 session fills.)

Thursday, February 15th, 2:00-7:00 pm – CANINE MASSAGE & TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

Sunday, February 25th, 11:30 am-2:30 pm – CANINE FITNESS SEMINAR

To enroll in any of the sessions, you can SIGN-UP on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com
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DESCRIPTIONS:
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TRICKS WORKSHOPThursday, February 8th, 6:45-7:45 pm. If there is sufficient enrollment, a second session will be offered from 5:30-6:30 pm**. 
Cost is $25 for the one-time workshop 

In this Workshop you will teach your dog a few simple tricks, such as Touch, Wave, Walk Back, Sit Up, Weave Thru your Legs, Hide your face, Crawl, Roll Over, Play Dead, Spin, Shake your head, Paws Up.  Those dogs that have already learned these tricks can work on advancing their proficiency or they could work on more advanced tricks like Ring a bell, Jump thru your arms or a Hoop, Peek a Boo, Say Your Prayers & more.  Teaching Tricks is a great way to engage, challenge and bond with your dog and it’s FUN since there’s no pressure. Tricks are a great way to keep your dog focused and engaged while waiting for your run in Agility, to reduce anxiety at the vet’s office or to put a smile on someone’s face at Therapy visits or just to impress your friends & family.
You can also earn AKC titles & certificates if your dog passes the AKC Trick tests offered periodically.      Instructor: Dale Avick
**We’d like to separate the two sessions by experience level — more experienced dogs will hopefully be able to attend the earlier session.
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CANINE MASSAGE & TRIGGER POINT THERAPY —  Thursday, February 15th, approximately 2:00-7:00 pm
 
Dalyce Brell will be coming to Paws in Motion to offer Canine Massage and Trigger Point Therapy on Thursday, February 15th.  I’ve known Dalyce for years and can vouch for her skills and relaxing manner with the dogs. Dalyce has been involved in competitive canine sports for over 10 years.  She is certified in Canine Therapeutic Massage through Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage.  She is also certified in Canine Sport Massage and Clinical Trigger Point Therapy, studying with Ken Bain.  She is certified by the University of Tennessee’s Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program.
Cost is $1 per minute, so 15 minute sessions are $15 and 30 minute sessions are $30.
Please contact her to schedule an appointment.  The best way to reach her is via phone or text:  321-474-0637 or email:  agilityblyss@gmail.com
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CANINE FITNESS Seminar —  Sunday, February 25th, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
 
This 3-hour seminar is for those interested in understanding proper canine exercise form, technique, and behavior for optimum performance and injury prevention using science based training methods and canine-specific conditioning equipment. Whether your goal for your dog is better athletic performance, conditioning, increased mobility, better mental focus, or just general fitness, this course will teach you exercises appropriate to your dog’s level.

All participants will leave with a set of exercises to continue the work on your own.

Maximum 8 working spots, $75 ($65 current students); auditing spots available for $45 ($40 current students).

 
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Also Mark your calendars for these classes starting soon:
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm – Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills class starting Feb 20th
Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm – Head Start Puppy class starting February 20th

Saturdays 2:30-3:30 pm – Basic Obedience starting Feb 24th
Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pm – Beyond Basic Obedience starting Feb 24th

Saturdays 5:00-6:00 pm – Level 3 Obedience starting Feb 24th
Paws in Motion
tracypaws@gmail.com

305.251.5867

Obedience classes and CGC/Tricks Testing

We still have spaces available for these classes – some scheduled for this weekend for your dogs:

Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm – Head Start Puppy class starting January 9th

Saturdays 2:30-3:30 pm – 6 week Obedience Classes starting tomorrow, January 13th 
Sunday, January 14th, 12:30-2:30 pm: Canine Good Citizen Test followed by Tricks Testing (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced & Performer levels)

More information is below.  Let us know if you’d like to sign up for either event or if you have any questions.

You can SIGN-UP on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.

Also, mark your calendars for these events:

Thursday Feb 8th: TRICKS WORKSHOPS (Novice 5:30-6:30, Advanced 6:45-7:45 pm)
Sunday Feb 25th, 11:30-2:30: FITNESS & CONDITIONING WORKSHOP
To enroll any of the classes below, you can SIGN-UP on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.comAlso if you have a request for another class or one of these classes at a different time, please let us know.
Paws in Motion
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OBEDIENCE CLASSES:  Six-week course, $125.

Whether you just want your dog to be a great companion or hope to start him on the road to competitive dog sports, you’ll need the Basics & more. Encourage your friends and neighbors to train their dogs.  It makes for a nice canine community as well as enriching the lives of both human & canine.
BASIC OBEDIENCE (includes Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Walk on lead, Leave it & Take it Nicely) Whether you are just getting started or need to solidify these basic skills, a group class can help teach your dog to be responsive to your cues in any setting. Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm Saturdays starting January 13th
BEYOND BASIC (includes practicing above skills adding duration, distractions & distance, plus Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduction to off-leash work) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm Saturdays starting January 13th
LEVEL 3 OBEDIENCE (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition. Instructor approval required) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm 
Instructor: Trish Swinney Saturdays starting January 13th
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HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm. Starting January 9th. 
Six-week course, $125  Help your pup develop into a calm, capable adult through training in self-control, drive-building, basic obedience and exposure to new sounds, surfaces, objects, people and dogs.  First class is an orientation for the humans (no dogs).  Next 5 classes are training sessions with the pups.  Household members are welcome as well. This is not your typical puppy class! It’s packed with content and activity to get your puppy started right.  Class includes self-control exercises, calm handling, basic Obedience (Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Leave It, Walking On Lead and developing Attention) as well as an introduction to a few agility obstacles and other objects.  The Orientation prepares you for the training that will begin at home & continue in class starting week 2 & is your opportunity to ask questions about problem issues like jumping, barking, chewing & housebreaking.
Instructor: Tracy Hanna
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Sunday, January 14th, 12:30-2:30 pmCanine Good Citizen Test followed by Tricks Testing

Canine Good Citizen Test Sunday January 14th, 12:30 pm

CGC Certification Test performed by an AKC approved evaluator.

Cost $20 for the Test (fee does not include the AKC fee to record your CGC title)
Graduates of Paws in Motion’s CGC/Therapy Skills class will receive a $5 discount off the CGC test. 

Test Description:  There are 10 separate tests in the CGC. 
1-Accepting a friendly stranger
2-Sitting politely for petting
3-Appearance & Grooming
4-Walking on a loose leash
5-Walking through a crowd
6-Sit & Down on command/Stay in place
7-Come when called
8-Reaction to another dog
9-Reactions to distractions
10-Supervised Separation

For more information on the CGC test visit AKC’s website http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/ 

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Sunday January 14th, after the CGC Test:
Trick Dog Novice, Intermediate, Advanced & Performer Level Tests
Cost: $15 for first Test, $10 each subsequent level on the same day ($5 discount for Novice if dog has a CGC Title) 

NOVICE TRICK DOG (TKN)
The dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. If a dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, it can do 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title.


INTERMEDIATE TRICK DOG (TKI)
The dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks.

ADVANCED TRICK DOG (TKA)
The dog must have the Intermediate title, plus perform 5 tricks from the Advanced list.

TRICK DOG PERFORMER (TKP)

I​n this title, handlers perform a short routine with at least 10 tricks previously learned.

Please reserve your testing spot(s) by either emailing or using this link to sign up.
We will have the following props available: Jump, Tunnel, Table/Platform, Balance Beam, Seesaw, Weave Poles.  Be prepared to bring any other required props for your tricks.

We will send you more information regarding the Trick Dog Testing details & schedule once you have signed up.
You can learn more about the required tricks here – 

Obedience, Puppy, Tricks & Agility Classes starting soon

Upcoming 6-week classes:

Saturdays 2:30-3:30 pm – Basic Obedience starting Sept 30th
Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pm – Beyond Basic Obedience starting Sept 30th
Saturdays 5:00-6:00 pm – Level 3 Obedience starting Sept 30th
 
Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm – Head Start Puppy class starting October 31st
 
Upcoming Workshops & Tests:
Sunday, October 8th, 10:30 am -12:00 pm – Agility Intro
Sunday, October 8th, 12:15-1:45 pm – Tricks
Sunday, October 15th, 10:30-11:30 am – CGC & Trick Title Testing
 
On-going classes:
Tuesday 7:15-8:15 pm: Conformation Practice and Sundays 8:00-9:30 am: Conformation Training & Handling 
 
Saturdays mornings: Obedience & Rally Competition training
 
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (varied times): Agility for Competition (and Fun): Pre-Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences
 
 
To enroll any of the classes below, you can SIGN-UP on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.comAlso if you have a request for another class or one of these classes at a different time, please let us know.
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CLASS & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
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OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays starting September 30th, Six-week course, $125.

Whether you just want your dog to be a great companion or hope to start him on the road to competitive dog sports, you’ll need the Basics & more. Encourage your friends and neighbors to train their dogs.  It makes for a nice canine community as well as enriching the lives of both human & canine.
BASIC OBEDIENCE (includes Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Walk on lead, Leave it & Take it Nicely) Whether you are just getting started or need to solidify these basic skills, a group class can help teach your dog to be responsive to your cues in any setting. Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm 
BEYOND BASIC (includes practicing above skills adding duration, distractions & distance, plus Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduction to off-leash work) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm 
LEVEL 3 OBEDIENCE (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition. Instructor approval required) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm 
Instructor: Trish Swinney
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HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm. Starting October 31st. Six-week course, $125  Help your pup develop into a calm, capable adult through training in self-control, drive-building, basic obedience and exposure to new sounds, surfaces, objects, people and dogs.  First class is an orientation for the humans (no dogs).  Next 5 classes are training sessions with the pups.  Household members are welcome as well. This is not your typical puppy class! It’s packed with content and activity to get your puppy started right.  Class includes self-control exercises, calm handling, basic Obedience (Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Leave It, Walking On Lead and developing Attention) as well as an introduction to a few agility obstacles and other objects.  The Orientation prepares you for the training that will begin at home & continue in class starting week 2 & is your opportunity to ask questions about problem issues like jumping, barking, chewing & housebreaking.
Instructor: Tracy Hanna
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AGILITY INTRO: Sunday, Oct 8th, 10:30 am. Cost is $30 for the one-time workshop 

Give your dog a chance to try out real Agility equipment & see if he would like the sport.  Paws in Motion is offering a one-time Agility Intro session which will introduce your dog to the Dog-walk, A-frame, See-Saw, Bar Jump, Tire Jump, Open Tunnel and Weave Poles.  Instructor: Tracy Hanna

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TRICKSSunday, Oct 8th, 12:00 pm. Cost is $30 for the one-time workshop

This Workshop consists of teaching your dog several simple tricks, such as Wave, Walk Back, Sit Up, Weave Thru your Legs, Hide your face, Roll Over, Play Dead, Spin.  Those dogs that have already learned these tricks can work on advancing their proficiency or they could work on more advanced tricks like Ring a bell, Jump thru a Hoop, Peek a Boo, Say Your Prayers & more.  Teaching Tricks is good way for teaching your dog step by step activities to engage, challenge and bond with your dog. You also have an opportunity to earn AKC titles & certificates if your dog passes the AKC Trick tests the following Sunday.  Requirements for the tests will be covered.    Instructor: Tracy Hanna

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Canine Good Citizen Test, Advanced CGC Test & Trick Dog Tests
Sunday October 15th, 10:30 am
: Starting with Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test
If there’s time & interest, we will also offer an advanced CGC (Community Canine) Test following the CGC Test.  After the CGC & Advanced CGC tests, we will offer Trick titling tests.

CGC Certification Test performed by an AKC approved evaluator.

Cost $20 for the Test (fee does not include the AKC fee to record your CGC title)
Graduates of Paws in Motion’s CGC/Therapy Skills class will receive a $5 discount off the CGC test.

Test Description:  There are 10 separate tests in the CGC.
1-Accepting a friendly stranger
2-Sitting politely for petting
3-Appearance & Grooming
4-Walking on a loose leash
5-Walking through a crowd
6-Sit & Down on command/Stay in place
7-Come when called
8-Reaction to another dog
9-Reactions to distractions
10-Supervised Separation

For more information on the CGC test visit AKC’s website http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/
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Sunday October 15th, following the CGC Tests:
If there’s interest and enough, we will also offer a Community Canine Test (aka Advanced CGC Test)
There are pre-requisites to earn the CGCA title. The dog must:
1) be registered or listed with AKC (AKC number, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number) AND,
2) already have a Canine Good Citizen award/title on record.  The CGC and CGCA tests cannot be earned on the same day.

Dogs must pass all 10 items of the test to receive the CGCA title.

1. Dog stands, sits or lies down and waits under control
2. Walks on a loose leash in a natural situation (not in a ring)–does not pull.
3. Walks on loose leash through a crowd
4. Dog walks past distraction dogs present; does not pull.
5. Sit–stay in small group (3 other people with dogs).
6. Dog allows person who is carrying something (backpack, computer bag, etc.) to approach and pet it.
7. “Leave it.” Dog walks by food and follows owner instructions, “Leave it.”
8. Down or sit stay–distance (owner’s choice).
9. Recall with distractions present (coming when called). Handler goes out 20–ft. (off center) and calls dog.
10. Dog will sit or stand stay (owner’s choice) while owner enters/exits a doorway or narrow passageway. Owner calls dog through door when ready.

For more info on the Community Canine Test visit:  http://www.akc.org/dogowner/training/akc_community_canine/test_items.cfm
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Sunday October 15th, after the CGC & Adv CGC Tests:
Trick Dog Novice, Intermediate & Advanced Level Tests
Cost: $15 for first Test, $10 each subsequent level on the same day ($5 discount for CGC Title holders)

NOVICE TRICK DOG (TKN)
The dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. If a dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, it can do 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title.
INTERMEDIATE TRICK DOG (TKI)
The dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks.

ADVANCED TRICK DOG (TKA)
The dog must have the Intermediate title, plus perform 5 tricks from the Advanced list.

Please reserve your testing spot(s) by either emailing or using this link to sign up.
We will have the following props available: Jump, Tunnel, Table/Platform, Balance Beam, Seesaw, Weave Poles.  Be prepared to bring any other required props for your tricks.

We will send you more information regarding the Trick Dog Testing details & schedule once you have signed up.
You can learn more about the required tricks here –

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Also, these classes are On-going:
Most Saturdays: Utility Practice (8:00 – 9:00 am) Open Competition Prep (9:30-10:30 am); Novice Obedience Competition Prep (10:30-11:30 am); Rally Coursework (11:30 am-12:30 pm) $15 for one class or two with one dog for $25 (discount not available for Utility). Reservations required – online sign-ups are enabled or email to reserve your spot.  Instructor: Jackie Kurzban

Tuesdays: CONFORMATION PRACTICE: 7:15 – 8:15 pm, $10 pay as you go.  No reservations required, but call or email if attending for your first time. Practice gaiting, stacking and showing off your dog’s best traits as your dog gets accustomed to the conformation environment.  George loves to work with new handlers and dogs to teach them how to show well & with joy!  He is very good at bringing out the best in dogs & handlers. Instructor:  George Griffin

Sundays:  CONFORMATION HANDLING: 8:00 – 9:30 am, $20 pay as you go.  Reservations required – email for more info. Learn ring procedure, handling tips and how to emphasize your dog’s best traits as your dog gets accustomed to the conformation environment.  George will offer more one-on-one time is this small group class which is perfect for new handlers or new dogs.  Learn how to gait, stack and show your dog with panache!  Instructor:  George Griffin

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To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can sign-up and pay on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.  Spaces in all classes are limited, so don’t delay as some classes will fill quickly.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Tracy Hanna
Paws in Motion
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami 33176
305.251.5867