Dog training classes starting soon

Paws in Motion has several classes starting in February & March at our indoor/air-conditioned training center near the Falls shopping center:
Wednesdays, starting February 26th 
6:00 pm Canine Good Citizen
7:15 Head Start Puppy class
Saturdays, starting March 22nd 
2:00 pm Basic Obedience; 
4:00 pm Beyond Basic Obedience; 
5:00 pm Level 3 Obedience 


Also, these classes are on-going:

SaturdaysUtility Practice (8:00-9:00 am); Open Prep (9:30-10:30 am); 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 (except Utility). Reservations required and typically open on the preceding Tuesday.  Next classes: Feb 22, Mar 1, 22 & 29.

Wednesdays: CONFORMATION HANDLING: 7:00 – 8:00 pm – $10 pay as you go.

Wednesdays: Outdoor Agility Coursework at FreeSpirit: 5:00-6:30 pm – $20 pay as you go.

We also have space in our on-going Novice thru Masters Agility classes.  Varied days & times.  $20 per class when purchased by the month.
Call 305.251.5867, email or follow these links to sign up for the CLASSES (click on the tabs to select the class you are interested in.) Keep reading for descriptions of these classes


Canine Good Citizen:  Wednesday, February 26th – 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  6 sessions for $125.  

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification 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. 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 Trish Swinney.
Head Start Puppy classWednesday, February 26th7:15-8:15 pm, cost is $125 for six sessions. 
Help your pup develop into a calm, capable adult through training in self-control, drive-building, basic obedience and exposure to new things, 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.  Next orientation session is scheduled for  February 26th.
Instructor: Trish Swinney

OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays – starting March 22nd, cost is $125 for six sessions or $25 per class.

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)  Saturdays, 2:00-3:00 pm
BEYOND BASIC (includes practicing above skills in varied settings & other useful skills) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 3 (includes proofing of above behaviors & several training games) Saturdays 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Trish Swinney

Foundations for Agility class day/time & start date to be announced.

FOUNDATIONS for AGILITY is the class that will get you prepared for Agility training for competition or just as a rewarding activity for you & your dog.  It covers groundwork exercises for agility, such as fast downs, recalls, side changes, targeting, self-control exercises and more. The focus of this class is on teaching you & your dog the handling cues you will use to direct the dog through a course of obstacles as well as introducing targeting & jumping foundation work. Cost is $125 for 6 classes (day & time to be announced.)  Minimum age recommendation: 8 months & up. This is the pre-requisite class for the next level: Beginning Obstacles which will follow in the same time slot.  
Instructor Tracy Hanna

On-going Classes

Most Saturday Mornings: Cost is $15 for one class or both on one day with one dog for $25*.  Next Saturday morning training dates –  Feb 22, Mar 1, Mar 22 & Mar 29.  Reservations required.  Call or email to be added to our Reservation Reminder list.

Utility Practice (8:00-9:00) Utility Obedience exercises for those finishing their CDX and getting ready for Utility (*not eligible for multiple class discount).

Open Prep (9:30-10:30) Open Obedience for those finishing their Novice Obedience Title (CD) and getting ready for Open

Obedience Competition Prep (10:30-11:30 am) Beginner Novice & Novice for those showing or getting ready to show in Beginner Novice & Novice Obedience (includes Heeling, Figure 8’s, Sit or Stand for Exam, Recall & Long Sit & Down Stays.)

Rally Coursework (11:30 am-12:30 pm). Rally Novice or Advanced.  Rally requires teamwork between dog & handler as they heel through a course performing obedience exercises at 10 to 20 different “stations”. 

Instructor: Jackie Kurzban


CONFORMATION HANDLING:  Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Learn ring procedure, handling tips and how to emphasize your dog’s best traits as your dog gets accustomed to the conformation routine & environment. Pre-requisite:  Dogs must be accustomed to walking on a leash.  $10 per night.  Instructor: George Griffin

Outdoor Agility Coursework at Free Spirit Wednesday, 5:00-6:30 pm  
Competition level Agility classes at FreeSpirit Training Center in the Redlands.  Cost $20 per night.  Call or email to be added to our weekly roll call so you can reserve a spot & stay informed of class cancellations due to travel or weather.  Pre-requisite:  dogs must be sequencing 10+ obstacles or approval of instructor.
Instructor: Tracy Hanna
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami, FL  33176
Paws in Motion

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