August Classes – Basic Obedience, Canine Good Citizen, Canine Sports Sampler, Puppy Class, Control Unleashed & More

We still have spaces available in these classes starting soon – some as soon as this Saturday & next Tuesday.  These classes are very popular and typically fill up quickly.  Come on over & participate in some quality training in comfort in our indoor, air-conditioned warehouse near the Falls shopping center.
Six-week classes starting soon:
Aug 2nd – Saturday 2:00 pm Basic Obedience Class
Aug 2nd – Saturday 4:00 pm Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills Class
Aug 5th – Tuesday 6:00 pm Canine Sports Sampler Class
Aug 5th – Tuesday 7:15 pm Head Start Puppy Class
Aug 5th – Tuesday 8:30 pm Control Unleashed Class
Sept 4th – Thursday 5:30 pm Foundations for Agility Class
Upcoming workshops & events:
August 24th – Sunday 1:00 pm Intro to Rally
Sept 7th – Sunday 12:30 pm Canine Good Citizen Test & Advanced Canine Good Citizen Test
Descriptions of these classes & events are below.  To enroll in any of these classes, workshops or events, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email  Spaces in all classes are limited, so don’t delay as some classes will fill quickly.
ALSO, we have spaces in our on-going 
Pre-Novice through Competition-level Agility (Mon, Wed & Thurs, varied times);
Outdoor Agility Coursework class at FreeSpirit (Tuesday 6-7:30 pm);
Rally & Competition Obedience classes (Sat mornings); and
Conformation (Tues 7:15 pm, cost $10 pay as you go)
Building rentals are also available for agility or obedience practice or other dog activities.  Cost is $35 an hour.  Call 305.251.5867 or email to schedule a rental.
BASIC OBEDIENCE CLASS: Saturdays 2:00-3:00 pm, starting August 2nd. Cost is $125 for six sessions.
Includes Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Walk on lead, Leave it & Take it Nicely.  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.

Instructor: Trish Swinney

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY SKILLS:  Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pm, starting August 2nd. Cost is $125 for six sessions.  

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. The CGC 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. Pre-requisite:  completion of a Paws in Motion Puppy class or any Basic Obedience class or approval of the instructor.  Instructor Trish Swinney
CANINE SPORTS SAMPLER: Tuesdays 6:00 pm starting August 5th, 6 sessions for $125. 
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, Scent Games and Indoor Activities, Balance and Conditioning, and Treiball.
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 Sheyla Gutierrez.


HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm starting August 5th. 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 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.  Next orientation session is scheduled for August 2nd.  This is not your typical puppy class and is packed with content and activity to get your puppy started right.

Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.
CONTROL UNLEASHED FOUNDATION:  Tuesdays 8:30 pm starting August 5th, 6 sessions for $125. Leslie McDevitt’s “Control Unleashed” Program was designed for dogs that are easily distracted or aroused; reactive or uncomfortable around other dogs or people; lacking self-control; or just anxious, stressed & shut-down. Our class will go over the key notes of the program, and will work through her exercises designed to help these dogs “cope” with the real world. Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.

Intro to Rally Class:  Sunday, August 24th, 1:00-2:30 pm. Cost is $30 for the workshop.
Try out the sport of Rally Obedience.  Several Rally Signs will be practiced and combined into short sequences or courses.
Instructor: Jackie Kurzban.  Pre-requisite:  Dogs must be able to sit, down, stay and have some basic heeling.  
FOUNDATIONS for AGILITY: Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm starting September 4th. Cost is $125 for the 6 sessions.
This is the pre-requisite class for BEGINNING OBSTACLES which is scheduled to start on October 23rd in the same time slot. FOUNDATIONS for AGILITY covers groundwork exercises for agility, such as fast downs, recalls, side changes, targeting, self-control exercises, parallel movement at speed and more. It also includes an introduction to jumping foundation work. A day-time Foundations for Agility class may also be scheduled if there is sufficient interest.
Canine Good CITIZEN TEST & Community Canine Test (aka Advanced CGC) Test on Sunday, September 7th, starting at 12:30 pm  Cost $20 per Test (fee does not include the AKC fees to record your CGC/CGCA title).  Participants of Paws in Motion’s CGC class will receive a $5 discount for the CGC Test.

To earn the Advanced CGC title, the dog must be registered or listed with AKC (AKC number, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number) AND, already have a Canine Good Citizen award/title on record. 

For more info on the Community Canine Test visit:
For more information on the CGC test visit AKC’s website
To enroll in any of these classes, workshops or events, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email  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
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami, FL  33176
Paws in Motion

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