Dog training Classes starting this weekend

Check out these classes starting soon. Also, we will have added 4 sessions of our popular Hounds About Town series. See below for more details.
Hurry & sign-up! These classes are just around the corner. With the holidays coming, you will be thankful that you have trained your dog!
Training will:
-help them accept all the extra activity & visitors that the holidays bring;
-get you & your dog active and help stave off any unwanted weight from holiday over-indulgences;
-give you more reasons to get your dog out & about to enjoy our cool, fall temperatures!

Sunday 5:00 pm: Hounds About Town Starting November 16th (and continuing 11/30, 12/7 & 12/21)

Six week classes starting soon:
Saturday 6:30 pm: Foundations for Agility Starting November 15th
Tuesday 6:00 pm: Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills Starting November 18th
Tuesday 7:15 pm: Head Start Puppy Class Starting November 18th
Tuesday 8:30 pm: Control Unleashed Starting November 18th

Also our next Saturday Obedience classes:
Saturday 2:00 pm: Basic Obedience Starting January 10th
Saturday 4:00 pm: Beyond Basic Obedience Starting January 10th

Descriptions of these classes are below. To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can InfoPawsMiami.



Hounds About Town:Starting Sunday, November 16th, 5:00-6:00 pm— $85 for all 4 sessions or $25 pay as you go (Nov 16, Nov 30, Dec 7 & Dec 21.)
In this popular class, we get out and practice your dog’s good manners and obedience in the real world and mix in some fun games & exercises to keep things interesting. A great class for CU graduates & others just wishing to practice & meet other dog lovers.

Minimum of 4 working teams, maximum of 8. Instructor Sheyla Gutierrez.


SIX WEEK CLASSES Starting soon:

FOUNDATIONS for AGILITY: Saturday 6:30-7:30 pm starting November 15th. Cost is $125 for the 6 sessions.
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, forward focus, parallel movement at speed and more. These skills will be needed when beginning training on the agility obstacles and can be worked on at home to improve performance & understanding. It also includes an introduction to jumping foundation work and 2×2 Weave Poles. Instructor: Andrea Atkinson


CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY SKILLS:Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm starting November 18th. Cost is $125 for the 6 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. Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA


HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm starting November 18th. 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 (Nov 18th) is an orientation for the humans (no dogs)! Next 5 classes are for humans & dogs. Household members are welcome as well. This is not your typical puppy class and is 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 things. The Orientation prepares you for the training that will begin at home & then at class starting week 2 and is your opportunity to ask questions about problem issues like jumping, barking, chewing & housebreaking.

Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.

CONTROL UNLEASHED FOUNDATION: Tuesdays 8:30 pm starting November 18th, 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.


OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays starting January 10th, cost is $125 for six sessions.

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 with additional challenge, plus Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduction to off-leash work) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 3 (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Instructor: Trish Swinney


To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can InfoPawsMiami. 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

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