December Workshops & January classes

Check out these dog training workshops & January classes. Need a gift idea? A gift certificate for a training class can be a gift that keeps on giving! A well-behaved dog is a joy to own and will take you many places — whether it’s to your couch for some relaxation & cuddle-time; out & about for some exercise; or into the ring for agility or obedience competitions

We had a request for some workshops so we added these last minute workshops:
Tricks: Saturday December 13th, 3:30 pm
Agility Intro: Saturday December 13th, 5:00 pm
Intro to CPE Agility competition: Saturday December 20th, 2:00 pm

Six week classes starting in January:
Tuesday 6:00 pm: Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills Starting January 20th
Tuesday 7:15 pm: Head Start Puppy Class Starting January 20th
Tuesday 8:30 pm: Control Unleashed Starting January 20th

Also our next Saturday Obedience classes:
Saturday 2:00 pm: Basic Obedience Starting January 17th
Saturday 4:00 pm: Beyond Basic Obedience Starting January 17th
Saturday 5:00 pm: Level 3: Advanced Obedience Starting January 17th

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



Tricks: Saturday December 13th, 3:30 pm— Cost is $25 for one workshop or two workshops on the same day for $40.
This single-session workshop consists of teaching your dog several simple tricks such as Wave, Walk back, Sit up, Weave through your legs, Hide your face, Roll Over, Play Dead, Spin. We could also work on more advanced tricks like Ring a Bell, Jump through a Hoop, and Say your Prayers. Exact tricks taught will be decided by request. Teaching tricks is a good way to teach your dog step by step activities to engage, challenge and bond with your dog.
Instructor: Tracy Hanna

AGILITY INTRO: Saturday, December 13th, 5:00 pm. Cost is $25 for one workshop or two workshops on the same day for $40.
This workshop gives your dog a chance to try out some real Agility equipment & see if s/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, Closed Tunnel and Weave Poles. Instructor: Tracy Hanna

INTRO to CPE Agility Competition & Games: Saturday, December 20th, 2:00 pm. Cost is $40 for one workshop or two workshops on the same day for $40.
This workshop is for agility handlers wanting to learn more about Canine Performance Events Agility trials. It will include a brief overview of the differences between CPE & AKC as well as an introduction to 2 or 3 of the classes unique to CPE: Colors, Full House & Wild Card. After reviewing the rules of these “games”, handlers will be given a chance to try the games out for themselves. There are several CPE trials in FL and CPE is known for being a great place to introduce dogs to competition and gain confidence in your teamwork as well as challenging your skills in a fun atmosphere as you advance in level. Instructor: Trish Swinney

SIX WEEK CLASSES Starting soon:

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY SKILLS:Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm Starting January 20th. 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 January 20th. 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 (Jan 20th) 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 January 20th, 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 17th, 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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