Dog training in the New Year

Got any New Year’s resolutions involving your canine pal?  We’ve got lots of training options to help fulfill those goals!

Saturday January 10th, 2:30 pm: Canine Good Citizen Review (2:00 pm) & Test (3:00 pm) & Community Canine Test (to follow)
SUNDAY Classes in progress in January/February
Sunday 2:00 pm: FITNESS & CONDITIONING Next class January 25th
Sunday 4:30 pm: K9 LIFE SKILLS Canceled
Six week classes starting soon:
Saturday 6:30 pm: AGILITY: BEGINNING OBSTACLES 1 Starting January 10th
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
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
Descriptions are below.  To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email
Saturday January 10th, 2:30 pm: Canine Good Citizen Review & CGC Test
If there’s time & interest, we may also offer a Community Canine Test following the CGC Test.
CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Review at 1:30 pm followed at 2:30 pm by a CGC Certification Test performed by an AKC approved evaluator.
Cost $20 for the Test (fee does not include the $8 AKC fee to record your CGC title) or $35 for both a review & the test.  
Graduates of Paws in Motion’s CGC/Therapy Skills class will receive a $5 discount off the test.
If your dog needs a little time to acclimate or if you are unsure of the CGC exercises, the review would be very beneficial to you so you can practice for a bit before being tested.
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 
FOUR & SIX WEEK CLASSES Starting soon:
AGILITY: BEGINNING OBSTACLES 1:  Saturday 6:30-7:30 pm. Starting January 10th. Cost is $125 for 6 sessions.  JUST TWO SPOTS AVAILABLE
Foundation for Agility graduates may enroll in this six week course focused on introducing each obstacle in a manner that safely builds confidence & fluency.  Each obstacle will be worked individually with an emphasis on speed and accuracy.  Instructor: Andrea Atkinson

FITNESS & CONDITIONING:  Sunday 2:00-3:00 pm. Continuing Jan 25, Feb 8 & 15. Cost is $70 for the 3 sessions.  STILL HAVE A FEW SPOTS AVAILABLE
Balance and body awareness are key elements for the canine performance athlete.  They also offer valuable lessons for the dog that is insecure with its surroundings and unsure about unfamiliar things.  Whether you have a dog that needs to learn where its rear end starts for agility training or heel work, have a nervous dog that you’d like to help be braver, or simply want to stimulate your dog by playing with unfamiliar equipment, there’s something in this class for you! We will be playing with stools, ladders, balance disks, balance beams, blocks, and anything else we can think of!  This is a good introduction to capturing and shaping behaviors and play with unfamiliar objects.  The difficulty of the exercises will progress week to week, so you & your dog will be stimulated to advance in skill level while building good body awareness, balance skill & core strength.  Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY SKILLS:  Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm. Starting January 20th. Cost is $125 for the 6 sessions.  THREE SPOTS AVAILABLE
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. ONE SPOT AVAILABLE
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 & continue in 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.  THREE SPOTS AVAILABLE
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  FOUR  SPOTS AVAILABLE
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 SIX SPOTS AVAILABLE
LEVEL 3 (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition. Instructor approval required) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Trish Swinney
To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, 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
Paws in Motion
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami 33176

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