Foundations for Agility & other upcoming classes

We’ve got a couple openings in our 6 week Foundations for Agility class on Saturday 8:00-9:00 pm starting this weekend.
FOUNDATIONS for AGILITY: Saturday 8:00-9:00 pm starting November 7thSix-week course, $125. 
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, parallel movement at speed and many other concepts that are essential for the development of a successful agility team. It also includes an introduction to jumping foundation work. Instructor: Andrea Atkinson
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Also, mark your calendars for our next classes:
Beginning Obstacles Skills class Thursdays 6:45-7:45 pm or 8:00-9:00 pm starting November 19th
Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills class Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm starting December 15th
Head Start Puppy class Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm starting December 15th
 
Control Unleashed class Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm starting December 15th  ***This class is not offered often and will only be offered if there is sufficient enrollment, so let us know asap if you are interested.***
Read below for a description of these upcoming classes
To enroll in any of the classes below, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.
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Upcoming Class descriptions:
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AGILITY: BEGINNING OBSTACLES 1:  

Thursdays 6:45-7:45 pm or 8:00-9:00 pm starting November 19th

Foundation for Agility graduates may enroll in this six week course focused on introducing each obstacle in a manner that safely builds confidence & fluency.  Obstacles will be worked individually with an emphasis on speed and accuracy while building independent performance skills, team work and consistent cuing.  Six 1-hour weekly sessions, $125.  Priority will be given to students graduating from current Foundations for Agility classes.  No class: Nov 26, Dec 24 or 31.
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY SKILLS:  Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm. Starting December 15th. Six-week course, $125.  
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
NO CLASS Jan 12th
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HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm. Starting December 15th. Six-week course, $125 
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. Not your typical puppy class! It’s 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 objects.  The Orientation prepares you for the training that will begin at home & continue in class starting week 2 & is your opportunity to ask questions about problem issues like jumping, barking, chewing & housebreaking.
Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.
NO CLASS Jan 12th
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CONTROL UNLEASHED FOUNDATION: Tuesdays 8:30 pm. Start date: December 15th, Six-week course, $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. Minimum enrollment to start: 4 dogs; Maximum 8.  Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.
NO CLASS Jan 12th
***This class is not offered often and will only be offered if there is sufficient enrollment, so let us know asap if you are interested.***

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Also, these classes are on-going:
 

Tuesdays: CONFORMATION HANDLING: 7:15 – 8:15 pm – $10 pay as you go.  No reservations required, but call or email if attending your first time.  Learn ring procedure, handling tips and how to emphasize your dog’s best traits as your dog gets accustomed to the conformation environment.  George loves to work with new handlers and dogs to teach them how to show well & with joy!  He is very good at bringing out the best in dogs & handlers. Instructor:  George Griffin
Tuesdays: Outdoor Agility Coursework at FreeSpirit: 5:00-6:30 pm – $20 pay as you go. Open to dogs and handlers already competing or trying to get ready to enter their first trial. Ask to be put on our email reminder list so that we notify you of weather-related cancellations or schedule changes.  Instructor: Tracy Hanna  

Most Saturdays: Utility Practice (8:00 – 9:00 am) Open Competition Prep (9:30-10:30 am); Novice 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 (discount not available for Utility). Reservations required.  Instructor: Jackie Kurzban. No classes on November 7th or 14th.
 Agility: Pre-Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences: On-going Monday & Wednesday mornings & evenings (varied times). Cost $20-25 per class.  Whether you are already showing with your dog, getting ready for trials or just want to have fun, there’s always Agility classes going on weekly.  Join a class and test yourself and your dog with the challenge of the week.  We will be reviewing foundation obstacle & handling skills and putting them together in longer sequences.  Instructor approval required.    Instructor: Tracy Hanna

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To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.  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
305.251.5867
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