Upcoming Obedience, Good Citizen/Therapy Skills & Puppy classes
We still have room in most of these classes starting soon. We may add a second CGC/Therapy Skills class on Tuesday nights at 8:30 pm if there is sufficient interest. So let us know if you would be interested in that class.
Basic Obedience & Beyond Basic classes: Saturday afternoons starting March 12th
Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills class Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm start date pushed back to March 22nd
Head Start Puppy class Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm start date pushed back to March 22nd
Tuesday 7:15 pm: Conformation training
Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 pm: Outdoor Agility Coursework
Saturdays mornings: Obedience & Rally Competition training
Mondays & Wednesdays: Agility: Pre-Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences
Read on for descriptions of these classes:
OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays starting March
12th, Six-week course, $125.
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 adding duration, distractions & distance, plus Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduction to off-leash work) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 3 OBEDIENCE (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition. Instructor approval required) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Instructor: Trish Swinney
HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm. Starting March 22nd. 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.
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY SKILLS: Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm. Starting March 22nd. Six-week course, $125.
**A second class may be added at 8:30-9:30 pm. Let us know if you would be interested.**
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 and trains skills such as polite greeting, sit, down, come, stay, polite walking on leash, dealing with distractions and more. 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
Also, these classes are on-going:
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. Email for more information
Instructor: Jackie Kurzban
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: 6:00-7:30 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. No class on 3/15 or 22. Instructor: Tracy Hanna
Agility: Pre-Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences: On-going Monday & Wednesday mornings & evenings (varied times). Cost $21-25 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
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.
Paws in Motion
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami 33176