Obedience, CGC/Therapy and Sports Sampler classes starting soon


Basic Obedience Saturdays 2:30-3:30 pm and Beyond Basic Obedience Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pm starting January 21st
Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills class Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm starting January 24th
Canine Sports Sampler Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 pm starting January 24th 
ALSO, let us know what classes youlike to see in the future.
On-going classes:
Tuesday 7:15 pm: Conformation Practice; and Sunday 9:00 am: Conformation Handling
Saturdays mornings: Obedience & Rally Competition training
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (varied times): Agility: Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences
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.
Read on for descriptions of these classes:
OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays starting January

 21st, 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
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY SKILLS:  Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm. Starting January 24th. Six-week course, $125.  
The CGC test 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. 
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. 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. This is a great class for dogs who have begun some basic training or for Puppy class graduates as well as those looking to get into therapy dog work with dogs of any age.  Instructor: Tracy Hanna
CANINE SPORTS SAMPLER CLASS: Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 pm. Starting January 24th. Six-week course, $125; 
Do you have an active dog that’s need an outlet for his energy?
Do you have a dog that needs a confidence boost?
Do you want to deepen the bond between you & your four-legged best friend?
Not sure if you or your dog will like a particular sport?
Come & try out six different activities (one each week) and see what they are all about: Tricks, Agility, Rally-O, Balance & Conditioning, Treiball and Scent Games & Tracking.

This is a very stimulating & enriching class and is great for all dogs!
-those that need a challenge mentally &/or physically;
-those that need to gain confidence by gaining skill and trust in their partners;
-young dogs just learning their potential;
-even the senior dogs that still want something to do, but need a little less physically demanding activities can find enrichment in these activities. Agility obstacles will be kept low or limited to avoid over-exertion for our seniors.

Instructor: Tracy Hanna
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 classes on the same day with one dog for $25 (discount not available for Utility). Reservations required.  Instructor: Jackie Kurzban

Tuesdays: CONFORMATION PRACTICE: 7:15 – 8:15 pm – $10 pay as you go.  No reservations required, but call or email if attending your first time. Get tips on 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

Sundays: CONFORMATION HANDLING: 9:00 – 10:00 am – $20 pay as you go.  Reservations required. Learn ring procedure, handling tips and how to emphasize your dog’s best traits as your dog gets accustomed to the conformation environment.  George will offer more one-on-one time is this small group class which is perfect for new handlers or new dogs.  Learn how to gait, stack and show your dog with panache!  Instructor:  George Griffin


Agility for fun or competition: 

Agility Skills & Sequences

Novice, Advanced, Masters & Premier levels available: On-going Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 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, introducing new ones and putting them together in longer sequences. 

Instructor approval required.    Instructor: Tracy Hanna

*** These classes are for dogs already trained in agility.  If you are interested in getting started in agility look for our next Agility Intro single session or our next 6-week Foundations for Agility course.  
To enroll in these courses, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.  If you are interested in signing up for any of the on-going classes, please contact us.  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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