May classes

We’ve added several classes to our May schedule.  Check it out — several new classes plus our popular Puppy and Basic Obedience classes   

Call or email for more information.  You can also SIGN-UP online.

Paws in Motion
Foundations for Agility – 4 weeks with Dale Avick

Fri Date: 5/3/2019 – 5/24/2019 From: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm   Cost $85
FOUNDATIONS for AGILITY covers groundwork exercises for agility, such as fast downs, recalls, side changes, targeting, self-control exercises, parallel movement at speed, forward focus vs obstacle focus and more. It also includes an introduction to jumping foundation work and weave pole training. You will learn several exercises that you can do at home without equipment to progress your dog’s agility skills.
Intermediate Agility Skills & Drills with Dale Avick
Fri  Date: 5/3/2019 – 5/24/2019   From: 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm  Cost $85
Do you have particular skills you would like to work on such as speed, distance, tight turns, contacts, etc.? Then this is the class for you.  We will work on specific skills or handling maneuvers and also short sequences to practice those skills.  Dogs should be already competing in the Novice level, but will be useful also to those running in higher levels that want to go back and strengthen their skills.
Tricks with Dale Avick
Wed  Date: 5/8/2019 – 5/29/2019  From: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  Cost $85
Trick training is a great way to teach your dog “how” to learn; and it gives you the chance to improve your timing & decision making; builds confidence in the under-confident dog; and channels the energy of over-exuberant dogs into positive behaviors that will delight you & impress your friends.
In this 4-week course, we will be teaching some simple tricks to the dogs. You’ll get to start working on these in class but will have some homework to perfect them and then we will follow up with it the next week, plus learn a new one each week. Maybe you are trying to work towards your trick titles or just want to teach your dog something new this is the class for you.
Tricks are a great way to teach your dog how to LEARN! You can never go wrong with tricks so there’s no pressure to them – all the better for you both to enjoy!!!
Building Agility Skills with Dale Avick

Wed Date: 5/8/2019 – 5/29/2019  From: 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm  Cost $85
Agility is not just about teaching your dog to run, jump, climb and weave.  It’s about teaching the dog to navigate those obstacles at speed and in any environment.  In order to do that he needs to fully understand his job with each obstacle and develop confidence and clarity about his criteria.  This class will be geared towards teaching your dog individual obstacles and then use it in short sequences. Any level dog is welcome to participate.
Canine Good Citizen / Therapy Skills Course with Linda Greenfield

Thurs  Date: 5/9/2019 – 6/20/2019  From: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm  Cost $125
The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. 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.  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.
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.
Take this 6 week course and 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. We recommend that you start your training with a S.T.A.R Puppy or Basic Obedience class before taking this class.
Note: There will be no class on 6/6.
Thurs  Date: 5/9/2019 – 6/20/2019 From: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm  Cost $155 (includes scent kit)
Scentwork is the hot new canine sport! Dogs naturally excel at it and it’s fun for the humans, too. It is a great way to build confidence and focus in dogs. Any dog can participate; from puppies to senior or retired dogs. Getting started the right way can make a huge difference in how quickly your dog will progress. In this class, you will learn about the basic concepts in searching for odor, proper use of equipment, how to handle odor without contamination, how to make and place hides, and how to teach your dog the importance of odor obedience. You will also learn how to make the search for scent extremely important to your dog.Included in the cost of the course is a full scent kit complete with everything you will need to get up & running with your nose work training.

Basic Obedience with Patricia Swinney

SatDate: 5/18/2019 – 6/22/2019From: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm  Cost $125
Train your dog to be a great companion or start him on the road to competitive dog sports.

BASIC OBEDIENCE includes Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Walk on lead, Leave it & Take it Nicely as well as addressing house manners.

You can take this class with puppies as young as 3 months old, since we use positive  training methods.  However we recommend our Tuesday night Head Start Puppy class for puppies 6 months and younger.

Beyond Basic Obedience with Patricia Swinney

Sat Date: 5/18/2019 – 6/22/2019  From: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Cost $125
Practice & strengthen your dog’s Basic skills (Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Walk on lead, Leave it & Take it Nicely) with additional challenges like adding duration, distance and distractions.  Train intermediate level skills such as Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduce your dog to off-leash work.
Instructor: Trish Swinney
Head Start Puppy Class with Tracy Hanna

Tue  Date: 5/28/2019 – 7/2/2019From: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm   Cost: $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. 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. First class is an orientation for the humans (no dogs). Next 5 classes are for humans & dogs. Household members are welcome as well.  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.
Regards, Tracy
Tracy Hanna
Paws in Motion


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