Agility, Obedience, Canine Good Citizen and Scentwork classes starting soon

We’ve got space available in these 6-week courses for Agility, Canine Good Citizen, Obedience and Scentwork training starting soon.  Descriptions are below.

Also, we’ve added these workshops to the schedule:

WORKSHOPS next weekend:
HOUSEHOLD MANNERS WORKSHOP – Sunday, August 11th 12:15-1:15 PM
Often people say “I am going to send my dog to your house to learn some manners.”
So here’s a workshop for the performance and non-performance dog owners to help with the following items that so often challenge people:
**Keeping your dog from jumping on people
**Running out the doors
And if there is time Crate training and Leave It for both toys and food.
You will need lots of high value treats and 1-3 favorite toys if your dog values toys.
Instructor: Dale Avick  Cost: $25
WEAVE WORKSHOP – Sunday, August 11th 1:30-2:30 PM
Want to improve your weave poles? This seminar will focus on the following items:

**Entries from close and distance, and from multiple locations.

**Creating muscle memory so there is less popping out especially that common 10th pole pop-out!

**Getting more speed out of your dog.

Your dog must be able to do 12 poles to take this seminar. This is not a how-to-teach weave poles seminar.

You will need two favorite toys, or lots of high value treats.

Instructor: Dale Avick  Cost $25

You can SIGN-UP online. Details are available through this SIGN-UP link or call or email if you have questions.  

Also, these classes are on-going:

Tuesdays: CONFORMATION HANDLING PRACTICE: 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

Sundays: CONFORMATION HANDLING TRAINING: 10:00-11:30 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

Most Saturdays: Utility Practice (8:00 – 9:00 am) Open Competition Prep (9:00-10:30 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.

Agility: Pre-Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences: On-going Monday & Wednesday mornings & evenings (varied times) and Saturday/Sunday evenings. Cost $22-25 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 (weekdays) or Andrea Atkinson (weekends)

As always if you are interested in a class not listed here, let us know.  We may be able to work it into the schedule.
Paws in Motion
6-week Courses starting soon:
Sunday Date: 8/4/2019 – 9/15/2019 From: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm  Cost: $125
Six-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 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.
Thursday Date: 8/8/2019 – 9/12/2019 From: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm    Cost: $125

The Canine Good Citizen Program is a ten-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs.

This Level 2 CGC Course is designed to prepare dogs and their handlers to confidently understand, hone and meet the skills required for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test.

These same skills are very helpful for those interested in registering their dogs for Therapy Dog programs.

Dogs should have mastered the following abilities prior to starting this course: attention to owner around distractions, polite walking on leash, sit & down with a short stay, and recall (come) while tolerating other dogs and people.

Following completion of this course, dogs and their handlers that practice and dependably perform the exercises covered during this 6-week course should be set for a Canine Good Citizen Test.  The Test is not included in this class, but will be scheduled shortly after completion of the class providing there are students ready to test.

Thursday Date: 8/8/2019 – 9/13/2019  From: 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm  Cost $125
Room: Paws in Motion

The Canine Good Citizen Program is a ten-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs around other dogs and people.

This Level 1 CGC Course prepares dogs and their handlers (that have previously completed puppy training or other basic training) to more easily integrate and progress with the training skills needed for the Canine Good Citizen & Therapy Dog Skills Course (Level 2).

Dogs must have some basic skills prior to starting this course: attention to owner, ability to walk on a leash, sit & down, as well as be manageable around other dogs and people.

The course is structured to build reliability and more self-assurance around other dogs and people building on a dog’s previously learned foundation training. The more advanced training skills required for the AKC CGC Test will be introduced and practiced for greater dependability.

Some dogs and their handlers may be ready for the Canine Good Citizen Test following completion of this course, however, most will likely need the Level 2: Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Skills Course to be fully prepared for the CGC Test.

Tuesday Date: 8/27/2019 – 10/8/2019   Cost $125 From: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Next start dates: 10/15; 12/3   
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.
Thursday  Date: 9/19/2019 – 10/24/2019  From: 7:45 pm – 8:45 pm  Cost $155
Room: Paws in Motion

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 scentwork training.

Saturday  Date: 9/7/2019 – 10/12/2019  From: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm  Cost $125
Next start dates: 11/2; 1/11   
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.

Saturday Date: 9/7/2019 – 10/17/2019 From: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Cost $125
Next start dates: 11/2; 1/11   
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
Sat Date: 7/27/2019 – 8/31/2019 From: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Cost $125
Room: Paws in Motion
Continuing training in obedience for competition. Train the skills you will need for obedience & rally competition: Fronts, Finishes, Heeling, Retrieving and more.

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