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Spaces still available these classes starting next week

Most of these classes still have spaces available. Please let us now if you are interested in signing up. Don’t let your Memorial Day plans make you forget to sign up for some great training for your dog!__________________

RESERVE your spot in our upcoming classes:

May 27th – Tuesday 6:00 pm Control Unleashed – One space available

May 27th – Tuesday 7:15 pm Head Start Puppy Class – Six spacee available

May 31st – Saturday 2:00 pm Basic Obedience Class – Four spaces available

May 31st – Saturday 4:00 pm Beyond Basic Obedience Class – Six spaces available

Read on for Descriptions of these classes. Call or email today to sign up for these classes or click here to go to the class sign-up.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
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Control Unleashed Foundation: Tuesdays 6:00 pm starting May 27, 6 sessions for $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. Instructor Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.

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Head Start Puppy class: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm starting May 27, cost is $125 for six sessions.
Help your pup develop into a calm, capable adult through training in self-control, drive-building, basic obedience and exposure to new things, 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. Next orientation session is scheduled for February 20.

Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.

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OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays, starting May 31st, cost is $125 for six sessions.

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 with additional challenge, plus Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduction to off-leash work) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 3 (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Instructor: Trish Swinney

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Tracy Hanna
Paws in Motion
tracypaws305.251.5867
www.paws-in-motion.com

Control Unleashed, Puppy & Obedience classes starting soon

RESERVE your spot in our upcoming classes:

May 27th – Tuesday 6:00 pm Control Unleashed

May 27th – Tuesday 7:15 pm Head Start Puppy Class

May 31st – Saturday 2:00 pm Basic Obedience Class

May 31st – Saturday 4:00 pm Beyond Basic Obedience Class

Read on for Descriptions of these classes. Call or email today to sign up for these classes or click here to go to the class sign-up.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
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Control Unleashed Foundation: Tuesdays 6:00 pm starting May 27, 6 sessions for $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. Instructor Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.

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Head Start Puppy class: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm starting May 27, cost is $125 for six sessions.
Help your pup develop into a calm, capable adult through training in self-control, drive-building, basic obedience and exposure to new things, 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. Next orientation session is scheduled for February 20.

Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.

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OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays, starting May 31st, cost is $125 for six sessions.

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 with additional challenge, plus Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduction to off-leash work) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm
LEVEL 3 (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Instructor: Trish Swinney

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Tracy Hanna
Paws in Motion
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami 33176
tracypaws305.251.5867
www.paws-in-motion.com

Feedback needed & sign up for Next training classes

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our upcoming classes:

May 27th – Tuesday 6:00 pm Topic to be determined. See below

May 27th – Tuesday 7:15 pm Head Start Puppy Class

May 31st – Saturday 2:00 pm Basic Obedience Class

May 31st – Saturday 4:00 pm Beyond Basic Obedience Class

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE on the topic for our next 6:00 pm Tuesday starting May 27th. Let us know which of the following topics you would like to enroll in:
-Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills
-Trick Training
-Building Blocks For Stellar Performance Dogs
-Canine Sports Sampler
-Control Unleashed

Read on for Descriptions of these options.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
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Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Skills: 6 sessions for $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.

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TRICK TRAINING 6 sessions for $125

Trick training is a great way to teach your dog “how” to learn; 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.

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. We’ll be using clicker training, shaping, marking, capturing and luring. Not all dogs will do the same tricks in class but you’ll get to go home with an idea of how to work on them. Some tricks we could work on: Shake, Wave, Sit up, Weave Through Legs, Jump Into Arms, Stand on Hind Legs, Cross legs, Shame, Roll over, Bang, Spin, Walk Back, etc. We’ll take a vote, and also go from the dog’s preferences. Each person might work something different. 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!!! Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA
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BUILDING BLOCKS FOR STELLAR PERFORMANCE DOGS
Getting a new dog or puppy ready for a performance sport career requires:
– Building a strong working relationship through focus & control exercises;
– Creating enthusiasm & motivation including building their natural toy- and play-drives;
– Developing good balance & body awareness to maximize athleticism & minimize injuries over a long career; and
– Establishing a complete understanding of basic cues and commands for good manners.
These “Building Blocks” will create a good foundation for performance sports by building trust and a desire to work with you from the beginning. Whether you have a young pup or a new rescue that needs to develop some confidence, the exercises and games in this class will help you bond together and be better prepared for a performance career. And it never hurts to revisit these “building blocks” with more experienced dogs to refresh these skills.
Come learn all the fun ways to train these skills in your upcoming performance star – but most importantly, show them that spending time with you is REWARDING!!! This is the basis for a good career in performance sports. After all, it’s not just about the dog, but about the team you can become! Instructor Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA

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Control Unleashed Foundation:6 sessions for $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. Instructor Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.

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CANINE SPORTS SAMPLER: 6 sessions for $125

Do you have an active dog that’s need an outlet for his energy?
Do you have a dog that lacks confidence?
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 sports (one sport each week) and see what they are all about: Agility, Rally, Retrieving (for flyball or frisbee), Scent work, Treiball & Tricks.

Instructor Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.

Tracy Hanna
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami, FL 33176
Paws in Motion
infopawsmiami305.251.5867
www.paws-in-motion.com

Advanced Canine Good Citizen Test & Upcoming classes

Paws in Motion will be offering a Community Canine Test (aka Advanced CGC) Test on Sunday, May 4th, at 12:30 pm performed by an AKC approved evaluator. Cost $20. We still have 5 spaces available, so email or call 305.251.5867 if you are interested in signing up.

There are pre-requisites to earn the CGCA title. The dog must:

1) be registered or listed with AKC (AKC number, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number) AND,

2) already have a Canine Good Citizen award/title on record.

Dogs must pass all 10 items of the test to receive the CGCA title.

1. Dog stands, sits or lies down and waits under control

2. Walks on a loose leash in a natural situation (not in a ring)–does not pull.

3. Walks on loose leash through a crowd

4. Dog walks past distraction dogs present; does not pull.

5. Sit–stay in small group (3 other people with dogs).

6. Dog allows person who is carrying something (backpack, computer bag, etc.) to approach and pet it.

7. “Leave it.” Dog walks by food and follows owner instructions, “Leave it.”

8. Down or sit stay–distance (owner’s choice).

9. Recall with distractions present (coming when called). Handler goes out 20–ft. (off center) and calls dog.

10. Dog will sit or stand stay (owner’s choice) while owner enters/exits a doorway or narrow passageway. Owner calls dog through door when ready.

For more info on the Community Canine Test visit: http://www.akc.org/dogowner/training/akc_community_canine/test_items.cfm
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MARK YOUR CALENDARS for our upcoming classes:
May 27th – Tuesday 7:15 pm Head Start Puppy Class
May 31st – Saturday 2:00 pm Basic Obedience Class
May 31st – Saturday 4:00 pm Beyond Basic Obedience Class

Also, we will be adding a class at 6:00 pm Tuesday starting May 27th. Let us know which of the following topics you would like to enroll in:
-Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills
-Trick Training
-Building Blocks For Stellar Performance Dogs
-Canine Sports Sampler
-Control Unleashed

Descriptions of these options are below:

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
____________________

Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Skills: 6 sessions for $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.

______________________

TRICK TRAINING 6 sessions for $125

Trick training is a great way to teach your dog “how” to learn; 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.

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. We’ll be using clicker training, shaping, marking, capturing and luring. Not all dogs will do the same tricks in class but you’ll get to go home with an idea of how to work on them. Some tricks we could work on: Shake, Wave, Sit up, Weave Through Legs, Jump Into Arms, Stand on Hind Legs, Cross legs, Shame, Roll over, Bang, Spin, Walk Back, etc. We’ll take a vote, and also go from the dog’s preferences. Each person might work something different. 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!!! Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA
______________________
BUILDING BLOCKS FOR STELLAR PERFORMANCE DOGS
Getting a new dog or puppy ready for a performance sport career requires:
– Building a strong working relationship through focus & control exercises;
– Creating enthusiasm & motivation including building their natural toy- and play-drives;
– Developing good balance & body awareness to maximize athleticism & minimize injuries over a long career; and
– Establishing a complete understanding of basic cues and commands for good manners.
These “Building Blocks” will create a good foundation for performance sports by building trust and a desire to work with you from the beginning. Whether you have a young pup or a new rescue that needs to develop some confidence, the exercises and games in this class will help you bond together and be better prepared for a performance career. And it never hurts to revisit these “building blocks” with more experienced dogs to refresh these skills.
Come learn all the fun ways to train these skills in your upcoming performance star – but most importantly, show them that spending time with you is REWARDING!!! This is the basis for a good career in performance sports. After all, it’s not just about the dog, but about the team you can become! Instructor Sheyla Gutierrez.

_________________________

Control Unleashed Foundation:6 sessions for $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. Instructor Sheyla Gutierrez.

___________________

CANINE SPORTS SAMPLER: 6 sessions for $125

Do you have an active dog that’s need an outlet for his energy?
Do you have a dog that lacks confidence?
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 sports (one sport each week) and see what they are all about: Agility, Rally, Retrieving (for flyball or frisbee), Scent work, Treiball & Tricks.

Instructor Sheyla Gutierrez.

Tracy Hanna
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami, FL 33176
Paws in Motion
infopawsmiami305.251.5867
www.paws-in-motion.com

New Puppy class starting tomorrow

We have a new puppy class starting tomorrow which still has a few openings. Let us help you get your puppy off to a good start. Starting training the right way from the beginning is a lot easier than trying to overcome bad habits!

TUESDAYS, starting April 15th
7:15 Head Start Puppy class
Cost is $125 for six-week session.

Call 305.251.5867, email or follow this link to sign up for the CLASS. Keep reading for description or let us know if you have any questions.

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CLASS DESCRIPTION:
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Head Start Puppy class: Starting Tuesday, April 8th. 7:15-8:15 pm, cost is $125 for orientation plus five training sessions.

Help your pup develop into a calm, capable adult through training in self-control, drive-building, basic obedience and exposure to new things, 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. Next orientation session is scheduled for April 15th.

Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez

Tracy Hanna
Paws in Motion
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami 33176
tracypaws305.251.5867
www.paws-in-motion.com