Author Archive: tracypaws

Beginner Novice Obedience/Rally Novice Class

There will be a Beginner Novice Obedience/Rally Novice Class starting November 18th (Thursday nights at 7pm) taught by Cecilia Armesto. Contact Laurie Zisman alabdog@aol.com for more information. Cost for the 6 week class is $120. There will be no class on Thanksgiving. Class size limited.

November – Head Start Puppy class

Next Puppy class will start in early January.

HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Starts Tuesday, November 2nd at 6:00 pm. Six-week course, $140 Recommended for pups under 6 months of age.

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) and some household manners skills as well as an introduction to a few agility obstacles and other objects. If you are interested in getting your young pup started in agility, this is a great class as it includes several skills vital to a good Agility foundation. Instructor: Tracy Hanna

Use this link to enroll and send us an email with some info about your puppy prodigy: infopawsmiami@gmail.com

CGC/CGCA & Tricks Tests this Saturday

Due to a recent request we have added CGC/CGCA & Tricks Tests to our schedule this Saturday

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Canine Good Citizen & Advanced CGC Tests & Trick Dog Tests

When: Saturday, October 30th starting at 2:00 pm (see more info below regarding the schedule.)

Who: Open to any dog*  Where:  Paws in Motion, 8935 SW 129th Street, Miami FL  33176

Cost: CGC/CGCA Tests: $20 Test 

Trick Dog Titles: $15 per test ($5 discount on the Novice test for CGC Title holders) 

*AKC registration is required in order for the CGCA & Trick Dog Title(s) to be recorded by the AKC.  Application for registration can be done after the test(s).  Mixed breeds may be registered as Canine Partners. If your dog is not currently AKC registered, you can learn more about your AKC registration options at https://www.akc.org/register/dog/

Read below for more information on the test requirements.  

Please reserve your testing spot(s) by emailing  tracypaws@gmail.com

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SCHEDULE:2:00 pm CGC & Advanced CGC Tests followed by Trick Dog Testing.  

Once we see how many reservations we receive for the CGC & CGCA tests, we will give you an estimated start time for the Tricks tests.

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Test Description:  There are 10 separate tests in the CGC test

1-Accepting a friendly stranger

2-Sitting politely for petting

3-Appearance & Grooming

4-Walking on a loose leash

5-Walking through a crowd

6-Sit & Down on command/Stay in place

7-Come when called

8-Reaction to another dog

9-Reactions to distractions

10-Supervised Separation
For more information on the CGC test visit AKC’s website http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/
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Dogs must pass all 10 items of the test to receive the Advanced CGC title.

• Dog stands, sits or lies down and waits under control while the owner:
• Walks on a loose leash in a natural situation (not in a ring) — does not pull.

• Walks on loose leash through a crowd

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

• Sit — stay in small group (3 other people with dogs).

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

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

• Down or sit stay — distance (owner’s choice). • Recall with distractions present (coming when called).

• Dog will sit or stand stay (owner’s choice) while owner enters/exits a doorway or narrow passageway.
For more information on the CGCA test visit AKC’s website on CGCA

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Saturday October 30th, after the CGC and Advanced CGC Tests:Trick Dog Novice, Intermediate & Advanced Level Tests Cost$15 per test ($5 discount on the Novice test for CGC Title holders) 
NOVICE TRICK DOG (TKN)
The dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. If a dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, it can do 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title.

INTERMEDIATE TRICK DOG (TKI)
The dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks.

ADVANCED TRICK DOG (TKA)
The dog must have the Intermediate title, plus perform 10 tricks from the Advanced list.Please reserve your testing spot(s) by emailing tracypaws@gmail.com

We will have the following props available: Jump, Tunnel, Table/Platform, Balance Beam, Seesaw, Weave Poles.  Be prepared to bring any other required props for your tricks.


We will send you more information regarding the Trick Dog Testing details & schedule once you have signed up.You can learn more about the required tricks here – http://www.akc.org/trick-Dog/trick-dog-applications/

Tracy Hanna Paws in Motiontracypaws@gmail.com305.251.5867www.paws-in-motion.com

Puppy Class added

Due to overwhelming interest in our Puppy class starting 5/18, a second class has been added at 7:30.  If you are interested in attending, but cannot attend class on 5/18, please let us know.

To register, please either use this link to pay on-line or contact us at InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com or 305.251.5867 for alternate payment info.

Class Description:

Six-week course, $140
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. 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 skills. All classes will be held at our indoor, air-conditioned warehouse, 8935 SW 129th Street.

Next Puppy class starts May 18th

Our April 6th class is full. Next class is scheduled for May 18th. If you need help before then, we do offer private sessions. Privates are $80/hour at our training facility near US1 & SW 128th Street. If you’d like to be notified if we get a class scheduled prior to May 18th, please contact us at the email below.

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HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Starts Tuesday, May 18th at 6:15 pm.
 Six-week course, $140 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. Instructor: Tracy Hanna

Use this link to enroll. Send us an email with some info about your puppy prodigy: infopawsmiami@gmail.com