Category Archives: Canine Good Citizen Miami

February Workshops & classes

Upcoming Workshops:
Thursday, February 8th, 6:45-7:45 pm – TRICKS  (a second session will be added at 5:30 if the 6:45 session fills.)

Thursday, February 15th, 2:00-7:00 pm – CANINE MASSAGE & TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

Sunday, February 25th, 11:30 am-2:30 pm – CANINE FITNESS SEMINAR

To enroll in any of the sessions, you can SIGN-UP on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com
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DESCRIPTIONS:
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TRICKS WORKSHOPThursday, February 8th, 6:45-7:45 pm. If there is sufficient enrollment, a second session will be offered from 5:30-6:30 pm**. 
Cost is $25 for the one-time workshop 

In this Workshop you will teach your dog a few simple tricks, such as Touch, Wave, Walk Back, Sit Up, Weave Thru your Legs, Hide your face, Crawl, Roll Over, Play Dead, Spin, Shake your head, Paws Up.  Those dogs that have already learned these tricks can work on advancing their proficiency or they could work on more advanced tricks like Ring a bell, Jump thru your arms or a Hoop, Peek a Boo, Say Your Prayers & more.  Teaching Tricks is a great way to engage, challenge and bond with your dog and it’s FUN since there’s no pressure. Tricks are a great way to keep your dog focused and engaged while waiting for your run in Agility, to reduce anxiety at the vet’s office or to put a smile on someone’s face at Therapy visits or just to impress your friends & family.
You can also earn AKC titles & certificates if your dog passes the AKC Trick tests offered periodically.      Instructor: Dale Avick
**We’d like to separate the two sessions by experience level — more experienced dogs will hopefully be able to attend the earlier session.
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CANINE MASSAGE & TRIGGER POINT THERAPY —  Thursday, February 15th, approximately 2:00-7:00 pm
 
Dalyce Brell will be coming to Paws in Motion to offer Canine Massage and Trigger Point Therapy on Thursday, February 15th.  I’ve known Dalyce for years and can vouch for her skills and relaxing manner with the dogs. Dalyce has been involved in competitive canine sports for over 10 years.  She is certified in Canine Therapeutic Massage through Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage.  She is also certified in Canine Sport Massage and Clinical Trigger Point Therapy, studying with Ken Bain.  She is certified by the University of Tennessee’s Certified Canine Fitness Trainer program.
Cost is $1 per minute, so 15 minute sessions are $15 and 30 minute sessions are $30.
Please contact her to schedule an appointment.  The best way to reach her is via phone or text:  321-474-0637 or email:  agilityblyss@gmail.com
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CANINE FITNESS Seminar —  Sunday, February 25th, 11:30 am-2:30 pm
 
This 3-hour seminar is for those interested in understanding proper canine exercise form, technique, and behavior for optimum performance and injury prevention using science based training methods and canine-specific conditioning equipment. Whether your goal for your dog is better athletic performance, conditioning, increased mobility, better mental focus, or just general fitness, this course will teach you exercises appropriate to your dog’s level.

All participants will leave with a set of exercises to continue the work on your own.

Maximum 8 working spots, $75 ($65 current students); auditing spots available for $45 ($40 current students).

 
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Also Mark your calendars for these classes starting soon:
Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm – Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills class starting Feb 20th
Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm – Head Start Puppy class starting February 20th

Saturdays 2:30-3:30 pm – Basic Obedience starting Feb 24th
Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pm – Beyond Basic Obedience starting Feb 24th

Saturdays 5:00-6:00 pm – Level 3 Obedience starting Feb 24th
Paws in Motion
tracypaws@gmail.com

305.251.5867
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Upcoming Classes

We have several classes lined up for late February and early March.  And you have an opportunity to vote on which topic would interest you in our Tuesday 6:00 pm time slot starting March 3rd.
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Six week classes starting soon:
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Saturday 2:00 pm: BASIC OBEDIENCE Starting March 7th
Saturday 4:00 pm: BEYOND BASIC OBEDIENCE STARTING March 7th
Saturday 5:00 pm: LEVEL 3: ADVANCED OBEDIENCE Starting March 7th
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Tuesday 6:00 pm: TOPIC TBA Starting March 3rd
Tuesday 7:15 pm: HEAD START PUPPY CLASS Starting March 3rd
Tuesday 8:30 pm: CONTROL UNLEASHED CLASS Starting March 3rd
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Sunday 5:00 pm: FOUNDATIONS FOR AGILITY Starting February 22nd
 
Descriptions are below.  To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.
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CLASS & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
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FOUNDATIONS for AGILITY: Sunday 5:00-6:00 pm starting February 22nd. 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. Instructor: Andrea Atkinson

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HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm. Starting March 3rd. Six-week course, $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.  First class (Jan 20th) is an orientation for the humans (no dogs).  Next 5 classes are for humans & dogs.  Household members are welcome as well. 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.  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.
Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.
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CONTROL UNLEASHED FOUNDATION: Tuesdays 8:30 pm. Starting March 3rd, Six-week course, $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. Minimum enrollment to start: 4 dogs.  Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.
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OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays starting March 7th, 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 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. Instructor approval required) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm 
Instructor: Trish Swinney
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VOTE ON YOUR PREFERRED TOPIC for Tuesday 6:00 class starting March 3rd.
Six-week course, $125.  Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.
Descriptions are below.
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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!
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CANINE SPORTS SAMPLER
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, Scent Games and Indoor Activities, Balance and Conditioning, and Treiball.
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.
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CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY SKILLS:  
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.
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SUPER PUPPY/SUPER DOG
Open to all pups & dogs that have completed a Basic or Puppy class.  This class will work on Focus & Engagement, Tricks, Noise & Motion Challenges, Play/Retrieve Skills, and Proofing of Basic Behaviors.   This is a great all-around training class for the up & coming youngsters as well as those dogs needing to refresh their skills.
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To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.  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.
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Tracy Hanna
Paws in Motion
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami 33176
305.251.5867

August Classes – Basic Obedience, Canine Good Citizen, Canine Sports Sampler, Puppy Class, Control Unleashed & More

We still have spaces available in these classes starting soon – some as soon as this Saturday & next Tuesday.  These classes are very popular and typically fill up quickly.  Come on over & participate in some quality training in comfort in our indoor, air-conditioned warehouse near the Falls shopping center.
Six-week classes starting soon:
Aug 2nd – Saturday 2:00 pm Basic Obedience Class
Aug 2nd – Saturday 4:00 pm Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills Class
 
Aug 5th – Tuesday 6:00 pm Canine Sports Sampler Class
Aug 5th – Tuesday 7:15 pm Head Start Puppy Class
Aug 5th – Tuesday 8:30 pm Control Unleashed Class
 
Sept 4th – Thursday 5:30 pm Foundations for Agility Class
 
Upcoming workshops & events:
August 24th – Sunday 1:00 pm Intro to Rally
 
Sept 7th – Sunday 12:30 pm Canine Good Citizen Test & Advanced Canine Good Citizen Test
 
Descriptions of these classes & events are below.  To enroll in any of these classes, workshops or events, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.  Spaces in all classes are limited, so don’t delay as some classes will fill quickly.
 
 
ALSO, we have spaces in our on-going 
Pre-Novice through Competition-level Agility (Mon, Wed & Thurs, varied times);
Outdoor Agility Coursework class at FreeSpirit (Tuesday 6-7:30 pm);
Rally & Competition Obedience classes (Sat mornings); and
Conformation (Tues 7:15 pm, cost $10 pay as you go)
 
Building rentals are also available for agility or obedience practice or other dog activities.  Cost is $35 an hour.  Call 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com to schedule a rental.
 
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CLASS & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
BASIC OBEDIENCE CLASS: Saturdays 2:00-3:00 pm, starting August 2nd. Cost is $125 for six sessions.
Includes Sit, Down, Stand, Stay, Come, Walk on lead, Leave it & Take it Nicely.  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.

Instructor: Trish Swinney
 
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CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY SKILLS:  Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pm, starting August 2nd. Cost is $125 for six sessions.  

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. Pre-requisite:  completion of a Paws in Motion Puppy class or any Basic Obedience class or approval of the instructor.  Instructor Trish Swinney
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CANINE SPORTS SAMPLER: Tuesdays 6:00 pm starting August 5th, 6 sessions for $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, Scent Games and Indoor Activities, Balance and Conditioning, and Treiball.
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 Sheyla Gutierrez.

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HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm starting August 5th. 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 sounds, surfaces, objects, 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 August 2nd.  This is not your typical puppy class and is packed with content and activity to get your puppy started right.

Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.
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CONTROL UNLEASHED FOUNDATION:  Tuesdays 8:30 pm starting August 5th, 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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Intro to Rally Class:  Sunday, August 24th, 1:00-2:30 pm. Cost is $30 for the workshop.
Try out the sport of Rally Obedience.  Several Rally Signs will be practiced and combined into short sequences or courses.
Instructor: Jackie Kurzban.  Pre-requisite:  Dogs must be able to sit, down, stay and have some basic heeling.  
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FOUNDATIONS for AGILITY: Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm starting September 4th. Cost is $125 for the 6 sessions.
This is the pre-requisite class for BEGINNING OBSTACLES which is scheduled to start on October 23rd in the same time slot. 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. A day-time Foundations for Agility class may also be scheduled if there is sufficient interest.
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Canine Good CITIZEN TEST & Community Canine Test (aka Advanced CGC) Test on Sunday, September 7th, starting at 12:30 pm  Cost $20 per Test (fee does not include the AKC fees to record your CGC/CGCA title).  Participants of Paws in Motion’s CGC class will receive a $5 discount for the CGC Test.

To earn the Advanced CGC title, the dog must be registered or listed with AKC (AKC number, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number) AND, already have a Canine Good Citizen award/title on record. 

For more info on the Community Canine Test visit:  http://www.akc.org/dogowner/training/akc_community_canine/test_items.cfm
For more information on the CGC test visit AKC’s website http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/
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To enroll in any of these classes, workshops or events, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.  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
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami, FL  33176
Paws in Motion