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Upcoming Workshops & Classes

We’ve added a couple of fun, one-time workshops this Sunday afternoon.

See below for more information.  You can SIGN-UP online or call or email to reserve a space (spots are only guaranteed when payment is received).
WORKSHOPS THIS SUNDAY: 
12:15-1:15 PM TRICKS!
1:30-2:30 PM CONSISTENT CONTACTS
Plus we have the following classes starting soon:
6 Week Course starting NEXT TUESDAY (October 8th):
7:15-8:15 PM HEAD START PUPPY CLASS
6 Week Course starting MONDAY (October 14th):
7:30-8:30 PM FOUNDATIONS FOR AGILITY
 
6 Week Courses starting SATURDAY (November 2nd):
2:30-3:30 PM BASIC OBEDIENCE
4:00-5:00 PM BEYOND BASIC OBEDIENCE
5:00-6:00 PM LEVEL 3 & ABOVE OBEDiENCE
 
ALSO, let us know if you would be interested in a Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills class and/or a Canine Good Citizen Prep class on Thursday evenings.
Class dates: 10/17, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5 & 12/12.
And, these classes are On-going:
Most Saturdays: Utility Practice (8:00 – 9:00 am) Open Competition Prep (9:30-10:30 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 – online sign-ups are enabled or email to reserve your spot.  Instructor: Jackie Kurzban

Tuesdays: CONFORMATION PRACTICE: 7:15 – 8:15 pm, $10 pay as you go.  No reservations required, but call or email if attending for your first time. Practice gaiting, stacking and showing off 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: 10:30 – 11:30 am, $20 pay as you go.  Reservations required – email for more info. 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.
See below for more information.  You can SIGN-UP online or call or email to reserve a space (spots are only guaranteed when payment is received).
Paws in Motion
305.251.5867
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:
Sunday Date: 10/6/2019From: 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm  Room:Paws in Motion  Cost: $25
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!!!
Sunday Date: 10/6/2019From: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm  Room:Paws in Motion  Cost: $25
Are you struggling with consistent contacts? Here is your chance to learn how to make them more reliable, faster, and more independent.
Items covered will be
**Building confidence**
**Understanding the bottom**
**Gaining Speed**
**More independence**
Bring lots of high value treats and a hungry dog, favorite toys, and a Can-Do attitude.
PRE-REQUISITE: Already competing in agility, completion of Beginning Obstacles 2 or instructor approval.
Tuesday Date: 10/8/2019 – 11/12/2019From: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm 
Room: Paws in Motion  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.
Monday Date: 10/14/2019 – 11/18/2019From: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
Room: Paws in Motion Cost: $140
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.
Saturday Date: 11/2/2019 – 12/7/2019From: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
Room: Paws in Motion  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.

Saturday Date: 11/2/2019 – 12/7/2019From: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Room: Paws in Motion  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
**** CLASSES TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED — Let us know if you would be interested in enrolling ****
Thursday Tentatively scheduled for: 10/17, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5 & 12/12/2019 From: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm 
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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.

We recommend that you take the Beyond Basic Obedience Course or the CGC Prep Course (Level 1) before taking this course.

More about CGC & Therapy Dogs:
The CGC Test is offered by the AKC and requires dogs to pass a 10 part examination that demonstrates their obedience skills around other dogs and people as well as their tolerance to being handled by strangers.
All dogs who pass a 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

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.
Therapy dogs should have proper greeting manners, leash manners and be able to calmly tolerate dogs and strangers in new environments as well as some vigorous body handling.

To work as a therapy dog team, most organizations require dog and handler teams to pass an evaluation and / or pass the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification.

Thursday Tentatively scheduled for: 10/17, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5 & 12/12/2019 From: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm  
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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.

 

You can SIGN-UP online or call or email to reserve a space (spots are only guaranteed when payment is received).
Paws in Motion
305.251.5867

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
**Recall
**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
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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
305.251.5867
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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.

July Puppy & Basic Obedience Classes

Here’s what’s on our schedule currently: our popular Puppy and Basic & Beyond Basic Obedience classes

If you are interested in a Canine Good Citizen class or a pre-Canine Good Citizen class, let us know as we are trying to work those into our schedule.  And if you are interested in another topic, let us know that as well since we are constantly working on the schedule.

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

Paws in Motion
305.251.5867
Tuesdays
Date: 7/16/2019 – 8/20/2019 From: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm Cost: $125 for the 6-week course
Room: Paws in Motion
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.
Saturdays
Date: 7/27/2019 – 8/31/2019 From: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Cost: $125 for the 6-week course
Room: Paws in Motion
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.

Saturdays 
Date: 7/27/2019 – 8/31/2019 From: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Cost: $125 for the 6-week course
Room: Paws in Motion
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

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
305.251.5867
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.
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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.
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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!!!
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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
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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
tracypaws@gmail.com

305.251.5867

Upcoming classes

We’ve still got space available in these classes starting soon.   

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

 
Paws in Motion
305.251.5867
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Thursday Date: 3/14/2019 – 4/18/2019 From: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm 
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.
Thursday Date: 3/7/2019 – 4/11/2019 From: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
STAR PUPPY is a 6 week class towards the AKC STAR Puppy Certification. It is Puppy Level 2, with new and more advanced exercises than the Head Start Puppy class. Puppies, up to 1 year of age, that come to all 6 classes, can earn their AKC STAR Puppy Certification at the end. Your instructor will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to AKC® for enrollment in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds.

STAR Puppy focuses on all around good foundation behaviors and socializing. It includes training and practice in the basics: Sit, Down, Stay, Come, Walking on leash, tolerating petting & handling and learning to stay calm around distractions & other people.

Sunday Date: 3/24/2019 – 4/28/2019 From: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
Room: Paws in Motion
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.
Tuesday Date: 4/16/2019 – 5/21/2019  From: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm 
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.
Saturday Date: 4/6/2019 – 5/11/2019  From: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
Room: Paws in Motion
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: 4/6/2019 – 5/11/2019  From: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
Room: Paws in Motion
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.