September Puppy & Obedience Classes

Upcoming 6-week classes:
Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm – Head Start Puppy class starting August 29th
Saturdays 2:30-3:30 pm – Basic Obedience starting Sept 9th
Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pm – Beyond Basic Obedience starting Sept 9th
Saturdays 5:00-6:00 pm – Level 3 Obedience starting Sept 9th
On-going classes:
Tuesday 7:15-8:15 pm: Conformation Practice and Sundays 8:00-9:30 am: Conformation Training & Handling 
 
Saturdays mornings: Obedience & Rally Competition training
 
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (varied times): Agility for Competition (and Fun): Pre-Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences
 
 
To enroll any of the classes below, you can SIGN-UP on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.
Read on for descriptions of these classes:
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Descriptions are below.  To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can sign-up and pay on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.  Also if you have a request for another class or one of these classes at a different time, please let us know.
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CLASS & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
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HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm. Starting August 29th. Six-week course, $125  (Due to work travel, there will be no class on Sept 5th.   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. This is not your typical puppy class! It’s packed with content and activity to get your puppy started right.  Class includes self-control exercises, calm handling, 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: Tracy Hanna
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OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays starting September 9th, 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) Whether you are just getting started or need to solidify these basic skills, a group class can help teach your dog to be responsive to your cues in any setting. Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm 
BEYOND BASIC (includes practicing above skills adding duration, distractions & distance, plus Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduction to off-leash work) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm 
LEVEL 3 OBEDIENCE (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition. Instructor approval required) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm 
Instructor: Trish Swinney
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Also, 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: 8:00 – 9:30 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

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To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can sign-up and pay 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
Paws in Motion
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami 33176
305.251.5867
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CGC, Advanced CGC & Trick Dog Tests

Paws in Motion will be holding Canine Good Citizen Tests, Advanced CGC Tests & Trick Dog Tests

When: Sunday, August 20th starting at 9:30 am (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 & Advanced CGC Tests: $20 Test, $20 Review or $35 for both ($5 discount for Paws in Motion CGC class graduates)
Trick Dog Titles: $15 for first Test, $10 each subsequent level on the same day ($5 discount for CGC Title holders)
*AKC registration is required for the Advanced CGC title and for 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.
Read below for more information on the test requirements.

Please reserve your testing spot(s) by either emailing or using this link to sign up.

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SCHEDULE:
9:30 am Check-in for CGC Review Participants
9:30 am Check-in for first group of Trick Dog Test Participants (this group must already have their CGC title.)
approx 10:30 am CGC Testing starts for Review Participants
to follow: Advanced CGC Testing
to follow: Trick Dog Testing
Trick Dog Training sessions may be available after 11:30 am.
If there is a lot of interest in these tests, we may schedule folks in one to two hour blocks so that you won’t have to wait all day for your turn to be tested.  We also welcome volunteers that may wish to help out and learn more about the tests.
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Canine Good Citizen Test, Advanced CGC Test & Trick Dog Tests
Sunday August 20th, 9:30 am: Canine Good Citizen Review & CGC Test
If there’s time & interest, we will also offer a Community Canine Test following the CGC Test.
 
CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Review at 9:30 pm followed by a CGC Certification Test performed by an AKC approved evaluator.
Cost $20 for the Test (fee does not include the $8 AKC fee to record your CGC title) or $35 for both a review & the test.
Graduates of Paws in Motion’s CGC/Therapy Skills class will receive a $5 discount off the test. (So Test & Review would be $30 for grads.)
If your dog needs a little time to acclimate or if you are unsure of the CGC exercises, the review would be very beneficial to you so you can practice for a bit before being tested.
Test Description:  There are 10 separate tests in the CGC.
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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Sunday August 20th, following the CGC Tests:
If there’s interest and enough, we will also offer a Community Canine Test (aka Advanced CGC Test)
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.  The CGC and CGCA tests cannot be earned on the same day.  

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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Sunday August 20th, before or after the CGC & Adv CGC Tests:
Trick Dog Novice, Intermediate & Advanced Level Tests
Cost: $15 for first Test, $10 each subsequent level on the same day ($5 discount 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 5 tricks from the Advanced list.

Please reserve your testing spot(s) by either emailing or using this link to sign up.

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/
If there is interest, we may also be holding Trick Training Sessions while other dogs are being tested in the building.  This is a good option for those folks needing a little help to train one or two more tricks so that your dog can do enough of the tricks to pass the Trick Dog Novice, Intermediate and/or Advanced levels.  Dogs that will be good candidates for these sessions will be those that already have a substantial amount of training in Obedience, Rally, Agility or Tricks and just need a couple more tricks to pass to the next level.  Contact us for more information regarding price and availability.
Regards, Tracy
Tracy Hanna

Paws in Motion

tracypaws@gmail.com

305.251.5867

July Classes and Workshops

NEW workshops added:
Friday 7:00-9:00 pm – Focus & Distractions – July 14th

Friday 6:45-7:45 pm – Got Recall? – July 21st
Friday 8:00-9:00 pm – Tricks – July 21st
Friday 7:00-9:00 pm – K9 Fitness, Balance and Body Awareness – July 28th
Friday 7:00-9:00 pm – Fancy Moves for Agility – August 4th
 
Also, upcoming 6-week classes:
Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm – Head Start Puppy class starting July 18th
Thursdays 5:30-6:30 pm – Loose Leash Games class starting July 20th
Thursdays 6:45-7:45 pm – Foundations for Agility class starting July 20th
Saturdays 2:30-3:30 pm – Basic Obedience starting July 22nd
Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pm – Beyond Basic Obedience starting July 22nd
Saturdays 5:00-6:00 pm – Level 3 Obedience starting July 22nd
Sundays 3:30-4:30 pm – Agility: Beginning Obstacles starting July 30th
On-going classes:
Tuesday 7:15-8:15 pm: Conformation Practice and Sundays 8:00-9:30 am: Conformation Training & Handling no class July 9th
 
Saturdays mornings: Obedience & Rally Competition training
 
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (varied times): Agility for Competition (and Fun): Pre-Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences
 
 
To enroll any of the classes below, you can SIGN-UP on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.
Read on for descriptions of these classes:
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Descriptions are below.  To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can sign-up and pay on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.  Also if you have a request for another class or one of these classes at a different time, please let us know.
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CLASS & WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS
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Workshops:
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FOCUS & DISTRACTIONSJuly 14th, Friday 7:00-9:00 pm, Cost is $45 for the workshop
Distractions are an unavoidable element of a performance dog’s career – in fact, not even your couch potato can avoid them! Dealing with distractions and learning to work through them, is what takes training to a whole new level and what will “cement” your training and help your dog generalize your cues. Come and learn the 3 D’s of Distractions and how to apply them to your training. Focus should be about staying connected with your dog and working effectively as a team. It is not only about teaching your dog eye contact, but about a mutual awareness and enjoyment of teamwork with your partner. It requires that both members of the team are aware and connected with each other so they are ready to engage at any given time, and that your dog learns to redirect away from distractions so he can focus back to you. And YES at times, it should be about eye contact. In this workshop we’ll work on relationship building exercises, eye contact exercises, and also some interesting challenges to put your teamwork to the test. Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA
Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.
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Got Recall? – July 21st: Friday 6:45-7:45 pm Cost is $25 for a single workshop or $45 for both Tricks & Got Recall?
If you want your dog to respond when you call every time and under any situation you must first build up their desire to come to you. In this workshop we will use PREMACK’s Principle (If you do what I want, you will get what you want) in many games and exercises to teach your dog to WANT to come to you. Learn how to use your dog’s natural tendencies to your recall’s advantage! This Workshop is open to dogs of all levels and ages. Limited to 8 Working Teams. Please bring lots of tiny treats that your dog can easily swallow.Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA.
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Tricks – July 21st: Friday 8:00-9:00 pm Cost is $25 for a single workshop or $45 for both Tricks & Got Recall?

 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.  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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K9 Fitness (Balance and Body Awareness) – July 28th: Friday 7:00-9:00 pm Cost is $45 for the workshop
Balance and body awareness are key elements for the canine performance athlete.  They also offer valuable lessons for the dog that is insecure with its surroundings and unsure about unfamiliar things.  Whether you have a dog that needs to learn where its rear end starts for agility training or heel work, have a nervous dog that you’d like to help be braver, or simply want to stimulate your dog by playing with unfamiliar equipment, there’s something in this class for you! We will be playing with stools, ladders, balance disks, balance beams, blocks, and anything else we can think of!  This is a good introduction to capturing and shaping behaviors and play with unfamiliar objects while building good body awareness, balance skill & core strength.  Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA
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Fancy Moves for Agility: August 4thFriday 7:00-9:00 pm Cost is $45 for the workshop
Reverse Wrap? Reverse Spin? Jaako Turn? Forced Front Cross?

All those new moves have your head spinning?

This workshop will introduce some of the new moves you’ve been seeing on course and wanting to try them out yourselves.  This workshop is best suited for handlers wanting to train their dog for Premier or Master Challenge type courses. You do not need to be in Excellent or Masters to be eligible.  If you aren’t sure whether this workshop is right for you, just ask.  Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA
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Upcoming 6-week classes

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HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm. Starting July 18th. 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 is an orientation for the humans (no  dogs).  Next 5 classes are for humans & dogs.  Household members are welcome as well. This is not your typical puppy class! It’s packed with content and activity to get your puppy started right.  Class includes self-control exercises, calm handling, 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: Tracy Hanna
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FOUNDATIONS for AGILITY: Thursday 6:45-7:45 pm starting July 20th, ending August 31 (no class Aug 10). 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. Instructor: Tracy Hanna
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OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays starting July 22nd, 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) Whether you are just getting started or need to solidify these basic skills, a group class can help teach your dog to be responsive to your cues in any setting. Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm 
BEYOND BASIC (includes practicing above skills adding duration, distractions & distance, plus Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduction to off-leash work) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm 
LEVEL 3 OBEDIENCE (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition. Instructor approval required) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm 
Instructor: Trish Swinney
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AGILITY: Beginning Obstacles: Sunday 3:30-4:30 pm starting July 30th (no class on August 13). Six-week course, $125. This is class is only open to Foundations for Agility graduates.  Call or email for more info.

Foundation for Agility graduates may enroll in these six week courses focused on introducing each obstacle in a manner that safely builds confidence & fluency.  Each obstacle will be introduced and performance skills will be built with an emphasis on speed, attitude and accuracy.

Instructor: Andrea Atkinson
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Also, 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: 8:00 – 9:30 am, $20 pay as you go.  Reservations required – email for more info. No class July 9th 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

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To enroll in any of these classes or workshops, you can sign-up and pay 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
Paws in Motion
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami 33176
305.251.5867

May & June Agility Workshops

There are spaces available in these 3 upcoming seminars still.
MAY Workshops
Hypercharge your Agility Handling workshop Saturday 2:00-5:00 pm on May 6th
 
JUNE Workshops
Two Agility seminars with multi-World Team member Barb Davis Sunday June 4th
 
To enroll in any of the workshops, you can SIGN-UP on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.
 
Read on for descriptions of these classes:
Hypercharge your Agility Handling! Saturday, May 6th – 2:00 to 5:00 pm

 

Do you feel like your dog deserves a better handler?  Do you get lost easily on course?  Do you lose that connection with your dog or with the course?  Then this workshop is for you!  You will learn how to improve your connection; Tips for memorizing courses; Decision points; Agility as a highway; which basic cross to use when; and MUCH more!

No matter what level you are working at with your dog, you will learn several tips to immediately improve your agility handling. 

Cost $65 for working spots (limit of 8); $45 for auditing spots.  This workshop is lecture intensive and you can walk the training exercises, so you will get a lot out of auditing!

Instructor: Tracy Hanna

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Two Agility seminars with multi-World Team member Barb Davis Sunday June 4th
9:00 am – 12:30 pm Focus on Weaves – only 4 spots left
1:00 – 4:30 pm Focus on Threadles  
Fees:  Working Positions are $90 (limit of 9); Auditing Positions are $50  (limit of 9)

The Focus on Weaves seminar is appropriate for dogs competing at any level (or ready to compete).  The Focus on Threadles Seminar is best suited for handlers wanting to train their dog for Premier or Master Challenge type courses. You do not need to be in Excellent or Masters to be eligible for the either seminar.  If you aren’t sure whether a seminar is right for you, just ask.

Barb Davis Bio:
Barb Davis is a 9 time AKC Agility World Team member with 4 different dogs and has won 9 Agility National Championships with 5 different dogs, 4 shelties and a border collie. Recent events include: Being selected for the 2016 European Open Team, winning 2015 AKC Nationals, and being selected for 2015 World Team. She has recently moved from Spokane, WA to West Palm Beach where she now gives private lessons from home and is also teaching classes in Jupiter. Barb taught Mathematics at a community college for 15 years, her ability to teach and analytic abilities are great assets in success as an agility instructor.



Obedience, CGC/Therapy and Sports Sampler classes starting soon

 

Basic Obedience Saturdays 2:30-3:30 pm and Beyond Basic Obedience Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pm starting January 21st
Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Skills class Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm starting January 24th
Canine Sports Sampler Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 pm starting January 24th 
ALSO, let us know what classes youlike to see in the future.
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On-going classes:
Tuesday 7:15 pm: Conformation Practice; and Sunday 9:00 am: Conformation Handling
Saturdays mornings: Obedience & Rally Competition training
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays (varied times): Agility: Novice thru Masters Agility Skills & Sequences
 
To enroll in any of the classes below, you can SIGN-UP on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.
 
Read on for descriptions of these classes:
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OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays starting January

 21st, 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 adding duration, distractions & distance, plus Heeling, Fronts, Finishes and introduction to off-leash work) Saturdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm 
LEVEL 3 OBEDIENCE (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition. Instructor approval required) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm 
Instructor: Trish Swinney
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CANINE GOOD CITIZEN AND THERAPY SKILLS:  Tuesday 6:00-7:00 pm. Starting January 24th. Six-week course, $125.  
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. 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 and trains skills such as polite greeting, sit, down, come, stay, polite walking on leash, dealing with distractions and more. 
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. 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. This is a great class for dogs who have begun some basic training or for Puppy class graduates as well as those looking to get into therapy dog work with dogs of any age.  Instructor: Tracy Hanna
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CANINE SPORTS SAMPLER CLASS: Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 pm. Starting January 24th. Six-week course, $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, Balance & Conditioning, Treiball and Scent Games & Tracking.

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: Tracy Hanna
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Also, 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 classes on the same day with one dog for $25 (discount not available for Utility). Reservations required.  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 your first time. Get tips on 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: 9:00 – 10:00 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

 

Agility for fun or competition: 

Agility Skills & Sequences

Novice, Advanced, Masters & Premier levels available: On-going Monday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings & evenings (varied times). Cost $21-25 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, introducing new ones and putting them together in longer sequences. 

Instructor approval required.    Instructor: Tracy Hanna

*** These classes are for dogs already trained in agility.  If you are interested in getting started in agility look for our next Agility Intro single session or our next 6-week Foundations for Agility course.  
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To enroll in these courses, you can sign-up on-line or contact us at 305.251.5867 or email InfoPawsMiami@gmail.com.  If you are interested in signing up for any of the on-going classes, please contact us.  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 
Paws in Motion
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami 33176
305.251.5867