Also, these classes are on-going:
Saturdays: Utility Practice (8:00-9:00 am); Open Prep (9:30-10:30 am); 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 (except Utility). Reservations required and typically open on the preceding Tuesday. Next classes: Jan 4 & 11.
Wednesdays: Outdoor Agility Coursework at FreeSpirit: 5:00-6:30 pm – $20 pay as you go.
Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Skills: Wednesday, January 8th – 6:00 to 7:00 pm. 6 sessions for $125.
BUILDING BLOCKS FOR STELLAR PERFORMANCE DOGS: Starting Wednesday January 8th. 8:30-9:30pm— 6 sessions for $125.
Getting a new dog or puppy ready for a performance sport career requires:
– Building a strong working relationship through focus & control exercises;
– Creating enthusiasm & motivation including building their natural toy- and play-drives;
– Developing good balance & body awareness to maximize athleticism & minimize injuries over a long career; and
– Establishing a complete understanding of basic cues and commands for good manners.
These “Building Blocks” will create a good foundation for performance sports by building trust and a desire to work with you from the beginning. Whether you have a young pup or a new rescue that needs to develop some confidence, the exercises and games in this class will help you bond together and be better prepared for a performance career. And it never hurts to revisit these “building blocks” with more experienced dogs to refresh these skills.
Come learn all the fun ways to train these skills in your upcoming performance star – but most importantly, show them that spending time with you is REWARDING!!! This is the basis for a good career in performance sports. After all, it’s not just about the dog, but about the team you can become!
Instructor Sheyla Gutierrez.
OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Saturdays – starting January 25th, cost is $125 for six sessions or $25 per class.
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.
Foundations for Agility class Wednesdays, starting January 8th at 9:30 am or Mondays, starting January 13th
Most Saturday Mornings: Cost is $15 for one class or both on one day with one dog for $25*. Next Saturday morning training dates – Jan 4th & 11th. Reservations required. Call or email to be added to our Reservation Reminder list.
Utility Practice (8:00-9:00) Utility Obedience exercises for those finishing their CDX and getting ready for Utility (*not eligible for multiple class discount).
Obedience Competition Prep (10:30-11:30 am) Beginner Novice & Novice for those showing or getting ready to show in Beginner Novice & Novice.
Rally Coursework (11:30 am-12:30 pm). Rally Novice or Advanced.
Instructor: Jackie Kurzban
CONFORMATION HANDLING: Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Learn ring procedure, handling tips and how to emphasize your dog’s best traits as your dog gets accustomed to the conformation routine & environment. Pre-requisite: Dogs must be accustomed to walking on a leash. $10 per night. Instructor: George Griffin
The class will include heeling, turning left/right/around, sit and down stays, sit and stands for exam and other exercises all with various levels of distractions including people, other dogs and other distractions you would encounter at a dog show. You can work at your own level – some dogs might be off leash, others not.
2-Heeling as a group, either in a circle or in line. Includes 1/4 turns, circle right/left, about turns etc. Dogs can be taken off lead if ready.
3-Sit / stand for exam. Those handler that can leave their dogs will examine each dog. Can be done with handler at side of dog or as in trial.
4-Recall-done down the center of two lines, every other dog or criss cross depending upon class size and composition.
5-Finishes will be added to the recall but not every time.
6-Figure eight proofing will be done as a weaving exercise between the other dogs.
7-Games like tic tac toe and musical chairs can be added as well.
Because the exercises are done as a group, dog/handler teams get plenty of practice.
We’ve got some great one-hour training workshops planned for Fridays in November. Cost for each workshop is $20 each or $35 for two on the same night. You can call or email to sign up or click on this link and sign yourself up. If you are new to training with Paws in Motion’s instructors, you will also need to call or email so that we have your contact info on file. Reserve your spot today, so you can join in on the fun. Drop-ins may be allowed if there is space, but the workshops may be rescheduled if no one signs up.
You want your dog to respond when you call every time and under any situation so 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 6-8 Working Teams. Please bring lots of tiny treats that your dog can easily swallow.
Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA
Many of us dream of having a large yard and great equipment to train our dogs on. In fact, many actually have it, but even if you do, weather can always put a damper on your plans. The truth is you don’t need much space or even a yard to be able to train your dog – all you need is a hungry dog and a bit of creativity! Come learn some fun training games and exercises you can practice with your dog – inside the comforts of your own living room, even from your comfy chair! Get some ideas for rainy day activities to tire out your canine partner, learn some indoor conditioning exercises, work on proofing many of the most important basic obedience behaviors, even get some ideas for indoor dog agility training!!! Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA
Want to teach your dog to work away from you? It’s a necessary skill for agility, competition obedience, rally and other sports. By use of targets we will teach your dog behaviors that require distance and help them get comfortable with working away from you. Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA
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 also a good introduction to capturing and shaping behaviors and play with unfamiliar objects. Come join us for a fun evening of body awareness play with your dog!
This will be a very hands on and work intensive workshop, so please bring LOTS of treats and make sure you haven’t fed your dog! We will provide several balance toys and objects for you to share!Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez
Practice your dog’s good manners in the real world with real distractions and in the presence of several other dogs. Cost $25 per session, typically held twice a month. A great class for Control Unleashed graduates & others just wishing to train & meet other dog lovers. Email us to be added to the notification list for the next class dates. Instructor: Sheyla Gutierrez