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Puppy & Obedience classes starting this week

We still have space in these six week classes starting this week:
Tuesday 7:15 pm: HEAD START PUPPY CLASS Starting March 3rd
Saturday 2:00 pm: BASIC OBEDIENCE Starting March 7th
Saturday 5:00 pm: LEVEL 3: ADVANCED OBEDIENCE Starting March 7th
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.
 HEAD START PUPPY CLASS: Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm. Starting March 3rd. Six-week course, $125 – FOUR SPOTS LEFT
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 (March 3rd) 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.
 SUPER DOG: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 pm. Starting March 3rd. Six-week course, $125 – FILLED
Open to all dogs (adults & puppies) 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 adult dogs needing to refresh their skills.
 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 – FOUR SPOTS LEFT
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 – TWO SPOTS LEFT
LEVEL 3 (includes preparation for Obedience & Rally competition. Instructor approval required) Saturdays 5:00 – 6:00 pm – THREE SPOTS LEFT
Instructor: Trish Swinney
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.
Tracy Hanna
Paws in Motion
8935 SW 129 Street, Miami 33176


Paws in Motion Indoor Dog Training Center Workshops: First Impressions – By Sheyla Gutiérrez, CPDT-KA – 10/12/12

Paws in Motion Indoor Dog Training Center Workshops: First Impressions – By Sheyla Gutierrez, CPDT-KA – 10/12/12

Paws in Motion – Feisty Fido Workshop presented by Sheyla Gutierrez CPDT-KA 10/12/12

Paws in Motion Indoor Dog Training Center – Feisty Fido Workshop presented by Sheyla Gutierrez CPDT-KA 10/12/12

AGILITY TRIAL NEWBIE Seminar & outdoor AGILITY RUN-THRUS @ Free Spirit 10/7/12

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Paws In Motion Adventures 5/15/12

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We welcomed three new Explorers to our Adventures today: housemates Charlie the Black Labrador Retriever and Annie the Lab Mix, and young Abull the American Bulldog, litter-mate to Kaine who visited us last week.   They joined Bruno the Boxer, Satya the English Bulldog, Higgins the Poodle, Straya the American Bulldog, Cooper the Golden, Sonny the Rat Terrier, Ellie the Jack Russell, Sammy the Cattle Dog Mix, along with Sinbad and Bella the Cavaliers.

The day started perfectly overcast if a bit humid, so we decided to revisit the Village of Palmetto greens with our Explorers.  The morning group, had a nice stroll on the bike path around the lake, practicing loose leash walking, and stopping to enjoy the sights and the beautiful flowers. We practiced walking in pairs, and some of our newest Explorers got a chance to work one-on-one with our trainers.

The afternoon group took a different path of the Village through a more wooded area, walking in bigger teams of three or four.  We managed to beat the downpour, and give Explorers some fun exercise.  It path was very dense, but well cared for, nice and shady, and wide enough for everyone to feel comfortable.

The fresh air, the sights, the company of their peers and the guidance of their Expedition Leaders. There really is no better way to build pack relationships than to enjoy a stroll in the park, and the Village greens are really a marvelous place to do it. They have some wonderful paths, plenty of parking space, Frisbee golf baskets, beautiful flowers, and fascinating wildlife.  It really is a fun place to enjoy an invigorating stroll with your canine partner.  We really suggest you try it sometime!

From there, it was back to Paws in Motion for our afternoon training session.  The topic for the day: Canine Good Citizen review!  Paws in Motion will be offering the AKC’s CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certification test this Sunday, May 20th from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Because of this, we decided to run our Explorers through a review of the exercises involved in the test. 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
Some of our more regular Explorers, who have been with us for a while were able to perform the Test exercises without much help and very well.  Others needed a bit of help.  Whether they had trouble on Dog-on-Dog greetings, or were a bit concerned with the handling, the grooming, the noise and distractions, we took a little extra time to work them through the exercises so they would be successful and have positive experiences. Our hope is that one day, all our Explorers will boast the title of Canine Good Citizen!
A fun filled, and very educational day….all part of another Adventure!!!