More Sports & Fun

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Canine Freestyle

Ready to dance with your dog, or give it a try? This class is for dog and handler teams interested in the sport of Canine Freestyle. In addition to moves, content will address choreography, music selection, costumes, style and putting it all together. No experience required.
The Advanced Freestyle class welcomes all levels, with instructor approval. Contact Sally Silverman.

Class Session Start - End Location
Advanced Freestyle - Tuesday 11:15am - Sally Silverman November 6, 2018 - December 18, 2018 Area B1 Register
Advanced Freestyle - Tuesday 11:15am - Sally Silverman September 11, 2018 - October 23, 2018 Area B1 Register


Rally Skills

Looking to continue building a lasting relationship with your dog while preparing for competition, just having fun, or building a bond before you try a more intense sport such as Agility or Flyball? This course may be just right for you. It’s also perfect for those retired or retiring agility/flyball dogs who still want to be active. Perfect for the handler who has had some experience with Rally, this class will build upon the Rally signs students need to learn and/or perfect with more coursework and also emphasizing off-lead.

Rally Skills will cover a series of Rally signs each with, emphasizing proper form, with guidance on how to look like a “pro.” Heeling techniques will also be covered in this course. The small-size of this class will allow the instructor to tailor the class to the skill level of the students. Those with Rally experience are invited. Off-lead skills will be emphasized along with the advanced signs and skills for APDT and AKC.

Class Session Start - End Location
Rally Skills - Wednesday 12:30pm - Diane Battis November 7, 2018 - December 5, 2018 Area B1 Register
Rally Skills - Monday 12:30pm - Diane Battis November 5, 2018 - December 3, 2018 Area B1 Register


Intro to Nose Work

Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. This easy to learn activity and sport builds confidence and focus in many dogs, and provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and physical exercise. Nose Work starts with getting your dog excited about using his nose to seek out a favorite toy or treat reward hidden in one of several boxes, expanding the game to entire rooms, exterior areas, and vehicles. As your dog grows more confident with his nose, target odors are introduced, and competition skills are taught. Prepare for a lifetime of fun with your dog and Nose Work!

Class Session Start - End Location
Intro to Nose Work - Thursday 5:00pm - Joyce Smuda November 8, 2018 - December 13, 2018 Area B1 Register
Intro to Nose Work - Monday 6:00pm - Alexa Karaoulis November 5, 2018 - December 17, 2018 Area B1 Register
Intro to Nose Work - Friday 6:45pm - Joyce Smuda November 2, 2018 - November 30, 2018 Area B1 Register
Intro to Nose Work - Monday 6:00pm - Alexa Karaoulis September 10, 2018 - October 22, 2018 Area B1 Register
Intro to Nose Work - Friday 6:45pm - Joyce Smuda September 21, 2018 - October 26, 2018 Area B1 Register
Intro to Nose Work - Thursday 5:00pm - Joyce Smuda October 4, 2018 - November 1, 2018 Area B1 Register


Open Nose Work

Class is open to all dogs, from Introduction to Nosework to working odor.

Class Session Start - End Location
Open Nose Work - Thursday 6:00pm - Joyce Smuda November 8, 2018 - December 13, 2018 Area B1 Register
Open Nose Work - Thursday 6:00pm - Joyce Smuda October 4, 2018 - November 1, 2018 Area B1 Register


Advanced Nose Work

Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people. The Advanced course picks up where the Intro class left off.
Prerequisite: Prior Nose Work Class or permission of the instructor.

Class Session Start - End Location
Advanced Nose Work - Thursday 7:00pm - Joyce Smuda November 8, 2018 - December 13, 2018 Area B1 Register
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 8:30pm - Alexa Karaoulis November 5, 2018 - December 17, 2018 Area B1 Register
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 7:15pm - Alexa Karaoulis November 5, 2018 - December 17, 2018 Area B1 Register
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 3:30pm - Alexa Karaoulis November 5, 2018 - December 17, 2018 Area B1 Register
Advanced Nose Work - Friday 8:15pm - Joyce Smuda November 2, 2018 - November 30, 2018 Area B1 Register
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 8:30pm - Alexa Karaoulis September 10, 2018 - October 22, 2018 Area B1 Register
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 7:15pm - Alexa Karaoulis September 10, 2018 - October 22, 2018 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 3:30pm - Alexa Karaoulis September 10, 2018 - October 22, 2018 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Friday 8:15pm - Joyce Smuda September 21, 2018 - October 26, 2018 Area B1 Register
Advanced Nose Work - Thursday 7:00pm - Joyce Smuda October 4, 2018 - November 1, 2018 Area B1 Register


Disc Dog

Learn the art of chase, catch, retrieve, how to throw catchable passes, and tricky throws!

Class Session Start - End Location
Disc Dog - Wednesday 7:10pm - Janie Harris November 7, 2018 - December 19, 2018 Area B1 Register
Disc Dog - Wednesday 6:00pm - Janie Harris November 7, 2018 - December 19, 2018 Area B1 Register
Disc Dog - Wednesday 7:10pm - Janie Harris September 12, 2018 - October 24, 2018 Area B1 Register
Disc Dog - Wednesday 6:00pm - Janie Harris September 12, 2018 - October 24, 2018 Area B1 Register


Tricks 101

How Tricky is your dog? Tricks 101 gives your dog the opportunity to learn dozens of fun and sometimes practical tricks. Why? Why not! Tricks are fun, engage your dog’s mind, and strengthen your relationship with your dog. In Tricks 101 you will learn how to teach a number of tricks, as well as acquire the skills to figure out how to shape desired behaviors. Those interested in earning a Trick Dog Performance Title will have the opportunity to work on the title throughout the session.

Class Session Start - End Location
Tricks 101 - Thursday 1:00pm - Sally Silverman November 8, 2018 - December 27, 2018 Area B1 Register
Tricks 101 - Thursday 1:00pm - Sally Silverman September 13, 2018 - October 25, 2018 Area B1 Register


Parkour

Parkour is urban agility for our canine partners. Dogs are introduced to the activities of jumping, balance, going under and around things and stretches the imagination to use everyday objects in different ways. Parkour can provide an outlet for busy dogs and build confidence for those in need. Your walks will never be the same again and you’ll view the world as your obstacle.


Fun and Games Mini Session

Come out and enjoy some lighthearted summer fun for a 3 week mini session. Stacey Manzo will be adapting favorite childhood games to play with your dogs such as Follow the Leader, Musical Mats, Leap Frog, relay races with a twist and more. It can get pretty rowdy and is a great way to practice working with your dog in stimulating environments. You’ll also work with other humans to strategize for some of the games.

Dogs must be able to work near other dogs since most of the games will be group fun. They should know the basics like sit, down, stay and come. Advanced behaviors are not necessary but fun attitudes are mandatory.

If you aren’t sure if this would be right for your dog, email Stacey and tell her your concerns and she’ll see if you can find a way to make it work.


FUNctional Tricks Mini Session

Can’t commit to a full session class because of summer plans but still want to play with your canine partner? Come join Stacey Manzo for a 3 week mini session of FUNctional Tricks. Learn some fun tricks that can be used in day to day life. It doesn’t matter what skill set you have, there is something for everyone. For those just starting out, Stacey will teach you the base behaviors. For anyone who is farther along in their training, she will up the challenge for you.


Conformation Handling

The goal of our ongoing Show Handling Class is to help you and your dog become a skilled, confident and happy team, ready to make a polished presentation to Conformation judges. Dog/handler teams practice either floor or table stacking for judges’ examination. Various gaiting patterns are executed so that you and your dog can move fluidly in whatever pattern you encounter. In addition, dogs get lots of experience being touched, existing comfortably with different breeds, and developing a relaxed and positive attitude. Individual guidance is offered in breed specific presentation as well as presenting your dog’s best assets to a judge, while downplaying minor imperfections. Class often includes grooming advice as well as trouble-shooting for dogs who have encountered show ring hiccups. We emphasize a positive experience for the dog/handler team.

Drop-ins only. $15 per class.

Please email Winnie for more information or if you plan to drop in.

Class Session Start - End Location
Conformation Handling - Wednesday 8:20pm - Pat Foley & Winnie Radolan July 11, 2018 - December 26, 2018 Area B1 Class Full


Creating a Ring Ritual

Dogs perform best when they have predictability… and who doesn’t want a spectacular performance in competition? Walking up to the ring, entering, walking to the line and setting up are often overlooked in training but these things are just as important as learning the skills of your sport. Come join Stacey Manzo to develop a ring ritual specific to you and your chosen dog sport, and learn how to troubleshoot when problems arise in a live competition so your performance can be seamless. All dog sports welcome. Don’t have a chosen sport yet? That’s ok. Come join us as we figure out what elements work best for your dog so you can transfer them to a ritual when you do settle on a sport.

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION.

Contact Stacey Manzo if you would be interested in a future session.