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 Location Start Date
Advanced Freestyle - Tuesday 11:15am - Sally Silverman Area B1
    May 8, 2018 11:15 am
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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 Location Start Date
Rally Skills - Monday 12:30pm - Diane Battis Area B1
    April 30, 2018 12:30 pm
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Rally Skills - Wednesday 12:30pm - Diane Battis Area B1
    May 9, 2018 12:30 pm
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Rally Skills - Sunday 9:15am - Diane Battis Area B1
    May 13, 2018 9:15 am
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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 Location Start Date
Intro to Nose Work - Monday 6:00pm - Alexa Karaoulis Area B1
    April 30, 2018 6:00 pm
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Intro to Nose Work - Thursday 5:00pm - Joyce Smuda Area B1
    May 3, 2018 5:00 pm
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Open Nose Work

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

Class Location Start Date
Open Nose Work - Thursday 6:00pm - Joyce Smuda Area B1
    May 3, 2018 6:00 pm
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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 Location Start Date
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 3:30pm - Alexa Karaoulis Area B1
    April 30, 2018 3:30 pm
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Advanced Nose Work - Monday 7:15pm - Alexa Karaoulis Area B1
    April 30, 2018 7:15 pm
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Advanced Nose Work - Monday 8:30pm - Alexa Karaoulis Area B1
    April 30, 2018 8:30 pm
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Advanced Nose Work - Thursday 7:00pm - Joyce Smuda Area B1
    May 3, 2018 7:00 pm
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Disc Dog

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

Class Location Start Date
Disc Dog - Wednesday 6:00pm - Janie Harris Area B1
    May 9, 2018 6:00 pm
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Disc Dog - Wednesday 7:10pm - Janie Harris Area B1
    May 9, 2018 7:10 pm
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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 Location Start Date
Tricks 101 - Thursday 1:00pm - Sally Silverman Area B1
    May 10, 2018 1:00 pm
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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.

Class Location Start Date
Creating a Ring Ritual - Tuesday 8:15pm - Stacey Manzo Area B2
    May 1, 2018 8:15 pm
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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.

DAY TIME INSTRUCTOR LOCATION STARTS DURATION SPECIAL FEE FOR THIS CLASS
Wednesday 8:20 pm Pat Foley & Winnie Radolan Space B1 Ongoing Ongoing $15 per class (pay as you go)

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


Parkour

How 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. To register, contact Stacey Manzo.

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION.

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