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.

DAY TIME INSTRUCTOR LOCATION STARTS DURATION MEMBER FEE NON-MEMBER FEE
Tuesday 11:15 am* Sally Silverman Space B1 Nov. 7 7 weeks $180 $240

*This advanced class is 1.5 hours

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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.

DAY TIME INSTRUCTOR LOCATION STARTS DURATION MEMBER FEE NON-MEMBER FEE
Monday 12:30 pm Diane Battis Space B Nov, 6 5 weeks $90 $110
Wednesday 12:30 pm Diane Battis Space B Nov. 8 5 weeks $90 $110
Wednesday 8:30 pm Diane Battis Space B2 Nov. 1 5 weeks $90 $110

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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!

DAY TIME INSTRUCTOR LOCATION STARTS DURATION MEMBER FEE NON-MEMBER FEE
Monday 6:00 pm Alexa Karaoulis Space B1 Oct. 30 7 weeks $120 $160
Thursday 5:00 pm Joyce Smuda Space B1 Nov. 2 5 weeks $90 $110
Thursday 6:00 pm Joyce Smuda Space B1 Nov. 2 5 weeks $90 $110

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Nose Work Advanced

Taught by Alexa who has trained with the founders of this sport, 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.

DAY TIME INSTRUCTOR LOCATION STARTS DURATION MEMBER FEE NON-MEMBER FEE
Monday 3:30 pm Alexa Karaoulis Space B1 Oct. 30 7 weeks $120 $160
Monday 7:15 pm Alexa Karaoulis Space B2 Oct. 30 7 weeks $120 $160
Monday 8:30 pm Alexa Karaoulis Space B2 Oct. 30 7 weeks $120 $160
Thursday 7:00 pm Joyce Smuda Space B1 Nov. 2 5 weeks $90 $110

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Disc Dog

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

DAY TIME INSTRUCTOR LOCATION STARTS DURATION MEMBER FEE NON-MEMBER FEE
Wednesday 6:00 pm Janie Harris Space B2 Nov. 8 6 weeks $100 $140
Wednesday 7:10 pm Janie Harris Space B2 Nov. 8 6weeks $100 $140

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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.

DAY TIME INSTRUCTOR LOCATION STARTS DURATION MEMBER FEE NON-MEMBER FEE
Thursday 1:00 pm Sally Silverman Space B1 Nov. 2 7 weeks $120 $160
Saturday 9:00 am CJ Hazell Space B1 Nov. 11 5 weeks $90 $110

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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.

DAY TIME INSTRUCTOR LOCATION STARTS DURATION MEMBER FEE NON-MEMBER FEE
Tuesday 8:15 pm Stacey Manzo Space B1 Nov. 7 7 weeks $120 $160

Choose to Heel

Are you trialing or wanting to trial in Obedience, Rally or Freestyle and need to work on off-lead heeling? Are you and your dog disconnecting in Agility, Flyball or other dog sports when the leash comes off? This four-week class will focus on a building confidence in your dog’s ability to work off leash. Distractions are added as the dog progresses, reinforcing the dog’s willingness to stay close to the handler. No prerequisites. For dogs new to training, an evaluation is required.

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION.

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


Rally Run Throughs

Y2k9s will offer you a change to practice a Rally course in either AKC or Cynosport fashion. All levels offered. Will be tailored to students in the class that evening Drop-ins welcome. Sign up with Registrar for those days you are interested.

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION.

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Competition Obedience

This class will cover the various aspects of Novice Obedience as well as good heeling techniques.

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION.

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Rally FrEe 2

Rally-FrEe is a unique sport combining trick behaviors of Canine Musical Freestyle with the structure and format of Rally-Obedience. It emphasizes the precise execution of fundamental freestyle and obedience skills while encouraging creative and novel behaviors on a Rally-Obedience style course. This advanced course will build upon the skills learned in Rally FrEe.
Prerequisite: Completion of Rally FrEe 1 or approval from the instructor.

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION.

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


Rally FrEe 1 / Intro to Freestyle

Rally FrEe is a sport combining trick behaviors of canine musical freestyle with the structure and format of Rally Obedience. It emphasizes the precise execution of fundamental freestyle and obedience skills while encouraging creative and novel behaviors on a Rally Obedience style course.
Prerequisite: Basic Canine Manners.

NOT OFFERED THIS SESSION.

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