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Sports Prep

Are you interested in pursuing a dog sport such as agility, disc dog, rally, competition obedience, or nose work / scent work? This class will prepare you for the teamwork involved and will cover: shaping, working off leash, building teamwork, preparing for the ring, controlling those impulses, and other topics. The primary focus will be to have your team working in an off-leash environment.

Prerequisite: Basic Canine manners or the equivalent.

Class Session Start - End Location
Sports Prep - Thursday 8:50am - Diane Battis August 8, 2024 - September 19, 2024 Area C1 Register
Sports Prep - Tuesday 8:15pm - Diane Battis August 6, 2024 - September 17, 2024 Area C2 Register
Sports Prep - Thursday 8:50am - Diane Battis June 20, 2024 - August 1, 2024 Area C1 Class Full
Sports Prep - Tuesday 8:15pm - Diane Battis June 18, 2024 - July 30, 2024 Area C2 Class Full

AKC Fit Dog Skills

During this fun fitness class for healthy dogs , you and your canine partner will learn how to safely do gentle conditioning stretches and perform basic moves that strengthen core and limb musculature and promote body awareness. Teams can work towards an AKC Level 1 Fit Dog certificate.

Prerequisite: Basic Canine manners or the equivalent.

Class Session Start - End Location
AKC Fit Dog Skills - Wednesday 2:00pm - Winnie Radolan August 7, 2024 - September 18, 2024 Area C1 Register
AKC Fit Dog Skills - Wednesday 2:00pm - Winnie Radolan June 26, 2024 - July 31, 2024 Area C1 Class Full

Control Unleashed!

Prerequisites: This class is not for aggressive dogs. Dogs need to be comfortable being crated. Instructor approval is required and preference will be given to people who have taken Control Unleashed in the past + preference to current agility and former Control Unleashed students. This class is geared toward sport dogs. Dogs must have a familiarity with basic manners training.

For performance dogs-in-training only. This class follows the curriculum based upon Leslie McDevitt’s book and program, Control Unleashed! Do you have all the basics down with your future performance dog, and need the "next step" to get them ready for the excitement of agility and flyball class? Then this class is for you. This class is appropriate for dogs who have mastered basic obedience behaviors such as "stay" and loose lead walking and are non-aggressive around other dogs. It is designed to give your dog the experience of being loose around other dogs while remaining in "work mode" not "play mode." It is designed to desensitize dogs to other dogs moving quickly or tugging nearby. The foundation theme of this class is Connection; we will be exploring various ways for you to feel connected with your dog and remain the center of your dog's focus around an increasing level of distractions, and help you take that next step towards becoming a working team.

Class Session Start - End Location
Control Unleashed! - Wednesday 9:45am - Leslie McDevitt August 7, 2024 - September 18, 2024 Area A (Turf) Register

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
Pop-Up Canine Musical Freestyle! - Thursday 12:30pm - Sally Silverman July 25, 2024 Area B Register
Advanced Freestyle - Tuesday 11:30am - Sally Silverman June 25, 2024 - July 30, 2024 Area C1 Class Full
Freestyle - Monday 7:30pm - Sally Silverman June 17, 2024 - July 29, 2024 Area B Class Full

Kicks and Tricks

This class will focus on interactive and moving tricks that will be a great start for freestyle or just for fun. Curriculum may include leg weaves, spins, backing around, bow, crossing paws, sitting pretty, and various positions relative to the handler. Students of all levels are welcome, and any moves that you already have will be progressed. Specific trick requests will be considered as well.
 

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 - Monday 6:15pm - Sally Silverman June 17, 2024 - July 29, 2024 Area B Class Full

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 “sport” dogs who still want to be active.

This class is geared towards anyone with zero or some experience with Rally; it will teach the skills needed to perform the Rally signs while offering a chance to start and/or perfect with more coursework. Students who have prior Rally experience are also invited to this class; it will teach the Novice and Intermediate/Advanced level, tailoring it to each student in the class. The small-size of this class will allow the instructor to tailor the class to the skill level of the students.
 

Class Session Start - End Location
Rally Fun! - Thursday 7:30pm - Tina Fitzpatrick June 20, 2024 - August 1, 2024 Area C1 Class Full
Rally Fun! - Tuesday 10:15am - Tina Fitzpatrick June 18, 2024 - July 30, 2024 Area C1 Class Full
Novice Rally Skills - Tuesday 9:00am - Tina Fitzpatrick June 18, 2024 - July 30, 2024 Area C1 Class Full

Advanced Rally Skills

Advanced Rally Skills is offered to those students with a knowledge of Rally and who has worked with their dog in another Rally environment and is familiar with all of the Novice signs and has been at least introduced to the Advanced signs. This class is geared to those students who wish to hone their advanced skills while learning the Rally signs for the Excellent and even Master levels. 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. Off-lead skills will be emphasized.
 
Class Session Start - End Location
Advanced Rally Skills - Monday 12:15pm - Tina Fitzpatrick June 17, 2024 - July 29, 2024 Area C1 Class Full
Excellent Rally Skills - Monday 11:00am - Tina Fitzpatrick June 17, 2024 - July 29, 2024 Area C1 Class Full

Competition Obedience – the Novice Level

Using a positive training approach, this class will focus on competition obedience, the novice level for AKC and CDSP Obedience. The class incorporates a lot of game training techniques, making the experience fun for both the dog and handler! Aspects of the other obedience levels will be introduced including retrieving and directed targeting.

Prerequisite: Advanced Canine Manners or Sports Prep Class or the equivalent of either class.

Class Session Start - End Location
Competitive Obedience - The Novice Level - Thursday 11:15am - Diane Battis August 8, 2024 - September 19, 2024 Area C1 Register
Heeling Games for Rally, Freestyle & Obedience - Tuesday 7:00pm - Diane Battis August 6, 2024 - September 17, 2024 Area C1 Register
Competitive Obedience - The Novice Level - Thursday 11:15am - Diane Battis June 20, 2024 - August 1, 2024 Area C1 Class Full
Heeling Games for Rally, Freestyle & Obedience - Tuesday 7:00pm - Diane Battis June 18, 2024 - July 30, 2024 Area C1 Class Full

Formal Obedience

The approach to this class will be to work categories rather than class levels. Basic categories include heeling, jumps, position changes (static and moving), stays, retrieve and others. If the category is stay, all stays from Novice to Utility will be started and information on how to proceed will be given so the handler can move at his own speed. Handling of all Novice exercises will be introduced during the category approach.

Prerequisites: Dogs should be at least 4 months old and have a handle on basic cues such as stand, down, sit and short stay. Basic Canine Manners is a recommended prerequisite class, but not required.

Register for the whole session or pay per class. Per class rate is $40 for members, $55 for non-members.

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 7:15pm - Janie Harris August 7, 2024 - September 18, 2024 Area B Register
Disc Dog - Wednesday 6:00pm - Janie Harris August 7, 2024 - September 18, 2024 Area B Register
Disc Dog - Wednesday 7:15pm - Janie Harris June 19, 2024 - July 31, 2024 Area B Class Full
Disc Dog - Wednesday 6:00pm - Janie Harris June 19, 2024 - July 31, 2024 Area B Class Full

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.
 
Class Session Start - End Location
Advanced Parkour - Friday 7:15pm - CJ Hazell August 9, 2024 - September 20, 2024 Area B Register
Parkour - Friday 6:00pm - CJ Hazell August 9, 2024 - September 20, 2024 Area B Register
Advanced Parkour - Wednesday 12:45pm - CJ Hazell August 7, 2024 - September 18, 2024 Area B Register
Parkour - Wednesday 11:30am - CJ Hazell August 7, 2024 - September 18, 2024 Area B Register
Parkour - Wednesday 10:15am - CJ Hazell August 7, 2024 - September 18, 2024 Area B Register
Advanced Parkour - Friday 7:15pm - CJ Hazell June 21, 2024 - August 2, 2024 Area B Class Full
Parkour - Friday 6:00pm - CJ Hazell June 21, 2024 - August 2, 2024 Area B Class Full
Advanced Parkour - Wednesday 12:45pm - CJ Hazell June 26, 2024 - July 31, 2024 Area B Class Full
Parkour - Wednesday 11:30am - CJ Hazell June 26, 2024 - July 31, 2024 Area B Class Full
Parkour - Wednesday 10:15am - CJ Hazell June 26, 2024 - July 31, 2024 Area B Class Full

Mind Games

Learn games that exercise your dog’s mind. We all know that dogs need physical exercise but they also benefit from mental exercise. This class is for dogs that are always looking for something to do. It’s a great way to tire your dog out when you are tired or don't have much time because your dog gets to do most of the work. This class will include shaping games, creativity games, concept cues games, learning how to do behaviors at the same time (DOWN + COME= CRAWL), and finding games, which are great for when you’ve lost your keys again.

Class Session Start - End Location
Mind Games - Monday 4:45pm - CJ Hazell August 5, 2024 - September 16, 2024 Area B Register
Mind Games - Monday 3:30pm - CJ Hazell August 5, 2024 - September 16, 2024 Area B Register
Mind Games - Monday 4:45pm - CJ Hazell June 24, 2024 - July 29, 2024 Area B Class Full
Mind Games - Monday 3:30pm - CJ Hazell June 24, 2024 - July 29, 2024 Area B Class Full

Therapy Dog Prep

Having a therapy dog can be very rewarding for both the handler and the dog while spreading some joy and happiness. This class is for anyone who wants to pursue therapy volunteering with their dog. It will follow the requirements of Therapy Dog International (TDI), taking the students through all aspects of the test and offering practical insight into the world of being a therapy team. Y2k9s offers the TDI test normally once or twice per year.

Prerequisites: Advanced Canine Manners or the equivalent.

Cooperative Care

Your dog can be an active participant in their own grooming and health care. In this class we will work with your dog to teach them how to present the part of their body you need to work with and to let you do basic health care without restraint. Some of the behaviors we will work on are presenting paws for nail care and using a scratch board in the meantime, presenting an open mouth for toothbrushing, taking a pill without having to hide it, holding their head still for ear or eye drops, and allowing physical examination for health care. You will also be able to work on individual health care or grooming issues you may have with your dog. Take the stress out of grooming and vet visits.

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.

Register for the whole session or pay per class. Per class rate is $27.50 for members, $36 for non-members.

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

Class Session Start - End Location
Conformation Handling - Wednesday 7:45pm - Pat Foley & Winnie Radolan August 7, 2024 - September 18, 2024 Area C1 Register
Conformation Handling - Monday 11:30am - Pat Foley & Winnie Radolan August 5, 2024 - September 16, 2024 Area B Register
Conformation Handling - Wednesday 7:45pm - Pat Foley & Winnie Radolan June 26, 2024 - July 31, 2024 Area C1 Register
Conformation Handling - Monday 11:30am - Pat Foley & Winnie Radolan June 24, 2024 - July 29, 2024 Area B Register