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.


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.

CLICK HERE to see the current online Rally classes offered.


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.


Competition Obedience - Starters Level

Through a series of obedience and heeling games, including the concepts of Choose to Heel, we’ll explore the world of Competition Obedience. This positive reinforcement-based class prepares you and your dog for the competition obedience ring. Learn how to develop a high level of teamwork and trust as you train through all of the aspects of Competition Obedience, starting with Beginner Novice and Novice exercises.
Prerequisite: Advanced Canine Manners or the equivalent.


Control Unleashed!

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.


Reactive to Relaxed: Control Unleashed!

For performance dogs-in-training only. This class follows the curriculum based upon Leslie McDevitt’s latest book – Reactive to Relaxed. The class is geared towards puppies and young dogs. The new concepts and techniques will support you in teaching your dog life skills and coping skills so that he is comfortable in the world, building relationships, empowering your dog, and creating a two-way system of communication between you and your dog.


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!


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 - Friday 8:15pm - Joyce Smuda March 13, 2020 - July 17, 2020 Area B1 Class Full


Disc Dog

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


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.


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.


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. $20 for members, $25 for non-members.

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