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
Beginners Freestyle - Monday 7:15pm - Sally Silverman January 6, 2020 - February 17, 2020 Area B2 Class Full
Advanced Freestyle - Tuesday 11:15am - Sally Silverman January 7, 2020 - February 18, 2020 Area B1 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.

This class will run as a drop in. Contact Diane Battis at dbattis@verizon.net if interested in registering for any or all of the three classes.

Class Session Start - End Location
Rally Skills - Sunday 9:00am - Diane Battis January 5, 2020 - February 23, 2020 Area B1 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 12:30pm - Diane Battis January 6, 2020 - February 3, 2020 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Rally Skills - Wednesday 12:30pm - Diane Battis January 8, 2020 - February 5, 2020 Area B1 Class Full


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.

Class Session Start - End Location
Competition Obedience - Starters Level - Wednesday 8:30pm - Diane Battis January 8, 2020 - February 12, 2020 Area B2 Class Full


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.

Class Session Start - End Location
Reactive to Relaxed: Control Unleashed - Friday 12:00pm - Leslie McDevitt January 3, 2020 - February 14, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Reactive to Relaxed: Control Unleashed - Friday 11:00am - Leslie McDevitt January 3, 2020 - February 14, 2020 Area A (Turf) Class Full


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 - Monday 6:00pm - Alexa Karaoulis January 6, 2020 - February 17, 2020 Area B1 Class Full
Intro to Nose Work - Thursday 6:00pm - Joyce Smuda January 9, 2020 - February 13, 2020 Area B1 Class Full


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 - Monday 8:30pm - Alexa Karaoulis January 6, 2020 - February 17, 2020 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 7:15pm - Alexa Karaoulis January 6, 2020 - February 17, 2020 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 3:30pm - Alexa Karaoulis January 6, 2020 - February 17, 2020 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Monday 2:15pm - Alexa Karaoulis January 6, 2020 - February 17, 2020 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Friday 8:15pm - Joyce Smuda January 10, 2020 - February 14, 2020 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Friday 6:45pm - Joyce Smuda January 10, 2020 - February 14, 2020 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Thursday 7:00pm - Joyce Smuda January 9, 2020 - February 13, 2020 Area B1 Class Full
Advanced Nose Work - Thursday 5:00pm - Joyce Smuda January 9, 2020 - February 13, 2020 Area B1 Class Full


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 January 8, 2020 - February 19, 2020 Area B1 Class Full
Disc Dog - Wednesday 6:00pm - Janie Harris January 8, 2020 - February 19, 2020 Area B1 Class Full


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 11:30am - Sally Silverman January 2, 2020 - February 13, 2020 Area B1 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
Parkour - Wednesday 11:00am - CJ Hazell December 11, 2019 - February 12, 2020 Area B1 Class Full


CanineFitness

Want to learn how to get your dog in better physical shape safely, effectively and using items you may find around your home? Stacey Manzo is a Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer who can help you achieve those goals. Learn how to recognize fatigue or potential pain. Understand how certain exercises can affect specific muscle groups, build muscle (in your dog), learn dynamic stretching along with warm ups and cool downs to help the dogs get in better shape for the demands we put on their bodies.
Prerequisites: Dogs of all ages and sizes are welcome and the exercises can be adjusted to meet all needs. All canine participants must be in good health or have a note from their veterinarian or rehab professional clearing them for activity.

Class Session Start - End Location
Canine Fitness- Tuesday 8:15pm - Stacey Manzo January 7, 2020 - February 18, 2020 Area B2 Class Full


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.