Workshops & Seminars

COVID-19 Policy Update

Effective July 22, masks will be optional. However, any instructor may request students to wear a mask during class.

Pre-Novice Sequencing Skills – with Lynsey Heffner

Friday, February 23 from 7-9pm, Friday, March 1 from 7-9pm, and Friday, March 8 from 7-9pm

Requirements: Agility Skills 2 or higher (or equivalent)
Description: If you're just starting to put obstacles together, this workshop is for you! It's okay if you're still using channel weaves, rewarding/working on contacts, using props for the seesaw, etc. This workshop will use a straightforward course that can be easily broken down for young/green teams. Come work on your start line, short sequences, whatever you need help with and I'll work with you on that!

Cost: $40 for members, $55 for non-members. Max 6 working spots, 3 turns each.

Class Session Start - End Location
Pre-Novice Sequencing Skills - Friday February 23 - Lynsey Heffner February 23, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Pre-Novice Sequencing Skills - Friday March 1 - Lynsey Heffner March 1, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full
Pre-Novice Sequencing Skills - Friday March 8 - Lynsey Heffner March 8, 2024 Area A (Turf) Class Full

Introduction to Parkour – with CJ Hazell

Sunday, February 25
9:30-11:30am

Requirements: Basic Canine Manners or equivalent.
Description: Here’s your chance to find out what Dog Parkour is all about. It’s a fun new sport that evolved out of human parkour. It’s all about moving across the landscape using whatever is there as obstacles for having fun. Your dog learns basic physical skills as well as body awareness, thoughtfulness, and self-control. It’s great for dogs of all ages and abilities from puppies to seniors. We can even modify moves as needed if your dog has a physical handicap.

You can practice parkour anywhere including inside your home, in your yard, on a walk in any environment, and in a park. You and your dog learn how to creatively use steps, stumps, logs, walls, park benches, branches, broom sticks, boxes, tires, fences, rocks, and everything else that you find. This workshop will introduce you to what parkour is, how it is practiced, and some of the basic moves that you can use to play, right from day one.

Cost: $40 for members, $50 for non-members. Limit 10 working spots, unlimited auditing. $15 per auditor.

Class Session Start - End Location
Introduction to Parkour Workshop - Sunday 9:30am - CJ Hazell February 25, 2024 Area B Register

Advanced Parkour Workshop – OVER and IN – with CJ Hazell

Sunday, February 25
12:15-1:45pm and 2-3:30pm

Requirements: This is for dogs who have had some experience with parkour. However, it is not required that the behaviors are fluent to participate in a working spot. Anyone can audit and learn more about these behaviors, which can also be useful for other sports.
Description: For this workshop we will be focusing on jumping. We will work on precision jumping with collection, gap jumps, and high jumps onto obstacles. We will also do some sequencing that includes jumping to the next object. We will also work on jumping over wide obstacles rather than vaulting them.

We will also work on IN. This will include getting into smaller things as well as things with higher sides. We will also work on both jumping down into and up into obstacles. The collection your dog learns by doing smaller Ins will help them develop skills that are used with other difficult behaviors such as turning on narrow planks.

Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members. Limit 8 working spots, unlimited auditing. $15 per auditor.

Class Session Start - End Location
Advanced Parkour Workshop - Sunday 12:15pm - CJ Hazell February 25, 2024 Area B Register
Advanced Parkour Workshop - Sunday 2:00pm - CJ Hazell February 25, 2024 Area B Register