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Introduction to Nosework Starting Wednesday, 1/26/2022

By |2022-01-18T14:57:38-06:00January 18th, 2022|Categories: Class Information, News|Tags: , , |

The goal of this eight-week Introduction to Nosework course is to lay a solid foundation and an indication of the target odors. Whether your plan is to compete or to build a stronger bond between you and your dog; a solid indication is the most important factor in achieving success in this sport. Eight week [...]

Obstacle Concepts (Agility 1B) Starting 10/29/21

By |2021-10-13T19:40:41-05:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: News|

Fridays beginning October 29, 2021, 6:00pm to 7:00pm for 6 weeks ending on 12/17 (no class on 11/19 and 11/26) Learn advanced agility obstacle skills such as the weave poles, teeter, or 2on/2off (for dogwalk and Aframe). You will use positive reinforcement training methods to teach fast, reliable, and independent performance. The specific obstacle focus will [...]

Pre-Agility Fundamentals Class (Agility 0) Starting 10/29/21

By |2021-10-14T14:47:09-05:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: Class Information, News|Tags: , |

Fridays beginning October 29, 2021, 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm for 6 weeks ending on 12/17 (no class on 11/19 and 11/26) Learn fundamental skills necessary for agility and other dog sports, including: focus, motivation, shaping new behaviors, and body awareness. Emphasis on building focus around distractions, enthusiasm for teamwork, and learning/training skills. Instructor - Joy Mercier [...]

Intro to Agility (Agility 1A) Starting 10/29/21

By |2021-10-13T19:45:31-05:00October 13th, 2021|Categories: Class Information, News|Tags: , |

Introduction to Agility (Agility 1A) Fridays beginning October 29, 2021, 7:15pm to 8:15pm for 6 weeks ending on 12/17 (no class on 11/19 and 11/26) You and your dog will play fun games while introducing your dog to jumps, tunnels, and tire - both individually and in short sequences. Hone your luring and shaping (clicker [...]

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation Course

By |2020-10-26T13:07:50-05:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Class Information, News|

This Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation Course will review and practice the 10 evaluation elements of the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.  At the conclusion of the course, a CGC evaluation will be administered and is included in the course fee.  Successful students will be able to submit the paperwork to the AKC for the recording [...]

Beyond Basic Course

By |2021-04-06T14:40:40-05:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Class Information, News|

The Beyond Basic course is a follow-on course for those who have taken a puppy or basic obedience class and who wish to practice prior basic skills learned.  You will build off these basic skills and continue to add more difficulty and distraction.  This is a good class for students who did not feel great about [...]

Introduction to Rally Course

By |2021-03-08T14:08:45-06:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Class Information, News|

Introduction to Rally Starts 3/20/2021 Don’t know where to start with the sport of rally? This 8-week course will get you starting out on the right foot and is designed for handlers and their dogs who have taken basic obedience. Students will learn about the sport of rally and all levels of rally signs—what they mean [...]

New Saturday Advanced Dog Obedience Course

By |2020-08-28T13:04:54-05:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Class Information, News|

For dog/handler teams that have had basic obedience with Alex, and you want to continue training your dog, we are starting a Saturday 8 week Advanced Obedience Course 9/12/20. The course will be from 11 am to 12 pm and will focus on increased difficulty, stand and stand stay, leave it, long stays with distractions, passing [...]

New Puppy and Basic Dog Obedience Courses

By |2020-07-20T14:19:40-05:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Class Information, News|

We have scheduled new puppy and basic dog obedience courses starting in August and September as follows: Puppy (12 weeks to 6 months of age): Tuesdays, beginning September 1, 6 pm to 7 pm Saturdays, beginning September 12, 12 pm to 1 pm Basic (over 6 months of age): Wednesdays, beginning August 5, 7 pm to [...]

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