Dog Sports + Brain Boosters
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Course descriptions and tuition information:
When you come to class, please be sure to have your dog on a standard leash fastened to a regular or martingale collar or a harness.
We do NOT permit the following to be used in the building:
i. Choke Collars
ii. E-collars or Shock Collars
iii. Prong Collars
iv. Retractable Leashes
This is an introduction to non-competitive agility. You and your dog will learn how to navigate different pieces of regulation agility equipment each week. Agility is a great team building exercise for you and your dog and is a lot of fun! This is a 6-week course (once a week, 1 hour per class) and is open to dogs 8 months and older.
Agility 1 taught your dog to understand and accept each obstacle… now we will add on to it and get you and your dog to run through some more complicated courses! This class will focus on your body language and begin teaching your dog to focus on listening and paying attention to body language. We will take the courses that we run to a different level, turns and twists in the courses. In Level 2 we will learn things like Out and Here!, Threadles, Front Crosses, Rear Crosses and Serpentines, to name a few. The goal of this class is to really start to hone in on running a course, increasing their drives, making them faster, and taking the courses to the next level. This is a 6-week course (once a week, 1 hour per class).
Agility 1 & 2 taught your dog to understand and accept each obstacle…now it is time to really push the envelope! This class will focus on your body language and really teaching dogs to focus on listening skills, your body language and making choices. (The right ones!) We will take the courses that we run to a different level, no more straight objects… we will make turns and twists in the courses. The goal of this class is to really start to hone in on running a course, increasing their drives, making them faster, and taking the courses to the next level. This is a 6-week course (once a week, 1 hour per class).
This class is all outdoor. The only time we cancel is if it is raining or snowing. Cold doesn’t stop us!
The herding sport! Treibball is called Urban Herding because it replaces sheep with large balls so herding can be accessible to any dog. Even city dogs! It promotes teamwork and good communication between dogs and their people as the dogs are sent to “herd” large balls back to a goal. Treibball is a positive reinforcement sport and is great fun.
Flyball is a team relay racing dog sport where dogs run down a course over 4 hurdles, hit a box that shoots out a ball, then grab the ball and run back over the 4 hurdles. All this while passing other dogs starting their run down the course, and while facing off against another team! It is great fun for dogs and handlers alike and a great sport for dogs of any age and size. If your dog loves to play fetch and ball games, this sport may be for you!
Note: the Retrieve + Play class is a prerequisite for Flyball
Canine Freestyle is a choreographed performance organized with music, illustrating the training and joyful relationship of a dog and handler team. Freestyle is an excellent discipline to illustrate the conformation and movement of the dog. The reach, drive and beauty of an athletic, trained dog moving to music can take one’s breath away!
This is a 6 week course.
Do More With Your Dog!® is the only official sanctioning and organizing body for the sport of Dog Tricks. Dog trainers tend to train the hardest when working toward a goal—it keeps them motivated, and focused. This 6-week class based on Kyra Sundance’s Do More With Your Dog program will teach your dog tricks to earn titles from Novice through Champion. This class is taught by a Certified Trick Dog Instructor so you will be able to earn your titles at the end of the 6 weeks!
This is a 6 week course that will work on your dogs natural ability to use their strongest skill — scent! This is a class where you and your dog will have a great time working together!
This 6-week course will teach you and your dog targeting skills. Dogs can accomplish tasks by “targeting” something with their nose or paw. You and your dog will learn some amazing (and challenging) tricks to show off and play some great games using targeting only. Your dog will learn to dribble a ball, pick up and put their toys away, distinguish shapes and colors, and even ride a skateboard!! Open to dogs of any age. Classes are held once a week, one hour per class.
This class builds on the first level of targeting which teaches dogs to “touch” things with their nose (or paw) to accomplish tasks. In this class we will use the clicker to shape behaviors such as opening cupboards, picking up objects to bring to you, fold laundry,do a handstand on a wall and much more! The class is 6 weeks long.
Targeting Level 1 is a prerequisite for this class.
This 6-week course is based on Kyra Sundance's "Do More WithYour Dog" Trick Dog titling organization. She is a world renowned author and has written the book 101 Dog Tricks and many others. The tricks the students are learning are based on the book. There are 5 different levels Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, and Trick Dog Champion. Once you’ve taken the Do More with Your Dog class at least once and earned your Novice title, you can move on to the Intermediate class. After completing the first 2 & received your Novice, Intermediate, & Advanced titles, you can move on to the Advanced class to earn Expert & Champion.