ACTIVITIES CLASS

Want to try Agility, Sniff it, And Rally? Then this class is for you!

Activities class introduces agility objects and obstacles, introduces the concept of finding cookies in boxes which transitions into sniffing out scents for cookies, and introduces the concept of Rally Obedience. Our classes are designed with fun and safety in mind. Your dog must be able to focus on you in the presence of distractions, so we encourage you to attend a group obedience class first.

Prerequisite: Dogs must work well with others in a group setting, and understand basic obedience cues. In addition they must be able to work reliably for brief periods of time off leash. A strong interest in toy food rewards is a plus.

Upcoming Sessions: Sunday 5/2/2021 at 12:00 pm with Kara Firnrohr CPDT-KA

AGILITY FUN

Looking for a fun way to bond with your dog?

Agility dog training classes help develop mutual respect and communication as you work your way around a sequence of obstacles. Our classes are designed with fun and safety in mind. Your dog must be able to focus on you in the presence of distractions, so we encourage you to attend a group obedience class first.

Agility Fun dog training class introduces dogs and owners to spatial orientation, movement and body awareness to actual agility equipment. This class also introduces dogs and owners to some of the theory behind obstacle performance using targeting, clicker work and positive reinforcement. In addition, teams will develop an understanding of shaping behavior plus experience training in a multi-dog environment. The teams will learn to broaden their ability to focus on basic, yet important tasks.

Prerequisite: Dogs must work well with others in a group setting, and understand basic obedience cues. In addition they must be able to work reliably for brief periods of time off leash. A strong interest in toy food rewards is a plus.

Upcoming Sessions: Thursday 7/15/2021 at 6:45 PM with Kara Firnrohr, CPDT-KA

 

SNIFF IT

Harness the power of your dog’s nose in this fun, smart, contemporary twist on canine scent detection.

Build handling and observational skills while teaching your dog to use his or her natural instincts to find specific odors amid distractions. This emerging sport is designed for ALL types of dogs, whether young or old, quiet or high energy, timid or extroverted; providing mental and physical exercise for all teams. Unlike agility, this class requires very little equipment and is easy to train at home or between classes. This “introduction” class will provide you with an overall understanding of scent detection/discrimination, the basic concepts involved in searching for a specific odor, the use and handling of equipment and odors as well as learning how to develop the desire to “search.” Dogs will be worked individually. A flat or buckle collar or harness and a 6′ or 10’ leash are required.

Prerequisite: No obedience required, however dogs must tolerate being in a group setting. A strong interest food rewards is a plus!

Upcoming Sessions: Sunday 6/20/2021 at 12:00 PM with Kara Firnrohr, CPDT-KA

RALLY NOVICE

Rally is a relatively new dog sport (2005) that offers handlers and their pets an experience that is both stimulating and fun.

The dog/handler team move at their own pace, similar to that of rally-style auto racing, throughout a course of signs displaying obedience tasks to be done. It was originally developed for the traditional pet owner, however, due to the fact that there are many levels, it can also be challenging for those who are more competitive.

Novice is for those just getting started:

  • All exercises are performed with your dog on leash.
  • There are 10-15 signs.
  • Exercises vary from turning 360 degrees to changing paces during the course.
  • You may talk, clap your hands and/or pat your legs to encourage your dog.
  • To earn a title it takes three qualifying scores. After Novice, handlers may choose which class they are ready to participate in, either the Intermediate or Advanced level.

Prerequisite: Dogs must work well with others in a group setting, and must understand basic obedience cues such as sit, lay down, loose leash walking and stay. We recommend doing a Good Manners class before registering for this course.

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