This 5-week class is designed to help our dogs and handlers work as a team, refine and improve communication, and get a good mental and physical workout. We utilize some agility equipment, some exercise equipment, some household items, and our imaginations, to create indoor obstacle courses. We will also work on some basic and advanced handling skills, a few tricks, and anything else the class would like help with.
We take turns running our dogs through the courses in class, which means dogs and handlers must wait their turn. This is a skill in itself, and can be both challenging and valuable! Because this class will meet in a small confined space, it is important our dogs be fairly social.
This class is not quite like any other! It is appropriate for adolescent puppies, younger dogs, senior dogs, and handlers of all ages and skill level. We work in a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere, and our main goal is to have fun!
What to bring: high value, non-crumbly food rewards, 6-foot leash, harness or flat (non-slip) collar, tug toy or other favorite toy (optional). All respectful, well-behaved humans are welcome, but because of the nature of this class, infants and toddlers are probably not a good fit.
What not to bring: choke chains, slip collars, prong collars, or shock collars. Please do not come to class with any of these devices, or any other device meant to cause discomfort to a dog.
Prerequisites: some basics skills (sit, wait, with me or heel, or other similar skills), and any reward-based training class.
Health requirements: All dogs must be up to date on vaccinations, or titer tests.
Registration: Register via email or on-line form, reserve via invoiced pre-payment.
Class size: 5 dogs, maximum
Wednesdays at 4:30, starting 12/13/17 – skips 12/27/17 – last class 1/17/2018 FULL
Saturdays at 1:30 pm, starting January 6th — skip January 27th – last class 2/17/2018
Mondays at 4pm, starting 1/8/2018 – no skips – last class 2/5/2018 FULL
Wednesdays at 4pm, starting January 24th
This will be a small class (maximum 4 dogs) in a confined space, so it important that all dogs be fairly social.