A 6 week session teaching your dog to respond to you on a verbal cue. We will work on attention for heel position, stays, heel in motion with change of pace and front positioning. Your dog will learn to find heel position and change direction with you through attention. We will begin off leash work, figure eights, heeling patterns, and group stays along with teaching standing position from a sit, stand stay, and stand while being examined. All exercises will be completed through various distractions and rewards of food and play will be incorporated . Prerequisite: Companion Dog Level II or Instructor Approval.
Ring Prep ~ Beginner and Novice Obedience
A 6 week session concentrating on the exercises required for AKC Beginner Novice and Novice Companion Dog competition. Heel on leash, Figure 8, Stand and Sit for exam, Heel off leash, Recall with finish, individual sit stay and group sit/down stay exercises. Prerequisite: Obedience Attention or Instructor Approval
Competition Obedience ~ Open and Utility Class
A 6 week session working on the skills required for AKC Open and Utility Dog competition. Prerequisite: Novice experience. Class size limited to 6 teams.
Rally is a fun and exciting team sport for dogs and their handlers! Dog and handler teams navigate a course at a brisk, continuous pace, with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform. These exercises use obedience skills from sit and down, figure 8's, backing up and turns and much more. These skills not only enhance your dogs confidence and behavior but help to continue building a strong bond between handler and dog. We offer 2 levels of Rally Obedience classes:
Rally is a fun and exciting team sport for dogs and their handlers! Dog and handler teams navigate a course at a brisk, continuous pace, with numbered signs indicating different exercises to perform obedience skills. Our Introduction 6 week session teaches the basic skills to get Handler/Dogs on their way to performing the exercises needed to navigate Rally courses. Each week builds on the skills learned to prepare the team to move on to Level 2. Both AKC and Cynosport rules and signs will be addressed. Prerequisite: Companion Dog Level II or Attention.
Rally Obedience Level 2
This 6 week session improves skill level in all exercises, walking and navigating courses, competition strategy, and practicing in trial type setting. Each week offers a new course and different exercise stations. Both AKC and Cynosport rules and signs will be addressed. Prerequisite: Rally Introduction.