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Pet Dog Manners, $100 for 4 week series, max 5 dogs
This is not your average pet dog class! We will first cover how dogs learn and determine what motivates them. We will learn some fun games to develop focus and impulse control to manage unwanted behaviors. We will also work on relationship building as that is key for developing mutual respect. We will review some basic cues like sit, down, come as well as build a desire for our dogs to interact with us when more interesting events are occuring around us. Have a particular training issue? Does your dog jump on people or get in the trash? We will discuss! Come join us and learn some new training techniques.
Saturdays July 21 to August 11 - 11:00am - 12:15pm
Wednesdays August 1 to August 22 - 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Puppy Class! $20 per class. Max 5 Teams
This class will introduce our active and wiggly puppies to the world around them! Surfaces, noises and other experiences to build curiosity and empowerment in their environment. We will cover some basic games including mat time, it's your choice, collar grab, get it, drop and more! Puppies must be ~4 months old and less than a year old.
Saturday July 28 - 9:30 - 10:30
Saturday August 11 - 9:30 - 10:30
Saturday August 25, 9:30 - 10:30
Conformation Classes, $25 per class. Max 6 Teams, Instructor Melanie Whitehair
Learn the importance of having the right skills for presenting your dog in the conformation ring! Your dog doesn't have to just have breed type! They need to be handled skillfully, from stacking, gaiting and showing their dentition. You will gain these new skills with the coaching of AKC conformation judge Melanie! Participants should bring a copy of their breed standard and their cell/tablet to be videoed.
Thursday August 9, 6:30 - 7:45pm - FULL
Thursday August 16, 6:30 - 7:45pm - FULL
Nosework Skill Building, $25. Max 5 teams.
For dogs who have completed an introductory NW class and are building their search element skills (Vehicles, Exteriors, Interior, Containers)
Monday July 2 - 11:45 - 1:00 pm
Monday July 9 – 11:45 - 1:00 pm
Monday July 9 – 6:30 - 7:45pm
Monday July 16 – 11:45 - 1:00 pm
Tuesday July 17 - 6:00 - 7:15pm - FULL
Monday July 23 - 11:45 - 1:00pm
Tuesday July 31 - 6:00 - 7:15pm
Monday August 6 – 10:00 - 11:15am
Monday August 6 - 6:30 - 7:45pm
Monday August 13 – 10:00 - 11:15am
Tuesday August 14 – 6:00 - 7:15pm
Monday August 20 - 10:00 - 11:15am
Monday August 20 - 6:30 - 7:45pm
Tuesday August 28 – 6:00 - 7:15pm - FULL
Nosework Time Pressured Searches!, $25. Max 5 Teams
Learn handling tips and approaches to keep it together on tight search times. Element specialty trials, game classes and Elite level searches can have challenging time constraints to complete your search. Embrace the challenge and trust your dog!
Wednesday July 18 - 10:00 - 11:30am
Nosework Inaccessibles, $25. Max 5 Teams
Hides can often be "inaccessible" meaning the dog can not get their nose within a few inches of the hide. Hides can be in drawers, cabinets, underneath center of a car where you must learn to read your dog's indication that may be different than accessible hides.
Wednesday July 25, 10:00 - 11:30am - FULL
Wednesday July 25, 11:00 - 12:15
NW3 Readiness, $25 per class. Max 5 Teams
This class will cover skills required for NW3 competition. Numer of hides are unknown at this level! For interiors 0-3 and containers, exteriors and vehicles it's 1-3. Learn how to read your dog when the area is cleared, when a room is blank, how not to over search and to confidently call "FINISH".
Wednesday July 4 - 10:00 - 11:30
Thursday July 19 - 6:30 - 7:45pm - FULL
Thursday August 9 - 4:30 - 6:00pm - FULL
Wednesday August 22 - 6:30 - 7:45
Elite/Master Nosework Skills, $25. Max 5 Teams
This class is for teams getting ready to compete at the Elite NACSW level and/or AKC Master level. Rules, strategies and what to expect will be covered. Topics may include improving your dog's "find another", ensuring the search area is covered, working close converging hide placements. elevation and learning to work larger areas with longer search times and many more hides!
Thursday July 26 - 9:30 - 11:00am
Thursday August 30 - 9:30 - 11:00am - FULL
Nosework Buried Hides (AKC), $25. Max 5 Teams
Get ready for the August Romulus AKC trials and knock out your buried hide legs! New approaches to teach your dog to pull odor out of the soil/sand and confidently indicate the correct odor box!
Monday July 16 - 6:30 - 7:45pm
Monday July 30 - 6:30 - 7:00pm - FULL
Monday August 13 - 6:30 - 7:45pm
Thursday August 16 - 4:30 - 6:00pm
Corner Hides, $25. Max 5 Teams
How well does your dog search corners? Corners can be tricky as some dogs don't want to go into tight spaces or "cut" corners and miss a hide. We will pattern train the concept so that your dog never misses a corner hide again!
Wednesday August 29 - 6:30 - 7:45
Crazy Containers!, $25. Max 5 Teams
Let's "think outside the box" and really proof and challenge our teams to search wild and crazy container setups! For dogs already on multiple odors and trialing.
Thursday August 2 - 9:30 - 11:00am - FULL with 2 sessions
Props and Platforms, $100 for 4 week series. Max 5 Teams
Learn fun ways to use props and platforms to teach accurate stays, signals, around finishes, fronts, pivots and more! The use of small training gates will also be introduced, popularized by Julie Flanery, for Freestyle and Rally Free sports.
Wednesdays July 18 - August 8 - 6:30 - 7:45pm
Obedience Games, $25 per class. Max 5 Teams
Based on my popular Obedience Game classes at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy, I will showcase a sampling of the more popular games including thrus and releasing fronts, Mark-Chase-Race, setups with spins, marking for sends and retrieves, multi-tasking and much much more!
Tuesday July 10 - 6:30 - 7:45pm
Tuesday July 24 - 6:30 - 7:45pm
Tuesday August 7 - 6:30 - 7:45pm
Tuesday August 21 - 6:30 - 7:45pm
Agility Foundations, $25 per class. Max 5 Teams
For teams new to the sport or starting a new dog. We will introduce skills for jumping, weaves, contact behavior, basic handling and more! Foundations is EVERYTHING! Before doing any full height or perform a full obstacle, we break it down, back chain it and build skills incrementally.
Saturday July 21, 9:30 - 10:45am - FULL
Saturday August 4, 9:30 - 10:45am - FULL
Saturday August 25, 9:30 - 10:45am - FULL
Agility Jumps and Weaves, $25 per class. Max 5 Teams
This class is for dogs still learning to weave or looking to improve or troubleshoot weave pole issues. We'll also cover jump skills, building value for jumping and handling those tricky jump sequences!
Friday July 27, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Friday August 3, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Friday August 24, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Friday August 31, 2:30 - 4:00pm
Hide Placement and Handling, Max 8 Teams
Working $90, Auditing $30
Learn what good and bad hide placements are and how placement affects the dog's ability to source hides. Participants will set hides for others and we will analyze our handling on known and blind hide placements.
Sunday July 29 - 9:00am - 4:00pm - CANCELED
Training and Trialing Strategies for Confidence and Success, Max 8 Teams
Working $90, Auditing $30
Tackle advanced topics and ideas for training and trialing for your team! Topics will include reflecting on trial experiences on what went right and taking inventory of areas that can improve. We will review the most common handling mistakes, and surface any skill gap your dog may have. Learn how to cover an area and know when to call finish. We are 50% of the team and have just as an important role as our dog!
Sunday August 26 - 9:00am - 4:00pm - WORKING
Sunday August 26 - 9:00am - 4:00pm - AUDIT