Training Hall Location
Below are the descriptions of the particular classes listed above, i.e. the ones that are being offered at this time. For a complete list of all possible classes that we can offer, click here.
Advanced Scent DetectionThis class is for dogs ready to be introduced to pine and who are confident in their searches. Each week we will offer challenging hides to your dog, help shape your indication and focus on reading your dog's body language. At the end of the set a DOT (Designated Odor Test) test for pine will be offered if participants are interested. Requirements for participation: Dog must be confident working on wintergreen. A crate (or in your vehicle) is a must as dogs will be crated when not working. Flat buckle collar or non restricting harness, soft high value treats, 6' leash & a hungry dog!
Agility 101A EquipmentTime to get busy with Equipment! Introduction to Table, Tire, Teeter - bang game, ½ Height Dogwalk, Low Frame, Jumps (Backside/Switch/Tight), Weave Guides, Angled Tunnels. Handling Concepts: Timing, Showing Path, Finish Cues, Start Lines, Lead Out and Release, Parallel Path, Sequencing.
Pre-requisite: Foundation B
Agility 101B PositionsMore equipment work on Table, Tire, Tunnel, Jumps, Weaves, Teeter - bang game; Full height Dogwalk, High Frame. Handling Concepts: Lateral Distance, Post Turns, Front Crosses, Blind Crosses. Introduction to Snooker. Pre-requisite: Agility 101A
Agility 101C CrossesContinuing to work on equipment skills while fine tuning basic crosses: Handling Concepts: Back Cross on Tunnel, Counter Rotation, Deceleration, Discriminations, Pull to backside, Measuring Dogs, 4' - 8' Tunnel/Jump Gamble.
Pre-requisite: Agility 101B
Barn HuntTaught by Darla Shelton, who is very accomplished in the sport, this class will cover the basics of barn hunt, including the climb, tunnel, and tubes; and help more experienced dogs and handlers work on issues and fine tune their skills. Gerbils are in very safe heavy duty pvc tubes, and dogs learn to find the gerbil tube amongst a maze of straw bales. A fast growing sport of all ages and breeds of dog.
Competitive ObedienceWhether you are new to competitive obedience or are a veteran in the sport this class will have something for you. Learn the basics or fine tune your performance. Learn how to keep your dog motivated, and increase your chances of success in the ring. This class is for dogs and handlers who already have the basics and are looking to expand their performance and skills to be prepared or better in the obedience ring.
Contacts & WeavesImprove your dogs performance on these challenging obstacles! Includes proofing, criteria, speed, distance, entrances, confidence and independence on Weaves, Teeter, Dogwalk, and A-Frame.
Pre-requisite: Intermediate A
Foundation A RelationshipGetting started with the basics of your relationship: Walking on a Loose Leash, Sits/Downs and other positions, Drive and Impulse Control, Heel, Finish, Stay, Recall, Etiquette when meeting people, Trick Training and more. Also introduction to Cones, Target Plates, Tunnels, Ladder work.
Pre-requisite: Non aggressive dogs at least 3 months old.
Foundation B Impulse / AwarenessContinuing to work on foundation and obedience skills that will allow your dog to find success, including focus, impulse control and drive. Introduction to Contact Positions, Tippy Boards, Weave Poles, Hoops, Jumps (Tight), and more work with Tunnels, Targeting and Cones.
Pre-requisite: Foundation A or equivalent
Intro to Scent DetectionThis class is designed to teach you and your dog the beginnings of scent detection. We will introduce your dog to odor (wintergreen) and begin the foundation work for building a strong final indication. Questions regarding rules of CKC and/or SDDA scent can be addressed. Prerequisite: None
Jumps and Tunnels AWant to get some sequence work in but your dog doesn't have contacts and weaves yet? This class is designed for those who would like to work on sequencing and flow using only jumps and tunnels. Learn more advanced crosses, fine tune your handling, all while not compromising your dog's developing skills on contacts, weaves and other more advanced equipment. For dogs at a 101B or higher level.
Jumps and Tunnels BNEXT LEVEL Jumps and Tunnels, This is for teams who are working on specific issues either with their teamwork or skills. This is a more advanced version of Jumps and tunnels A. Handlers must be competent with all crosses.
Novice Scent DetectionGet your dog ready to trial for novice/started scent titles! Each week will provide new challenging searches for your dog. We will work containers, interior and exterior (weather permitting). At the end of the set, a DOT (Designated Odor Test) test for wintergreen will be offered if participants are interested. Requirements for participation: Dog must be imprinted on wintergreen. A crate (or in your vehicle) is a must as dogs will be crated when not working. Flat buckle collar or non restricting harness, soft high value treats, 6' leash & a hungry dog!
Reg-Nat PrepFor those who are entering Regionals and/or Nationals and who wish to hone their performance to the max. Focusing on Regional course work and Gambles.
Reg-Nat Prep 1.5For those who are entering Regionals and/or Nationals and who wish to hone their performance to the max. Focusing on Regional course work and Gambles.
Skills and DrillsDogs entering into the Skills & Drills class should have a strong understanding of all obstacles and equipment including a basic understanding of the teeter and weave poles. All dogs must work off-leash in this level. Distance skills, obstacle discrimination, directional cues, longer sequences and course running will be covered. Handers will learn the technique and handling skills required for running a smooth agility course. This class is ideally suited to those competing in Starters or Novice level trials and to those who are new handlers starting to compete in the sport of dog agility.