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Flyball

By on Mar 25, 2014 in Classes, Special Classes |

Flyball is a fast paced, exciting team, dog sport. Four dogs compete on a team, relay style retrieving tennis balls from a spring-loaded flyball box. Races are run head to head against another line-up of four dogs on an opposing team. For more information about flyball racing, you can visit www.flyball.org Participants will learn the flyball pattern from start to finish. The end goal will be a dog that is able to compete in local tournaments and perform at local demos. Classes will be run in a drop-in format, participants will work at their own level and progress as they master individual skills from week to week. We will break down the different skills involved and teach them individually. When a dog is successfully completing all skills individually, the skills are then combined. By breaking down the game, we can achieve success in small exercises and create a positive, successful learning environment as we progress from beginner to seasoned competitor. Each participant will come in and work multiple times during a class. The format will be very similar to a flyball team practice, dogs at many different skill levels will all work on in turn. By participating in the entire practice, handlers get the opportunity to see dogs at different levels in their training. Handlers also get valuable hands-on experience. It takes a team to build a successful flyball dog. Any dog can play in flyball, both pure bred and mixed breed dogs are successful. Register...

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Puppy Kindergarten

By on Mar 25, 2014 in Classes, Puppy Classes |

This course for puppies from 8 to 12 weeks old helps socialize young pups to humans and other dogs, as well as to different environments. Puppies learn basic commands using positive reinforcement, and many exercises are designed to help the owners and their human family establish themselves as the pack leaders. The goal of this course is to establish a trust and communication bond between the pups and their owners that will lay the foundation for all future training. Course length: 8 weeks Rescue dogs (from a shelter or other rescue organization) get a 20% discount on their first class. Please bring adoption papers to the first class. Register online Non-Member class fees: $100.00 for the first session of class with this dog $55.00 for subsequent sessions with the same...

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Open/Utility Concepts

By on Apr 15, 2014 in Classes, Special Classes |

DOR, stays, signals, moving stand, directed & broad jump This class will focus on perfecting the stationary positions; sit, down, and stand and all the ways these three positions are applied in Open and Utility level obedience. Including: drop on recall, out of site stays, signals, and moving stand and exam. This class will also teach and perfect all types of jumping applicable to Open and Utility level obedience. Including; directed jumping over high and bar jump and the broad jump Open exercise. This class is great for students just teaching the exercises or for students trying to solidify the stationary position exercises for competition at either APDT L3 Rally, AKC Excellent Rally, Open or Utility level obedience. Register...

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Utility Concepts

By on Apr 15, 2014 in Classes, Special Classes |

Utility exercises are FUN for dog and handler – distance work, scent work, jumping, running! There is no reason to wait till after your dog finishes open to start teaching utility exercises. This class will focus on the Fundamental Skills to Build Glove, Go-Out, and Scent Discrimination. Whether you are just starting out or looking to sharpen your dogs skills this is the class for you. This class will focus on: Identify all components of complete exercise Core Progression for Gloves (for marked retrieve and directed signal retrieve) Core Progression for Go-Outs (for directed jumping and signal retrieve) Core Progression for Scent Discrimination (Connie Cleveland’s Cookie Tin method will be taught — No Retrieve required !) This class will also be full of games to improve your dogs focus, attention, and attitude. Examples include recall games, fronts, finishes, pivots, rev up games, retrieve (take/ hold/out/recall with retrieve object) This class will: Use common household objects Use targets with treats Use platform/mat/go-out box Register...

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Puppy Elementary

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Classes, Puppy Classes |

Puppy Elementary is designed for dogs under 7 months of age who have either completed Puppy Kindergarten or are a little too old to play with those youngsters. Goals and activities are much the same as in Puppy Kindergarten. Rescue dogs (from a shelter or other rescue organization) get a 20% discount on their first class. Please bring adoption papers to the first class. Register online Non-Member class fees: $100.00 for the first session of class with this dog $55.00 for subsequent sessions with the same...

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Rally Skills

By on Mar 25, 2014 in Classes, Rally |

Perfect pivots, off leash heeling, directed jumping? The rally skills class will teach you and your dog all the doodling skills needed to be successful in all levels of Rally. The focus of this class will be on the dog’s body awareness, accuracy, and fun rather than signs and courses. The Rally skills class is also a wonderful supplement to any obedience class. Specific obedience skills such as off-leash heeling, jumping (including directed jumping) and beginning retrieve will be taught. The class will also focus lots of time on perfecting pivoting, heeling, turns, and other doodling maneuvers. After completing the rally skills class students will be ready to enroll in Competition Rally class where they will learn rally signs and practice courses. Register...

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Obedience Drill Team

By on Mar 25, 2014 in Classes, Special Classes |

Come join The Woof Brigade! Work together with other dog/handler teams to create a stunning performance. In this class, we will prepare for AKC team obedience and creative routines set to music. We will learn about moving to the beat, maintaining spacing, synchronization, group choreography, and try out fun moves like leg weaving. Whenever possible, the class will culminate in a live, public performance! Registration fee is only required for your first session of Drill Team. Any session after that you must still register but your fee will be waved as an official member of The Woof Brigade!  Attendance is VERY important in this class as we learn a new portion of the routine each class meeting and your teammates are counting on you. Register online...

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Competition Rally

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Classes, Rally |

This course will introduce all AKC and Cynosport APDT Rally signs. Handlers will learn how the exercises are preformed and scored. They will learn how to walk courses and they will have a chance to run complete courses. The goal of this class is to prepare students to successfully compete in Rally.  This class is often split up into Intro (Level 1/Novice) and Advanced (Levels 2&3/Advanced & Excellent) Short Courses in order to offer teams practice at they level they are ready for. Register...

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