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Classes

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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Home Companion

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

An 8-week course for dogs beginning their training that emphasizes the foundation training essential for well-behaved pets. NOTE: Dogs must be at least 6 months old. Owners learn to teach their dogs such skills as sit and lie down on command, come when called, stay in one spot until released, and walk on a loose lead. Common behavior problems such as jumping on people, getting in the garbage, etc., are also addressed. The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test, sponsored by the American Kennel Club, is given at the end of each session. Dogs must pass the CGC to go on to more advanced courses. 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 course with this dog $55.00 for subsequent sessions with the same...

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Beginner Novice

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

Expanding on the basic obedience skills learned in Home Companion, the Beginner Novice class will introduce competition obedience skills for teams interested in competing in AKC’s Beginner Novice obedience class.  Some rally skills may also be introduced. Register...

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Sub-Novice

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

In the Sub-Novice class basic obedience skills learned in Home Companion will be perfected and expanded. Students will also be introduced to the foundational skills and handling techniques used in obedience, rally and agility competition. This class is a per-requisite for many of our classes, including agility. Register...

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Novice

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

The Novice class will prepare dogs and handlers to compete in AKC Novice level obedience. All Novice exercises will be refined and handling skills will be emphasized. This class will focus on perfecting and practicing the novice exercises including heeling (on leash and off leash), stand for exam, recall, and stays. Register...

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Open

By on Mar 25, 2014 in Classes, Obedience 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. Register...

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Agility Prep

By on Mar 23, 2014 in Agility Classes, Classes |

Prerequisite: Sub-novice Obedience (or comparable course at another club, with approval) In this agility foundations course, you will begin to build a positive working relationship with your dog that will make you an effective team. You and your dog will learn about targeting, handling on the flat, contact performance, and motivation, and you be introduced to beginning agility equipment. Dogs need to have a reasonable sit, stay, and recall and be able to work around other dogs. This course is for dogs that have not taken an agility course. Maximum class size: 8 dogs. Register...

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Utility

By on Mar 25, 2014 in Classes, Obedience 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 dog’s skills this is the class for you. This class will focus on identifying 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 dog’s 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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Agility 1

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

Prerequisite: Approval of Agility Prep instructor (or comparable course at another club, with approval). Agility 1 teaches basic obstacle performance & handling skills and communication between dog and handler. Dogs need to have a good sit, stay, and recall and must be able to work off-lead around other dogs. Register...

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