Offerings

 

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MINIMESTER

One Mind ("fancy moves") is a minimester that offers a subset of One Mind techniques that switch between those that are of most use on 'technical' courses as well as those that will help to produce tighter, faster lines on conventional open, flowing courses. Techniques covered will be:

Following the Handling (foundation skills for bypass challenges)
Reverse Spin (technique for tightening pinwheel configurations)
Sending Behind (foundation skills for Managed approaches)
V -Set (technique for tightening a turn following an acute jump approach)
Lap Turn (technique for turning a dog when you can't make a front cross position)
Whisky Cross (technique for rear crossing a dog when you have very little space to do so)

ApplicationInstructor: Janet Gauntt

When: Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm (December 3, 10, 17 )

Cost: $150 working / $75 audit

Session: December 2014

Enrollment: Applications and Payment due December 1, 2014 (class limited to 8 working people; unlimited audits)

Obedience

Puppy Kindergarten is a class for puppies from 12 weeks to 5 months of age, stressing socialization skills and basic puppy manners. The classes will be structured for completion of the Star Puppy Program certification but will include much more. Nutrition, grooming, teething and housebreaking will be addressed.

ApplicationInstructor: Cindy Hill

When: Fridays  12:30 - 1:00 p.m. (Nov 7,14,21 Dec 5, 12, 19)

Cost: $60 / 6 weeks

Session: November-December 2014

Enrollment: Applications and Payment due October 28, 2014 (class limited to 10 people)

Basic Obedience is for all age puppies and dogs. We emphasize on the benefits of early socialization and focus on puppy issues. We will work on basic commands.
**To Move on to the Advances Basic Obedience class you most have completed ALL OF THE BASIC SKILLS.

ApplicationInstructor: Lori Chambers

When: Thursdays  6:00 - 6:30 p.m. (September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23)

Cost: $80 / 8 weeks

Session: September-October 2014

Enrollment: Applications and Payment due August 31, 2014

Basic Obedience is a class for dogs 5 months and older, teaching basic obedience commands, including but not limited to - sit, stay, heel, come, stand, sit/stay, down/stay. At the end of this class dogs should be able to complete the AKC title of Canine Good Citizen.

Application

Instructor: Cindy Hill

When: Fridays  1:00-1:45 p.m. (Nov 7,14,21 Dec 5, 12, 19)

Cost: $90 / 6 weeks

Session: November-December 2014

Enrollment: Applications and Payment due October 28, 2014 (class limited to 10 people)

Obedience Fundamentals is for all age puppies and dogs. We emphasize the benefits of socialization and focus on basic home issues. We will work on basic commands over eight weeks. To Move on to the Beyond the Basics class you most have completed all of the basic skills taught and be approved by the instructors.

ApplicationInstructor: Doreen Suchting and Olivia Crawley

When: Fridays  6:00-6:30 p.m. (Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 7, 14, 21 Dec 5, 12)

Cost: $90 / 9 weeks

Session: October-December 2014

Enrollment: Applications and Payment due September 26, 2014

Beyond the Basics is for all age puppies and dogs that have completed Obedience Fundamentals, or been approved to move into the class. This class works on more advanced skills that are essential for all dogs; both show and pet.

ApplicationPrerequisite: Obedience Fundamentals or approval by the instructor.

Instructor: Doreen Suchting and Olivia Crawley

When: Fridays  6:40-7:10 p.m. (Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 7, 14, 21 Dec 5, 12)

Cost: $90 / 9 weeks

Session: October-December 2014

Enrollment: Applications and Payment due September 26, 2014

Invaluable Skills is for approved older puppies and dogs. This class focuses on fine tuning the skills learned in Obedience Fundamentals and Beyond the Basics so that they can be applied to many real life situations. This class will have more distractions in order to ensure that you are confidant in your dog's command.

ApplicationPrerequisite: Beyond the Basics or approval by the instructor.

Instructor: Doreen Suchting and Olivia Crawley

When: Fridays  7:15-8:00 p.m. (Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 Nov 7, 14, 21 Dec 5, 12)

Cost: $145 / 9 weeks

Session: October-December 2014

Enrollment: Applications and Payment due September 26, 2014

Beginner Rally Obedience is for a dog-handler team that must complete a course of specific obedience exercises. Rally rules tend to be less strict than traditional obedience competition and rally is open to all breeds. Trials have several levels for teams to compete in for titles and championships though even if teams do not wish to compete at a higher level, rally is still a good activity. This class will introduce the basic rally skills needed to navigate a novice course.

ApplicationPrerequisite: MUST have a good foundation in basic obedience skills
which include but are not limited to sit, stay, down, heeling, and recall.

Instructor: Lori Chambers

When: Thursdays  6:30 - 7:15 p.m. (September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23)

Cost: $120 / 8 weeks

Session: September-October 2014

Enrollment: Applications and Payment due August 31, 2014

Advanced Obedience for Show Ring is for the handler and dog who have been introduced to control and Novice Obedience for the SHOW RING. In this class we will work with handler and dogs that would like to expand their refinement of performance with obedience skills for the show ring.

ApplicationPrerequisite: Basic Obedience or approval by the instructor.

Instructor: Lori Chambers

When: Thursdays 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. (September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23)

Cost: $120 / 8 weeks

Session: September-October 2014

Enrollment: Applications and Payment due August 31, 2014

Competition Level Agility

AKC Agility Prep Level 2 - Class to emphasize handling skills and drills with courseork that emphasizes flowing courses performed primarily in extension. Not limited to, but particularly appropriate for, AKC-only focused students Novice through Excellent A.

Application

Instructor: Cindy Deubler and Abby Coplan

When: Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. (June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)

Cost: $180 / 9 weeks

Session: June-July 2014

Enrollment: Applications due at the first class.
Classes will only be available to those who have attended class already. If any openings become available, we will post them.

Intermediate Agility is for the graduates of the Introduction to Agility students.  The Intermediate class will build on the foundation skills and equipment knowledge that was developed in the Introduction Class. We will increase and solidify the dog's confidence on the contact obstacles and introduce methods for "getting the contacts". We will be weaning the dogs over to 100% off leash for exercises and increasing the working distance between the dog and handler. The Dogs will be sequencing several obstacles together and the handlers will be taught basic handling techniques to use for communicating with the dog. Various methods for successful weave pole completion will be integrated weekly. Typically the dogs get faster and the challenges and fun increase!

Prerequisite:Dogs and handlers must have completed the Introduction to Agility class or be pre-approved by instructor.

Instructor: Sally Zinkhan

When: Monday evenings, Wednesday and Friday days, Saturdays

Cost: 6 weeks, $120.00, class size limited to 8 dog/handler teams

For More Information:contact Sally directly at shortdogz3@gmail.com

Introduction to Agility is an introduction of the dog and handler to the agility equipment including tunnels, jumps, A Frame, Dog Walk, and more over a 6 week period. This class is geared for the dog enthusiast who wants to find something different and fun to do with their dog as well as a release for some energy! The instructor will teach the handler how to assist the dog to complete the obstacles safely while having tons of fun too! Positive reinforcement techniques that include using treats and toys for rewards is strongly encouraged. This class is a great confidence builder for not so confident or timid dog. This class has proven to strengthen the existing bond between dog and handler. You will be amazed at what your dog can do!

Prerequisite:Highly recommended that dog and handler have solid basic obedience skills, recommend dogs be at least 1 year old.

Instructor: Sally Zinkhan

When: Monday evenings, Wednesday and Friday days, Saturdays

Cost: 6 weeks, $120.00, class size limited to 7dog/handler teams

For More Information:contact Sally directly at shortdogz3@gmail.com

USDAA Prep Level 2 - Class emphasizes advanced handler and dog skills by focusing on sequences containing extension, collection, discrimination and obstacle proofing. Introduces foundation work for masters challenge level classes. Not limited to, but particulary appropriate for, USDAA-focused Starters and Advanced-level students.

Application

Instructor: Janet Gauntt and Abby Coplan

When: Wednesdays 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. (June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)

Cost: $180 / 9 weeks

Session: June-July 2014

Enrollment: Applications due at the first class.
Classes will only be available to those who have attended class already. If any openings become available, we will post them.

USDAA Prep Level 3 - Weekly drills and coursework for Masters Challenge level handler and dog skills. Not limited to, but particularly appropriate for, USDAA-focused Advanced and Masters-level students.

Application

Instructor: Janet Gauntt

When: Wednesdays 8:30-9:45 p.m. (June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)

Cost: $180 / 9 weeks

Session: June-July 2014

Enrollment: Applications due at the first class.
Classes will only be available to those who have attended class already. If any openings become available, we will post them.

Private Lessons

Instructor: Donna Brown

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays

For more information: contact Donna at agilebc.corgi@gmail.com

 

Instructor:Sally Zinkhan

For more information: contact Sally at shortdogz3@gmail.com