Agility: Competition: All Courses, All Levels (5 week) $145.00
Focus: Practice running full courses without errors, testing skills on lead-outs, course analysis, and execution. Expect to have some handling drills incorporated to help you gain experience in making decisions while trialing. This class is not designed for obstacle training or instruction. This class can be run at any level Novice, Open, Masters, CPE 3-5.
Competing or at competition level
Dog must be comfortable being crated
Pre_Req: Solid Foundation agility skills, some international handling knowledge, reliable contacts and 12 closed weaves. The handler should know basic handling includiing the front, rear and blind crosses, forward and lateral sends, reverse spinsand and other advanced handling skills, and good backside cues. Knowledge of how to set the dog's line, and the ability to be able to use some verbals on course is expected. This is a handling class and there will not be in depth obstacle instruction. If your dog needs to improve contacts, weaves, start lines or knocks bars, please look at our Focus courses for help in teaching your dog obstacle performance. We use postivie reinforcement training to maintain the dog's joy and motivation to run!
Pre-requisites: Foundation agility skills, solid contacts and 6 weaves. The handler should know basic side changes such as the front, rear and blind cross, forward, and lateral sends and be able to utilize them on a novice course. The handler should be willing to expand her or his knowledge and understanding of the use of positive reinforcement training to maintain the dog's joy and motivation to run!
Pre-requisites: Solid Foundation agility skills, reliable contacts and 12 closed weaves. The handler should know basic handling includiing the front, rear and blind crosses, forward and lateral sends, reverse spinsand and other advanced handling skills, and have some backside cues. Knowledge of how to set the dog's line, and the ability to be able to use some verbals on course is expected. This is a handling class and there will not be in depth obstacle instruction. If your dog needs to improve contacts, weaves, start lines or knocks bars, please look at our Focus courses for help in teaching your dog obstacle performance. We use postivie reinforcement training to maintain the dog's joy and motivation to run!
Pre-Requisites: Basic knowledge of front, rear and blind crosses and working on the ability to send your dog ahead of you and also verbal cues to use on course. We will help you with trial prep, ring routines and how to train for a trial. If your dog has any issues with the obstacles, we recommend taking one of our obstacle Focus classes to help with training as this class will not address those issues in depth.
Focus: Designed for those wanting coaching and course setups for UKI.
We will not be training obstacles used in this class. If your dog needs support for the weaves and contacts, please see our Focus classes.
Pre-req: knowledge of what UKI is and some of the advanced handling skills needed.
Solid 12 weaves with knowledge of advanced entries and exits
Strong, consistent contacts
Agility: Foundation 3: Nov Prep/CPE 2-3 (5 week) $135.00
Focus: Work on confident obstacle performance, developing your ability to provide timely handling cues to your dog. We will practice looking at sequences and seeing lines between jumps. Recommended: Begin Focus Classes on weaves, contacts, tunnels, and start lines as needed. Pre-Requisites: Agility Foundation Level 1A and B Agility Foundation Level 2
Agility foundations consist of core skills for the dog and the handler This class will set you and your dog up for future success, whether you are new to agility or have started training but feel you or your dog needs to get back to basics.
This is the first level in a three-level agility series. We make sure your dog develops balance, strength, and confidence using appropriate muscles and making the right choices while working on low equipment and props. It is recommended that you stay in this class until you and your dog have acquired the necessary knowledge to move on to Agility Foundations Level 1B and then 2 and 3. There is weekly homework.
Your dog should be able to walk on a loose lead beside you and follow basic cues such as sit, down and stay.
Your dog should be able to be crated
Your dog should be comfortable with other dogs.
No aggressive or reactive dogs.
This class has it all! Loose Leash Walking, Polite Greetings, Recalls, and Stays. That's 4 weeks packed with learning, fun, and information. At the end of this class, you will have a good start on attaining a Canine Good Citizenship Certificate and may even test for the certificate. You will be able to move into other classes comfortably including the foundation classes for Rally and Agility. It doesn’t hurt to repeat the class if you want to improve your dog’s skills even more. Pre-Requisites: Your dog must be comfortable around other dogs. No reactive or aggressive dogs Food-motivated is a plus. Bring really yummy high-value treats to class.
. The first of our lead up to Goat Training on the farm. This zoom will give you the foundation to satrt the inperson clicker classes. This course is robust and filled iwht fun and information. Whether you are co considering becoming a trainer or just want to know more about behavior and why animals do what they do and ways to encourage them to do more of what we would lilke them to do, you will find this class extraordinarily useful in your day to day life with your pets. We welcome beginner and advanced reinforcment trainers alike. The course is structured to meet you where you are. Behavior nerds will be able take deep dives into the science, and those new to clicker training will discover the world of antecedents and consequences. There will be homework!
Conformation Run-throughs Weekly, Drop-in, Pay on Arrival $5.00
Drop-In Class pay on arrival $5 Do you need an extra set of eyes to help prepare you and your dog for an upcoming show or specialty? Attend our drop in class for help from Barb, who is an AKC judge and owner-handler for over 30 years and has competed at top shows with success. This class is for minor instruction, not to learn how to handle.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This class is for those who are new to conformation dog shows. It is for all ages of exhibitors. Students will learn how to hand stack and free stack their dogs, gaiting, leash handling skills etc. A table and ramp are available for those breeds requiring them for their exams. Youngsters needing help for junior showmanship are welcome.
Tricks, pre-hab, re-hab, conditioning and fitness, every dog needs at least one of these, just like we do! If you need help working on a trick, or want some personalized fitness coaching sign up for 30 min with Becky. Limited to 2 dogs.
This is the first step of our Puppy Series, and should be taken in conjunction with Puppy Foundations 2, The Super Puppy series and is a pre-requisite for The Sport Puppy. Start your puppy off right with a positive relationship to learning. We use reinforcement and fun to teach your puppy to respond with enthusiasm to cues. Puppies must be 2-12 months of age, with a max of 6 dogs per class. This is a 5 week series. Questions? Contact us at email@example.com
A continuation of Puppy Foundations 1, with a focus on distractions, duration, and encouraging a faster response to the cue. Additional skills are added and incorporated into the curriculum.
Pre-Requisite: Puppy Foundations 1 or permission from the instructor
Focus: age-appropriate skills for building strong teamwork while keeping the sport light, upbeat and fun so your puppy thrives moving forward. Acquire the building blocks and necessary foundation skills for your puppy which will lead to a long, safe career as a successful sports or competition sidekick. Pre-Requisites: Ages 10 months & younger or permission of the instructor. If you have questions about your dog's age or breed, please contact us. We may make exceptions, depending on different factors. Puppy Foundations 1 or permission of the instructor No reactive puppies (if you are unsure if your puppy is reactive, contact the instructor for an assessment)
Set your pup up for a lifetime of success! This innovative class is geared toward young puppies, ages 8-14 weeks at start of series. This is a critical time period for puppies: lots of learning with new experiences every day. Each class will have a different theme: husbandry (ear care, nails, brushing, etc); vet clinic prep (various equipment and tools introduced); out & about: thunder noises, various props, firework sounds, different substrates; friends & home: vacuum, crying baby sounds, stroller, hair dryer, etc. We want your pup confident and secure in all types of environments and scenarios. Puppies will also have the opportunity to break out into small, supervised play groups. Join in the class rotation at any time, and work through all 4 modules.
Puppies must be between 8-14 weeks at the start of their first class.
A true Puppy Program, this class takes your puppy through all the puppy stages of emotion (fear), and socialization. A full, robust curriculum of new experiences, guest instructors, a field trip, and more exclusively for you and your pup, at the end of this series, your puppy will be prepared for the places you will go and the things you will do and see! You will also be at the top of the class for Sports Puppy, Tricks, Rally, Trek and Train, and other fun things you can do together. You are going to love this class and love your puppy's new behavior.
This class is for those who have titled in Novice and Intermediate and looking to prepare for trials in advanced, Excellent, or Masters classes. You need to know all signs for these classes. Each week we will work on skills required to complete the signs and then work the signs in actual courses.
Pre-Requisites: your dog should be on odor and able to work unpaired scent. Your dog should also be comfortable working a dog-directed search and also understand how to switch to a handler supported search.
Some basic cues such as sit, down, come and stay are helpful. A food motivated dog is helpful but a dog that enjoys being the center of attention is great! Simple tricks are performed on the pedestal, with tricks both on the floor and on the pedestal at the upper levels. All levels follow the same routine making it easy to transition through the levels. A fun all around class for everyone. Your dog can be a stunt dog!
If you would like to earn a title, that is available and Becky will video and judge you whenever you are ready.
Pre-req: none. All ages and abilities welcome!
Trek & Train; Hubbard Valley Park or One Smart Dog location $20.00
Does your dog pull on the leash,? Think every dog or person is a jumping meet and greet? Join Tara at Hubbard Valley Park in Seville and enjoy walking your dog again. You will learn how to help your dog navigate commonly encountered situations in the park using positive reinforcement and good management skills. If the weather is bad, we meet inside at One Smart Dog for parkour and enrichment skills. Please do not bring dogs with reactivity concerns without first talking to Tara unless you have previously been to our outdoor Trek and Trains. No aggressive dogs. Please do not bring your dog on a prong collar or an e-collar: contact us for suitable alternatives as we are always happy to help!
Online Zoom; enjoy your drink and snacks in this online social event with certified trainer Jackie Pekar. We'll craft, create and talk all things dog, and hopefully, you'll leave with some new ideas on how to help your dog beat the winter blues. The last Wed. of every month. Feb. 22: We'll create a fun puzzle box for your pup to enjoy and discuss how problem-solving games can provide low-intensity mental stimulation on those days when we can't get out. March 29 : Jackie will teach you a fun training game that will help your dog exercise his brain, which can be just as tiring as a good workout. Suggested materials: a clicker, a bathmat or towel, some tasty bite sized treats. April 26, details coming soon!