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Sports Classes

Do you want to keep your dog physically and mentally healthy? We offer a variety of sports classes to help!

 

Check our class lists for scheduled activities in this group.

Scent Detection

Canine Hoopers

Agility

Treibball

An a Red Tri-coloured Australian Shepherd exiting an Agility Tunnel

Sports

Novice Scent Detection

$210 (HST included)

 

1 hour/week for 6 weeks

WHAT YOU LEARN

This class is an introduction to the sport of scent detection. Sporting Detection is the fun and competitive version of scent detection.  In Sporting detection, legal, easily obtainable target scents are used.  In class we use scents that most dogs are comfortable with to get the learning started. The dog learns to locate a target scent and alert their handler to its location. Detection is a partnership sport in which partners must rely on one another. 

 

PREREQUISITE

Good Manners Level I or equivalent.  Dogs should be people and dog-safe and fully vaccinated.

 

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Scent Detection - Intermediate Skills and Searches

$210 (HST included)

 

1 hour/week for 6 weeks

WHAT YOU LEARN

This class builds on the introduction of scent and searching.  The instructor tailors the week's lesson and activities to the teams participating.  We work on expanding your skill and understanding.

 

Scent work is a great mental exercise. It is tiring.  It can help a dog with its confidence and it is an easy game to play in your house.  

PREREQUISITE

Novice Scent Detection or equivalent.   Dogs should be people and dog-safe and fully vaccinated.

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Treibball Basics

$150 (HST included)

 

1 hour/week for 4 weeks

WHAT YOU LEARN

Treibball is a dog sport that originated in Germany and entered the sanctioned competition in 2008. Similar to sheep herding trials, the dog must herd and drive large exercise balls into a soccer goal.

 

Treibball is a fun way to play with your dog! It promotes teamwork and communication between a dog and their handler. It’s great fun for an energetic dog who needs a job or a dog who likes to herd and doesn’t have sheep! 

PREREQUISITE

Good Manners Level II .  Dogs should be people and dog-safe and fully vaccinated.

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Agility I: Jumps and Tunnels

$150 (HST included)

 

1 hour/week for 4 weeks

WHAT YOU LEARN

Have fun exploring agility in this introductory class.  Learn foundation handling skills that support your relationship with your dog.  Teach your dog to run through tunnels, over jumps, A-frames, and Pause Table.  Learn short sequences at a comfortable pace.  Enjoy each new accomplishment as you grow and work as a team. 

Focus:  Tunnel, Jumps, A-Frame and Pause Table.

PREREQUISITE

Dogs should  be human and dog neutral/friendly.

Good Manners Level I or similar and Recall skills are necessary.

Dogs should be comfortable in a room with multiple dogs and people in a moderately exciting and distracting environment.

Small breed dogs 6 months and older, large breed dogs 8-9 months and older.  

If you are unsure if this is a good fit for your or your dog, please contact us.

Note: Dogs who are fearful of other dogs or who are reactive on-leash are not a good fit for group agility class and should instead inquire about private agility lessons.

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Agility  II: Dog Walk and Teeter

$210 (HST included)

 

1 hour/week for 6 weeks

WHAT YOU LEARN

Continue to build confidence with tunnels, jumps, frames, and the table. 

 

Learn to navigate the dog walk and teeter.  Refine your handling skills.  Guide your dog through longer sequences at a moderate pace.  

You can take this class more than one time to work on  your dog's is comfort and fluency with all the obstacles in level 2, prior to advancing to level 3.

Focus: Tunnel, Jumps, A-Frame, Table, Dog Walk, Teeter.

PREREQUISITE

Agility I: Jumps and Tunnels skills are necessary

Dogs must be at least 1 year of age

Dogs must be fully vaccinated and dog and people friendly/neutral

Note: Dogs who are fearful of other dogs or who are reactive on-leash are not a good fit for group agility class and should instead inquire about private agility lessons.

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Agility  III:  Weaves and Sequencing

$210 (HST included)

 

1 hour/week for 6 weeks

WHAT YOU LEARN

Increase the challenge with advanced sequencing at a faster pace. 

 

Master known obstacles and add the weaves.  Further advance your handling skills.  Deepen your relationship as you work and celebrate together.

This class is for dogs and handlers who are proficient with the skills of Agility II. Take Agility II multiple times to work to a point where your dog is comfortable with all the obstacles.

Focus: Tunnel, Jumps, Frame, Pause Table, Dog Walk, Teeter and Weaves.

PREREQUISITE

Agility II: Contacts, Weaves and Handling

Dogs must be fully vaccinated and  and dog friendly/neutral.

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Canine Hoopers  I

$150 (HST included)

 

1 hour/week for 4 weeks

WHAT YOU LEARN

An introduction to the sport of Hoopers.  Hoopers is a fun dog sport that is ideal for dogs and owners of all ages and fitness levels. Dogs learn to navigate a course of hoops, barrels, and tunnels with the direction of their handler. The fun of Agility with simpler equipment requirements

 

 We will introduce the equipment and some handling basics. 

PREREQUISITE

Good Manners Level I: Some basics are well underway.

Dogs must be fully vaccinated and not fearful of other dogs or reactive on a leash

 

Note: Dogs who are fearful of other dogs or who are reactive on-leash are not a good fit for group hoopers class i

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Canine Hoopers II

$150 (HST included)

 

1 hour/week for 4 weeks

WHAT YOU LEARN

Continued skill development in the sport of Canine Hoopers.

 

Hoopers is a fun dog sport that is ideal for dogs and owners of all ages and fitness levels. Dogs learn to navigate a course of hoops, barrels, and tunnels with the direction of their handler. The fun of Agility with simpler equipment requirements.

We will continue with the skill development for you and your dog

PREREQUISITE

Canine Hoopers I .

Dogs must be fully vaccinated and not fearful of other dogs or reactive on a leash

 

Note: Dogs who are fearful of other dogs or who are reactive on-leash are not a good fit for group hoopers class i

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Caning Hoopers - Sequencing

$150 (HST included)

 

1 hour/week for 4 weeks

WHAT YOU LEARN

Enjoy refining your handler skills as you guide your dog through sequences.

 

You will focus on small sequences while increasing the challenge by building more obstacle value and handler distance.  Improve your verbal and non-verbal communication skills while having fun guiding your dog through and around the tunnels, hoops, and barrels. 

This class is designed for you to take as many times as you want, as long as you want to keep playing. 

PREREQUISITE

Ideal for dogs that have taken levels I and II, and/or who are comfortable with all hoopers equipment, have at least started working on directional cues, and are comfortable working on small sequences.

Dogs must be fully vaccinated and not fearful of other dogs or reactive on a leash.

Note: Dogs who are fearful of other dogs or who are reactive on-leash are not a good fit for group hoopers class i.

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Scent Detection
Agility
Canine Hoopers
Treibball
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