Classes are $100 per session.
Each regular session is seven (7) weeks long.
See your instructor or call our Training Director (540) 662-1664 if you need advice on what class to take.
NOTE: Not all classes are offered all sessions. Consult the registration form for current course offerings.
REGULAR OBEDIENCE CLASSES
Star Puppy Obedience: Puppies ages 3 to 5 months.
Get off to a great start with your puppy. At the conclusion of the class, puppies will have the option to test for AKC STAR Puppy designation.
Beginner I Obedience: Dogs ages 6 months and up.
Learn positive behavior modification, attention, proper leash handling and manners, and fundamental behaviors including recall, sit, stay, wait, down, and stand.
Beginner II Obedience: Prerequisite – STAR Puppy or Beginner I or Permission of Training Director.
Strengthen basic obedience skills and develop stronger teamwork between handler and dog. Emphasis on Competition Obedience skills.
Exploration of Dog Sports/Activities I: Requirement – Completion of Beginning Obedience Class.
Refresh and expand obedience skills. Students will work on skills essential to dog-sports, including self-control, attention, recalls. Class will include introduction to tricks, rally, and agility. Students who complete this class may be able to move on to Fundamentals of Agility I, with Instructor Permission.
Exploration of Dog Sports/Activities II: Prerequisite – Completion of Exploration I.
Participants will work on the exercises for Beginner Novice Obedience. They will also continue to work on skills important to agility, rally, therapy work, and tricks training. Dogs may be allowed to move on to Fundamentals of Agility or Preparation for Performance class with instructor approval.
Preparation for Performance Obedience: Prerequisite – Puppy or Basic Obedience.
Troubleshooting class addressing ring stress due to fading food lures, lack of focus, and/or environmental factors affecting the dog’s performance. It is a prerequisite for Open Obedience class.
Beginning Competition Obedience: Prerequisite – Beginning Obedience.
For dogs/handler teams interested in working toward a CD or gaining experience in formal competition obedience.
Open Obedience: Prerequisite – Preparation for Performance Obedience.
For dogs/handler teams working toward their CDX and must have a CD or at least two legs on their CD.
Novice Rally: Prerequisite – Exploration I.
Rally signs and rules will be covered, and all dogs will be introduced to rally. Dogs should have completed Exploration of Dog Sports I and have basic skills in obedience.
Advanced Rally: Prerequisite – Novice Rally and Instructor Permission
Dogs should have earned their RN. Exercises will focus on the Open/Excellent Rally signs and exercises.
Fundamentals of Agility I: Prerequisite – Exploration I and Instructor Permission.
Students must have off-leash control of their dog in order to be eligible for this class. Introduction of lowered equipment, self-control exercises, 2×2 method of weave pole training, and fundamental skills and groundwork essential to future agility success.
Fundamentals of Agility II: Prerequisite – Fundamentals I and Instructor Permission
Students must have off-leash control of their dog in order to be eligible for this class. Continued development of hander skills, including introduction of basic crosses, and dog skills including reliable contact behaviors and execution of lowered equipment, continued development of 2×2 weave poles, jumping skills, etc.
Beginning Agility: Prerequisite – Fundamentals of Agility II and Instructor Permission.
Dogs will be tested at the first class and should have competence on agility equipment at lowered heights. Skills emphasized will include competency progressing toward full-sized equipment, developing handling skills including crosses, drills, and short sequences.
Advanced-Beginning Agility: Prerequisite – Beginning Agility and Instructor Permission.
Dogs will be tested at the first class. Preparation for competition. Emphasis on handling challenges, sequences, skills, and competency on full-size equipment.
Novice Agility: Prerequisite – Advanced-Beginner Agility
Focusing on introductory competition handling at the Novice level of course design. Dogs should be able to do all obstacles at full height.
Open Agility: Prerequisite – Novice Agility Title
Dogs should be competent at six (6) regular weaves and working to master 12 weaves. Must be actively competing. Class difficulty will be at the Open level.
Advanced Agility: Prerequisite – Open Agility Title or Equivalent and Instructor Permission
For dogs who are actively competing and are ready to move forward from Open Agility.
Advanced Competition Agility: Prerequisite – Agility Title and Instructor Permission
Class will focus on today’s challenging Excellent/Masters and Premier competition using actual courses from AKC trials.
CGC/THERAPY DOG Prep (Canine Good Citizen)
Dogs should have completed Exploration I or have Instructor Permission. For students who want to pursue the Canine Good Citizenship certificate and/or test to have a registered therapy dog. Focus on exercises from the CGC and national Therapy Dog tests.
It’s All A Trick!
Dogs should have completed Basic Obedience.
Fun & Games:
Uses friendly competition to have you laughing and learning together with your dog and your classmates. Learn leash skills, sits, downs, come, leave it, and a few simple tricks to boot!
RUN-THRUS AND DROP-INS:
Run-Thrus are setup very closely to simulate a trial. You pay a small fee per run.
Drop-Ins are classes or practice that do not require a pre-registration or sign up. A small fee is charged.