If you’re looking to get started in agility this class with Frankie Joiris of Speedoggie Performance Dog Training is a necessity. Whether or not you have goals of competition, her classes are a fun and stimulating way to challenge you and your dog. Skills learned in class will transfer to your relationship outside of class and improve your dog’s attention and reliability. This class is a more in-depth look at agility than the Recreational Agility classes.
Prerequisite – At least one round of Recreational Agility or instructor’s permission. Put your skills to the test on some agility sequences. A variety of jump/tunnel patterns will be set up on the training floor and participants will tackle them off leash, one dog at a time.
Prerequisite – instructor’s permission. Put your agility foundation to work and learn important handling and obstacle skills with Frankie Joiris of Speedoggie Performance Dog Training.
Prerequisite – Basic Manners or similar. Take your dog’s obedience to the next level in this class with Frankie Joiris of Speedoggie Performance Dog Training. Exercises will help you work towards being able to complete Competition Obedience skills including heeling, sit-stay, down-stay, retrieve, come when called and more.
Does your dog whine, bark and/or cry in a crate? The games in this class will teach your dog to love their time in the crate. When you teach your dog to feel safe, comfortable and relaxed in a crate they have a great skill when he needs his own space or safe place. This class is great for anyone starting to crate train their dog or who travel with their dog on vacation, to competitions or dog training classes & seminars. Crate Games is a step-by-step program to teach dogs focus, motivation, how to relax in a crate even with the distraction of other dogs, self control and a speedy & dependable recall.
Flyball is fun and fast! It’s a relay between teams of dogs and handlers involving speed, jumping and tennis balls. In this class we will work on building solid recalls & retrieving skills, building speed over jumps, and learning the swimmer’s turn needed to safely trigger the flyball box to release the ball. Dogs must be at least 12 months of age, wear a plain flat collar or back-clip harness, and be friendly with other dogs.
Four Paw Fitness
Four Paw Fusion Fitness is a dog specific fitness technique developed by Chris Ott and Frankie Joiris consisting of physical and mental disciplines, postures and focusing exercises for attaining control of both the canine body and mind. The program can be adapted to all dogs of any age. It’s great for NYC because you only need a small space a some balance discs.
- Foundation for dog sports including Flyball, Agility, Obedience and much more
- Weight loss
- Increased focus for puppies and dogs
- Confidence building for shy or timid dogs
- Coordination building
- Small space energy burning for high energy dogs
- Gives your dog a “job”
- Relieves anxiety
- Trust & relationship builidng
- Injury prevention & rehabilitation
Fun & Games – Beyond the Basics
Game night has gone to the dogs. Are you ready to have some fun with your canine companion? In this class we will play some classic games with a canine twist. Tic, Tac, Toe, will work on sit & down stays, recall races to build a solid and reliable recall, and simon says to build focus on handler are just a few examples of games we will play in this class.. This class will teach your dog to think and play while remaining focused on you.
Intro to Agility Obstacles:
Agility is a fun dog sport that has your dog jumping hurdles, through hoops and tackling several other obstacles all the while teaching you and your dog to work as a team. We will introduce your dog to many of the obstacles and conditioning equipment used in the sport. If you want to have a really good time with your dog, try out the sport of agility and increase your dog’s confidence, then this class for you! There’s no pre-requisite and it is appropriate for all ages & sizes. Obstacles introduced will include jumps, tunnels, tires, weave poles and more.
Intro to Rally Obedience:
Prerequisite – Basic Manners or similar. This fun class will introduce you and your dog to the quickly growing sport of Rally-O, in which a dog and handler team performs a course of obedience tasks including sits, stays, heeling, weaving through cones, and much more. Each week you will learn basic Rally behaviors and then string them together into a course. Rally-O is a fantastic way to build on your dog’s basic manners skills in a creative and engaging way.
For puppies up to 8 months with at least one round of “puppy shots.” This class is like taking your puppy to the playground! It is your puppy’s first opportunity to play with agility equipment in a safe, secure environment. Even if you are not planning to pursue Agility with your dog, this is a great way to introduce him to novel stimuli during that critical socialization period. Objects with weird textures, movement and sounds will all be included. Equipment introduced may include bar jump, tire jump, wobble board, pause table, and tunnel. Jump bars are on the floor to avoid stressing puppy joints.
Prerequisite – Intro to Agility Obstacles or instructor’s permission. Refine your dog’s obstacle performances and learn to connect obstacles together into short sequences. This class can be repeated because it will present different exercises each course. Obstacle sequences, obstacle performance, handling options, jump skills and other challenges will be practiced.
Small Dog Agility:
Without having to worry about the large stride of big dogs, several obstacles can be set up at one time. Short sequences are set up and each participant gets several opportunities to run each one. For dogs under 25 lbs.