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 – 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.
Recreational Agility 1:
Agility is a fun dog sport that has your dog jumping, tunneling, weaving and more, all the while teaching you and your dog to work as a team. This is a “just for fun” class, but your dog will learn how to handle obstacles safely. If you want to try out agility and increase your dog’s confidence, then this class for you! There’s no pre-requisite and it is appropriate for dogs of all ages & sizes. Obstacles introduced will include jumps, tunnels, tires, weave poles, teeter and more.
Recreational Agility 2:
Prerequisite – Intro to Agility Obstacles or instructor’s permission. Refine your dog’s obstacle performances and learn to connect obstacles together into short sequences. Obstacle sequences, obstacle performance, handling options, jump skills and other challenges will be practiced. Class may be repeated as sequences and challenges are different each time.
Recreational Agility 3:
Prerequisite – At least one round of Recreational Agility 2 and instructor’s permission. Put your handling skills to the test. A variety of sequences will be set up on the training floor to challenge both dog and handler. Class may be repeated as sequences and challenges are different each time.
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.
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.
Rally Obedience Foundation:
Prerequisite – Basic Manners or equivalent. 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 foundation exercises for attentive heeling, tight turns, straight sits & downs and other rally behaviors. You will also learn Novice signs and practice them in short sequences. Rally-O is a fantastic way to build on your dog’s basic manners skills in a creative and engaging way.
Rally Obedience Foundation:
Prerequisite – Rally Obedience Foudation or equivalent. 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 foundation exercises for attentive heeling, tight turns, straight sits & downs and other rally behaviors. You will also learn Novice signs and practice them in short sequences. Rally-O is a fantastic way to build on your dog’s basic manners skills in a creative and engaging way.
Recreational Scent Work:
This four-week class will introduce you and your dog to the fundamentals of Scent Work, an activity that channels your dog’s amazing ability to detect odor. Each week, you will learn several increasingly challenging searches in order to hone your dog’s hunting skills and build his confidence, plus fine-tune your handling and observation skills. This course benefits dogs of all ages and abilities by teaching independent thinking, curbing boredom, and burning energy in a small space.
This action-packed four-week class will teach you and your dog some of the basic exercises of Dog Parkour, a new sport that turns everyday objects, such as park benches and bike racks, into obstacles with which your dog interacts. Parkour is suitable for dogs of all abilities and can help your dog focus, burn more energy, improve leash walking skills, and build confidence. Your dog will learn how to safely jump over, crawl under, weave between, and hop inside various objects, to name a few. We will also cover the rules of the sport (according to All Dogs Parkour), plus how to submit a video for an ADP title.