Trick Classes with Heather Christenson (Classes are full for this session - Look for Trick classes again in January 2018!)
All about tricks! We will be looking at the how-to of training tricks, including different training methods and breaking down complex tricks into separate behaviors and the foundation behaviors that most tricks build on. Then we will be looking at training the tricks you want to focus on during the class.
If your goal is AKC trick titles, we will lay out a plan to train the behaviors and tricks you need to be ready for the evaluation at the end of the session. If your goal is to work on more complex tricks, we will create a blueprint for success and then progress weekly. I hope to vary the location of class throughout the session, both inside and out, and work on proofing for new environments and distractions.
This class is appropriate for all ages! Puppies can easily master the tricks required for a Novice Trick title (and puppies need ALL the tricks!). It's a great way to expose them to working with you in new places with other dogs and people. This class is also appropriate for experienced dogs - you're never too old to learn new tricks! This is a great opportunity to get your dog thinking and problem solving and learning something new. If your dog already knows a lot of tricks, not to worry, I will find something to challenge you for the summer! And don't forget to look into the Trick Dog Performance title - putting together a whole routine. As this will be a group class with multiple dogs working at once, please, no aggressive or reactive dogs (I'm happy to look at setting up some private lessons for reactive dogs, just contact me!).
These classes will meet weekly and run 6 weeks at the Cash arena in Sherwood, OR July 19th - August 23rd, $120 (the final class will include our the official evaluation for the AKC trick titles - handlers will still be responsible for the AKC fees required for applying for the titles after the evaluation)
MONDAY: (No class Aug 21st) 8am: FULL 9am: FULL 10am: FULL 11am: FULL
WEDNESDAY: 8am: FULL 9am: FULL 10am: FULL 11am: FULL
If your dog has the skills, yes, you can earn as many of the Trick Dog titles as you feel you are ready for at the evaluation! Contact Heather Christenson for Registration: email@example.com
Fitness Classes with Bobbie Lyons
Tuesdays at 10am and 11:30 - July 18, Aug 1, 15, 29 Cash Arena - Sherwood, OR Performance dogs move their bodies in many different ways - forward, side to side, bending and twisting. This class will teach you proper use of equipment, proper posture, and exercises that support all planes of motion. The goal will be to teach your dog to offer the movement or position so that they are activating more muscles in their movement. When your dog is mentally and physically challenged to have more muscles working together, they are stronger, healthier and happier while also reducing the risk and/or severity of injury. Class meets every other week in an effort to give you time to train. Total cost is $100.
Contact Bobbie Lyons for registration: firstname.lastname@example.org