Trick training is an excellent way to bond with your dog and to keep her mentally and physically challenged. It is also a fun way to learn how to use and improve your training skills while teaching your dog new behaviors. Each class will give you the opportunity to practice and enhance tricks that your dog knows and to practice teaching new tricks to your dog. Each level of class can and should be repeated as needed before moving to the next level. Tricks offered at each level will vary depending on student enrollment, interest and skill.
Trick Dog Classes
Trick Dog Novice 1 & 2
Prerequisites: Dog Sports FUNdamentals, Your Training Toolbox
These classes introduce a variety of novice tricks, improve fluency for previously learned tricks and set the groundwork for more challenging intermediate and advanced level tricks. All teams will work at their own pace. This class can and should be repeated as needed before moving to the next level.
NTD 1 and NTD 2 classes can be taken in any order.
Trick Dog Intermediate
This class builds on tricks from NTD 2, introduces new tricks, and sets the groundwork for more challenging Advanced tricks. All teams will work at their own pace. This class can and should be repeated as needed before moving to the Advanced level.
Trick Dog Advanced / Expert
This class builds on tricks from intermediate and introduces new Advanced and Expert level tricks. All teams will work at their own pace. This class can be repeated as needed.
Focus & Fun Classes
No Need to Run Obstacle Fun
Prerequisites: Advanced Manners, Dog Sports FUNdamentals or Your Training Toolbox.
A fun class that builds team skills and the dog/handler relationship. Teams work on a variety of skills that include obstacles and equipment (ex.: raised plank, small tunnel, wobble board, cavaletti); behaviors and tricks (ex.: sit, down, stay, targeting); and handling (ex.: walk at left and right side, figure eights, sends, recalls). The emphasis is on team work, communication, skill building and having fun with your canine partner, speed is not an element of completing the course.
Dog Sports Sampler
Prerequisite: Advanced Manners, Dog Sports FUNdamentals, or Your Training Toolbox
There are so many activities available to our dogs. Do you want a chance to try a couple out before jumping into one with both feet? These one hour sessions will give you an opportunity to do just that.
Senior Citizen Canine
Requirements: Dogs should be 7 years and older and training at the Advanced Manners level or higher.
Does your older dog love coming to the training center? Whether they like the training, the treats, the companionship, or all of the above, this class is designed for them. Old dogs CAN learn new tricks, as you ll see in this class. Designed for the older dog, activities will exercise the mind while being low impact on the body. Come join the fun.
Prerequisite: Dog Sports FUNdamentals and Your Training Toolbox
Everyone wants it, but how do you get it? This six week course will help you develop connection and focus for any dog sport with your canine partner using a variety of games that you both will enjoy playing. There are three categories of games - building enthusiasm for work, impulse control, and dealing with distractions. This class will have a lot of action and moving. Carefully consider if your dog has the tendency to become easily over aroused. Any questions please contact the instructor before registering.