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6:00 PM-7:00 PM Focus Foundation (online video 1/7/19; first class with dogs is 1/14) - Indoor Training Room

Living with an engaged and responsive dog is one of life's greatest pleasures!

Learn the basic obedience and communication skills needed to build a better relationship with your dog, or to start competitive dog sports. This 6-week class (first class is an online seminar done at home) is the foundation for all future training and is perfect for improving the manners of your favorite pooch. It will increase communication and awareness between you and your dog. We will train or improve basic obedience skills such as sit, down, stay, loose leash walking, come and no jumping. Some of the skills we will cover include attention, ability to work around other dogs as well as people and distractions, drive and motivation, and confidence. The focus of the class is on improving manners, gaining skills, and increasing confidence to build a more enjoyable relationship. This is for dogs 5 months of age and up.

This popular obedience, focus and impulse control class is held indoors.

This class, or similar, is the prerequisite to Intro to Agility, Focus 2 and Obedience II.

Instructor: Mindy Cox

Class size is limited so sign up today!

7:30 PM-8:30 PM Nose Work Games (begin 12/3/18) - Training Room 2 in Unit A

Nose Work classes work on an exciting concept that allows participants of any skill level to join any class. Each class is a mixed group of different levels of experience which allows everyone to learn from each other plus there is less waiting to begin a class. Every search is personalized to the skill level of your dog so your dog always receives the challenges he or she is ready for. You can register whether you are new to Nose Work or you have taken one or more Nose Work classes and have a more experienced dog! Class size is limited to 6 dogs so don't wait to register to secure your spot in this amazing class.

Before registering please check out the class guidelines, below.

PLEASE NOTE: To allow everyone who wants a spot a fair chance at one, individuals may not register more than one dog. Every dog registered must have a different handler. 


What to bring to class : Click Here

Click here for more information about how we increase the challenges to keep the games fresh and exciting for your dog. 

Click here to understand the class guidelines. 


More Info: Read the Nose Work article from Bark Magazine for a nice overview of the sport.

The Nose Knows! 

Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to sniff, search and hunt. The sport of K9 Nose Work is designed dogs using their nosesto develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It’s a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. In this class we take your dog’s instinctual skill and teach them to use it to play games with their noses! 

Your dog's nose is about 100 times more sensitive than your own. A dog can detect 1 teaspoon of sugar in the water it would take to fill two Olympic sized swimming pools. Your dog is built to sniff. And what happens in your dog's brain may be even more important. It's here that dogs are able to discriminate between smells and components of smells, which can be further enhanced through training.

For an overview of Nose Work read this article.

This is a sport suitable for just about any dog!

Why Do Nose Work?

• Provides mental and physical energy burn

• Builds relationship between handler and dog

• Confidence builder for the dog

• Any human can teach it to their dogs.

• Any dog with a nose can learn it.

• NO prerequisites except dog must have a nose!

• The most amazing enrichment for your dog.

• Dogs LOVE to do this.

• You can do this work anywhere in any weather.

• Dogs get very satisfied and quite tired doing Nose Work.

• It’s Fun!
 

• Dogs in class cannot be resource guarders (protect toys or treats by growling or snapping).

• One dog works at a time. 

• Dog socialization is limited (crated between runs- don't forget to bring yours, or rent one of ours! On cool days you may opt to leave Rover in the car instead of in a crate). 

• Searches are individualized for each dog. Dogs can search for their favorite toy or treat. 

• Dog-dog interaction is not an issue because all dogs are kept separate from each other and search individually when it is their turn, which allows dog-reactive dogs to participate. Generally, as time goes on, these dogs may become less dog-reactive.

• People-reactive dogs are not allowed in class for safety reasons. If your dog lunges, growls or snaps at other people, this is not the class for you.

• Dogs in class cannot be resource guarders (protective of toys or treats by growling or snapping if someone comes near).

• Crate time: Dogs rest in crates or pens when not working. This allows them to focus, reflect and relax. 
(You must bring a crate to class or rent one of ours. See more info below about exceptions.) 

PLEASE READ: Important note about crating: You must be able to provide a crate for your dog and bring it to class each week, or you can opt to rent one of ours and have it clean, set up and ready for you when you come to class (see below for more info). Crates keep the dogs safe and secure between their times to search and allows them quiet time to process what they are learning. Soft sided crates are the easiest to transport. If you would like a handout on crate training, please let us know!

If your dog absolutely cannot be crated but can be tied and stay calm, we have one space in which to do so. Or, during cool weather, you may keep your

 dog in your car between searches.

Crate Rental 

You can rent a crate from us for any or all of your class days. We will have it set up, clean and ready for you when you arrive. The cost is $10 per class. Please provide 
your own crate pad or towel for your dog to lie on (if you choose). 


6:00 PM-7:00 PM Nose Work Games (begin 1/7/19) - Training Room 2 in Unit A

Nose Work classes work on an exciting concept that allows participants of any skill level to join any class. Each class is a mixed group of different levels of experience which allows everyone to learn from each other plus there is less waiting to begin a class. Every search is personalized to the skill level of your dog so your dog always receives the challenges he or she is ready for. You can register whether you are new to Nose Work or you have taken one or more Nose Work classes and have a more experienced dog! Class size is limited to 6 dogs so don't wait to register to secure your spot in this amazing class.

Before registering please check out the class guidelines, below.

What to bring to class : Click Here

Click here for more information about how we increase the challenges to keep the games fresh and exciting for your dog. 

Click here to understand the class guidelines. 


More Info: Read the Nose Work article from Bark Magazine for a nice overview of the sport.

The Nose Knows! 

Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to sniff, search and hunt. The sport of K9 Nose Work is designed dogs using their nosesto develop your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. It’s a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. In this class we take your dog’s instinctual skill and teach them to use it to play games with their noses! 

Your dog's nose is about 100 times more sensitive than your own. A dog can detect 1 teaspoon of sugar in the water it would take to fill two Olympic sized swimming pools. Your dog is built to sniff. And what happens in your dog's brain may be even more important. It's here that dogs are able to discriminate between smells and components of smells, which can be further enhanced through training.

For an overview of Nose Work read this article.

This is a sport suitable for just about any dog!

Why Do Nose Work?

• Provides mental and physical energy burn

• Builds relationship between handler and dog

• Confidence builder for the dog

• Any human can teach it to their dogs.

• Any dog with a nose can learn it.

• NO prerequisites except dog must have a nose!

• The most amazing enrichment for your dog.

• Dogs LOVE to do this.

• You can do this work anywhere in any weather.

• Dogs get very satisfied and quite tired doing Nose Work.

• It’s Fun!
 

• Dogs in class cannot be resource guarders (protect toys or treats by growling or snapping).

• One dog works at a time. 

• Dog socialization is limited (crated between runs- don't forget to bring yours, or rent one of ours! On cool days you may opt to leave Rover in the car instead of in a crate). 

• Searches are individualized for each dog. Dogs can search for their favorite toy or treat. 

• Dog-dog interaction is not an issue because all dogs are kept separate from each other and search individually when it is their turn, which allows dog-reactive dogs to participate. Generally, as time goes on, these dogs may become less dog-reactive.

• People-reactive dogs are not allowed in class for safety reasons. If your dog lunges, growls or snaps at other people, this is not the class for you.

• Dogs in class cannot be resource guarders (protective of toys or treats by growling or snapping if someone comes near).

• Crate time: Dogs rest in crates or pens when not working. This allows them to focus, reflect and relax. 
(You must bring a crate to class or rent one of ours. See more info below about exceptions.) 

PLEASE READ: Important note about crating: You must be able to provide a crate for your dog and bring it to class each week, or you can opt to rent one of ours and have it clean, set up and ready for you when you come to class (see below for more info). Crates keep the dogs safe and secure between their times to search and allows them quiet time to process what they are learning. Soft sided crates are the easiest to transport. If you would like a handout on crate training, please let us know!

If your dog absolutely cannot be crated but can be tied and stay calm, we have one space in which to do so. Or, during cool weather, you may keep your

 dog in your car between searches.

Crate Rental 

You can rent a crate from us for any or all of your class days. We will have it set up, clean and ready for you when you arrive. The cost is $10 per class. Please provide 
your own crate pad or towel for your dog to lie on (if you choose). 


LegendAgility Class Nose Work Obedience Class