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Week of 18 December, 2017
Monday - 12/18
6:00 PM - 6:45 PMNovice Agility (start Dec 4, 2017)
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/novice-agility.html
Contact  Mindy Cox
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityOutdoor Agility Field


Novice Agility continues where Beginning Agility left off. We will continue to develop teamwork and increase handling skills. Sequencing is performed off lead, therefore, your dog also must be able to sit, stay, down, and come on command, off lead.

Handlers also develop the ability to switch smoothly from handling their dogs off one side to handling off the other in the middle of a sequence using front, rear and blind crosses. The different come to side maneuvers will be practiced using obstacles.

Dogs will be taught to move ahead and switch as needed from handler to obstacle focus. We will work more off leash doing short sequences of obstacles. Handling and agility skills such as front and rear crosses, reverse front cross, serpentines, 270s, get outs and threadles will be worked on to gain comfort and confidence.

Course analysis to understand the best way to handle a combination of obstacles will be utilized.
 
Prerequisites/Skills Needed to join this class:

• Successful completion of Beginning Agility (Level 2) or similar class, or at instructor's discretion;

• Can run a short sequence of at least 6 obstacles;

• Able to perform most equipment at full, or near full height;

• Can reasonably perform 6 weaves;

• Handler understands side switches (front cross, rear cross, blind cross);

• Your dog is jumping at his or her required height;

• Your dog can stay focused without running off and can come immediately when called;

• Your dog must be non-reactive towards other dogs or people (either friendly or indifferent);

• Highly Recommended: your dog is comfortable in a crate.

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https://luckydogsportsclub.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration.aspx URL
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/novice-agility.html URL


7:30 PM - 8:30 PMSCENT-sational Sniffers! Drop in Nose Work class.
Contact  Mindy Cox, B.S., CPDT-KSA
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityIndoor Training Room


Drop in class for those who have take at least one Nose Work class in the past.

Treat your Scent-sational Sniffer to a special search.


Tuesday - 12/19
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMFocus Foundation (begin Dec 12 w/ video at home & Dec 19 1st class w/dogs)
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/focus.html
Contact  Mindy Cox, B.S., CPDT-KSA
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityIndoor 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!

File NameFile SizeFile Type
https://luckydogsportsclub.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration.aspx URL
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/focus.html URL


6:00 PM - 7:30 PMBeyond Excellent – Masters/International Agility Handling (begins Dec 19)
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/master-agility.html
Contact  Mindy Cox, BS, CPDT-KSA
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityOutdoor Agility Field


Beyond Excellent – Masters/International Agility Handling

Barb Davis and Skecher- AKC NationalsIf you are competing in agility at the Excellent or Masters level (or at that skill level), and you wish to continue to challenge yourself and grow into the best teammate possible for your dog, this is the class for you. Don't miss this awesome opportunity to be taught by internationally recognized handler and instructor, Barb Davis. 

This class will focus on refining your current skills so your turns and crosses are efficient both in timing and on setting the dog’s pathway so that the dog does not lose time with extra strides and wide corners. 

This course will include international handling elements and progressive handling ideas to address these challenges.

Many of the skills attained from developing advanced moves, gives the handler additional tools to apply to Masters courses that are continuing to grow in difficulty. 

The handler will also acquire skills to become capable in classes such as Premier or Master’s Challenge as well as International competition.

Barb Davis will be teaching this cutting edge class. Barb is a 9 time National Champion with 5 different dogs and a 9 time AKC World Team member with 4 different dogs. She has continually competed internationally since 2000. Barb is a progressive handler and stays up to date on developments in agility around the world. Her handling style embraces moves that are somewhat natural to the dog, because if the handler can learn to do it right the dog usually comprehends it quickly. 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed to join this highest level agility class:


• Successful completion of Advanced Agility or similar class, or at instructor's discretion; 

• Your dog should be able to be penned or crated; 

• The handler/dog team must be working together as a competent team; 

• Your dog must be non-reactive towards other dogs or people;

File NameFile SizeFile Type
https://luckydogsportsclub.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration/Index.aspx URL
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/master-agility.html URL


7:15 PM - 8:15 PMFocus Foundation (begin Nov 14 with online video & Nov 21 is first class w/dogs)
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/focus.html
Contact  Mindy Cox, B.S., CPDT-KSA
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityIndoor 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!

File NameFile SizeFile Type
https://luckydogsportsclub.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration.aspx URL
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/focus.html URL


7:30 PM - 9:00 PMBeyond Excellent – Masters/International Agility Handling (begins Dec 19)
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/master-agility.html
Contact  Mindy Cox, BS, CPDT-KSA
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityOutdoor Agility Field


Beyond Excellent – Masters/International Agility Handling

Barb Davis and Skecher- AKC NationalsIf you are competing in agility at the Excellent or Masters level (or at that skill level), and you wish to continue to challenge yourself and grow into the best teammate possible for your dog, this is the class for you. Don't miss this awesome opportunity to be taught by internationally recognized handler and instructor, Barb Davis. 

This class will focus on refining your current skills so your turns and crosses are efficient both in timing and on setting the dog’s pathway so that the dog does not lose time with extra strides and wide corners. 

This course will include international handling elements and progressive handling ideas to address these challenges.

Many of the skills attained from developing advanced moves, gives the handler additional tools to apply to Masters courses that are continuing to grow in difficulty. 

The handler will also acquire skills to become capable in classes such as Premier or Master’s Challenge as well as International competition.

Barb Davis will be teaching this cutting edge class. Barb is a 9 time National Champion with 5 different dogs and a 9 time AKC World Team member with 4 different dogs. She has continually competed internationally since 2000. Barb is a progressive handler and stays up to date on developments in agility around the world. Her handling style embraces moves that are somewhat natural to the dog, because if the handler can learn to do it right the dog usually comprehends it quickly. 

Prerequisites/Skills Needed to join this highest level agility class:


• Successful completion of Advanced Agility or similar class, or at instructor's discretion; 

• Your dog should be able to be penned or crated; 

• The handler/dog team must be working together as a competent team; 

• Your dog must be non-reactive towards other dogs or people;

File NameFile SizeFile Type
https://luckydogsportsclub.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration/Index.aspx URL
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/master-agility.html URL


Wednesday - 12/20
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMMasters/Advanced Agility (begins Nov 15, 2017)
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/adv-agility.html
Contact  Mindy Cox, B.S., CPDT-KSA
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityOutdoor Agility Field


Please email if you'd like to drop-in. Drop ins are welcome if there's adequate space available in the class.

The class will include complex sequences found in Excellent and/or World Team level courses designed to build the skills necessary to successfully compete at the highest levels. In the class you will continue to perfect skills that are needed to be successful and get the most out of a performance. This class is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their communication with their dog and increase speed and reliability. If you are competing at any level in agility (or have the skills to begin doing so), from the advanced novice handler to the serious masters level handler, this class is designed to challenge you and help you develop or strengthen your proficiency. You will work on perfecting your different handling skills (when to use them and how to execute them) so that you are clear to your dog and can increase your dog's confidence, which builds speed, on the course. You will also learn how to understand the course to develop your handling strategy. 


 Drop ins are welcome when there is room. Instructor pre-approval is necessary.

File NameFile SizeFile Type
https://luckydogsportsclub.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration/Index.aspx URL
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/adv-agility.html URL


7:30 PM - 8:30 PMMasters/Advanced Agility (begins Nov 15, 2017)
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/adv-agility.html
Contact  Mindy Cox, B.S., CPDT-KSA
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityOutdoor Agility Field


Please email if you'd like to drop-in. Drop ins are welcome if there's adequate space available in the class.

The class will include complex sequences found in Excellent and/or World Team level courses designed to build the skills necessary to successfully compete at the highest levels. In the class you will continue to perfect skills that are needed to be successful and get the most out of a performance. This class is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their communication with their dog and increase speed and reliability. If you are competing at any level in agility (or have the skills to begin doing so), from the advanced novice handler to the serious masters level handler, this class is designed to challenge you and help you develop or strengthen your proficiency. You will work on perfecting your different handling skills (when to use them and how to execute them) so that you are clear to your dog and can increase your dog's confidence, which builds speed, on the course. You will also learn how to understand the course to develop your handling strategy. 


 Drop ins are welcome when there is room. Instructor pre-approval is necessary.

File NameFile SizeFile Type
https://luckydogsportsclub.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration/Index.aspx URL
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/adv-agility.html URL


Thursday - 12/21
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMIdeal Puppy Training & Socialization (Begins Dec 7, 2017)
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/ideal-puppy.html
Contact  Mindy Cox, B.S., CPDT-KSA
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityIndoor Training Room


Ideal Puppy Training & Socialization is your puppy's first class, almost like Kindergarten. Your puppy must be between 8 and 18 weeks at the start of class.

Why should all puppies go to school? By five months of age much of your puppy's personality has been determined, so it is very important to begin a class prior to this age. Early puppyhood is a critical time for socialization and learning. This time will set the stage for the rest of your puppy's life. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime chance to show your puppy how to confidently relate to other puppies, unfamiliar people, and strange sights, sounds, and events. It is crucial that this developmental stage is used wisely!

We will work on critical skills such as socialization and bite inhibition (developing a soft mouth), as well as issues such as housebreaking, and chewing. Your pup will learn to control biting by playing with dogs his age. It's important that your puppy learns to be comfortable in strange settings and situations and to adapt to the world around him and feel at ease with other dogs and people.

Puppy play to teach important dog-dog socialization skills, is an important aspect of this class. We will also cover basic manners and preventing bad habits and behavior problems. We will introduce basic obedience such as sit, down, come, don't touch and follow. We will also discuss important things like grooming, house training, and socialization. We will show you good games to play with your puppy that are both fun and teach your puppy self control. 

Instructor: Mindy Cox or Cheryl VanVoorhies.


CLICK HERE to learn what to bring to puppy class.

Click here to read what others have to say about our puppy classes.


File NameFile SizeFile Type
https://luckydogsportsclub.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration.aspx URL
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/ideal-puppy.html URL


7:15 PM - 8:15 PMIdeal Puppy Training & Socialization (Begins Nov 9, 2017)
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/ideal-puppy.html
Contact  Mindy Cox, B.S., CPDT-KSA
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityIndoor Training Room


Ideal Puppy Training & Socialization is your puppy's first class, almost like Kindergarten. Your puppy must be between 8 and 18 weeks at the start of class.

Why should all puppies go to school? By five months of age much of your puppy's personality has been determined, so it is very important to begin a class prior to this age. Early puppyhood is a critical time for socialization and learning. This time will set the stage for the rest of your puppy's life. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime chance to show your puppy how to confidently relate to other puppies, unfamiliar people, and strange sights, sounds, and events. It is crucial that this developmental stage is used wisely!

We will work on critical skills such as socialization and bite inhibition (developing a soft mouth), as well as issues such as housebreaking, and chewing. Your pup will learn to control biting by playing with dogs his age. It's important that your puppy learns to be comfortable in strange settings and situations and to adapt to the world around him and feel at ease with other dogs and people.

Puppy play to teach important dog-dog socialization skills, is an important aspect of this class. We will also cover basic manners and preventing bad habits and behavior problems. We will introduce basic obedience such as sit, down, come, don't touch and follow. We will also discuss important things like grooming, house training, and socialization. We will show you good games to play with your puppy that are both fun and teach your puppy self control. 

Instructor: Mindy Cox or Cheryl VanVoorhies.


CLICK HERE to learn what to bring to puppy class.

Click here to read what others have to say about our puppy classes.


File NameFile SizeFile Type
https://luckydogsportsclub.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration.aspx URL
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/ideal-puppy.html URL


Friday - 12/22
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMIntro to Agility (Level 1) Begins 12/22/17
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/agility-intro.html
Contact  Mindy Cox, BS, CPDT-KSA
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityOutdoor Agility Field


Participate in one of the most popular and fun dog sports in the canine world!

Register for any class (click here) 

This class is being held on the outdoor agility field.


Prerequisites/Skills Needed to take this class 

• A prior obedience class, such as Focus Foundation, is suggested and encouraged. 

• To play agility properly, it is very helpful if your dog can sit, lie down, stay, and come around the distraction of other dogs.

• Your dog cannot be reactive towards dogs or people since short portions of this class may be conducted off leash.

InstructorDiana Ford-Johnson 

Course fee : $140 for the 6-week class.

Click here to Register Now


Agility is a fast paced, super-fun game you play with your dog! In this sport, the handler has a limited amount of time to get their dog to safely navigate a set of obstacles in a predetermined order. The obstacles can include jumps, tunnels, a chute, weave poles, A-frame, dog walk, teeter-totter, and more! The dog must safely complete the obstacles in a specific order and within the time limit.

Success in agility requires proper training, as it is a game of physical skill, control, patience and, most of all, teamwork between handler and dog. Agility is a race against the clock, but accuracy is the first requirement.

In Introduction to Agility dogs will be introduced to many of the obstacles in agility such as jumps, tunnel, and open weaves, in a safe and controlled manner to build your dog's confidence and skills. The correct end position for the contact equipment (teeter, a-frame and dogwalk) will be introduced and shaped. 

The skills needed to successfully negotiate the obstacles and the handling skills will be worked on weekly. Attention, focus and motivation will be practiced as the team builds confidence in an atmosphere that centers on learning skills while having fun. By the end of this class the dogs will have a good working knowledge of many of the obstacles.


 Fee: $140.00

 Class Length: 6 - 1 hour sessions

 Class Size: up to 7 dogs


  Secure Online Registration

  Read the Class Withdrawal & Refund Policy  

Please be sure the schedule and class will work for you  and your dog before registering. There are no refunds, credits or makeups once class  has begun.


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https://luckydogsportsclub.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration/Index.aspx URL
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/agility-intro.html URL


7:30 PM - 8:30 PMRally-Obedience (start Dec 8, 2017)
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/rally-o.html
Contact  Mindy Cox, B.S., CPDT-KSA
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityIndoor Training Room


Rally-O (also know as Rally Obedience) emphasizes fun and excitement for the dog/handler team while providing an interactive approach to obedience. Rally is about the most fun you can have doing obedience exercises with your dog! The exercises involved in the course will help build your skills as a handler and increase your dog's repertoire of behaviors. Praise, encouragement, and continuous communication are encouraged in this fun sport. We encourage novices new to the sport to sign up (your dog should be responsive and know basic obedience to begin learning Rally) as well as those that have practiced the novice movements and are ready to move on to new challenges.

The focus in Rally is on teamwork, communication and fun, rather than precision. Rally is also a great sport for anyone doing Agility with their dog as well. It helps create a better working relationship and partnership and your dog learns to look to you for direction.

To get more information about what rally is click here.

File NameFile SizeFile Type
https://luckydogsportsclub.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration/Index.aspx URL
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/rally-o.html URL


Saturday - 12/23
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMNose Work Games (begin Dec 2, 2017 )
http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/nosework.html
Contact  Mindy Cox, B.S., CPDT-KSA
woof@luckydogsportsclub.com
FacilityIndoor Training Room


Nose Work Games

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.

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 to 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.

This is a sport suitable for just about any dog! 

Just about any person and any dog can do Nose Work! The art and practice of nose work is open to dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages, even young puppies and older, senior dogs. It has made basic search dog skills available to companion dogs, creating a new sport arena for dog enthusiasts. Not only has it proven to be a great activity for all types of dogs, but it is one of the most accessible activities for the widest variety of dog handlers regardless of previous training experience. No previous obedience work is required. 

This is a great outlet for reactive dogs - dogs who don't usually do well in a traditional obedience class because of the close proximity to other dogs. Each Nose Work search is done without any other dogs present. As long as the dog isn't aggressive toward humans (and not a resource guarder), he's probably a good candidate for Nose Work Games. 

Nose Work may be started with young puppies (12 weeks and older). Puppies are the best instructors – expose them and watch them, they are all natural. It is also appropriate for dogs of all ages including older dogs and those whose physical health prevents them from doing more rigorous sports such as agility. 

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! 

The Lucky Dog Nose Work Class Guidelines 

• 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) and a crate cover. 

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http://www.luckydogsportsclub.com/nosework.htm URL


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