Sport Classes

Nosework, Agility and Rally are all fun ways to spend time with your dog, learn how to communicate better and build your bond. Whether you want to just have fun, or plan to compete at the highest level, we're here to help you achieve your goals.

 
 
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Rex alerting to odor source...and coming in for his reward!

Nosework

Get going with the fun sport of Nosework! We'll teach your dog how to identify particular scents (birch, anise and clove) and find them in a variety of locations. Training using your dog's nose is an incredibly good way to tire out both their brains and body. High energy, nervous, reactive, old or young - all benefit! Nosework games can be played indoors on rainy days, or outside at the park. When your dog is using its 'hunt' drive to find a scent they're working their energy in a directed, contolled way - much better than getting amped up playing fetch.

Finding scent is natural for dogs - its telling us where it is that is the hard part! To help with clear communication, we teach a very solid 'alert' behavior first. With this method, it is clear to both the handler and dog exactly where the odor source is, our ultimate goal.

Location: Felton Training Field: On Hwy 9, 1.5 miles south of Felton, 4.5 miles north of Santa Cruz

Dates:

Beginning: TBD - inquire for next start date!

*This class can also be taught in 30min individual lessons ($45/ea) We can usually cover the class material with 4-5 lessons*

Level 2/3: Ongoing, Thursdays at 3:30/4:30 pm 6 weeks $150


FOCUSED HEELING/COMPETITION FOUNDATIONS 1

For fun or competition, training higher level obedience is a great for cooperation in real life, relationship building and as a mental/physical outlet for your dog! We'll begin the training a precision, focused heel (different than loose leash walking) from the ground up, as well as straight fronts, dumbell hold, directionals, and stays. With a good foundation, you'll be able to be successful heeling past distractions in real life, AKC obedience or Rally.

Location: Felton Training Field. On Hwy 9, 1.5 miles south of Felton, 4.5 miles north of Santa Cruz

Date: Dec 3rd Mondays 12:15 pm 7 weeks, $150 (Classes are 50 min and meet once a week. This session will run for 7 weeks in case of a missed day for the holidays. No class on 12/31) 

*This class can also be taught in 30min individual lessons ($45/ea) We can usually cover the class material with 4 lessons*


OBility

Functional Obedience through Agility Games

Jump! Weave! ! Run! …and stay, come and walk with me!

This agility class will cover the foundation skills needed for agility, as well as practicing impulse control, attention and functional obedience. A great way to exercise your dog's brain and body.

This class is appropriate for dogs who have succesfully completed a Manners 1 level course, and comfortable being close to other dogs.

Location: Felton Training Field
Dates:
Dec 3rd Mondays 330 pm 6 weeks, $175 (Classes are 50 min and meet once a week. This session will run for 7 weeks in case of a missed day for the holidays, meeting on 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24, 1/7, 1/14 and 1/21. No class on 12/31. This class will be limted to 4 dog/handler teams. )