• This class will build your dog’s confidence and enthusiasm for agility. We will teach a variety of interactive games, proper reward placement and the mechanics of handling your dog, and transfer loads of value for getting on, over or through various agility obstacles. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Think Pawsitive’s Beginner Puppy School, Adult Manners or Canine IQ Camp. 4-week Course – 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 7:00pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at 4:00pm (3 weeks)
  • You will learn: A variety of new skills while building on those learned previously, advanced crate games, core strengthening and rear-end awareness exercises, how to build more focus for obstacles, and an introduction to contact end-behavior foundations. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Intro to Agility. 4 week course – 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 at 7:15pm
  • This class builds on and extends the proficiencies and exercises learned in Agility Foundations I. Successful completion of this course prepares you for the special skills classes (Contacts, Weave Poles and Jump Grids) that follow it in the curriculum. NOTE: This class will be repeated until your dog successfully performs all skills introduced in Agility Foundations I and II. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Agility Foundations I. Suitable for dogs of all ages. 4-week course – 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 6:00pm CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at 6:00pm
  • You will work progressively through various foundation jump grids inspired by Susan Salo. This class will work on your dog’s strong understanding, desire, and mechanics of jumping. You will perform Set Point, Bounce, and Slice grids. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Agility Foundations II or instructor approval. 4-Week Course - 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 6:00pm  
  • You will continue to work progressively through additional jump grids inspired by Susan Salo. You will increase your dog’s confidence on the previous grids and introduce One-stride and Bending grids. If your dog is performing the foundation grids with stability and speed, we may incrementally interject some handler movement into your exercises. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Intro to Jump Grids or instructor approval. 4-Week Class 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, August 4th, 2019 at 6:30pm CLASS BEGINS: Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 6:00pm  
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    This class is an extension of the grid work done in Jump Grids II. You will continue previous work with Set Point, Bounce, One-Stride, Progressive, and Bending grids and you will be exposed to various new grids. If your dog is performing the foundation grids with stability and speed, we will incrementally interject some handler movement into your exercises. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Jump Grids II. 1-week Course – 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: New Class Dates Coming Soon!
  • Contacts

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    In this class, you will learn techniques and skills for successful contact performance. Consistent execution will be sought by using teeter games, building your understanding of contact end-behavior criteria, and building your dog’s confidence and drive over contacts. Continuing Contacts students will advance their progression on back-chaining to full height contacts, increasing lateral and forward handler movement and proofing their dog’s contact end-behavior with distractions, distance, movement and speed. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Agility Foundations II at Think Pawsitive or instructor approval. 4-Week Course - 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 5:45pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 5:45pm (5 weeks) CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at 6:30pm CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 5:45pm
  • This class will extend the skills you learned in Contacts. You will work through proofing your dog's contact end-behavior with distractions, distance, movement, adding obstacles and speed. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Contacts at Think Pawsitive or instructor approval. 1-Week Course - 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 8:00pm (1 week only) CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, August 20st, 2019 at 8:00pm (1 week only)
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    If your dog is struggling with keeping consistent foot work in striding over the up contact of the dog walk, hitting the down contact on either the A-Frame or Dog-Walk, or maintaining balance and stability on the See-Saw, this is a great class to help your dog's understanding of proper performance of these obstacles. Susan Salo's vast knowledge of canine movement and footwork gave rise to her development of the grids that we will apply directly to the performance of contact equipment throughout this class. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Contacts at Think Pawsitive and be able to perform the See-Saw, A-Frame and Dog-Walk at full height. 1-Week Course - 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 7:15pm (1 week only) - Class is FULL!  
  • Key ideas and components of the 2×2 Weave Pole training method will be presented. We will discuss how to plan, set up and progress your training sessions, the “allowing your dog to fail” learning process, and we will practice the mechanics of reward placement and properly sending your dog. This lecture must be completed before attending Getting Started With Weave Poles. NO dogs present for this lecture! PREREQUISITE: Dog is at least 11 mos. old and you’ve completed Agility Foundations II 1 week Course – 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 at 7:00pm
  • This class is for students that are just starting their weave pole training and will progress to the performance of 4 poles straight-up. You will learn: The mechanics of training weaves with 2 x 2’s, the difference between shaping and luring, how to help your dog understand difficult weave pole entries and to maintain his/her drive and focus through the entire set of poles. Successful completion of this course has your dog successfully performing 4 poles straight-up from a variety of angles and distances. PREREQUISITE: Dogs 11 months of age or older and completion of Weave Pole Lecture. 4-week Course – 60 minutes (Max of 6 Students) CLASS BEGINS: Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 7:15pm CLASS BEGINS: Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 7:15pm Cost includes fee for rental of bases/poles for the 4-week session.  
  • This class is for students whose performance is 4 poles straight-up and are working on progressing toward full 12-pole performance. It is a problem-solving class that will focus on entries, placement of rewards, maintaining consistent weave pole performance, adding additional sets from 4 poles straight-up to 6 and 12 pole sets. Depending on the skills of your dog, we may also add obstacles before and after the weave poles. PREREQUISITE: Dog/handler teams must have completed the Weave Poles: Getting Started class at Think Pawsitive. 4-week Course – 60 minutes (Max of 6 Students) CLASS BEGINS: Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 7:15pm CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 12:45pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 1:15pm (2 weeks only) CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 12:45pm CLASS BEGINS: Friday, September 6th, 2019 at 1:15pm CLASS BEGINS: Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 8:15pm Cost includes fee for rental of bases/poles for the 4-week session.