• 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: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 1:00 pm CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 7:15 pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 at 7:00pm (No Class 4/8)
  • 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: New Class Dates Coming Soon!
  • 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 the 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: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 5:45 pm CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 at 7:00 pm CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, April 19th, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Meets at 6:30 pm on 4/19)
  • 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: Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 at 6:00 pm - This Class is FULL!  
  • 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: Tuesday, April 21st, 2020 at 6:00 pm  
  • Contacts

    $110.00
    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: Sunday, March 29th, 2020 at 5:15 pm (No class on 4/12) CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 at 12:15 pm
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    These Double Box exercises will walk you through Greg Derrett's handling foundations and positional cues to help you understand how your position as a handler and the consistency of the handling system you choose will benefit your dog over his/her career. We will discuss various double box exercises to help you improve your timing on various front crosses, rear crosses, threadles, acceleration and deceleration. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Connect the Dots at Think Pawsitive or instructor approval. 4-Week Course - 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: New Class Dates Coming Soon!
  • Does your dog skip poles or have difficulty hitting weave pole entries at speed? Does your dog negotiate weave poles slowly? Would you like to improve your dog's confidence in weave pole execution?  If you answered yes to any of these questions this class is perfect for you and your dog. It will focus primarily on the dog's task of using correct foot placement to properly enter, execute, and complete the weave poles. Various grids inspired by Susan Salo will aid your dog in rehearsing more balance and fluidity in the performance of this obstacle. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Weave Poles: Getting Started at Think Pawsitive and be able to perform 6-12 weave poles. 1-Week Course - 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 12:45pm
  • 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, March 25th, 2020 at 5:45 pm
  • 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: Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 5:45 pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 at 5:45 pm (No class on 4/8) Cost includes the fee for rental of bases/poles for the 4-week session.  
  • Weave Poles: Up the Ante

    $27.50$125.00
    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: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 12:30 pm (1 week) CLASS BEGINS: Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 8:20 pm Cost includes fee for rental of bases/poles for the 4-week session.
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    This class will cover flat work exercises that will relate to the following: acceleration and deceleration, building your dog’s understanding of handler and obstacle focus, and exercises that will develop your ability to effectively direct your dog through various turns and side changes. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Agility Foundations II and Jump Grids II The first time you take Agility Foundations III classes, they must be completed in sequential order (A->B->C). 4-week Course – 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: New Class Dates Coming Soon!