• 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: Sunday, January 5th, 2020 at 4:00 pm CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 at 12:15 pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at 7:15 pm CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, February 6th, 2020 at 5:45 pm CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 5:45 pm (No class on 3/11) CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, March 15th, 2020 at 1:15 pm
  • 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: Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at 5:15 pm (No class on 2/2) CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at 12:15 pm - This Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at 4:00 pm CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, March 1st, 2020 at 5:15 pm CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 7:15 pm CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 at 12:15 pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 5:45 pm CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, March 8th, 2020 at 4:00 pm
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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!      
  • You will expand your comprehension and performance of exercises learned in the Flat Work Exercises and Jump Skills classes by extending them into small 2- to 4-obstacle jump sequences. You will improve your team’s synchronicity, mechanics and understanding and learn to recognize where these skills will benefit you in future classes. The first time you take Agility Foundations III classes, they must be completed in sequential order (A->B->C). PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Agility Foundations III-B: Jump Skills 4-week Course – 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 5:15 pm  
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    You will learn key handling, mechanics and positional cues for performing front crosses, rear crosses, 180’s and pin-wheels. The first time you take Agility Foundations III classes, they must be completed in sequential order (A->B->C). PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Agility Foundations III-A: Flat Work 4 week Course – 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, December 19th, 2019 at 5:45 pm - Class is FULL!  
  • In this lecture, Katie will go over the fundamental rules, cues, and maneuvers of the Greg Derrett System of Agility Handling. Terminology will be defined, maneuvers will be discussed and broken down into each component of proper execution (including foot, arm, rotation, acceleration and deceleration work), and positional cues will be identified. You will learn how to properly walk a course to determine the dog’s path, your plan for handling, and how to maintain a balance between path/obstacle focus and handler focus.
    NO dogs present for this lecture!
    PREREQUISITES: None 1-Week Course - 90 minutes CLASS MEETS: Friday, January 3rd, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Now that you know all the obstacles and handling positional cues, we will prepare you to take your skills to the next level and compete at agility trials. This class is designed to help you understand when and where to apply specific handling cues. Sequences consisting of 8 – 12 obstacles will be analyzed and performed with your dog. Your instructor will help you develop a better understanding of applying these skills in competition. PREREQUISITE: Must have completed all Putting It All Together classes OR must get an evaluation and approval from a Think Pawsitive instructor. 4-week Course – 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Please contact Katie at [email protected] for dates and times.  
  • You will learn how to connect all of the “DOTS” (skills you learned in prerequisite classes) to help you and your dog maintain obstacle criteria, lateral distance, desire, and accuracy. You will work on small sequences that will link all of the skills you have learned thus far. You will improve your team’s relationship, understanding, confidence, speed, and overall agility performance. On successful completion of this course, you will be ready for Putting It All Together where you will learn and practice the details of the Derrett Handling System.
    PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Contacts, Jump Grids II, Agility Foundations III: Jump Drills, and have at least 6 straight up weave pole performance.
    4-week Course – 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, February 6th, 2020 at 5:45 pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 5:45 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: Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 6:00 pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 at 6:00 pm - Class is FULL!
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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!
  • Do you think you and your agility dog are as good as those dogs you see competing on television? Are you thinking about getting into the action? Get From Training to Trialing is a comprehensive, handlers-only seminar that covers what YOU need to know about the entire process of competing in agility.
    • How competitions work and what to choose
    • Trial terminology
    • Step-by-step happenings at a trial
    • Handy take-home trial checklist
    • Obstacle types per dog association
    • Reading your results
    • Reading a course map
    • How to crate your dog
    • How to earn titles
    • What not to bring to a trial
    • How competition games work
    • Tracking your performance
    Class cost includes a training book plus two free runs and support at an actual agility trial (March 21-22). Sign up today and start earning your titles!! Class meets at: Think Pawsitive Dog Training 301 Commerce Street, Suite F Waukesha, WI 53186
    2-week Course – 3 hours each night CLASS MEETS: Wednesdays, February 19th & 26th, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • 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