• 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, September 24th, 2019 at 7:15pm
  • Contacts

    $100.00
    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: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at 5:45pm
  • Intro to Agility

    $75.00$100.00
    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: Sunday, September 1st, 2019 at 4:00pm (3 weeks) CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at 6:00pm
  • 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, October 6th, 2019 at 4:00pm
  • Connect the Dots

    $75.00$100.00
    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: Friday, October 4th, 2019 at 1:15pm (3 weeks)
     
  • 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: Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 5:45pm CLASS BEGINS: Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 5:45pm  
  • 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, September 9th, 2019 at 7:15pm CLASS BEGINS: Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 7:15pm CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 5:45pm Cost includes fee for rental of bases/poles for the 4-week session.  
  • 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 the proper mechanics, positions and reward protocols for teaching your dog a solid understanding of the performance of 270’s, Threadles, and Lead-out Pivots. Once practiced and comprehended, we will apply these techniques on a variety of obstacle sequences and situations. The first time you take Putting It All Together classes, they must be completed in sequential order (A->B->C). PREREQUISITE: Must have completed Connect the Dots or instructor approval. 4-week Course – 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 8:00pm (2 weeks only) CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at 1:00pm CLASS BEGINS: Monday, October 7th, 2019 at 5:45pm  
  • 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: Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 5:45pm  
  • This class will cover exercises that will relate to the following: acceleration /deceleration, front crosses, building a strong understanding of flat-work exercises, and developing your skills/mechanics on jumps and tunnels to improve your dog’s responses to your position and motion cues. The first time you take Putting It All Together classes, they must be completed in sequential order (A->B->C). PREREQUISITE: : Must have completed Connect the Dots or instructor approval. 4-week Class - 60 minutes CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at 2:15pm  
  • 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