• 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: Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 6:00 pm
  • 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: Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 8:20 pm CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 2:15 pm (1 week) CLASS BEGINS: Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at 8:20 pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 8:20 pm Cost includes fee for rental of bases/poles for the 4-week session.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, January 16th, 2020 at 5:45 pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Monday, January 13th, 2020 at 5:45 pm CLASS BEGINS: Monday, February 10th, 2020 at 5:45 pm (2 weeks - Class meets 2/10 and 3/2) CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at 5:45 pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 5:45 pm CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 5:45 pm - Class is FULL! Cost includes fee for rental of bases/poles for the 4-week session.  
  • Introduction to Jump Grids

    $82.50$110.00
    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: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at 7:00 pm (3-weeks. Class meets 2/5, 2/19 and 2/26) CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 6:00 pm  
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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: Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 at 5:45 pm - Class is FULL! CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, February 16th, 2020 at 1:15 pm CLASS BEGINS: Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 at 1:30 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!      
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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!