• 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
  • 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
  • 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!
     
  • 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
  • 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!  
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Out of stock
    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!      
  • Out of stock
    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!  
  • 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  
  • Out of stock
    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, April 2nd, 2020 at 2:15 pm (No class on 4/23) - Class is FULL!
  • 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.