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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: Thursday, September 16th, 2021 at 7:30 pm (3 Weeks) (This Class is FULL!)
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: Thursday, October 7th, 2021 at 7:30pm
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, October 3rd, 2021 at 1:00pm CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 at 2:15pm CLASS BEGINS: Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at 2:30pm
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: Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 at 5:15pm CLASS BEGINS: Monday, October 4th, 2021 at 5:45pm
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: Monday, August 30th, 2021 at 5:15 pm (No class 9/6)
CLASS BEGINS: Sunday, September 5th, 2021 at 5:15 pm (Beginners only)
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: New Date Coming Soon!
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, October 7th, 2021 at 6:00pm Cost includes the fee for rental of bases/poles for the 4-week session.
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: Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at 4:00 pm (3 Weeks) (Meets 9/26 at 6:30 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!