PUPPY & ADULT MANNERS: Most classes 1 hour per week for 6 consecutive weeks
P1 - Positive Puppy
Pups 9-20 weeks old have fun with positive reinforcement! Goals for this class are Socialization, Self control & Focus.
P2 - Advanced Puppy
Graduates of Positive Puppy learn more advanced skills and behaviors that will make them a Canine Good Citizen. ,
P3 - Puppy Adolescents
Pups 5 months to 1 year of age with no formal training. Start your older puppy off with skills to combat canine teenage challenges.
F1 - Foundations 1: Manners
Dogs over 1 year of age who have not attended a training class at Digging Dogs.Basic skills such as self-control, attention, loose-leash walking, sit/stay, down/stay and more. This is a small semi-private class for older dogs that need extra attention.
F2 - Foundations 2: Canine Good Citizen Certification
Be a Canine Good Citizen! Polish skills and build confidence for better behavior at home and in public. Students will receive a voucher to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
F3 - Foundations 3: Beginner Novice & Intro to Rally
Ready for more obedience fun? This class will introduce beginner novice obedience and rally skills
BEYOND FOUNDATIONS OBEDIENCE & RALLY; Most classes 1 hour/week for 6 consecutive weeks
BF4 - Novice & Graduate Novice
Advanced heeling skills, attention work as well as footwork, handling skills and rally techniques as they relate to obedience. Prerequisite: Instructor permission or F3 completion.
BF5 - Open /Utility
Learn and perfect more advanced skills needed for AKC, CKC, UKC open and/or utility. Whether your goal is competing or just for fun this class will provide upper level instruction. Prerequisite Instructor permission / mastery of BF 4 skills
Rally is a sport in which handler & dog teams navigate a course of stations, each requiring a specific skill. Unlimited communication between dog and handler is allowed, and the emphasis is upon FUN!
AGILITY: Most classes meet for 6 consecutive weeks
A1- Intro to Agility
Dogs must be 9 months of age or older and be able to sit/down, stay and recall with other dogs nearby. Learn flatwork and low-level equipment. Most students stay at this level for 2-6 sessions
A2 - Beginning Agility
Build strong foundation skills including safe and reliable contact performance ( 2 on, 2 off and running), weaves (2x2 method), turning and side changes (FC, RC, BC), correct cues, sequence recognition and basic handling using mini courses. Prerequisite instructor permission
A3 - Intermediate Agility
Practice flatwork, crosses and sequences on full-height AKC regulation obstacles. Run increasingly complicated sequences. Analyze courses for competition or fun. Prerequisite instructor permission
A4 - Advanced Agility
We will continue to work on contact and jumping skills via specific drills. Introduction to distance work and refinement of cues while on the move. Analyze & practice increasingly complicated sequences for competition or just for fun. Prerequisite instructor permission
A5 - Excellent/Masters Agility
Prerequisite -Instructor Permission. Email to be evaluated.
Therapy Dog Preparation Class
This class is an introduction to skills needed to pursue Therapy Dog Certification. Basic obedience skills will be reviewed as well as introduction to equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers etc.
We will define expectations for working as a therapy team. By the end of the session, you will have an understanding if you and your dog are a good fit for Therapy work. Prerequisite - completion of our Obedience Foundations 2 class or equivalent level training.
Therapy Dog Certification
We will administer the Therapy Dogs International Test to dogs 1 year of age and above. Registration required.