Agility, CGC Preparation
& Testing, Conformation
Obedience, Puppy Kindergarten & Rally
your dog won’t come to you, you should come to us.”
Drop In Agility Practice
Think of Agility as an obstacle course for dogs.
The course consists of jumps and obstacles that the
dogs are taught to negotiate safely. Obstacles include
the tire jump, the A-frame, the dog walk, the teeter
totter, the weave poles, and the pause table. Not
only is it fun to compete in Agility, but it is another
avenue of training for both you and your dog.
Beginning Agility: This is an 8
week class which safely introduces you and your dog
to the AKC obstacles and short sequences. This may
be taken as a prelude to competition or just for fun.
Intermediate Agility: This is an
8 week class for dogs who have had one or more beginner
classes and are relatively comfortable with all the
obstacles. As the dogs progress through the training,
they improve their timing and skills on all the obstacles,
and their owners improve their timing and handling
skills. Longer obstacle sequences are introduced.
Drop-In Agility: Different drills
or courses to run each week.
CGC Preparation & Testing
The Canine Good Citizen Test is a test in which the
dog demonstrates his skill in exercises such as come,
walk on loose leash, sit and stay. The 4 week class
will concentrate on the specific exercises your dog
must perform in order to pass. This AKC supported
program is open to both mixed and purebred dogs. The
evaluation is included on week four.
Learn and understand the basics, as the Conformation
instruction prepares both the handler and dog to compete
successfully in the show ring at licensed dog shows.
Basic ring procedures are taught with the emphasis
on making the best presentation possible
Handling is a process of trial and error and a lot
of practice! A conformation class will allow you to
work on proper stacking, gaiting and presentation
of your dog in the show ring.
Conformation Classes are available to dogs of all
ages, puppy through adult, as well as the junior handler
who is interested in exhibiting their own dog in the
breed ring as well as in Junior Showmanship competition
Obedience training is for everyone and every dog
- from the casual pet owner to the serious exhibitor.
We use reward based positive reinforcement to train
Beginning Obedience: This 7 week
program covers basic control, attention, leadership
techniques and exercises. We work on sit, down, stay,
along with reliable recalls and walking politely on
a leash. Manners (jumping on people, barking, etc)
and behavioral issues are addressed as needed.
Advanced Beginning: This next step
of training continues with additional challenges.
This 7 week course introduces formal heeling, figure
eights, the stand for exam, distance recalls and longer
Drop-In Obedience: Work at your
own pace on our mats. Mirrors, distractions and group
stays help prepare you and your dog for competition.
Don't believe the old cliché which advises
waiting until your dog is six months or a year old
before starting to train him!
Our four-week class is for dogs 8 to 20 weeks old
(pup must have had his initial Distemper/Parvo vaccine
no less than 10 days prior to the first class.
This class will cover age specific issues such as
potty training, desensitization to sights and sounds,
mouthing, bite inhibition and jumping up as well as
beginning work on control commands including “sit”,
“down”, “stand” and “come”.
We will discuss what to expect in different stages
of canine development.
Family members are invited to come, (human pack is
limited to 4 and they must be old enough to sit quietly
for the hour!). Training will be done as a family
unit. Free play, the best part for your pup, is included
at the end.
Rally is the newest AKC dog sport. It is great for
senior dogs who no longer show but still like to work,
or for dogs/people that don't know if they would like
traditional obedience, or just for having wonderful
quality time with your dog.
Rally Obedience is a timed course using directional
signs to guide the handler. The dog and handler team
run through a "Rally " course made up of
between ten and twenty different "stations".
Signs posted at each station indicate what the team
is required to do - the signs will instruct teams
to go fast or slow, to halt (dog must sit at heel),
to make turns and circles, to reverse direction, to
do a sit-stay-recall, or other basic obedience exercises.
One of the exceptional features of Rally is that
handlers may talk to their dogs, giving them praise,
encouragement, or give repeated commands or hand signals.
Rally emphasizes fun and excitement.
more information contact:
Contact Brant Rosten &
Carolyn Tremer * (303) 666-8054 or (303) 819-4124