DOG SPORTS & SPECIALTY CLASSES

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN PREP

The American Kennel Club (AKC) created the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification program to reward responsible ownership and canine good manners in the home and in the community. Our five-week class works specifically on teaching you and your canine companion how to have a wonderful relationship and how to present yourselves well in the community. On graduation day, you and your dog will have the opportunity to take the Canine Good Citizen test. All dogs that pass the 10-step CGC test qualify to receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a five-week course, 50-55 minutes each week, and your dog should attend all classes with you. Includes the opportunity to take the CGC test on the final day of class.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Completion of two levels of obedience classes (for example, Adolescent/Adult 1 and Adolescent/Adult 2, or Puppy 1 and Puppy 2)
  • Dog must be dog and people friendly
  • Proof of vaccinations

$175
$160 (ADL members)

 

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AGILITY OPEN HOUSE

Agility offers people and their dogs the opportunity to build a stronger bond, reduce problem behaviors by providing an outlet for energy, stay fit, and keep training fun and interesting! Join us for a one-hour lecture/demonstration to see what this popular dog sport is all about.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a FREE DEMO for HUMANS ONLY. Please DO NOT bring your dog with you.

FREE!

 

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BEGINNING AGILITY

You've learned to sit and stay, now it's time to run! In this 5-week session we will introduce obstacles and handling skills that will lay the foundation for navigating agility courses with your dog. Whether your goal is to compete, or just to have a blast training with your four-legged teammate, this class is for you! Both treats and toys will be used in this class to reward your dog.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a five-week course and your dog should attend all classes with you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Dog must be over 1 year old (all ages over 1 year are welcome, as are all sizes of dogs)
  • Completion of two levels of obedience classes (for example, Adolescent/Adult 1 and Adolescent/Adult 2, or Puppy 1 and Puppy 2) or equivalent
  • Proof of vaccinations

$175
$160 (ADL members)

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INTERMEDIATE AGILITY

Building on the foundation skills introduced in Beginning Agility, in this 5-week session your dog will begin to jump, tunnel, and climb their way through longer sequences of obstacles. Handling skills such as front crosses and serpentines will be introduced and refined. Come ready to run! Both treats and toys will be used in this class to reward your dog.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a five-week course and your dog should attend all classes with you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Dog must be over 1 year old (all ages over 1 year are welcome, as are all sizes of dogs)
  • Completion of Beginning Agility training course at A Dog's Life or permission of instructor
  • Proof of vaccinations

$175
$160 (ADL members)

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ADVANCED AGILITY

Building on the skills you learned in Intermediate Agility, Advanced Agility is a 5-week course where you and your dog continue to hone your skills as you work as a team through longer sequences of obstacles. Handling skills will be refined. Come ready to run! Both treats and toys will be used in this class to reward your dog.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a five-week course and your dog should attend all classes with you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Dog must be over 1 year old (all ages over 1 year are welcome, as are all sizes of dogs)
  • Completion of Intermediate Agility training course at A DOG'S LIFE or permission of instructor
  • Proof of vaccinations

$175
$160 (ADL members)

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CANINE NOSE WORK DEMO

Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. This demonstration will introduce you to the sport of K9 Nose Work, and how to encourage and develop your dog's natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt and their love of toys, food and exercise. Our K9 Nose Work classes are a great way for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. High food or toy motivation is beneficial for K9 Nose Work. K9 Nose work is a new urban detection style sport where your dog learns to search for three specific odors in various environments.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS FREE DEMO IS FOR HUMANS ONLY. Please DO NOT bring your dog with you.

FREE!

 

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INTRODUCTION TO NOSE WORK

This class teaches your dog the game of searching and teaches you the ability to recognize and reward your dog's searching behavior, keeping the game fun for you and your dog. This class builds searching skills, drive and enthusiasm while honing your handling skills. This class covers containers, interiors, exteriors and vehicle searches along with increasingly difficult searches.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a six-week course, approximately 1/2 to 1 hour per class (depending on number of students) and your dog should attend all classes with you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Completion of two levels of obedience classes (for example, Adolescent/Adult 1 and Adolescent/Adult 2, or Puppy 1 and Puppy 2)
  • Dog must be capable of handling confinement, being crated in class and away from their handlers
  • Proof of vaccinations

$210
$195 (ADL members)

 

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INTRODUCTION TO ODOR

This class blends the dog's scent discrimination skills, taught in the Introduction to Nose Work classes, with odor. All dogs are taught to identify the competitive odors, Birch, Anise, and Clove natural essential oils. Additionally, we introduce techniques and tactics for building better dog/ handler teamwork. We will work on more difficult searches, in all elements (interior, exterior, vehicle, containers), and work on handler skills, as preparation for the Odor Recognition Test and trials.

PLEASE NOTE:This is a six-week course, approximately 1/2 to 1 hour per class  (depending on number of students), and your dog should attend all classes with you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Completion of Introduction To Nose Work and Continuing Nose Work, or with instructor approval
  • Dogs must be capable of handling confinement, being crated in class and away from their handlers
  • Proof of vaccinations

$210
$195 (ADL members)

 

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CONTINUING and ADVANCED ODOR

This class advances the dog's scent discrimination skills taught in the Continuing Odor class. We will work on more difficult searches, pattern training, odor and wind, honing the skills and building stamina, handler leash skills, and how to cover a room in three minutes or less, trial preparation, converging odor, etc.

PLEASE NOTE:This is a six-week course, approximately 1 to 1.5 hours per class (dependent on number of students), and your dog should attend all classes with you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Completion of Introduction To Nose Work, Continuing Nose Work and Introduction To Odor. Dog should be on all three odors or with instructor approval.
  • Dogs must be capable of handling confinement, being crated in class and away from their handlers
  • Proof of vaccinations

$210
$195 (ADL members)

 

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DOUBLE TROUBLE

No doubt about it, two dogs can be a handful! This course is designed to help you teach your dogs how to respond to you, both separately & together, and how to better manage your dogs so you will have a more enjoyable, fun and harmonious household!.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a five-week course and your dogs should attend all classes with you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Completion of either Puppy 1, Adolescent/Adult 1, Older Puppy, Small Dog Manners, or equivalent basic obedience class or have approval of instructor
  • Dogs must not be dog or people aggressive
  • Dogs must have proof of vaccinations

$195*
$180* (ADL members)

*Rate includes both dogs

 

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BEGINNING TRICKS

We love Tricks class! Teaching your dog tricks is a fun and entertaining way to an even smarter, more focused pet and you will be the life of the party! You'll learn foundation skills for teaching tricks such as shake hands, high five, sit pretty, take a bow, play dead, spin, etc. Your dog will love learning new tricks!

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a five-week course and your dog should attend all classes with you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Completion of two levels of obedience classes (for example, Adolescent/Adult 1 and Adolescent/Adult 2, or Puppy 1 and Puppy 2) or equivalent
  • Dog must not be leash aggressive/reactive with people or dogs
  • Proof of current vaccinations

$175
$160 (ADL members)

 

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ADVANCED TRICKS

Once you've learned the foundation skills and have some of the basic tricks learned, you and your dog are ready for more advanced tricks! You'll learn tricks such as putting away toys, reading signs and turning off lights. Different dogs are better at certain tricks, so we will explore the tricks at which your dog may excel!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a five-week course and your dog should attend all classes with you.

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

  • Completion of BEGINNING TRICKS training course at A DOG'S LIFE
  • Dog must not be leash aggressive/reactive with people or dogs
  • Proof of current vaccinations

$175
$160 (ADL members)

 

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All dogs that come to A DOG'S LIFE for daycare, boarding or training that are recovering from and/or taking antibiotics for an illness or infection must also have written clearance from their vet stating that the dog is safe to be around other dogs (i.e. is not contagious).

 

 

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