Florida Classes

Due to some changes, I will no longer be teaching at the Venice Dog Club.
Thank you to all that attended my classes.
I am here for private lessons and scent work training starting in November 2023.

Puppy

Your dog will get to socialize with other puppies while learning basic skills and good manners, such as leash walking, sit, down, come.  We will also address how to deal with the day to day puppy behaviors.  These include but are not limited to, puppy biting, house breaking, separation anxiety, crate training.   

Requirements:  Puppies up to 6 months                              Duration of Class:  45 minutes

Class max:  8 puppies                                                               Length:  5 weeks

Starting:   Not Being Offered

Time:  TBD

Basic

This class is a great way to work on your dogs social and basic skills.   We will be working on all skills but add in heeling position, distractions, and stay duration time.  Learning how to focus on you and not on what is going on around them.

Requirements:  4 months or older                                                        Duration:  60 minutes

Class Max:  8 dogs   Minimum:  5                 Cost:   $85                                     Length:  4 weeks           

Starting: Not Being Offered

 

Time:  1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

Beginner Rally Obedience

Looking for another fun way to practice your obedience?  Whether you are just continuing your training or decide to compete, Rally is obedience with signs that is done in a course fashion.  It develops better teamwork between you and your dog. Just as importantly, it will sharpen your dog’s obedience skills and behavior – at home and in public.  Class includes learning new signs each week while practicing them in short courses.

Requirements:  Some Basic Obedience Skills                                                      Duration:  60 minutes

Class Max:  6 dogs    Minimum:  4                        Cost:  $100                                          Length:  4 weeks

Starting:  Monday

 

Time:  2:30 p.m.

 

Rally 2

Rally 2 is a continuation of Beginner Rally.  We will learn more advanced signs while building stronger obedience.  Preforming each sign correctly,  stronger healing and team work will be encouraged.

Requirements:  Beginner Rally                                                 Duration:  60 minutes

Class Max:  6 dogs    Minimum:  4                        Cost:  $100                                          Length:  4 weeks

Starting:  Monday

 

Time:  4:00 p.m.

Foundation Agility

Focuses on the fundamental skills needed to run agility safely.  Dogs will learn, but not limited to, body awareness and how to stay with you.  Introduction to jumps while learning the basic turns used in agility. Skills are learned by using other props like balance disc, crate mats, pivot boards, and small planks.   Some equipment will be used throughout the weeks but on a smaller scale.

Requirements:  Basic Obedience skills                                                                      Duration:  60 minutes

Class Max:  6 dogs     Minimum:   4 dogs            Cost:  $100                                          Length:  4 weeks

Starting:  Tuesday

 

Time:  1:00 p.m.

Agility 2

Continue to focus on the fundamental skills while working on more obstacles and handling in a sequence.  This will also include staring to learn 6 weave poles.

Requirements:  Foundation Agility or some Beginner Agility                         Duration:  60 minutes

Class Max:  6 dogs     Minimum:   4 dogs            Cost:  $100                                          Length:  4 weeks

Starting:  Tuesday

 

Time:  2:30 p.m.

Beginner Scentwork

Scent Work is a great way for dogs to use their nose and brains for problem solving.  Class will start out with boxes and treats.  Teaching them to focus on searching a designated area.  The Birch scent will be introduced at the ladder part of this course.  This is a great sport that can easily be done in your home.  But can also prepare you for Scent Work competition.  

Requirements:  Basic Obedience skills                                                                      Duration:  60 minutes

Class Max:  6 dogs     Minimum:   4 dogs            Cost:  $100                                           Length:  4 weeks

Starting:  Wednesday


Time:  1:30 p.m.

Scent Work 2

Looking to continue with your scent work skills?  We will continue to use the birch scent in all the hides.  Strengthening our understanding of when our dog’s body language changes and when they are within the scent cone. Interior and container searches will still be our continued focus, while introducing exterior and buried hides.

Requirements:  Foundation Scentwork or other scent training                            Duration:  60 minutes

Class Max:  6 dogs     Minimum:   4 dogs            Cost:  $100                                          Length:  4 weeks

Starting:  Wednesday

 

Time:  3:00 p.m.