Class Descriptions

At this time, dates for all new classes are still TBD.  Please email me at katie@dogsinprogress.com if you wish to be notified of upcoming classes.

* Preregistration is required for all classes.

* Classes with fewer than 5 students enrolled may be subject to cancellation with full refund.

* Directions to class locations: Cascade Kennels or Crystal Creek Farms

 

OBEDIENCE CLASSES:

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RUFF AROUND THE EDGES (BASIC OBEDIENCE) Weeks: 6 | Fee: $190

Does this describe your dog’s obedience? Then this is the class you’re looking for! Basic commands such as sit, down, stay, leave-it, and how to walk on a loose leash are just a few of the things covered. We’ll also show you how to improve your relationship with your dog while making him a well-mannered member of your family. This is a great basic class for recently adopted dogs, pups who have just completed a puppy class, or for older dogs just needing an obedience “refresher!”
NOTE: There is no free play in this class. Dogs remain on leash at all times.

Prerequisite: No prior training needed; dog must be 5 months or older. ** Dogs with any reactivity issues towards dogs and/or people must complete a private lesson prior to joining a class. Please contact me to schedule an appointment **

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POOCH THE LIMITS! (INTERMEDIATE) Weeks: 5 | Fee: $175

This is a continuation of our basic obedience class. This class will focus on improving owner handling skills and fine tuning basic obedience commands with increased distractions.

Prerequisite: Open to dogs that have completed Ruff Around the Edges or that have permission from the instructor only. Please email katie@dogsinprogress.com BEFORE registering for instructor approval.

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ULTIMUTT OBEDIENCE (ADVANCED) Weeks: 5 | Fee: $175

This class is designed to work with increased distances and distractions. The goal is to reduce leash dependency and prepare for off-leash obedience. Dogs must be able to walk on a loose leash and have a solid understanding of all basic commands before entering this class.  Only dogs that can safely be off-leash with other dogs are permitted.  This class is only offered in the spring or summer when classes can be held mostly outdoors.

Prerequisite: Only dogs that have permission from the instructor are permitted in this class. Please email katie@dogsinprogress.com BEFORE registering for instructor approval.

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TERRIER BASICS Weeks: 6 | Fee: $190

Learn how to work through “terrier” issues in this specialized class just for terriers! You’ll learn basic obedience, games, and how to handle your dog’s natural instincts. Small breeds only please (JRT, Westie, Cairn, Welsh, Rat, etc.)

Prerequisite: No prior training needed; dogs should be 5 months or older.

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INTERMEDIATE TERRIER Weeks: 5 | Fee: $175

This class is a continuation of Terrier Basics. The goal of this class will be to work around increased distractions and distances and to reduce leash dependency. Terriers must be able to walk on a loose leash and have an understanding of all other basic commands to take this class.

Prerequisite: Terriers must have completed Terrier Basics AND have permission from instructor.

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NOVICE RALLY OBEDIENCE Weeks: 5 | Fee: $175

This class is an introduction to AKC’s Rally Obedience. Only on-leash novice courses will be practiced. No competitive obedience experience necessary. Dogs must have completed a basic obedience course to participate.

For more information on Rally Obedience, please visit the AKC website: Rally info.

Prerequisite: None.

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AGILITY CLASSES:

*PLEASE NOTE:  THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS FOR AGILITY CLASSES ONCE THE CLASS SESSION HAS BEGUN.  PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR, MARGARET HUGHES AT magspaws@gmail.com , IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT WHICH CLASS YOU SHOULD BE TAKING.*

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PUPPY AGILITY  Weeks: 6 | Fee: $175

INSTRUCTOR:  MARGARET HUGHES

Specifically for puppies that are 5 – 7 months of age at the start of class.

Puppy Agility is about introducing puppies to the world of dog agility. Classes safely expose
puppies to agility equipment and at the same time, help develop a bond and confidence that will benefit puppies
throughout their lives, whether in the sport of competitive agility or other adventures.

The goal of this class is to safely peak the interest and curiosity in dog agility for a puppy and owner team. *Please note that some puppies may not meet the age requirements to move on to Beginning Agility after completing this puppy agility class.  Some students may need to sit out an additional class session before continuing on to the next level.*

Prerequisite: None other than the age requirement.  However, a puppy class for obedience and socialization is highly recommended before or at the same time.

*NOTE: Class will be held outdoors in a secure, fully covered agility arena *

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BEGINNING AGILITY Weeks: 6 | Fee: $170

INSTRUCTOR:  MARGARET HUGHES

Are you brand new to agility? Then this is a great class to start with! You’ll learn all the agility
obstacles, start sequencing and learn some of the basic handling moves to complete a course. Beginning Agility
class is the cornerstone of the sport of dog agility. Dogs safely learn to navigate equipment, while also
cultivating confidence, body awareness and a bond with their handler. Taught in a positive environment, dog
agility helps develop a strong working relationship between handler and dog, while at the same time teaching
skills that go far beyond agility.

The goal of this class is to safely introduce a dog and owner team to the world of dog agility.

Prerequisite: Dogs must have completed a previous obedience class;  Absolutely no dog aggressive behavior allowed. Dogs should be 7 months or older.

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Directions to class locations: Cascade Kennels or Crystal Creek Farms.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING CLASS RECOMMENDATIONS:

*Puppy Classes (for pups under 5 months of age) and Therapy Dog Classes – please visit www.puppymanners.com or www.flying-ace.com.

*Show Handling/Conformation Classes– Drop-in format; Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00p.m. at Cascade Kennels; Contact Cascade Kennels for instructor information.

*K9 Nosework classes – please visit www.funquestdogsports.com.