Manners or consent of the instructor. Dogs must be able to work comfortably and quietly in proximity with other dogs.

Course Description

This class will teach skills necessary for the development and stabilization of some basic behaviors important for many canine performance sports: Sit, Down, Stay, Stand, Front, Heel, Come. Proofing exercises will be applied for each behavior to build increased duration, distance and resistance to distractions. Weekly activities will include exercises to improve team relationship, to increase attention, to build focus, to strengthen motivation.  Exercises for hind-end awareness and core strengthening will be introduced, as well as, methods for teaching targeting and platform behaviors.