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Classes for the Winter Session:

Level 1 - Obedience For Puppies  or  Obedience For Dogs 

Obedience serves as the foundation for every other type of dog activity. These classes involve getting your puppy or dog

to pay attention and follow basic commands such as sit, stay and come. Obedience For Puppies will address "puppy

issues" and introduce you to different sports like Rally Obedience and Agility. Obedience For Dogs will help prepare you and your dog for the Canine Good Citizen test.

    

 If your puppy has not received all of its shots, please fill out our Puppy Policy form.

 

Level 2 - CGCA/CGCU

(Prerequisite: Canine Good Citizen test)

This four week class will help prepare you and your dog for the next level of Canine Good Citizen. CGCA (AKC Community Canine or Advanced CGC) and CGCU (AKC Urban CGC) are AKC programs designed to ensure that you have a well-behaved dog while you are out and about in the community, and CGCU tests your CGC skills in an active environment where there are cars, loud noises and fast paced distractions. This class will support your training of your dog for the 10 test items in each category. Your dog will be tested during this 4 weeks session in order to attain their titles.

Level 2 - Advanced Obedience for Dogs

(Prerequisite: One previous obedience class)

 

This class is for dogs who have completed an obedience class and are interested in strengthening their skills.  This class will introduce exercises that are done in obedience competitions, such as Figure Eights, stationaries and recall exercises.

Level 2 - AKC Rally Novice

(Prerequisite: One previous obedience class)

Rally obedience introduces a variety of exercises on signs that are stationed along a course, much like a road rally course. Dog and handler first learn the signs and then learn how to walk a course and perform the signs. Rally obedience is a fun way to continue practicing obedience skills and further strengthening your bond with your dog.  This class is focused on AKC Rally Obedience signs and rules.

Level 3 - AKC Rally Trial Prep

(Prerequisite: Previous rally obedience class)

This class is open to anyone who is competing in AKC Rally Obedience, from Novice to Excellent.  Supporting Paws will be offering AKC Rally Virtual Trials, where you submit a video recording of you and your dog performing an AKC Rally Obedience course. From the AKC Website: "The qualifying scores and titles earned virtually are the same as those earned at in-person events. You may earn a title by qualifying at either or both types of events." This class will focus on the five courses that have been approved for the AKC Rally Virtual Program which can also serve as trial preparation for any AKC Rally Obedience trial. NOTE: SPF Supporters are welcome to "drop in" and train with the class for a fee of $5.00. Please contact Instructor Norina Foster before the class (norinafoster@comcast.net) . 

Level 3 - Intro to Agility For Fun! 

(Prerequisite: At least two obedience classes)

Agility is a popular dog sport where dogs run through an obstacle course. Fun for dogs and handlers, agility is also a great way to build a shy dog's confidence. This class will introduce the different pieces of equipment to the dogs and will

emphasize fundamentals.

 

      

 

Click here to see classes that we have previously offered but are currently on hiatus. 

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