Classes on Hiatus

These are classes that Supporting Paws has offered in the past.  If you are interested in one of these courses, please contact Norina Foster and let her know.  

Level 2 - Therapy Dog Training 

(Prerequisite: Level 1 Obedience for Puppies or Dogs, Puppy MUST be AT LEAST 11 months old!)

     This class will help prepare you and your dog for a therapy dog testing, whether it's TDI, K-Pets or Pet Partners.  PLEASE note : no actual testing is included with this class.

 

Level 2 - Intro to Canine Freestyle 

(Prerequisite: Level 1 Obedience for Puppies or Dogs)  

               

     Come learn how to dance with your dog – yes, it’s a dog sport! This class will offer beginner level moves for the sport of freestyle.  We will look at how to train these moves and get consistent results.  Please note at the end of class you will not have a routine and you will not be ready to compete, this is just an  introduction class to the sport.

                 

Level 2 - AKC Trick Dog 

(Prerequisite: Level 1 Obedience for Puppies or Dogs)

                             

     The AKC Trick Dog Program was started in 2017 with the idea of making training fun and exciting for both the handlers and their pups. You can also earn Trick Dog Titles as you successfully perform multiple tricks during the seven week course. There are four different levels to Trick Dog: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Performer. This class will mainly focus on the Novice level.

Level 2 - Intro to Dog Sports 

(Prerequisite: Level 1 Obedience for Puppies or Dogs)

               

     Every week, students will be introduced to a different dog sport, beginning with Tricks, then Agility, Rally, Nosework, higher level Obedience skills, Freestyle and finally, Flyball. This is a great way to expand your dog's world and discover their passion!   

 

Level 2 - Advanced Obedience For Puppies

(Prerequisite: Level 1 Obedience for Puppies)

     Puppies take a while to mature intellectually and emotionally, so we’re offering this class to continue

building their obedience skills while acknowledging their puppy nature.  Requirements: Puppies under

1 year of age who have completed one puppy obedience session.

Level 3 - CDSP Novice 

(Prerequisite: Two prior Obedience classes, preferably including Advanced Obedience for Dogs)

             

     CDSP is a great transition from Rally Obedience to Traditional Obedience competitions - you can talk to your dog during the exercises and even give your dogs treats in the ring (at certain times). Exercises include a heeling pattern, figure 8 (off leash), stand stay for exanimation, recall over a jump and a sit stay or down stay as you walk the perimeter of the ring.