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Canine Aspirations' Summer 2017 Dog Training Classes

Jenn McKay, CPDT-KA, CPBT-KA, ANWI of Canine Aspirations teaches group classes and private lessons at Dogs' Learning Center in Hudson, MA and Canine Existence in Littleton, MA.

Classes at Dogs' Learning Center
http://www.traindlc.com/
12 Kane Industrial Dr.
Hudson, MA 01749
Dogs’ Learning Center is 6000 square feet matted in Great Mats flooring. All of our agility contact equipment is Max 200 and is rubberized for better grip and safety.

Wednesdays:
7:00-8:00pm Intermediate Agility Class - Prerequisites: Instructor approval. For dogs already on full contact equipment but maybe not yet on a full height teeter. Weave poles can also still be in progress. Should be able to do sequences of 10-12 obstacles.

****NEW CLASS****8:00-9:00pm Beginner Agility Class - Prerequisites: Must have basic obedience skills and be able to work around other dogs. Dogs must be dog-friendly. No agility experience necessary. Come to class ready to have some fun learning about agility with your dog. We start working on getting the dogs comfortable on equipment and on handling exercises with single obstacles. Puppies are welcome - if your dog is under 16 months of age, jumps will be kept below hock height and we will not work on any regular contact equipment or weave poles (we can still work planks, tippy boards, handling, motivation, etc..). Starting 7/5/17

Thursdays:
****NEW CLASS****6:30 - 7:00pm Fitness for K9s - In this class we will work on teaching body awareness, strengthening and stretching our dogs in this short fun class. K9 Fit Paws equipment will be used for some exercises. Dogs can be of any age, should be in good health with no known injuries, and should come to class in a non-restrictive body harness (NOT a no-pull harness) preferably with a handle, such as a julius k9 harness or comfortflex harness. Class prerequisites: Dogs must be dog-friendly. Great class for dogs of all ages! This class is only 30 minutes long and for up to 4 dog/handler teams. Starting 7/6/17

7:00-8:00pm Intermediate Agility - Prerequisites: Instructor approval. For dogs already on full contact equipment but maybe not yet on a full height teeter. Weave poles can also still be in progress. Should be able to do sequences of 10-12 obstacles.

8:00-9:00pm Reactive Intermediate Agility - (for dogs with issues with other dogs - only one dog is off-leash working at any one time) Prerequisites: Instructor approval. Dogs should be able to do short sequences and all equipment comfortably (weave poles can still be a work in progress). This class is up to an 60 minutes long (4 dog/handler teams maximum).

Fridays:
10:00-11:00 Reactive Beginner/Intermediate Agility - (for dogs with issues with other dogs - only one dog is off-leash working at any one time) Prerequisites: Instructor approval. Must have basic obedience skills. No agility experience necessary. Come to class ready to have some fun learning about agility with your dog. We start working on getting the dogs comfortable on equipment and on handling exercises with single obstacles. In addition to agility training, we will work on your dog's ability to work around other dogs. Some of our reactive students are able to work through their dog's reactivity enough to safely take regular classes and/or compete (4 dog/handler teams maximum).

11:00am-12:00pm Intermediate Agility Class - prerequisites: Must have basic obedience skills and be able to work around other dogs. Dogs must be dog-friendly. No agility experience necessary. Come to class ready to have some fun learning about agility with your dog. We start working on getting the dogs comfortable on equipment and on handling exercises with single obstacles. Puppies are welcome - if your dog is under 16 months of age, jumps will be kept below hock height and we will not work on any regular contact equipment or weave poles (we can still work planks, tippy boards, handling, motivation, etc..).

****NEW CLASS**** 12:00-12:30pm Fitness for K9s - In this class we will work on teaching body awareness, strengthening and stretching our dogs in this short fun class. K9 Fit Paws equipment will be used for some exercises. Dogs can be of any age, should be in good health with no known injuries, and should come to class in a non-restrictive body harness (NOT a no-pull harness) preferably with a handle, such as a julius k9 harness or comfortflex harness. Class prerequisites: Dogs must be dog-friendly. Great class for dogs of all ages! This class is only 30 minutes long and for up to 4 dog/handler teams. Starting 7/7/17.

7:00-8:00pm Reactive Beginner/Intermediate Agility - (for dogs with issues with other dogs - only one dog is off-leash working at any one time) Prerequisites: Instructor approval. Must have basic obedience skills. No agility experience necessary. Come to class ready to have some fun learning about agility with your dog. We start working on getting the dogs comfortable on equipment and on handling exercises with single obstacles. In addition to agility training, we will work on your dog's ability to work around other dogs. Some of our reactive students are able to work through their dog's reactivity enough to safely take regular classes and/or compete (4 dog/handler teams maximum).

8:00-9:00pm Beginner/Advanced Beginner Agility Class - Prerequisites: Instructor approval. Must have basic obedience skills and be able to work around other dogs. Dogs must be dog-friendly. No agility experience necessary. Come to class ready to have some fun learning about agility with your dog. We start working on getting the dogs comfortable on equipment and on handling exercises with single obstacles. Puppies are welcome - if your dog is under 16 months of age, jumps will be kept below hock height and we will not work on any regular contact equipment or weave poles (we can still work planks, tippy boards, handling, motivation, etc..).

Register for classes at DLC here:
http://traindlc.dogbizpro.com/Public/Registration/Index.aspx?tab=classes 
or email canineaspirations@gmail.com - just because a class isn't listed on my web page or DLC's web page, doesn't mean it isn't available.

Classes at Canine Existence
http://www.canineexistence.com/
410 Great Road
Littleton, MA 01460
978-742-9700

Mondays:
6:45-7:45pm Rally Obedience - all levels - Rally obedience is a sport in which dog and handler move through a numbered course. Depending on the level there can be anywhere from 12-24 stations. Each station consists of a pace change, a stationary skill (such as a sit, down or stand), or a moving skill (serpentine through cones, 360 degree turn left, finish, about turns, etc…). This class will focus on the skills required for all levels of AKC, WCRL and C-WAGS. We will work on how to train individual skills, as well as complete courses for the two above listed organizations. Class prerequisites: Must have basic obedience skills and be able to work around other dogs. Dogs must be dog-friendly. Handlers must have experience with clicker training.

***NEW CLASS OFFERING***
8:00-8:30pm Fitness for K9s - In this class we will work on teaching body awareness, strengthening and stretching our dogs in this short fun class. K9 Fit Paws equipment will be used for some exercises. Dogs can be of any age, should be in good health with no known injuries, and should come to class in a non-restrictive body harness (NOT a no-pull harness) preferably with a handle, such as a julius k9 harness or comfortflex harness. Class prerequisites: Dogs must be dog-friendly. Great class for dogs of all ages! This class is only 30 minutes long and for up to 4 dog/handler teams. Starting 6/26/17

Please email canineaspirations@gmail.com to register for classes at Canine Existence. 

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