AKC Trick Dog (14-Adult)

(14-Adult) Prerequisite: Completion of Fairfax County Dog Obedience 1 or instructor permission. Trick training allows an owner and dog to bond in a creative, fun way and helps improve a dog’s focus, confidence, and impulse control while building on the basic cues learned in Dog Obedience 1. Students will have the opportunity to take the AKC Novice and/or Advanced Trick Dog tests and earn an AKC title. Canine Good Citizen behaviors will also be practiced in class. Dogs must be at least 8 months old and show no signs of aggression.


Competitive Dog Agility I (14-Adult)

(14-Adult) Prerequisite: Dog Obedience I or equivalent. Dogs must have one primary handler for the entire session. This class focuses on basic skills needed to succeed in agility and to make agility a game your dog will love. A minimum of 75% class attendance and contact/target behavior is required for progression. Attendance at first class is mandatory. Dog and handler are assessed at first class.


Competitive Dog Agility II (14-Adult)

(14-Adult) Prerequisite: Competitive Dog Agility I. Dogs and handlers build on the skills introduced in Level I such as clicker training, building focus, attention and teamwork, targeting, basic handling and obstacle skills. Dogs are exposed to all agility equipment. Dogs must have one primary handler for the entire session. Attendance at first class is mandatory, and overall attendance is required for progression. Bring dogs to first class.


Dog Agility for Fun of It III (13-Adult)

(13-Adult) Prerequisite: Dog Agility for the Fun of It II/Competitive Dog Agility II. Class is designed for dogs with an excellent command of all equipment and handlers ready to learn skills such as front and rear crosses, serpentines and pinwheels. Full courses are run using all of the equipment. Dogs must be able to handle each apparatus off leash. Bring dogs to first class. ~


Dog Agility for the Fun of It (13-Adult)

(13-Adult) Prerequisite: Dog Obedience I. Class offers an introduction to dog agility. This class is not competition oriented. Dogs must be at least 1 year old. Dogs and handlers learn teamwork, targeting and handling skills basics. Class utilizes agility equipment. Attendance at first class is required. Bring dogs to first class. ~


Dog Agility for the Fun of It II (13-Adult)

(13-Adult) Prerequisite: Agility for the Fun of it I or Dog Agility I. More fun with agility sequences and obstacle performance. Dogs must know obedience behaviors sit, lie down, stay and come and be reliable off leash. Confidence in performing contact obstacles (A-frame and dog walk) is required. Bring dogs to first class. ~


Dog Obedience I (14-Adult)

(14-Adult) Includes home management, discipline and problem solving. Methods employed are affection and restraint. Dogs must be at least 6 months old. ~


Dog Obedience I Family (9-Adult)

(9-Adult) Class is designed for family units of two or three. Handlers learn together how to train their dog to sit, lie down, come, stay and walk on a leash. Class also includes home management and problem solving. No more than three family members and one dog per registration. One adult per family must be present at each class, and all family members must be age 9 or older. Dogs must be at least 6 months old.


Dog Obedience II (14-Adult)

(14-Adult) Prerequisite: Dog and owner must have completed a Fairfax County level I class or have permission of instructor. Dogs must be at least 8 months old and show no signs of aggression. Course will prepare the dog to successfully complete the AKC Canine Good Citizen test given on course completion. ~


Puppy Kindergarten (14-Adult)

(14-Adult) Puppies 10 to 23 weeks old learn socialization and discipline fundamentals. Puppy owners learn how to address problems such as housebreaking, chewing and jumping. Puppies should wear a buckle collar and be up-to-date with shots. ~


Rally Obedience (14-Adult)

(14-Adult) Prerequisite: Completion of Fairfax County Dog Obedience II or permission of instructor. Rally obedience exercises and corresponding signs from the beginner through expert level are taught. Dogs must show no fear or aggression.


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