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We now offer a discount to Veterans! $10 off the price of a class (cannot be used for platinum pass or punch cards). Just bring your military ID to your first class!
Platinum Pass 
Unlimited classes for one year (passes good from Jan 1, 2017 to Dec 31, 2017), $225 for an individual or $300 for a family. No refunds on passes after purchase. Passes can be used for classes posted on this page plus tracking and flyball. Nosework is not included. 

Classes begin September 11!

Monday

11am        Fun with Rally ($10 drop in)      Marilyn DeRoover
This class is exactly what it says: a class to have fun with rally! Different courses are set up each week and everyone takes turns going through the course.

11am        Intro to Open ($85)            Cindy Jones
Introduction and proofing of open exercises including: heeling, dumbbells, drop on recall, high and broad jumps, out of sight sit and down stays, . This class will include proofing exercises, showmanship, and discussion of rules and regulations.

7:30pm   Fun with Agility and Tricks ($10 drop in) Betsy Woodard and Roxann Wilkinson
Looking for a fun way to tire out your dog? Dogs take turns on the agility equipment and learn some fun tricks while they wait. A great way to exercise your dog physically and mentally! 

Tuesday
1pm       Rally Run-Throughs  ($10 drop in)              Diane Ahti and Brenda Royer
Rally Run Throughs is designed to help you get ready for your upcoming rally trial. It's a great place to practice what you learned in rally class. A full competition course is set up and instructors are available to help with any questions you may have. 

7pm      Intro to Parkour ($85)     Betsy Woodard  FULL
Often called Urban Agility, Canine Parkour is a fun new sport that challenges your dog physically and helps to build your bond with them as they learn to interact in creative and exciting ways with their environment. Dogs of all ages and breeds can do parkour, and even earn titles! This class will introduce the techniques and skills needed to safely participate in canine parkour activities, as well as provide opportunities to try out these skills in the real world. Please bring a back-clipping harness, 4 or 6 foot leash, and a sense of humor to class!  Limit 6 dogs. No drop ins!

Wednesday
10am    The Family Dog ($70)      Roxann Wilkinson, CPDT CTDI  2 Spots Left!
Does your dog behave fine at home but lose his mind when he’s out walking? Does he pull on the leash and bark when he sees a squirrel or dog? Does he jump on Grandma when she comes to dinner? The Family Dog is designed to help a dog learn self-control so that he can be out in public around people and other dogs. A dog that walks nicely on a leash and sits quietly when meeting new people is a dog that can go more places with his family! Dogs should wear a flat buckle collar, a martingale, or a harness. LIMIT 8 dogs
10am   Positively Intermediate ($10 drop in)    Mary Ann Schropp and Linda Alkema
Positively Obedient Intermediate continues where Family Dog 1 left off.  Dogs will work on improving their loose leash walking/heeling, recalls, and stays with distractions. 

11am   Positively Advanced ($10 drop in)           Cindy Jones   
Positively Obedient Advanced continues where Intermediate left off.  All basic obedience exercises are covered along with competitive exercises and proofing. 

12pm    Conformation ($10 drop in)     Shirley Belcher

12pm   Freestyle ($10 drop in)        Lisa Sheldon
Freestyle is a fun way to build a bond with your dog. The skills are not just for freestyle competition but will also improve obedience and rally skills (many of the new AKC rally signs are freestyle moves!)


6pm    The Family Dog  ($70)            Roxann Wilkinson, CPDT CTDI  3 Spots Left!
Does your dog behave fine at home but lose his mind when he’s out walking? Does he pull on the leash and bark when he sees another dog? Does he jump on Grandma when she comes to dinner? The Family Dog is designed to help a dog learn self-control so that he can be out in public around people and other dogs. A dog that walks nicely on a leash and sits quietly when meeting new people is a dog that can go more places with his family! Dogs should wear a flat buckle collar, a martingale, or a harness. LIMIT 8 dogs

6:00 pm Fear Free Vet Visits ($70)    Heather Olson, CPDT
One thing all dogs have in common? At some point, they have to go to the vet. This class will help prepare you and your dog to visit the vet with confidence. Dogs will learn to lay on a mat to weigh in, stand still for vaccinations and blood draws, be comfortable with a muzzle, and happily tolerate restraint. Recommended for dogs of all ages, no prior training required. LIMIT 8 dogs.

6:30 pm  Intro to Barn Hunt   ($10 drop in)    Peg Clark
Barn Hunt is a newer fast growing dog sport (titles are recognized by AKC and UKC). Dogs hunt for rats hidden safely in tubes in the straw. The class will introduce dogs to the various components (tunnels, climbing, and indicating the rat) along with the rules and regulations. Even if you don't want to compete, your dog will enjoy the challenge of something new and fun to do with you. Most dogs love to use their noses!

7pm  Conformation    ($10 drop in)   Owen Deatrick

7pm   Puppy Essentials ($70)  Heather Olson, CPDT  FULL!
This class will be focused on helping puppies develop confidence. We will focus on socialization: creating positive experiences for the puppies in a variety of unfamiliar situations. It's not just about learning to sit on cue! Just like vaccinations prevent medical problems, proper socialization can prevent a host of later behavioral problems.
LIMIT 6 puppies, aged 8-16 weeks old at start of class

7:30pm   Intermediate/Advanced Barn Hunt ($10 drop in)   Peg Clark

8pm     Rally Signs ($10 drop in)       Cindy Jones
The new AKC signs start in November!

Thursday
7pm    Family Dog: Out and About ($70)    Heather Olson, CPDT  2 spots left!
Does your dog behave at home and during dog class, but has a hard time focusing outside? This class is recommended for dogs who have taken Family Dog, but any levels are welcome. Note: this class meets off-site at Patriarch Park in East Lansing, as well as other locations in the area. Limit 8 Dogs


7pm   Ring Proofing ($85)       Kim Cassida
Ring Proofing class will help prepare you and your dog for the unexpected in the obedience competition ring.  Proofing activities will focus on honing skills rather than exercises and can be taylored to dogs competing at all levels, novice through utility. Prerequisites: Dogs should have a good grasp of competition skills at their current level--this class is not about teaching new skills.


8pm       Open/Utility Practice  ($10 drop in)          Cindy Rice

8pm   Competitive Novice ($85)    Dick Hemmer
This class introduces the exercises needed for Novice and Beginner Novice obedience (sit, down, stay, heel, come). Novice rules and regulations will also be covered.


Saturday
Reactive Dog Workshops (Drop In)    Heather Olson, CPDT
If your dog struggles with barking and pulling toward other dogs during walks, it can be hard to find a place to practice good behavior. This class does not follow the regular schedule, but will meet sporadically throughout the fall. Register using the link above to be notified when the next class occurs.

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