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Registration for May/June 2013 session
† These classes require an evaluation for students who have not completed a prior PBH class and been recommended by a PBH instructor to continue.
A minimum of 4 students are required for a class to be held. Full refunds will be given to students enrolled in PBH classes that are cancelled due to insufficient registration. If a client withdraws from class before attending, the client will be refunded the tuition fee minus a $25 processing fee. Refunds for withdrawal after classes begin will be prorated and subject to the $25 processing fee.
Puppy Primer This class is for puppies 9-16 weeks old at the start of the class. Cost of class includes “Puppy Primer” by Dr. Patricia McConnell and Brenda Scidmore. Rescue puppies receive a 10% discount. Puppies do not attend the first class
Senior Puppy This class is for puppies 16- 24 weeks old at the start of the class. Cost of class includes “Puppy Primer” by Dr. Patricia McConnell and Brenda Scidmore. Students who take the Senior Puppy in the session directly following their completion of the Puppy Primer receive a $25 discount on enrollment. Rescue puppies receive a 10% discount. Puppies do not attend the first week of this class.
Puppy Class – This class is for any puppy under 7 months at the start of class. Cost of class includes “Puppy Primer” by Dr. Patricia McConnell and Brenda Scidmore. Puppies do not attend the first class. Rescue puppies receive a 10% discount.
Pet Obedience For dogs of any age and puppies 6 months and older. Cost of class includes “Family Friendly Dog Training” by Dr. Patricia McConnell and Aimee M. Moore. Dogs do not attend the first class. Dog and puppies rescued within 6 months of enrollment receive a 10% discount.
Advanced Pet Obedience This is an advanced obedience class where dog learn to walk nicely around other dogs and people, work on longer stays and build more self-control in distractions. Price includes a free PBH CGC evaluation. Students who have not graduated from a PBH Sr. Puppy or Pet Obedience class must come to a free evaluation. See calendar for day/time of evaluation. Students who wish to ensure a space in this class should send in their registration, waiver and check prior to the test. Students who take the Adv. Pet Obed class in the session directly following their completion of the Sr. Puppy or Pet Obedience class receive a $20 discount on enrollment.
Intro to Rally Obedience: In this class you will learn the basics of competition Rally obedience such as attention heeling, position and turns. This is also a great class for people who want to work more on getting their dog's attention in distractions. Students who have not graduated from a PBH Novice Rally class or do not have an obedience title must come to the free evaluation. Students who wish to ensure a space in this class should enroll prior to the test.
Control Unleashed: This class will be based on Leslie McDevitt's book, Control Unleashed (CU). The CU program is an innovated training system based on positive techniques designed to teach dogs to relax, focus and work confidently off-leash. If your dog becomes too excited to focus, has the "zoomies", would rather sniff when you are trying to work or becomes stressed and shuts down, then this class is for you. Through the CU training protocols, we will give you the tools you need to create confidence and focus in your dog while deepening your connection. Class is NOT for reactive dogs who can not be in a group environment with other dogs and people without lunging and barking. Class requires the use of a portable crate during class.
Intro to K9 Nose Work™: Nose work is a fun and easy activity based on the way detection dogs are trained to find explosives, drugs and other substances. Dogs' ability to scent is far beyond ours and it's something they naturally excel at doing. In this class we will learn how to harness this amazing ability to solve fun scent puzzles for the dogs. Nose work can be practiced in an area as small as a room in your house to an area the size of a football field and anything in between. Any dog with a nose can participate and needs no other training experience as long as the dog can be crated comfortably and reasonably quietly while at class. Consequently this is the perfect activity for young, old and environmentally sensitive dogs. Requirements: Dog must be crate trained and controllable on leash, and handler must bring a portable crate to class. One handler per dog, please, unless it is a child accompanied by a parent. Taught by certified NASCW Instructor trainee Julie Rice.
Advanced K9 Nose Work™: Indoor offf-site work near PBH. Requirements: Intro to K9 Nosework or permission of instructor Taught by certified NASCW Instructor trainee Julie Rice.
Tricks: Tricks are a great way to enhance your relationship with your best friend! Become a skillful trainer as you capture and shape a wide variety of tricks that will entertain you, your dog, and your friends. Trick training will help your dog "learn to learn", to be creative, and to build confidence. If you have a competition dog, tricks will provide ringside fun, focus, and stress reduction for dog and handler. Prerequisites: Senior Puppy or Pet Obedience class or equivalent; Basic obedience (Sit, Down, Come, attention to handler).
***Note: Any new student with prior agility experience must schedule a free evaluation to be placed into an appropriate class. Contact Valerie to schedule an appointment.****
Flyball : This class will cover beginning flyball exercises including jumping and box turns. Prereq: Basic obedience and a good recall.
Agility Foundations 1: Class will focus on building teamwork between the dog and handler. Exercises cover: attention in distractions; teaching your dog to play with you; finding what your dog loves and using it for training; switching between drive and relaxation; focus in drive; shaping to obstacles; beginning handling moves; and many more exercises designed to create a great sport dog. Also great for those who want to achieve better focus in distractions, learn to play with your dog and build your dog’s confidence. Students who have not graduated from a PBH class must come to a free evaluation. See calendar for day/time. Students who wish to ensure a space in this class should enroll prior to the evaluation. Prerequisite: Dog must know, sit, down, come, watch and attention and handler must know how to use a marker word or clicker. (Formerly Sports Foundations)
Agility Foundations 2: This class
introduces small agility equipment and continues to teach handling skills,
jumping and weave poles. Prereq: Agility Foundations 1 or
equivalent. (formerly Beginning Agility 2)
Agility Foundations 4: Class transitions dog/handler teams from the small agility equipment to full size contacts in a full-size agility field. Focus is on keeping the dog and handler together in a more distracting environment, increasing handler skills and developing the dog's confidence on full-height obstacles. Teeter is introduced. Prereq: Agility Foundations 3 or equivalent. (formerly Intermediate Agility 1)
Class will focus on handling in short sequences, obstacle independence without
targets and teeter and weave performance will be practiced. Also covers types of
turns and obstacle/handler focus introduction. Prereq: Dog must be under control
off-leash in the outside training areas, able to do the dogwalk and A-frame at
full height on the first attempt (targets okay) and performing jumps and tunnels
independently. (Formerly Intermediate Agility 2)
Agility Run-Throughs This is an opportunity to practice with your dog on a USDAA or AKC competition course. Cost is $5 per dog. No pre-registration is required. Check web calendar for schedule.
Read the PBH Policies.before you register. You can register with a credit card via the web or mail in a paper registration.
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Field Practice Application
Students who have completed at least one session of Intermediate Agility 1 or above and are currently enrolled in PBH classes have the option to purchase a field practice pass as follows:
NOTE: You can now pay for practice passes using our online registration. Simply choose the class "practice pass" and you will be signed up.
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