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Registration for September / October session

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Please note START date of your class.  No classes on Labor Day.  Most classes start the week of 9/2.

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Classes meet for an hour a week for 6 weeks.

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Classes fill on a first-paid basis until full

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Households taking more than one class in a session may take a 10% discount on the lowest priced class.

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New registrations are generally accepted through the second week of class, after the start of this session, our next session will start in late October or November 2014.  

 

CLASS

DAY

TIME

START DATE

LOCATION

INSTRUCTORS

EVALUATION

PRICE

Foundations 4

Monday

6:30 PM

9/8/14

Small field

Stacy Garvin

 

$125

Advanced Teams

Monday

7:00 PM

9/8/14

Big field

Valerie Olszyk

 

$125

Novice Teams

Monday

8:00 PM

9/8/14

Big field

Valerie Olszyk

 

$125

Senior Puppy

*no class 9/29

Monday

8:00 PM

9/8/14

Arena

Shannon Jones

 

$125

Advanced Pet Obed.

Monday

8:00  PM

9/8/14

Arena

Julie Berke-Law

8/27/14

6:30 PM

$125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pet Obedience Class

Tuesday

9:15 AM

9/2/14

Arena

Valerie Olszyk

 

$135

Puppy Class

Tuesday

10:30 AM

9/2/14

Arena

Valerie Olszyk

 

$135

Puppy Primer

Tuesday

6:30 PM

9/2/14

Arena

Amanda Stipe

 

$125

Weaves

Tuesday

6:30 PM

9/2/14

Big Field

Valerie Olszyk

 

$70

Pre-Comp Teams

Tuesday

7:00 PM

9/2/14

Big Field

Valerie Olszyk

 

$125

Agility Run-Thrus

Tuesday

6:30 PM

9/2/14

Small Field

Shelah Bloom / Petra Vasilik

 

 

Pet Obedience

Tuesday

7:45 PM

9/2/14

Arena

Amanda Stipe / Michele Meloy

 

$125

Agility Foundations 1

Tuesday

8:00 PM

9/2/14

Big Field

Valerie Olszyk

8/27/14

6:30 PM

$125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open/Novice Teams

Wednesday

8:15AM

9/3/14

Big field

Valerie Olszyk

 

$125

Agility Foundations 3

Wednesday

9:30 AM

9/3/14

Arena

Valerie Olszyk

 

$135

Rally Obedience† - All Levels

*no class 10/1

Wednesday

6:30 PM

9/3/14

Small Field

Shannon Jones

8/27/14

6:30 PM

$125

Agility Training Group

Wednesday

6:15 PM (build)

9/3/14

Big Field

Valerie Olszyk

 

$125

Pet Obed.    

Wednesday

7:45 PM

9/3/14

Arena

Julie Berke-Law

 

$125

Masters Teams

Wednesday

8:00 PM

9/3/14

Big Field

Valerie Olszyk

 

$125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Novice Teams       

Thursday

6:30 PM

9/4/14

Big Field / Arena

Valerie Olszyk

 

$125

Teeter

Thursday

7:30 PM

9/4/14

Big Field

Valerie Olszyk

 

$70

               

Puppy Class

Thursday

8:00 PM

9/4/14

Arena

Valerie Olszyk

 

$135

† 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.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Obedience Classes

Puppy Primer Class – This class is for any puppy 10 weeks to 4 months at the start of class.    Puppies do not attend the first class. Rescue puppies receive a 10% discount.  

Senior Puppy Class – This class is for any puppy 4 - 7 months at the start of class.    Puppies do not attend the first class. Rescue puppies receive a 10% discount.   Students who take the Sr. Puppy class in the session directly following their completion of a PBH Puppy Primer class receive a $20 discount on enrollment.

Puppy Class – This class is for any puppy  less than 7 months at the start of class.    Puppies do not attend the first class. Rescue puppies receive a 10% discount.  

Pet Obedience  For dogs of any age and puppies 7 months and older.    Dogs do not attend the first class. Dog and puppies rescued within 6 months of enrollment receive a 10% discount. Students who take the Pet Obed  class  in the session directly following their completion of a PBH Puppy class receive a $20 discount on enrollment.

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 Puppy or Pet Obedience class receive a $20 discount on enrollment.

Rally Obedience: In this class you will learn the different types of Rally obedience moves required in both APDT and AKC Rally at all levels.  Students who have not graduated from a PBH Competition Obedience Team Building 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.  Excellent level Rally moves will be included as students are ready for them.

Sports Classes

***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.****

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  3: This class increases height of climbing equipment, introduces, chute, involves longer sequences and develops handling skills in longer sequences.  Prereq:  Agility Foundations 2 or equivalent. (formerly Beginning Agility 3)

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)

Young Agility Teams This class is for experienced trainers with any dog 6 - 18 months that want to do agility with their dog.     Prereq:  Permission of instructor.

Pre-competition Teams: 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)

Novice Teams: Class focus shifts from obstacle performance to handling in longer sequences. Many of these dogs may be competing in some venues. Prereq: Dog must perform A-frame and Dogwalk without targets and teeter full-height with targets. (Formerly Intermediate Agility 3)

Open Teams: Teams will work on skills needed for Novice and Open competition on sequences and courses including discriminations. Many of these dogs may be competing successfully at the Novice level and are working towards Open. Prereq: Dogs must perform all contacts independently without targets and should be weaving. Exceptions may be made on an individual basis, but courses will include weave poles. Dogs should have AKC Novice Standard title, CPE level 3 standard title or permission of instructor. (Formerly Advanced Agility 1)

Advanced Teams: For teams with the skills to compete at the Advanced level who want to improve speed, accuracy and obstacle performance on more challenging courses. Prereq: USDAA Novice Standard title, AKC Open Standard title or permission of instructor. (Formerly Advanced Agility 2)

Masters Teams: For teams driving towards the top levels of competition. Courses will be challenging and focus will be on speed, accuracy and independence on tough courses. Prereq: USDAA Advanced Standard title, AKC Excellent A title or permission of instructor. (Formerly Advanced 3)

Advanced Training Group: For experienced Masters/Excellent handlers wanting to train at the highest levels of agility including Masters Challenge work and International courses. Prereq: Handlers must be competing in Masters or Excellent.  Permission of instructor required to enroll.

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 or FB for schedule.

Specialty Classes

Teeter  This 1/2 hour class concentrates on building a confident an independent teeter performance.  Prereq:  Agility Foundations 3 or equivalent.

Weaves  This 1/2 hour class concentrates on building a confident an independent weave performance.  Prereq:  Agility Foundations 3 or equivalent.

Jumpa and Tunnels  Learn and practice drive/softening and transitions from handler to obstacle in this class.  Sequences will be matched to the level of the dog/handler team from pre-comp to Masters level.   Prereq:  Agility Foundations 4 or equivalent.

Contact Training  Teach independent performance of moving or stopping on the dog walk and the a-frame and fade any targets needed while increasing handler distance.  Prereq:  Agility Foundations 4 or equivalent  

Agility Distance Work  Not just for Gamblers classes, teaching obstacle focus so that your dog can complete obstacles at a distance can free the handler on any course to move ahead and get a better position for the next challenge.   We'll start with basic independence on jumps and tunnels and build into sequences.  Prereq:  Agility Foundations 4 or equivalent

Terrific Turns  Which turn should I use and how do I execute it properly?   This class will help you learn what works best for you and your dog from pivots, front-crosses, rear crosses, blind crosses and more!  Class may use all equipment depending on the needs of the participants.  Prereq:  Agility Foundations 4 or equivalent.

 

How to register

Read the PBH Policies.before you register. You can register with a credit card via the web or mail in a paper registration.

Click here for online registration.

Follow these steps to mail a paper registration:

1. You can Print out and complete the registration and waiver form or email register@petbehaviorhelp.com with your mailing address to request a paper copy.

2. Copy proof of your dog's current Rabies and DHPP (Distemper/Parvo) vaccinations.

3. Make check out to Pet Behavior Help. 

4. Mail Registration, Waiver, vaccination record and check to:

         Pet Behavior Help

        4925 Eno Woods Trail

        Durham, NC 27712

 

Field Practice Application

Students who have completed at least one session of Agility Foundations 4 or above and are currently enrolled in PBH classes have the option to purchase a field practice pass as follows:

  1. Session passes cost $40 per session for PBH students and $15 per session for active PBH Assistants.   Active PBH instructors have free use of the field for practice during practice hours.  
  2. Practice hours are 8:00AM to dusk when the field is not in use for other PBH activities.  Check the PBH Calendar for field availability.
  3. If Val is teaching a private lesson in the arena, you must park at the top of the field (NOT by the barn) and use the large agility field furthest from the arena.
  4. If you arrive and someone else is already using the field, they have 30 minutes to finish before turning the field over to you. Sharing the field is done by mutual consent only.  Never enter the field without permission when someone else is using it.
  5. If you move equipment during practice, you must put it back how you found it before you leave.  Use extra jump bars to mark the location of jumps or other obstacles so that they can be replaced exactly as you found them when you leave.  Targets should be returned to the basket or under each end of the A-frame and dog walk.  The A-frame should be left at competition height (black marker) and the height of the dog walk should not be changed for practice.  Any equipment that is not in use may be used for practice but should be moved off the field before you leave.    Failure to follow this rule will result in the restriction or elimination of field practice.
  6. You must fill out a field pass agreement to be eligible for this privilege.

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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Last modified: 02/12/11