Are you interested in competing with your dog? With the Fenzi TEAM titling program, you can earn titles by video while working on your dog's foundation skills. It's a great way to find those little holes in your training - and fix them before you ever enter a ring. The skills covered are especially applicable to Rally, Obedience, and Freestyle, but there is something for you if you and your dog do Nose Work, Parkour, Agility, or even just tricks! All sport dogs need to learn how to work in the face of distractions or when you don't have any food on you - two skills covered in this program, and useful for all dogs in real-world situations. Learn more about the Fenzi TEAM program, including the skills for each level. http://fenziteamtitles.com
Not at all interested in competition? There's still something for you in this class! Teach your dog exciting new skills (like jumping, finding an object by smell, or stepping their rear feet around a bucket) while adding fun challenges to master known cues (have you ever tried telling your dog "sit" or "down" while you're marching in place?). Improve your training mechanics to become a better teacher for your dog, which in turn will help improve your relationship, teamwork, and communication with each other. Train fancy precision behaviors in a way that's fun for both of you while learning a variety of tools and techniques to teach them - and other fun tricks too!
To get the most out of this class, dogs should have a basic understanding of sit, down, stay, and nose touch (to hand or other object). Repeat students welcome! Take this class again to keep working on your dog's skills and to learn new skills for higher TEAM levels!
This class will help you develop a higher level of communication skills that will enable you and your dog to work better as a team. Trick training builds a great bond with your dog and gives them much needed mental stimulation and physical exercise. In addition to being great fun, everyone will love when they shows off their tricks!
This class is appropriate for our young handlers too! Especially right now while we are sheltering in place. Younger handlers will need the help of an adult.
You will use objects around your house to help in some of these tricks!
Prerequisites: completion of a basic level class.
This six week class uses a dog's natural abilities for hunting to find hidden treats, toys or other items. Nose work will build confidence and focus as your dog is rewarded for doing what comes naturally! It's also a safe way to provide mental and physical exercise to all types of dogs. Handlers will learn about dog body language and how to motivate their dogs, great tools for developing your relationship with your pet! Students will need a minimum of five to six cardboard boxes when class starts. Any regular cardboard boxes, such as smaller boxes from Amazon, shoe boxes, etc. will work. Start saving your delivery boxes!
This class continues to advance the dog's skills taught in the Introduction to Nosework class. We will teach the dogs to identify a target essential oil and continue to increase the team's skills with additional search challenges. Additionally, we will continue to enhance the handler's skills for building better dog/handler teamwork. Dogs and handlers must have completed Intro to Nosework and have instructor approval to register for this class. **Instructor approval required**