Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

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Looking for a fun way to keep your dog active this winter? Engage your dog’s seeking instinct and practice the fundamental skills of the Rodent Adventure Tracking sport. Dogs will learn how to identify and seek out the correct scent and to give a strong indication when a rat is present.
Rodent Adventure Tracking (RAT)™ is an interdisciplinary sport that combines scents and obstacles to engage a dog’s five senses and express their instincts in an urban setting. Dogs apply their hunting instincts to find hidden rodents. Everyday objects found in homes and basements such as fabric, boxes, boards, etc. are used to hide the rodents and add difficulty. This tests the dog’s ability to hunt and the handler’s ability to read the dog.

Saturdays, 4-5 pm: 6 weeks: 2/1-3/7

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $139.00
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Check out our introduction to Rodent Adventure Tracking (RAT)™ Workshop!
Rodent Adventure Tracking (RAT)™ is an interdisciplinary sport that combines scents and obstacles to engage a dog’s five senses and express their instincts in an urban setting. Dogs apply their hunting instincts to find hidden rodents. Everyday objects found in homes and basements such as fabric, boxes, boards, etc. are used to hide the rodents and add difficulty. This tests the dog’s ability to hunt and the handler’s ability to read the dog.
The sport also includes obstacles that test the dog’s agility, balance, confidence, and creativity. Courses are set up to allow dogs to climb, tunnel, balance, jump, crawl and display other shows of athleticism in pursuit of the rodent. RAT is for any dog and handler, regardless of age and physical ability. This is a sporting event, and as such there are levels of difficulty. RAT is a solo sport, allowing dogs with fear, anxiety, or reactivity to participate and build confidence in a safe environment.
Workshop attendees get $10 off their first RAT class!

Saturday 1/25/20,  3-4:30 pm

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $35.00
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For new and advanced students.  Parkour is a fun sport that combines elements of agility and exploration.  This class is going to be primarily indoors and will focus on building the core skill needed to be a Parkour Dog! Beginner students will focus on novice level activities, while more advanced students will be building fluency in hand-stands, Tic-Tacs, and transition the novice skills to more challenging objects.  This class is reactive dog friendly, a great confidence booster, and will help you add some spice to your routine walks.  Please bring your dog on a harness with a standard 6 ft leash, plenty of really yummy treats (cheese, chicken, hot dogs, or similar).  Prong, slip, choke, vibration, or shock collars not permitted.

Thursdays, 6:30-7:15 pm.  Eight weeks: 1/23-3/19* *no class 3/12

**Class taught by Maegan Payne**

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $139.00
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Unleash your dog's potential! Instead of being roadblocks, obstacles are the bridge between dog and handler.  In this fun and practical class, Carol Hein-Creger of the Canine Training Center utilizes agility obstacles in a non-competitive environment. Class size is limited!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. IF YOU WANT TO REGISTER AFTER NOON ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS, PLEASE CALL 517.599.0995 FOR AVAILABILITY AND REGISTRATION.

Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Six weeks: 1/15-2/19

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $139.00
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Does your dog need to burn off some excess energy? Does he lack confidence or need an outlet to fulfill his natural dogginess? Well then this class is for you! Handlers take a back seat and the dogs rule with this fun new sport that encourages your dog's SEEKING emotion. Dawn, an experienced Nose Work Instructor, will guide you through introducing your dog to this fun, new urban dog sport. This is NOT a socialization class. Reactive dogs are welcome. Come join the fun! Just bring your dog's absolutely favorite food/treat (bacon, cheese or roast chicken may be in order here). Class size is limited.

Wednesdays 6-7 pm. Six weeks: 1/8-2/12

ATTENTION:

All students must fill out a training survey.

Please provide proof of vaccinations on or before the first night of class.

Price: $139.00
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