Classes

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Foundation Class

 This 5 week course is for the beginner handler just getting started. Learn the training skills to be successful in future Agility, Therapy Dog, Obedience and Rally classes. Works on Dog Focus, Impulse Control, Confidence and Body Awareness. If in an environment with distractions, you have to pull or yank on your dog's leash and repeatedly call your dog's name to get his attention; this class is for you. 

Instructor: Rebecca Fields, Classes held in McMillan Mesa

  • Sunday's  4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • 5 weeks, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30th
  • $105 for SHJ Club Members; $115 for non-members

Basics For Agility 1

This 4-week class is a fun, on-leash, introduction to some of the basics needed for agility training. The class will help build your dog's confidence while strengthening the bond between you and your dog. This is our entry-level agility class for handlers/dogs before advancing into other Agility classes. It is also appropriate for dogs who took Basic classes in the past and who would like a refresher class.  It's recommended that to join this class you have completed a Basic Obedience or Foundation class.

  • Wednesday's 5:40 – 6:40 pm
  • 4 weeks of class, June 12, 19, 26 and July 3rd or 10th.
  • Instructor: Rebecca Fields
  • Classes held in Mcmillan Mesa
  • $85 for SHJ Club Members; $95 for non-members

Intro to Rally Class

This 4 week class is all about team work.  It is a fun, on-leash, introduction to some of the basics you will need to know for the sport of Rally.  The class will help develop better teamwork between you and your dog while sharpening your dogs obedience skills and behavior. This Rally class is designed for those who are new to Rally and have never taken a Rally Class before.   

 Fridays: 4:30– 5:30 PM  

 May 31, June 7, 21 & 28 

  • 4 weeks of class
  • Instructor: Cinda Sawyer
  • Classes held in Doney Park
  • $85 for SHJ Club Members; $95 for non-members

 

Advanced Foundation and Basics for Agility

 This class is for dogs thinking about doing agility. We will cover recalls, impulse control, working in arousal, obstacle commitment, obedience for agility, contacts, targeting, shadow handling, groundwork for front, rear and blind crosses, directional cues (left/right), tricks for agility (back up, rear foot awareness, weave legs, wave, balance board games, bang game).

·  Wednesdays: 6:15 – 7:15 PM

  • May 22, 29, June 19, 26, July 10, 17: 6 weeks of class
  • Instructor: Monica Bush
  • Classes held in Doney Park
  • $125 for SHJ Club Members; $135 for non-members

Foundation Class

This 5 week course is for the beginner handler just getting started. Learn the training skills to be successful in future Agility, Therapy Dog, Obedience and Rally classes. Works on Dog Focus, Impulse Control, Confidence and Body Awareness.  If in an environment with distractions, you have to pull or yank on your dog's leash and repeatedly call your dog's name to get his attention; this class is for you. 

Instructor: Rebecca Fields, Classes held in McMillan Mesa

  • Tuesday's 5:40 - 6:40pm
  • 5 weeks, June 4, 11, 18, 25, and July 2nd
  • $105 for SHJ Club Members; $115 for non-members

Beginner 1 Agility

This 4 week class is for those who have finished the Basics for Agility I and II classes - or those who have taken a class before and need a refresher.

  • Thursday's: 5:40 – 6:40 PM
  • June 13, 20, 27 July 11th
  • Instructor: Rebecca Fields
  • Classes held in Switzer Mesa
  • $85 for SHJ Club Members; $95 for non-members


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Basics For Agility 2

This 4 week on-leash class is for those who completed Basics for Agility 1 or for those who have done a class in the past and would like a refresher. 

  • Monday's 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • 4 weeks of class. Dates to be determined.
  • Instructor: Kerry Kurtz
  • Classes held in Kachina Village
  • $85 for SHJ Club Members; $95 for non-members

Basic I Obedience

This class is reward based with built in games that will help build a positive working relationship between you and your dog. It will teach your dog to focus on you while teaching your dog to sit, down, stay/come and walk on a loose leash.  It will start you and your dog out with the basics skills needed for agility, show obedience, therapy dog work or as an intro for the C.L.A.S.S. Program.  

Does your dog have C.L.A.S.S.? (Canine Life and Social Skills)C.L.A.S.S. is a fairly new program designed by the APDT (Association of Professional Dog Trainers).  This new program offers three different levels of obedience certifications for your dog. In this obedience class, we will discuss more in-depth about what C.L.A.S.S. is all about.

 Mondays: 6:00– 7:00 PM  

  • June 3,10,17,24 July 1,& 8
  • 6 weeks of class
  • Instructor: Cinda Sawyer
  • Classes held in Doney Park
  • $125 for SHJ Club Members; $135 for non-members