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Welcome to Poised for Success!


Providing Online Instruction


in Canine Musical Freestyle


since 2012!


Now offering classes in


Canine Parkour


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Our Philosophy



I firmly believe that the ultimate goal of participation in dog sports, whether for serious competition or just for fun, should be to increase the overall quality of a dog's life and to build a mutual partnership of joy and trust between dog and handler.  Therefore, in all classes offered through Poised for Success, I strive to combine good quality skill building with patience and a sense of humor.  My hope is that every class will help you and your dog come to know and trust one another more deeply, and increase your enjoyment of working together through performance to music.




What's New?





Summer  Session Online Classes


Begin on July 1st


See below for details






Tessa posing on the "platform" we used for the "Trick on a Platform" exercise





Summer 2019


Beginning July 1




Creating Artistic Movement


and Heelwork


Description Coming Soon!



Fade It!


Most Freestyle handlers use training props, such as: targets, platforms, target sticks, barriers, etc. to teach Freestyle behaviors and tricks to our dogs.


In addition, many of us use food lures.  This class is all about fading training props and lures to create the finished behavior.  


More infomration coming soon!



Ongoing:  Parkour Coaching and

Handlers Choice Skills


This class is for teams who have either taken "Introduction to Parkour Skills, Fun, and Titling", or who have earned at least one Canine Parkour Title.


In this class, participants may choose to work on any and all Parkour skills!  Topics may include: 


   - Regular Interactions that were not covered in Intro class

     (Or, that were covered, but you are still working on!)

   - Advanced Interactions

   - Building enthusiasm/focus

   - Tips for performance in different locations

   - Working toward higher level titles

   - You pretty much name it!!


Students are welcome to share video for feedback throughout the class!






  Summer Session Information




General Information


Class Dates:  July 1, 2019 - August 30, 2019


Tuition:  $30.00  ($35.00 for one handler/two dogs!)


Format:  Classes are offered through a Facebook Group format


            Full explanation of the Facebook Group format will be

            provided for anyone who has not used Groups for a class

            before.  The format is actually quite user friendly.



Payment of Tuition


For your convenience, tuition can be paid via PayPal to:


Or, you can email ( for a PayPal invoice


Check drawn upon a US bank can be accepted via mail.  Please indicate, specifically, that you are paying by check.


Sorry, no credit card payments, except through PayPal






To register, please copy and paste the following into an email and send to:


Printable forms and mailing address for check payments available via email




Handler Name:


Name of Dog(s):


Breed of Dog(s):


Handler Address:


Handler Email:




Registration for:


________   Creating Artistic Movement and Heelwork


________   Fade It!















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