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Welcome to Poised for Success!



Online Classes in


Canine Musical Freestyle


Canine Parkour





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.




All Are Welcome!



Poised for Success Freestyle welcomes all handlers, and we strive to show the utmost respect and regard for all who choose to participate in our titling program, online classes, and creative contests.

We are committed to promoting respect for all participants, appreciation for the artistic contribution of each team, and the health, safety, and well-being of those who choose to take part in all that we offer.






Current Online Class Offerings






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





Current Poised for Success Classes



Musical Freestyle


Dance Like Nobody's Watching!

Living Room Freestyle


Starting April 14, 2020


Have you ever wanted to try Canine Musical Freestyle?


Whether you are interested in titling, or dancing with your dog for fun, Musical Freestyle is a dog sport that you can start to learn right in your own home!

All you need is your dog a few feet of space, your dog, and some music!


In online class, I will provide an introduction to:


  • The most popular basic Freestyle moves, and how to train them
  • Working with your dog to music
  • Super easy prop moves
  • Living Room Heelwork


Then, we will progress to:


  • The basics of Sequencing
  • Exploration of cue styles
  • Artistic skills, such as creating transitions, flow, and contrast
  • Training techniques and tools for Freestyle
  • Pre-choreographed sequences
  • And … how to improv!



Check out the promo video!

Come and give it a try!




Canine Parkour




Fabulous Foundations!

Starting April 14, 2020




Recently, All Dogs Parkour introduced a brand new “Foundation Skills Titling Program”.



This is completely separate from all other tracks in All Dogs Parkour, and is open to all dogs and puppies over the age of 12 weeks, and to dogs who have completed ADP titles before, and those who have not!

The Foundation Skills titles can be completed as an introduction for a dog or puppy who is new to Canine Parkour, as a way to maintain skills and accomplish something new with an adult dog, and as an activity for senior dogs!



In this six week class, I will introduce the exercises and skills in the first two Levels of the Foundation Skills titles, present options for training them, and provide guidance and support for teams working on these titles.  Video skills can be discussed upon request.




Come and join us for this fun introduction!

Scroll all the way down on the page for dates, tuition, and registration information.






Coming Soon through Poised for Success!





Canine Parkour





Stellar  Sequences


Building Parkour Skills






Canine Musical Freestyle





Dynamic Artistry







 Looking for an intro to Parkour Class?



I am excited to announce that my "Introduction to Parkour" class, through the Clean Run Learning Center, is now an on-demand self-study course!

"Introduction to Parkour"

On Demand Self-Study through the Clean Run Learning Center



All information on tuition and registration can be found at the Clean Run Learning Center (linked above)






  Registration for Classes

through Poised for Success




General Information


Class Dates:  April 14, 2020 - June 2, 2020


Tuition:     $35.00 - one dog/one handler

                 $45.00 - two dogs/one handler


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 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:


   ________      Dance Like Nobody's Watching!

                         Living Room Freestyle

                         (April 14, 2020 - June 2, 2020)


   ________      Fabulous Foundations 

                         (April 14, 2020 - June 2, 2020)


















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