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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 June 6th


See below for details






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



Summer Class


June 6th - July 31st




Heeling to Music Exercises


This class explores different and fun ways to practice the art of movement to music.



Six different movement configurations will be presented, with which a dog and handler team can build skill, confidence, joy, enthusiasm, movement duration, or any other performance criteria.


Teams may elect to work on precision of movement, enthusiasm while moving as a team, improvement of movement in a particular position, basic heelwork skills, mutual attention, or any personal goal that would benefit the team.


While the main focus of this class is heelwork, some other related skills, such as transitions, will be covered, as well.



This class is appropriate for dog and handler teams of all skill levels.  The configurations can be used to introduce heelwork skills, and they can be used to develop more advanced Freestyle performance skills.



Exercises can be practiced in large spaces or smaller spaces, indoors or outdoors, on leash or off leash.







  Summer Session Information




General Information


Class Dates:  June 6th - July 31st


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


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:


Paypal Confirmation #:

(Or, indicate if paying by check)



Registration for:


________   Heeling to Music Exercises














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