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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.
Mid-Summer Session Online Classes
Begin on July 9th
See below for details
Tessa posing on the "platform" we used for the "Trick on a Platform" exercise
July 9th - August 31st
Canine Parkour Skills, Fun, and Titling
Skill Levels: Beginner and Intermediate
Canine Parkour, which is loosely considered to be a form of the sport of Agility, is a somewhat new dog sport. In Canine Parkour, the handler teaches the dog to carry out a series of Interactions, such as: jumping, putting two or four paws on, going under, going between, walking across, going around, backing between or onto, and sending to, or around. One the Interactions are taught, the dog and handler go out into the world and perform them using different objects in the environment. Typically, one Interaction is performed at a time, but there are also opportunities for sequencing.
Canine Parkour is an excellent activity for confidence building, fostering teamwork between dog and handler, and physical fitness for both dog and handler. Parkour is an appropriate activity for a young dog in training, for an older dog with limited mobility, and for dogs of every age and circumstance in between.
In this multi-level class, an introduction to the sport of Canine Parkour wil be provided for teams that are new, and more experienced teams will be encouraged to hone those skills, always with emphasis on greater enjoyment of the Parkour experience for both dog and handler.
There are currently two Canine Parkour titling venues, both of which provide assessment for titles through video submission to participants worldwide: All Dogs Parkour and the International Dog Parkour Association.
For those who are interested in titling, the basics of preparing titling submissions will be discussed for the titling venue of your choice.
In addition, handler's choice topics are welcome throughout the class, particularly for more experienced teams.
This class can be completed indoors, or outdoors, as your situation and weather permit.
Summer Session Information
Class Dates: July 9th - August 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 (email@example.com) 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:
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Name of Dog(s):
Breed of Dog(s):
Paypal Confirmation #:
(Or, indicate if paying by check)
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