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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?





Winter  Session Online Classes


Begin on Tuesday, December 4th


See below for details






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



Small Business Saturday and Cyber


Monday Sale!


Take $5.00 off of tuition for any class if


you register by Monday, November 26!!




Winter Classes


December 4, 2018 through January 31st, 2019




Beginner Class


Introduction to Parkour

Skills, Fun, and Titling



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.



For those who are interested in titling, the basics of preparing titling submissions will be discussed for the titling venue of your choice.


Enjoy the following video for more information!








Poised for Parkour!


Cultivating Focus, Engagmenent, and

Enthusiasm in the Canine Parkour Partner




Canine Parkour is unique among dog sports because we ask our dogs to perform trained behaviors in a context where they are more often free to simply "be dogs".  Because of this, dogs sometimes struggle to transition to an engaged, focused, and motivated mindset when we want them to perform Parkour Interactions.

In this class, we will explore techniques that you can work on with your dog to build focus, engagment, and enthusiasm that will carry over into different locations, environments, and situations.

We will discuss approaches that you can use with your dog, while creating Parkour entries out and about in the world, that will allow your dog to fully enjoy the adventure and exploration side of Parkour, while offering focus and engagement while performing an Interaction.

With winter upon many of us, this class is designed so that all of the training can be done indoors.  Instruction will be given for outdoor transition, but that can be saved for warmer weather.


Enjoy the following video for more information!









  Winter Session Information




General Information


Class Dates:  December 4, 2018 - January 31, 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:


________   Introduction to Parkour Skills, Fun, and Titling


________   Poised for Parkour














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