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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 Febuary 5th


See below for details






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



Winter Classes


February 5th - March 21st




Parkour Skills



Get ready for spring filming with some new Parkour Skills!


In this class, we will focus on building "pieces" of behavior that are incorporated into various Parkour Interactions.  Handlers will choose the skills most appropriate for the dog and handler team.

Possible skills include:


  • Backing
  • Backing on an object
  • Backing onto objects
  • Backing under objects
  • Broad Jumping (object to object)
  • Crawling under low objects
  • Distance Go Arounds and Figure 8's
  • Distance "On a Platform" skills
  • Getting inside objects 1/2 dog's length
  • Jumping
  • Lateral movement with front paws on objects
  • Lateral movement while straddling an object
  • Loops
  • "On a Platform" skills
  • Sends Around
  • Sends To (an object)
  • Plank skills (including turns)
  • Pivots (close and distance)
  • Rebounding basics

This will be an indoor class, appropriate for small spaces.  All levels of experience welcome!  



Artistry and Choreography in

Canine Musical Freestyle



Focusing on the options and requirements in the Artistry Legs of the Poised for Success Freestyle Titling Program (Overture, Melody, and Harmony Divisions), this class will provide an introduction to the concepts of artistry and choreography in Canine Musical Freestyle.


We will discuss:

  • Flow
  • Contrast
  • Matching Movements to Music
  • Expression of Themes through attire, props, decoration, and choreography
  • Balancing flow with precision


In this class, we will take pieces of behavior and create art.


This class is appropriate for all skill levels, and will help prepare you for the Artistry Leg options in the Harmony Division, as well as your short performances in the Dynamic Division.






Winter Session Information




General Information


Class Dates:  February 5th - March 21st


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:


________  Parkour Skills


________  Artistry and Choreography in Canine Musical Freestyle



















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