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Competition Obedience

Delve into the world of competition obedience with our various class levels designed to suit the needs of you and your dog. There are three main classes (levels) in competition obedience - Novice, Open and Utility. Everyone needs to have a foundation which to progress from. The foundation skills are taught in the Novice Beginner class. Then we build and polish skills towards Novice and start teaching Open skills. From there we add in Utility skills. Please note that class composition often changes with dogs and handlers of varying skills, as such we may ask that you join a different class depending on the level of you and your dog. If you are unsure of what level to join or if competition obedience classes are right for your dog please send us an email at hyperhounds@yahoo.ca to discuss the classes further.


Heeling Deep Dive

Start Date:  TBA

                     

$165+tax for four weeks

This class is for dogs and handlers that have started basic focused heeling in a straight line or big circle. They may still have visible treat as a focal point. During the four weeks we will work on all the individual components of competition heeling. Set ups, halts, slow pace, fast pace, left turns, right turns, about turns and the figure eight will be covered. We will build the team’s understanding of attention, position, engagement, and chaining. This class is a great choice for teams that are looking at competing in Pre Novice, Novice, or Rally Obedience in the next year. If heeling has been a struggle for you and your dog, or you want to refine your skills, this is also the class for you.

Ring Entrance, Between Exercises & Engagement

Start Date:  TBA

                     

$165+tax for four weeks

This class is all about what occurs before, after, and in-between the exercises, and the glue that holds it all together. Building engagement without relying on cheerleading and visible food or toys is so important to transitioning into competition. We need to practice ring entrances, leash removal and what we will do between exercises as much as we the exercises themselves. This class is for any team who are looking at competing in the near future or are currently competing. The classroom will be set up differently each week and one week we will work outside in the parking lot/grass strip.   

Canine Fitness For Obedience

Start Date:  TBA

                     

$165+tax for four weeks

Obedience requires fitness! For our dogs to move in alignment with our bodies, give us tuck sits, fast downs and straight fronts, they have to use certain muscles and have body awareness. In this class, Barbara (Certified Professional Canine Fitness Trainer) is going to work with the participants on engaging the muscles that our dogs need to use specific is core obedience behaviours and exercises. Each week we will progress certain exercises and you will leave with a program you and your dog can continue to work on. This class is for healthy dogs who are not being treated for musculoskeletal injuries.

Retriev​e Class 

Start Date:  Thursday, February 15 at 10:45am FULL

$225+tax for six weeks

For competition obedience, gun dog work, and other activities, our dogs need to understand a formal retrieve. This is different than a play retrieve, but play can be a part of the teaching process. During this four week class, we are going to teach a take it, hold, carry, pick up and delivery. We will be shaping this with food and toys. For class, you will need a wooden or pvc dowel, a couple tug toys, bumper/retrieve dummy and dumbbell

 Novice Beginner

Start Date:  Thursday, February 15 at 9:30am FULL

                    

                                        

$225 for six weeks

Let’s start off on the right paw! We’ll lay foundations for great engagement and attention from your dog, introduce pivot platforms and pots, get our position change mechanics right for seamless sits, downs, stands, and settles, learn how to develop a heeling focal point, and share tricks to enhance fun and success for you and your dog. You will learn how these skills are incorporated into competition obedience behaviours. This class is designed to be repeated until you and your dog have a solid foundation and are able to complete basic heeling.

 

Pre-requisite: none

Novice & Open

Start Date:  

                           Thursday, February 15 at 7:15pm FULL

                   Thursday February 15 at 8:30pm FULL

$225 for six weeks

In this level we’ll start putting our foundations together into on-leash heeling, figure eights, stands for exam, off-leash heeling, recalls, and stays. Exciting! We’ll also begin teaching the skills you’ll need for Open level, including retrieve, drop on recall, broad jumps, and position changes from a distance. This class is designed to be repeated until you and your dog have a full retrieve.

 

Pre-Requisites:

  • Understand a pot pivot and stand on platform

  • Understands a proper position mechanics (eg. tuck sit, fold back down), stand without forward movement)

  • Can perform sustained attention heeling

Open & Utility

Start Date:   Thursday, February 15 at 6:00pm FULL

                  

$225 for six weeks

Time to graduate to open and utility level exercises. We’ll improve upon those in the last class, plus add retrieves on the flat and high jumps, out-of-sight stays, seek back, article work, signals, a moving stand, and directed jumping. Now you’re really looking good!

 

Pre-Requisites:

• Ability to stay connected with the handler when off leash

• Able to complete a heeling pattern

• Has a full retrieve

Must have instructors approval to join this class

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