AGILITY CLASSES

All Levels -  Level 1 - Level 2 - Level 3 - Advanced - CrossFit - Clinics

Dogs do not need to have any previous training experience to start Agility Level 1.

A great way for dogs to build Focus, Confidence, Control, Obedience and Connection with and for their Handlers.  Plus it is lots of Fun Too!

All Classes for Morning Star Dog Academy run One Hour Once a Week for 5 Weeks a Session for all Class types.  Email for more info.  Most Classes fill by email

ellen@kingston.net

ALMOST ALL CLASSES FILL BY EMAIL SIGN UP.

CONTACT FOR CLASS OR TO GET ON THE NEXT WAIT LIST - 

ellen@kingston.net

With over 25 Years of Teaching, Training and Trial experience.  As well as many years of Rescue and Rehabilitation and Behavior Science experience - Dawn has reality based information to help you change, improve and understand your K9.

All Classes run one hour once a week for five weeks at $130.00.

Puppies must be at least 10 weeks of age and have had second set of shots to attend Classes.  Be sure to enroll on the waiting lists a few weeks before you intend to attend.

Level 1 Agility - THE MOST POPULAR CLASS -  wether you are looking for obedience or a higher activity level - this Class is the best first choice to get started.  Teaching focus, impulse control, leash respect and so much more while still being interesting for your dog to enjoy.

Behavior Consults - Email or Call to book a private 1.5 to 2 hour session to help you if you are struggling to understand or control your K9.  

Obedience or Manners - a great way to pump up your leash control or competition skills.

AGILITY CLASSES - ALL LEVELS –

 LEVEL 1 & 2 – DOGS ARE INTRODUCED TO SMALL VERSIONS OF ALL THE AGILITY EQUIPMENT IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT AND GAIN CONFIDENCE IN THE PROCESS.  THIS IS AN ON LEASH CLASS.  BETTER FOCUS SKILLS AND MORE OBEDIENT DOGS ARE THE RESULT.  AGILITY IS A LOT OF FUN FOR BOTH THE DOG AND THE HANDLER.  DOGS BENEFIT MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY.  AN INTRODUCTION TO AGILITY BASIC COMMANDS AND OBJECT IDENTIFICATION WILL HELP YOUR DOG LEARN TO FOCUS THROUGH PLAY.  CLASSES PROVIDE YOU WITH SKILLS TO USE ANYWHERE YOU TAKE YOUR DOG. LEVEL 2 INTRODUCES DISTANCE WORK.

LEVEL 3 - SKILLS FOR THE HANDLER TO PREPARE AND UNDERSTAND THE GAMES AND STRATEGIES FOR AGILITY COMPETITION.  LEARNING TO CONDITION YOUR DOG FOR AGILTY TRIALING.  TIPS TO IMPROVE AND FIX CURRENT TRAINING ISSUES.  INTRODUCTION TO ADVANCED SKILLS SUCH AS FRONT CROSS, REAR CROSS, LAYERING, SENDING AND MORE.

ADVANCED AGILITY HANDLING – OUR MOST POPULAR AGILITY CLASS.   MICRO TRAINING FOR ADVANCED HANDLERS – FRONT CROSS, REAR CROSS, THREADLES, BOX WORK, DISTANCE WORK, AND MUCH – MUCH -  MORE. BECOMING TRIAL READY.

 PRIVATE SKILL BUILDING – ADVANCED AGILITY

Book- Per Hour – Indoor or Outdoor (Season)

FOR HANDLERS AND THEIR COMPETITION K9’S – IF YOU NEED TO IRON OUT THE KINKS IN YOUR TRAINING TECHNIQUES – OR YOU CAN’T FIND YOUR RYTHMN WITH YOUR K9 PARTNER ON THE COURSE, THEN CALL TODAY FOR A PRIVATE SESSION.  OUTDOOR SUMMER SESSIONS, INDOOR YEAR ROUND.  GET INTO RHYTHM AND CONNECT WITH YOUR K9 FOR A CLEAN RUN ! 

 

 

PUPPY CLASSES

Puppies must be between 10 - 16 weeks of age and have had their second set of shots to attend Puppy Level 1 or Puppy Level 2.  Great opportunity to Socialize and learn the basics in Focus, Leash Work and Good Manners.  Understand why Puppies do what they do by getting lots of behavior training and specific information for your individual needs whether this is your very first Puppy or you are adopting an additional dog into your family and need to know how to make that work well.

PUPPY  CLASSES

PUPPY LEVEL 1 THE NEW APPROACH TO PUPPY CLASS – COMBINING FUN AND LEARNING FOR YOU AND YOUR PUP.  FOCUS ON BEHAVIOR AND SOCIALIZATION IN LEVEL 1.  PLAY WITH OBJECTS AND LEARN TO UNDERSTAND AND SHAPE YOUR PUPS EARLY BEHAVIORS.  INTRODUCTION TO SITS, DOWNS, GOOD VISITING SKILLS, BODY SHAPING AND MORE.  OWNERS LEARN TO UNDERSTAND DOG BEHAVIOR DYNAMICS.  POSITIVELY BASED TRAINING METHODS.

PUPPY LEVEL 2 – CONTINUING FROM LEVEL 1 PUPPY WITH SITS, DOWNS, RECALLS, STAY, LEASH SKILLS, HEELING AND MORE SOCIALIZATON OPPORTUNITIES.  OPEN DISCUSSION ON COMMON BEHAVIOR CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS.  INTRODUCTION TO PROGRESSIVE OBEDIENCE.   

STARTING AT AGES 10 - 16 WEEKS .  DON'T MISS THIS MAGIC AGE.   PUPS MUST HAVE HAD SECOND SET OF SHOTS TO ATTEND CLASSES.   

 

NO LARGE GROUP PLAY SESSIONS – THS HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE TO GOOD SOCIALIZATION.  IT CAN CAUSE AN INCREASE IN FEAR BASED OR BULLYING BEHAVIORS IN YOUNG DOGS IF NOT HANDLED PROPERLY.  ONE ON ONE SOCIALIZATION AND WORKING ON LEASH IN A GROUP WHILE SOCIALIZING ENSURES THAT NO PUP CAN BULLY ANOTHER AND EVERY SHY OR NERVOUS PUP HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP A HEALTHY CONFIDENCE LEVEL THROUGH OUT THE CRITICAL LEARNING AGES. 

TRICKS CLASSES - FUN FUN FUN!!!

Have Fun - Earn Titles - Learn Tricks from easy to complicated to Free Style!