Total Sports

& Fitness Foundation

Total Sports and Fitness Foundations provides enrichment, physical activity and bonding for you and your dog.   For The Love of Dogs offers Intro to Sports and Fitness Foundation and Continuing Sports and Fitness Foundation classes to prepare you for a great future with a health and focused dog and and even competing in the variety of sports available in the dog world.  A solid foundation is critical to maintaining physical fitness, confidence and build the teamwork and communication skills between you and your dog and will benefit you and your dog in all your activities.  

Intro to Sports & Fitness Foundations

TThis class will focus on the foundation and fitness skills needed for you and your dog participate in dog sports such as agility, barn hunt, dock diving, tracking, nose work, tricks and even just life in general!  We work on building a solid foundation of communication and fitness skills to create a strong bond and lifetime fitness between yourself and your dog using fun, reward-based training.  

A positive training approach is used to teach body awareness (back up, wobble boards, perch work, ladder), impulse control (stay/wait, recall, Ready 1-2-3, working with distractions), working away (to and/or around targets, cones, barrels, etc), all to build physical and mental skills to assist in your future endeavors.  The class is organized in a manner that encourages students to continue to attend the Continuing Sports and Fitness Foundation class to build more skills, reliability, and confidence in both the dog and handler.


Length:

6 weeks, 1 hour per week

Class Size: Maximum 6 dogs


Prerequisite:
Dogs must be at least six months old. Please see vaccine requirements for all of our programs.
Dogs should have a basic understanding of a brief sit and a short recall/come.

Continuing Sports and Fitness Foundations

This class provides opportunities to improve upon and expand skills learned in Intro to Sports and Fitness Foundation. You will learn additional fitness and handling skills and work in increasingly distracting scenarios to empower you and your dog to navigate various dog sports, but every day activities and their associated environments.

This class introduces hoops, barrels and boards elevated off the ground, as well as other exercises and skills to assist in building body awareness, communication, confidence and recognition of when and how to use handling skills to navigate sport and life environments.  

Students will be referred to classes and schools when it's time to continue training in focused disciplines such as agility, barn hunt, nose work, dock diving and more.

Length:

6 weeks, 1 hour per week

Class Size: Maximum 6 dogs


Prerequisite:
Intro to Sports and Fitness Foundations

Focus and Teamwork

Focus and Teamwork are not one in the same yet they are interdependent.  Whether you want to participate in sports or take your dogs places casually, those outings are more enjoyable when both ends of the leash share skills, confidence, and expectations. This class helps teams:

-communicate and understand the needs and wants of both ends of the leash. Be a team!

-get and stay on task around distractions (distractions are catered to the team as we progress).

-recognize when we may be over facing a dog in a situation/environment.

-have “tools in the toolbox” to be able to know when our dogs need help and how to provide it.

-recognize (and explore) different reinforcements for THEIR team.

-improve consistency in providing and receiving cues and reinforcement from each other.
 

Length:

3 weeks, 1 hour per week

Class Size: Maximum 6 dogs


Prerequisite:
Dogs must be at least six months old. Please see vaccine requirements for all of our programs.  Dogs should have a basic understanding of a brief sit and a short recall/come.

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