OXFORD DOG SPORTS  

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est. in 2011

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CLASSES OFFERED

Oxford Dog Sports Classes:
Please note that classes may be cancelled for insufficient interest.
*Pre-registration required*
For a full description of classes, visit the bottom of this web page
All classes will be at the Training Hall
491 Hwy 2, Princeton

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JUNE CLASSES


New classes for September
*Now open for registration*
Pre-registration required and classes may be cancelled for lack of registration.
8 week classes are $200
6 week classes are $150
4 week classes are $100
Sign up at least a week before class starts, and take $25 off. For any two or more classes, and take $25 off each one.
The instructor is noted for each class
Tuesday, Aug 22
12:30 Rally Advanced/Excellent, 8 weeks - Sean
2:00 Obedience Skill building, 8 weeks- Sean
6:00 Obedience Foundations, 8 weeks- Sean

Tues Sept 5
2:00 Sport Puppy, 8 weeks - Helen
3:00 Beginner Agility, 8 weeks - Helen
4:00 Advanced Agility, 8 weeks - Helen
6:00 Family Puppy, 8 weeks - Laurie
6:00 Rally Club, 8 weeks - Sean
7:00 Family Obedience, 8 weeks- Laurie
8:00 Family Obedience 2 - for dogs that have completed Family Puppy or Family Obedience, 8 weeks- Laurie
8:00 Obedience Foundations, 8 weeks - Sean

Thursday, Sept 8
6 pm Beginner/Advanced Tricks, 6 weeks - Helen
7 pm Expert/Performer Tricks, 6 weeks - Helen
7 pm Beginner Nosework, 6 weeks - Laurie
8 pm Elite Nosework, 6 weeks - Laurie

Monday, Sept 11
11 am Beginner Nosework, 8 weeks - Laurie
12 noon Intermediate Nosework, 8 weeks - Laurie
1:30 pm Advanced Nosework, 8 weeks - Laurie
3:00 pm Elite Nosework - for dogs in Masters and Elite levels - Laurie

Tues, Sept 19
7:00 pm Show Handling, 8 weeks - Sean

The Heeling Class - is taught by Michaela Bouzkova - you can register directly at https://www.jotform.com/DogSportF…/heeling-in-drive-sept-oct

Wednesday Morning Agility Classes - taught by Theresa Rector - you can contact her at infinitidogsports@gmail.com




CLASSES - General Information



All classes are positive, motivational and fun!
Class sizes are small to ensure lots of individual attention and training time.
Enrolment in any class includes a $5 discount for any Drop In class, or Play Time Class for the duration of the training class.
Classes run on an ongoing basis, and new classes will be regularly added, so check back often.
Once a class is filled, if there is sufficient demand, another class will be scheduled.
Classes are available in the afternoons and evenings, please contact us if you have a specific request.

Classes are offered by Oxford Dog Sports, and by other clubs and trainers.

PRICES:
Includes $5 off Drop In and Play/Socializing classes for the duration of the class
Drop In and Socializing   $15/class
Conformation Handling Drop In   $10/class
Ring Rental   $30/hr for up to 2 people/4 dogs $5 per additional person or dog.
Includes exclusive use of ring, plus 10 minutes set up/tare down time on either side of the hour, so you have a full hour of training time.

4 week classes
are designed to introduce you to a new sport, let you 'try it on for size', so to speak,
to see if you and your dog would enjoy it, provide an overview of the sport, introduce you to the basics
and give you a foundation to take to regular classes. These classes do not have a pre-requisite to enrol.

6 week classes
are designed to teach a particular skill set.
These goal oriented classes are a stepping stone to further training
and provide a solid foundation of learning to enable the student to move forward
in a number of different endeavours or sports, depending on the class.

8 week classes
are designed to teach complete and balanced skill sets
and generally have several levels of increasing difficulty and additional skills.
Students can work through the various levels at a pace which is comfortable and provide solid foundations>
for both you and your dog. Higher level classes generally require successful completion of lower levels.

Drop In classes
provide an opportunity to practice and refine your skills in a training environment
without a clear class schedule. Participants will be working at a variety of levels.
They provide a great opportunity to work on problem areas, work with distractions, or just get in more practice.
Classes are loosely structured, and are easily adapted to individual needs.
No need to sign up or commit to a series of classes, feel free to drop in as it suits your schedule.

Run-throughs
are offered (usually once a month) to provide you and your dog the opportunity to polish
or evaluate your performance in the various levels of rally and obedience, to provide ring time in a mock-trial setting,
as well as to provide feedback from a licensed judge. May also be used as a correction match.

Play Times
are just that! Loosely structured, please be sure to read the Rules of Play
and the recommendations to get the most out of your playtime. Play times are divided into Puppy and Adult,
as well as providing separate areas for large and small dogs. Play times provide a great outlet for energy,
provide socializing and provide learning experiences, in a safe and structured environment.

CLASS DESCRIPTION



Treibball Class
It's a two part course, six sessions each part.
At the end of the second course you should have excellent foundations in the sport
a working knowledge of the basic rules and requirements
and be able to have your dog drive the ball 20 feet into a goal.
We will train at a level that should allow you to compete in any accepted
sanctioned trial at a basic level with practice and commitment.

Tricks Class
The tricks class (both afternoon and evening varieties) is based on the tricks list from Do More With Your Dog
(http://www.domorewithyourdog.com/trickdog/),
an organization under which I am a registered instructor (and soon to be judge).
To give you an idea of what tricks are included at each level - here is Pan performing some novice tricks:
https://youtu.be/Ho6GaF-SBTI
and Rue perfroming Intermediate tricks:
https://youtu.be/W_ry3wFZb4A
The class itself will be based around stations, each station representing one main 'trick tree'
that will help you build the skills necessary to earn titles either through DMWYD or AKC
(the final class I will be available to witness tricks for titles if you wish).
Who should take a tricks class? Anyone who is interested in competing in dog sports
(I always think of tricks like cross-training for sports skills),
anyone who wants to build a better relationship with their dog,
and anyone who is looking for some fun activities they can do at home!
If you have any questions - please feel free to PM me:
Helen Parkinson Brown

Performance Puppy
This class is targeted at puppies from 2 to 6 months old
but may be appropriate for older dogs on a case by case basis.
The goal of performance puppy is to introduce puppies to a variety of different equipment and activities
to develop foundation skills for a career in a variety of dog sports.
With that goal in mind, we will cover a range of puppy topics, fun fast recalls, focus activities
hand touch, shaping, making choices, tricks, basic commands and leash work in a plan based nurturing format.

Ring Ready
This class is target at dogs and handler getting ready to trial
or dogs and handlers that are wanting to improve exercises in Pre-Novice
Novice and Open levels of obedience.
With that goal in mind we will refine obedience exercises
exercise drills, proofing, attention activities and practice run-throughs.

Dog Sport Sampler - This class will explore different dog sports, to give your dog a chance to try something new every week.
Nosework, Agility, Rally/Obedience, Barn Hunt, Clicker/Tricks, Weight Pull. Other sports may also be included.
Available as a 6 week course, or as drop-ins for one night or $25.00

Family Puppy
8 weeks - limited to 6 puppies
12 weeks - 5 months
Focus on basic skills to develop a well-adjusted, well behaved family pet, in a positive, motivational setting.
Skills taught include sit, down, stay, loose lead walking, as well as a reliable recall (come).
Skills are taught using a variety of games and fun activities.
Course includes crate games, place training, and relaxation exercises.
Additional subjects covered include socialization, grooming and handling,
preventing and solving problem behaviours (jumping up, destructive chewing, housesoiling, etc).

Family Obedience I
8 weeks - limited to 10 dogs.
6 months and up
Focus on basic obedience for a happy, well behaved family pet.
Skills taught include sit, down, stay, and come, loose leash walking, and introduction to off lead obedience.
Subjects covered include responsible pet ownership, interacting with other dogs, and preventing problem behaviours.

All family members are welcome to participate.

Family Obedience II
8 weeks - limited to 10 dogs
Pre-requisite: Family Obedience 1 or equivalent
Continuation of skills taught in Family Obedience I
including working with increasing distractions, off lead walking, building duration of stays

Reform School
8 weeks - limited to 4 dogs
1 year of age and up
Developed for dogs with existing behaviour problems, such as snapping, growling, running away, and general disobedience.
This course teaches basic obedience, but with an emphasis on behaviour modification,
interpreting body language, management strategies, responsible pet ownership, and safety.

Kids & Dogs
6 weeks - limited to 6 dogs
Dogs 16 weeks and up, children 8-16
Designed to enhance the bond between children and their dogs, this fun and fast paced class includes basic obedience training
dog knowledge, tricks, and basic agility by using games and activities, and also includes how dogs learn, dog breeds and anatomy
safety around dogs, and responsible dog ownership.
Basic obedience is helpful, particularly for younger children, but not required.
The dog should be an appropriate size and temperament for the age of the child.
While responsible children are welcome to participate in any of our classes
this course is geared specifically to them, and may be the best place to start.

Canine Good Neighbour
6 weeks - limited to 8 dogs
Dogs 6 months and up.
This class focuses on training, practice and preparation of the 12 parts of the CKC Canine Good Neighbour and AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
Five weeks are devoted to training, the last week to review, and the week following the final class is a sanctioned CKC Canine Good Neighbour test.
The test is also available to outside participants.

Introduction to Clicker Training
4 weeks - limited to 6 dogs
Ever wonder about clicker training?
This class is the perfect chance to try it out! The dogs don't learn anything towards titles
but they and you will have a ton of fun and learn some silly behaviours.
You will learn the basics of clicker training, the importance of timing, shaping and capturing behaviours
and will build the knowledge necessary to use clicker training effectively, whether for dog sports, tricks, or just for fun.

Introduction to Conformation Handling
4 weeks - limited to 10 dogs
If you have never shown a dog before, this is the class for you!
This introductory class will teach you the basics of conformation handling
such as stacking, gaiting, the exam, presenting your breed correctly and your individual dog to his best advantage
as well as review the rules, requirements, premium lists and entry forms of the various show-giving organizations.

Intro to Barn Hunt
4 weeks - limited to 6 dogs
This class is designed to introduce your dog to the requirements to successfully compete in Barn Hunt trials
and includes Intro to quarry, tunnels, climbs, rat indication, as well as a review of the rules.
This class would be suitable for both beginners, and more experienced dogs needing practice time

Intro to Nosework
4 weeks - limited to 6 dogs
This class will introduce you to the basic premise of Nosework, for dogs that have limited or no experience
to try it out and see if you would like to pursue it with regular classes.
It is also designed for dogs with SDDA experience to introduce the UKC scents and provide practice time.
It is NOT a regular training class, but more to allow you and your dog to 'play' with something new.
A review of the UKC rules and titles will be included.
Nose Work Sheet by Susan Stramm

DROP IN CLASSES



Obedience and Rally
A loosely structured class that is easily adapted to individual needs,
the drop in class provides the opportunity to practice individually, as well as group exercises.
A different rally course will be set up each class for run-throughs.

Conformation
this is not a structured 'learn to show your dog' class, rather it provides the opportunity of mat time
examination by judges, table training, and the opportunity to practice showing your dog to his very best.
Feedback and suggestions are available.

Puppy Play Time Supervised play time for puppies up to 6 months old
different areas for small dogs and large dogs.
Games, toys, and lots of activities to socialize and tire your puppy out!
Owners will learn how to read body language, calm the overactive puppy, redirect attention, and keep their puppy safe and happy.

Adult Play Time
Supervised play time for social dogs over 6 months old.
Games, toys, and activities in a safe setting allows dogs to indulge their social tendencies in a controlled environment.
Large and small dog areas, as well as a 'Full Blast' zone, will allow each participant to do what he loves best.
Supervised by experienced dog trainers, owners will learn how to read body language,
when to intervene, and how to call their dog out of a situation, as well as providing stimulating mental and physical activity.



SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE ASKED ME TO PROVIDE A COURSE DESCRIPTION OF THE CLASSES
I WILL BE TEACHING IN SEPTEMBER SO HERE YOU ARE
SEPTEMBER CLASSES - OXFORD DOG SPORTS - PRINCETON
If you would like more information contact me at sean@canineathleticcare.com
OR to register contact Laurie at dogsoxford@gmail.com

RALLY ADVANCED / EXCELLENT

This class has been designed to prepare dogs and handlers for advanced and Excellent.
We will review advanced / excellent signs, break them down, and practice courses in preparation for trial.
Both UKC & CKC signs will be reviewed
Tuesday Sept 13th 1:00 - 2:00
Tuesday Sept 13th 8:00 - 9:00

NOVICE RALLY

This class has been designed to prepare dogs and handlers for Novice Rally.
We will review novice signs, break them down, and practice novice courses
in preparation for trial. Both UKC & CKC signs will be reviewed
Tuesday Sept 13th 2:00 - 3:00
Wed Sept 14th 6:00 - 7:00

GRADUATE PUPPY
This class is for puppies and handlers who have completed a Performance Puppy Class
and are training towards a Performance Dog Career or Family Puppy Class graduates
who want to further develop obedience skills. Rally & Nosework will be introduced in this class as well as other equipment.
Tuesday Sept 13th 3:00 - 4:00

OPEN GYM
This drop in program is usually only for dogs and handlers that I am currently working with on conditioning.
I am opening this up for dogs and handlers to come try out FitPAWS equipment and discuss their dogs conditioning.
I would ask that you contact me prior to attending.
Tuesday Sept 13th 4:00 - 5:30
Wed Sept 14th 1:00 - 2:00

NOVICE OBEDIENCE - RING READY
This class is geared towards dogs that are looking towards trailing.
In this class we will discuss each Novice exercise, break them down
and develop training activities for each Novice exercise
Tuesday Sept 13th 6:00 - 7:00
Wed Sept 14th 2:00 - 3:00

SHOW HANDLING CLASS
From the beginner to the experienced, we gear our classes to each dog-person team's needs.
The class format is made up of gaiting, stacking and examinations, coupled with discussions
of breeds and breed standards. We will also cover various incidents that may occur in the show ring.
We will help you get show ready.
Tuesday Sept 13th 7:00 - 8:00

PERRFORMANCE PUPPY
This class is the first step for puppies & handlers that are looking towards a career in performance.
In this class puppies will learn the basics of obedience as well as Puppy Power activities on FitPAWS equipment.
Wednesday Sept 14th 3:00 - 4:00
Wednesday Sept 14th 7:00 - 8:00

OBEDIENCE FOUNDATIONS
This class is geared towards dogs who completed a basic obedience/grad puppy class
and would like to further develop develop and refine obedience skills.
This class also is my first step towards a career as a competitive obedience dog
Wednesday September 14th 8:00

OPEN OBEDIENCE - GETTING STARTED
This class is for dogs and handlers who are looking towards the Open Obedience Ring
and are wanting to get started. We will look at each open exercise break them down and build them up
Wednesday September 14th 4:00 - 5:00
If you would like more information about these classes or your dogs suitability
for a class please contact me at sean@canineathleticcare.com OR to register contact Laurie at dogsoxford@gmail.com

EVENT DESCRIPTIONS:



Intro to Barn Hunt
*Class Registration Form
This class is designed to introduce your dog to the requirements to successfully compete in Barn Hunt trials
and includes Intro to quarry, tunnels, climbs, rat indication, as well as a review of the rules.
This class would be suitable for both beginners, and more experienced dogs needing practice time.
If this class fills (and I expect it will), I will schedule another, so if this day/time does not suit you, let me know.



Intro to Nosework
*Class Registration Form
This class will introduce you to the basic premise of Nosework, for dogs that have limited or no experience
to try it out and see if you would like to pursue it with regular classes.
It is also designed for dogs with SDDA experience to introduce the UKC scents and provide practice time.
It is NOT a regular training class, but more to allow you and your dog to 'play' with something new.
A review of the UKC rules and titles will be included.
Nose Work Sheet by Susan Stramm


Introduction to Clicker Training
*Class Registration Form
Ever wonder about clicker training?
This class is the perfect chance to try it out.
The dogs do not learn anything useful, but they will have a ton of fun and learn some silly behaviours.
You will learn the basics of clicker training, the importance of timing, shaping and capturing behaviours
and will build the knowledge necessary to use clicker training effectively, whether for dog sports, trick, or just for fun.




Intro To Weight Pull

This course is designed for dogs with little to no weight pull experience.
We will start with the basics, and participants will learn proper technique with an
empty cart, and progress to pull greater weights. Each dog will progress at
his/her own rate. Some harnesses will be available for loan for those without
one, but having your own properly fitted harness is preferred.
Topics covered will include: pull technique, proper fitting harnesses, work, motivation
how to calculate increments and passes in competition, differences between UKC and NWDA pulls.
*Class Registration Form
Where to Buy a Harness:
CD Pits
Brown Dogs Harnesses
Mighty Dog Harness
Lakeview Harnesses (formerly Harness for less)






Canine Good Neighbour Class
This course is designed to prepare dogs and handler to take the CKC's Canine Good Neighbour test
Due to the shorter length of the course, dogs should have some experience with walking on a loose lead and basic obedience commands.
Dogs without this foundation will be accepted, but the handler must be prepared to provide more practice time at home between classes.
The purpose of the course is to learn, practice and review the requirements for each of the 12 component parts of the CGN.
The week following the last class, students will be able to take the CGN test for a reduced fee.
The test will also be open to the public.
*Class Registration Form




Intro to UKC agility

This course is designed for dogs that already have some training and experience in agility.
It is designed to introduce dogs to the obstacles that are unique to UKC,
to give dogs a chance to work on them, both individually, and in sequences
and also to review the UKC philosophies and scoring.
Full courses will be available.
*Class Registration Form




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