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June 2024 classes at ODS

MONDAY

NEW! Evaluation Prep Class, June 10th @ 12:00 noon

This class prepares you and your dog for upcoming testing such as C.G.N (Canine Good Neighbor), S.P.O.T. (Socialization Pet Obedience Test), and S.T.A.R. Socialization Temperament Assessment Review. Exercises in the previously mentioned evaluations will be broken down, reviewed, and practiced during classes. Dog Handler Teams will have the chance to complete the S.T.A.R evaluation at the end of this session.
Prerequisite: Obedience Level 2 or equivalent      Trainer: Allie Pastoor


Loose Leash Walking Road Trip, June 24th @ 12:00 noon

If you have said, he is so good in class but once we are outside, he is a nightmare then this is the class for you! This class is for dogs and puppies who completed Obedience 2, or equivalent successfully but are still having challenges generalizing skills on walks at home. This class will be held outside at ODS: rain or shine. Road Trip will provide dogs and owners the opportunity to practice loose leash walking without pulling and other obedience skills with the support of your trainer.
Prerequisite: Obedience Level 2 – Beyond the Basics or equivalent                                          Trainer: Justin Brundage

Obedience Level 2, Beyond the Basics – June 17th @ 1:00 pm

This course builds on Puppy Power. In Level 2 we are consolidating learning and taking all skills to the next level. In this course, we will refine leash walking, heeling, increase distractions for stays and further develop recall skills.                                            Prerequisite: Puppy Power or Equivalent      Trainer: Justin Brundage

It’s Back! Handler Discrimination, June 10th @ 1:00 pm

Handler Discrimination is a separate stream of Nosework. Dogs are tested to see if they can recognize and indicate that they have found a glove scented by YOU. In this class, we will start at the Novice level and work our way up to get you trial ready.    Prerequisite: Novice Nosework or equivalent     Trainer: Sean Kent


Puppy Power, June 24th @ 1:00 pm                                             

Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Justin Brundage

NEW - Nosework Exteriors/Vehicles, June 3rd @ 2:00 pm
** Drop in spots may be available weekly based on enrollment**
Exteriors and Vehicles are often the most challenging of the elements for many dogs and handlers. This class is well suited for dogs who are trialing in Vehicles and exteriors or are getting ready to do so. Our focus will be on skill building and refining handling skills needed to be successful in these elements. This class will be suitable for dogs working Novice – Elite.
Prerequisite: Novice Nosework or equivalent      Trainer: Sean Kent


Dog Sport Sampler, June 10th @ 7:00 pm

Finished puppy and/or basic classes? Wondering what to do next? Try our Sport Sampler class. Each week you will be introduced to and have a chance to 'sample' a different sport. A great way to find out what sports you and your dog love. At the end of this 4-week class you will have a good idea of your dog’s talents and where to start on your dog sport journey.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Obedience or equivalent      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

Trick Training, June 10th @ 8:00 pm

Trick training has so many benefits for you and your dog. · Bonding: Trick training deepens the bond between a dog and its owner. · Mental stimulation: It stimulates their minds and helps keep them from getting bored. · Discipline: It teaches discipline and focus, which is important for their overall behavior. · Rewarding: Trick training is rewarding for both dogs and owners and can be a fun way to spend time together. In this class, you will work your way through the wonderful world of trick training facilitated by Certified Trick Trainer Allie Pastoor, and earn titles along the way.
Prerequisite: Basic obedience      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

Intro to Nosework, June 10th @ 8:00 pm

Nosework is so much fun for dogs and handlers. It is a great way to capitalize on dogs' natural abilities and have fun doing so. For dogs brand new to Nosework, no experience is required. The dogs will be introduced to scents used in UKC, CKC, and SDDA competitions. Handlers will learn how to teach their dogs to find odor and indicate. Dogs and handlers in this class will be working on containers.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Cheryl Weston

TUESDAY

Puppy Power, June 11th @ 6:00 pm

Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Justin Brundage

NEW! Nosework Exteriors/Vehicles, June 11th @ 7:00 pm
** Drop in spots may be available weekly based on enrollment**

Exteriors and Vehicles are often the most challenging of the elements for many dogs and handlers. This class is well suited for dogs who are trialing in Vehicles and exteriors or are getting ready to do so. Our focus will be on skill building and refining handling skills needed to be successful in these elements. This class will be suitable for dogs working Novice – Elite.
Prerequisite: Novice Nosework or equivalent      Trainer: Sean Kent


Scent Dog Sport Sampler, June 11th @ 6:00 pm

This class is ideally suited for dogs and handlers who want to start working In scent sports but are not sure where to start. Each week you will be introduced to a sport, the sports that will be featured are Nosework, Urban Rat Race, and Handler Discrimination. By the end of this class you will have a good idea of where your dog’s talents are in Scent Dog Sports.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent

Novice Nosework, June 4th @ 8:00 pm

Building on the Nosework skills from the previous level, we will increase the challenge for the Dogs. In this class we will move towards larger search areas, and distractions. Dogs and handlers will continue to refine handling skills needed to effectively read your dog with confidence. We will work towards small area searches in this class. When weather permits, we will do exterior & vehicle searches.
Prerequisite: Intro to Nosework or equivalent      Trainer: Cheryl Weston

Obedience Level 2, Beyond the Basics – June 25th @ 7:00 pm


This course builds on Puppy Power. In Level 2 we are consolidating learning and taking all skills to the next level. In this course, we will refine leash walking, heeling, increase distractions for stays and further develop recall skills.
Prerequisite: Puppy Power or equivalent      Trainer: Justin Brundage

It’s Back! Handler Discrimination, June 4th @ 8:00 pm

Handler Discrimination is a separate stream of Nosework. Dogs are tested to see if they can recognize and indicate that they have found a glove scented by YOU. In this class, we will start at the Novice level and work our way up to get you trial-ready.
Prerequisite: Novice Nosework or equivalent      Trainer: Sean Kent

WEDNESDAY

Intro to Nosework, June 19th @ 6:00 pm


Nosework is so much fun for dogs and handlers. It is a great way to capitalize on dogs' natural abilities and have fun doing so. For dogs brand new to Nosework, no experience is required. The dogs will be introduced to scents used in UKC, CKC, and SDDA competitions. Handlers will learn how to teach their dogs to find odor and indicate. Dogs and handlers in this class will be working on containers.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent

Supporting The Anxious Stressed-Out Dog, June 19th @ 6:45 pm

Just like us, dogs experience stress and anxiety. Just like us, that anxiety can be disabling, making their lives difficult, preventing them from being able to do activities of daily living, and impeding the dogs ability to participate In fun activities and sports. In a dog's world anxiety means a constant expectation of the worst happening, an impending sense of doggy doom and gloom. In this class, we will help owners by observing and identifying what stress looks like for their dogs. Owners will then be taught techniques individualized to their dogs. T-Touch strategies will be used to help dogs and owners reduce anxiety and stress.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Cheryl Weston

It’s Back! So You Want To Show Dogs? Intro to Show Handling, June 19th @ 7:00 pm

This class has been designed for the newcomer to showing dogs. In this class you will get an introduction to what happens when you walk in the ring. We will learn and practice gaiting, baiting, and stacking your dog for success. A discussion of other relevant things such as: what happens at a dog show, breed standards, how to enter a show, preparing to show, what to wear and show etiquette will be included. More experienced handlers who are looking for some ring time with dogs are welcome.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent

Puppy Power, June 12th @ 7:00 pm


Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Lynn Wardon

Urban Rat Race Rookie, June 12th @ 8:00 pm

This sport has taken Oxford Dog Sports by storm; Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race ROOKIE is the 1st level of Rat Race classes and is well suited for dogs who have no previous Rat sport experience. So much fun for dogs and handlers. Prerequisite: No previous Rat Sport experience      Trainer: Lynn Wardon

NEW! Urban Rat Race, Mixed Skills (Explorer-Detective–Investigator) June 12th @ 8:00 pm
** Drop in spots may be available weekly based on enrollment**

This class is best suited for dogs who are currently competing at these levels of Urban Rat Race or are getting ready to move into these levels. Dog Handler teams will have the chance to practice challenging hides to better prepare them for competing at these high levels of competition. This class will be facilitated by trainers who are currently judging these levels of Urban Rat Race Competitions.
Prerequisite: Urban rat Race Explorer      Trainer: Rotating Urban Rat Race Judges

THURSDAY

Urban Rat Race, Detective, June 27th @ 11:00 am
** Drop in spots may be available weekly based on enrollment**


This class is best suited for Dog Handler teams that are working at the explorer level of competition and getting ready to move into the Detective level. Detective is the 5th level of competition, where you move into complex hides as well as an unknown number of rats on the course. The challenge is real you are in the big league now. Prerequisite: Urban Rat Race Explorer      Trainer: François Ginchereau

Rally Obedience, Level 1 /Novice, June 20th @ 6:30 pm

This class is an Introduction to Rally Obedience, and the first step in becoming a full-fledged Rally Dog. During rally obedience, the dog-human team runs through a constantly changing course. At each station, a corresponding sign shows the dog handler exactly which exercise is to be carried out and where to continue afterward. A great way to incorporate basic obedience skills and teamwork in a fun an playful way. In this class, we will be using UKC Level 1 signs as well as CKC Novice signs We will break down signs, and teach new skills needed for success at this level as well as practice courses.
Prerequisite: Obedience level 2 or equivalent      Trainer: Sean Kent

Rally Obedience, Level 2/3 – Excellent, June 20th @ 7:30 pm
** Drop in spots may be available weekly based on enrollment**


Rally All The Way. In this class we will be using UKC Level 2 as well as CKC Advanced and Excellent signs. In this class we will break down signs, teach new skills needed for success at these levels and practice signs in courses.
Prerequisite: Previous Rally Training and or UKC Rally 1 or 2      Trainer: Sean Kent

Novice Nosework, June 20th @ 3:00 pm

Building on the Nosework skills from the previous level, we will increase the challenge for the Dogs. In this class we will move towards larger search areas, and distractions. Dogs and handlers will continue to refine handling skills needed to effectively read your dog with confidence. We will work towards small area searches in this class. When weather permits, we will do exterior & vehicle searches.
Prerequisite: Intro to Nosework or equivalent      Trainer: Sean Kent

Loose Leash Walking Road Trip, June 6th @ 7:00 pm

If you have said, he is so good in class but once we are outside, he is a nightmare then this is the class for you! This class is for dogs and puppies who completed Obedience 2, or equivalent successfully but are still having challenges generalizing skills on walks at home. This class will be held outside at ODS: rain or shine. Road Trip will provide dogs and owners the opportunity to practice loose leash walking without pulling and other obedience skills with the support of your trainer.
Prerequisite: Obedience Level 2 – Beyond the Basics or equivalent
Trainer: Shelly-Anne Dzsudzsak

Puppy Power, June 13th @ 7:00 pm

Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Justin Brundage

NEW! Evaluation Prep Class, June 13th @ 8:00 pm

This class prepares you and your dog for upcoming testing such as C.G.N (Canine Good Neighbor), S.P.O.T. (Socialization Pet Obedience Test), and S.T.A.R. Socialization Temperament Assessment Review. Exercises in the previously mentioned evaluations will be broken down, reviewed, and practiced during classes. Dog Handler Teams will have the chance to complete the S.T.A.R evaluation at the end of this session. Prerequisite: Obedience Level 2 or equivalent
Trainer: Shelly-Anne Dzsudzsak & Justin Brundage

SATURDAY


Novice Nosework, June 29th @ 10:00 am

Building on the Nosework skills from the previous level, we will increase the challenge for the Dogs. In this class we will move towards larger search areas, and distractions. Dogs and handlers will continue to refine handling skills needed to effectively read your dog with confidence. We will work towards small area searches in this class. When weather permits, we will do exterior & vehicle searches.
Prerequisite: Intro to Nosework or equivalent      Trainer: Sean Kent

Urban Rat Race Rookie, June 15th @ 11:30 am

This sport has taken Oxford Dog Sports by storm; Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race ROOKIE is the 1st level of Rat Race classes and is well suited for dogs who have no previous Rat sport experience. So much fun for dogs and handlers, Prerequisite: No previous Rat Sport experience      Trainer: Lynn Wardon

Scent Dog Sport Sampler, June 15th @ 11:00 am

This class is ideally suited for dogs and handlers who want to start working In scent sports but are not sure where to start. Each week you will be introduced to a sport, the sports that will be featured are Nosework, Urban Rat Race, and Handler Discrimination. By the end of this class you will have a good idea of where your dog’s talents are in Scent Dog Sports.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent & François Ginchereau

NEW! Nosework Exteriors/Vehicles, June 15th @ 12:00 noon
** Drop in spots may be available weekly based on enrollment**

Exteriors and Vehicles are often the most challenging of the elements for many dogs and handlers. This class is well suited for dogs who are trialing in Vehicles and exteriors or are getting ready to do so. Our focus will be on skill building and refining handling skills needed to be successful in these elements. This class will be suitable for dogs working Novice – Elite.
Prerequisite: Novice Nosework      Trainer: Sean Kent

NEW! Urban Rat Race, Mixed Skills Explorer-Detective–Investigator, June 15th @ 1:00 pm
** Drop in spots may be available weekly based on enrollment**

This class is best suited for dogs who are currently competing at these levels of Urban Rat Race or are getting ready to move into these levels. Dog Handler teams will have the chance to practice challenging hides to better prepare them for competing at these high levels of competition. This class will be facilitated by trainers who are currently judging these levels of Urban Rat Race Competitions.
Prerequisite: No previous Rat Sport experience      Trainer: Rotating Urban Rat Race Judges

** For private, semi-private lessons, ring rentals, or additions to classes please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate **

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May 2024 Classes @ Oxford Dog Sports

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SATURDAY

Puppy Power – May 18th, @ 10:00 am

Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life.

Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None Trainer: Lynn Wordon

Country Rat Race, Huntsman - May 18th, @ 10:00 am

Country Rat Race Huntsman is the 2nd level of Country Rat Race and is best suited for Dogs and Handlers who have previous experience with Advanced Trailing and Locating, Urban Rat Race, Barn Hunt and or earth dog. The purpose of CRR is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in a country setting.

CRR tests the dogs hunt drive, combined with ability to work effectively with handler as a team. Dogs Handler Teams will be Tracking the scent of rats and will be on the hunt to find them. This outdoor Rat Sport will prove to be fun for Dog Handler Teams. All Breed International Performance Events is proud to introduce COUNTRY RAT RACE (CRR).

This NEW sport has been developed by ABI for all breeds of dogs who enjoy Rat Sports. Elements of Urban Rat Race, Barn Hunt, Earth Dog, Trailing & Locating and Tracking have been used in the development of this new sport.
Prerequisite: Country Rat Race Cubs or Scouts      Trainer: François Ginchereau

Urban Rat Race, Rookie - May 18th @ 11:00 am

This sport has taken Oxford Dog Sports by storm; Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race ROOKIE is the 1st level of Rat Race classes and is well suited for dogs who have no previous Rat sport experience. So much fun for dogs and handlers, Prerequisite: No previous Rat Sport experience      Trainer: Lynn Wordon

Intro to Nosework- May 4th @ 10:00 am

Nosework is so much fun for dogs and handlers. It is a great way to capitalize on dogs' natural abilities and have fun doing so. For dogs brand new to Nosework, no experience is required. The dogs will be introduced to scents used in UKC, CKC, and SDDA competitions. Handlers will learn how to teach their dogs to find odor and indicate. Dogs and handlers in this class will be working on containers.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent

Country Rat Race, CUBS - May 18th @ 11:00 am

CUBS is an Introduction to this all-new sport and is appropriate for dogs with NO previous rat sport experience. The purpose of CRR is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in a country setting. CRR tests the dogs hunt drive, combined with ability to work effectively with the handler as a team. Dog handler Teams will be Tracking the scent of rats and will be on the hunt to find them. This outdoor Rat Sport will prove to be fun for Dog Handler Teams.

All Breed International Performance Events is proud to introduce COUNTRY RAT RACE (CRR). This NEW sport has been developed by ABI for all breeds of dogs who enjoy Rat Sports. Elements of Urban Rat Race, Barn Hunt, Earth Dog, Trailing & Locating and Tracking have been used in the development of this new sport.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: François Ginchereau

Puppy Power – May 18th @ 1:30 pm

Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Trudy Küppers

NEW - Canine First Aid – May 4th & 11th @ 11:00 – 2:00 pm

This class consists of two 3-hour sessions that provide you with comprehensive training. YOU ARE YOUR DOGS FIRST RESPONDER! Less than 5% of all dog owners know canine CPR, and even fewer feel confident to perform the abdominal thrust maneuver or external extraction technique on a choking dog or know the early signs of life-threatening bloat. Our fully certified and insured trainers will teach you how to recognize and assess health situations, respond accordingly, and give you the confidence to help in any emergency.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Trudy Küppers


Urban Rat Race, Adventurer - May 18th @ 11:00 am

Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race Adventurer is the next step after Rookie Class. In this class we are significantly increasing the degree of difficulty of hides and level of obstruction.
Prerequisite: Urban Rat Race Rookie      Trainer: Lynn Wordon

IT IS BACK! - Scent Dog Sports Sampler – May 4th @ 11:30 am

This class is ideally suited for dogs and handlers who want to start working In scent sports but are not sure where to start. Each week you will be introduced to a sport, the sports that will be featured are Nosework, Urban Rat Race, and Handler Discrimination. By the end of this class you will have a good idea of where your dog’s talents are in Scent Dog Sports.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent

NEW - Nosework Exteriors / Vehicles – May 4th @ 1:00 pm

Exteriors and Vehicles are often the most challenging of the elements for many dogs and handlers. This class is well suited for dogs who are trialing in Vehicles and exteriors or are getting ready to do so. Our focus will be on skill building and refining handling skills needed to be successful in these elements. This class will be suitable for dogs working Novice - Elite.
Prerequisite: Novice Nosework      Trainer: Sean Kent

MONDAY

Dog Sport Sampler - May 6th @ 1:00 pm


Finished puppy and/or basic classes? Wondering what to do next? Try our Sport Sampler class. Each week you will be introduced to and have a chance to 'sample' a different sport. A great way to find out what sports you and your dog love. At the end of this 4-week class you will have a good idea of your dog’s talents and where to start on your dog sport journey.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Obedience or equivalent      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

Show Handling, The Art of Presentation – May 13th @ 6:30 pm

This class is designed for the handler with some previous experience at dog shows. Under the expert guidance of Will Alexander, you will have the opportunity to fine-tune your skills, build your skills, and get the very most out of your dog every time you go in the ring.
Prerequisite: Intro to Show Handling or equivalent      Trainer: Will Alexander

Country Rat Race, Huntsman – May 13th @ 7:00 pm

Country Rat Race Huntsman is the 3rd level of Country Rat Race and is best suited for Dogs and Handlers who have previous experience with Advanced Trailing and Locating, Urban Rat Race, Barn Hunt and or earth dog. CRR tests the dogs hunt drive, combined with ability to work effectively with handler as a team. Dogs Handler Teams will be Tracking the scent of rats and will be on the hunt to find them. This outdoor Rat Sport will prove to be fun for Dog Handler Teams.
Prerequisite: Country Rat Race Cubs or Scouts      Trainer: Cheryl Weston

Obedience Level 2, Beyond the Basics – May 13th @ 7:00 pm

This course builds on Puppy Power. In Level 2 we are consolidating learning and taking all skills to the next level. In this course, we will refine leash walking to include heeling, increase.   
Prerequisite: Puppy Power or equivalent      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

Urban Rat Race, Rookie – May 13th @ 8:00 pm

This sport has taken Oxford Dog Sports by storm; Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race ROOKIE is the 1st level of Rat Race classes and is well suited for dogs who have no previous Rat sport experience. So much fun for dogs and handlers. Prerequisite: No previous Rat Sport experience      Trainer: Cheryl Weston

Obedience Level 3, Model Citizen – May 27th @ 8:00 pm

In Level 3 we will further develop a solid heel position, strong stays, and recall. We will incorporate exercises used in competitive obedience, skills needed for dog sports, and rally obedience. Dogs and Handlers will have the opportunity to practice skills needed to pass the S.T.A.R. – Socialization Temperament Assessment Review. In level 3 we are moving WAY beyond the basics.
Prerequisite: Level 2 obedience Beyond the Basics or equivalent     
Trainer: Allie Pastoor & Justin Brundage

TUESDAY

Country Rat Race, Huntsman – May 28th @ 1:30 pm


Country Rat Race Huntsman is the 3rd level of Country Rat Race and is best suited for Dogs and Handlers who have previous experience with Advanced Trailing and Locating, Urban Rat Race, Barn Hunt and or earth dog. The purpose of CRR is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in a country setting.

CRR tests the dogs hunt drive, combined with ability to work effectively with handler as a team. Dogs Handler Teams will be Tracking the scent of rats and will be on the hunt to find them. This outdoor Rat Sport will prove to be fun for Dog Handler Teams. All Breed International Performance Events is proud to introduce COUNTRY RAT RACE (CRR).

This NEW sport has been developed by ABI for all breeds of dogs who enjoy Rat Sports. Elements of Urban Rat Race, Barn Hunt, Earth Dog, Trailing & Locating and Tracking have been used in the development of this new sport.
Prerequisite: Country Rat Race Cubs or Scouts     Trainer: François Ginchereau

Urban Rat Race, Adventurer – May 7th @ 6:00 pm

Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race EXPLORER is the next step after Adventurer and is the 4th level of Urban Rat Race Classes. In this class we are significantly increasing the degree of difficulty of hides and level of obstruction. You are in the big league now.
Prerequisite: Urban Rat Race Adventurer      Trainer: François Ginchereau

Loose leash Walking – May 7th @ 6:00 pm

If you have said, he is so good in class but once we are outside, he is a nightmare then this is the class for you! This class is for dogs and puppies who completed Obedience 2, or equivalent successfully but are still having challenges generalizing skills on walks at home. This class will be held outside at ODS: rain or shine. Road Trip will provide dogs and owners the opportunity to practice loose leash walking without pulling and other obedience skills with the support of your trainer.
Prerequisite: Obedience Level 2 – Beyond the Basics or equivalent
Trainer: Justin Brundage

Obedience Level2, Beyond the Basics -May 21st @ 6:00 pm

This course builds on Puppy Power. In Level 2 we are consolidating learning and taking all skills to the next level. In this course, we will refine leash walking to include heeling, increase distractions, extend the duration of stays, and continue to solidify the come cue.
Prerequisite: Puppy Power or equivalent      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

IT IS BACK! - Scent Dog Sport Sampler – May 7th @ 6:00 pm

This class is ideally suited for dogs and handlers who want to start working In scent sports but are not sure where to start. Each week you will be introduced to a sport, the sports that will be featured are Nosework, Tracking ad Country Rat Race. By the end of this class you will a good idea of where your dog’s talents are in Scent Dog Sports. Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent

Puppy Power – May 14th @ 7:00 pm


Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Justin Brundage

Dog Sport Sampler – May 14th @ 7:00 pm

Finished puppy and/or basic classes? Wondering what to do next? Try our Sport Sampler class. Each week you will be introduced to and have a chance to 'sample' a different sport. A great way to find out what sports you and your dog love. At the end of this 4-week class you will have a good idea of your dog’s talents and where to start on your dog sport journey.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Obedience or equivalent      Trainer: Allie Pastoor

Advanced-Superior Nosework – May 14th @ 8:00 pm

Building on the skills from Novice/ Intermediate Nosework, we will increase the challenge for the Dogs. In this class, we will move towards larger search areas, multiple finds, and multiple distractions. Dogs and handlers will continue to refine the handling skills needed to read your dog with confidence effectively.
Prerequisite: Novice Nosework.     Trainer: Sean Kent

Country Rat Race, CUBS – May 14th @ 6:30 pm

CUBS is an Introduction to this all-new sport and is appropriate for dogs with NO previous rat sport experience. The purpose of CRR is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in a country setting. CRR tests the dogs hunt drive, combined with ability to work effectively with the handler as a team. Dog handler Teams will be Tracking the scent of rats and will be on the hunt to find them. This outdoor Rat Sport will prove to be fun for Dog Handler Teams.

All Breed International Performance Events is proud to introduce COUNTRY RAT RACE (CRR). This NEW sport has been developed by ABI for all breeds of dogs who enjoy Rat Sports. Elements of Urban Rat Race, Barn Hunt, Earth Dog, Trailing & Locating and Tracking have been used in the development of this new sport.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Cheryl Weston

Intro to Nosework – May 14th @ 7:45 pm

Nosework is so much fun for dogs and handlers. It is a great way to capitalize on dogs' natural abilities and have fun doing so. For dogs brand new to Nosework, no experience is required. The dogs will be introduced to scents used in UKC, CKC, and SDDA competitions. Handlers will learn how to teach their dogs to find odor and indicate. Dogs and handlers in this class will be working on containers.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Cheryl Weston

WEDNESDAY

NEW – Country Rat Race, Huntsman- Hunts Master May 21st @ 10:00 pm

Country Rat Race Huntsman is the 3rd & 4th level of Country Rat Race and is best suited for Dogs and Handlers who have previous experience with Advanced Trailing and Locating, Urban Rat Race, Barn Hunt and or earth dog. The purpose of CRR is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in a country setting. CRR tests the dogs hunt drive, combined with ability to work effectively with handler as a team. Dogs Handler Teams will be Tracking the scent of rats and will be on the hunt to find them. This outdoor Rat Sport will prove to be fun for Dog Handler Teams.

All Breed International Performance Events is proud to introduce COUNTRY RAT RACE (CRR). This NEW sport has been developed by ABI for all breeds of dogs who enjoy Rat Sports. Elements of Urban Rat Race, Barn Hunt, Earth Dog, Trailing & Locating and Tracking have been used in the development of this new sport.
Prerequisite: Country Rat Race Huntsman     Trainer: Chikki Mair & François Ginchereau

IT’S BACK! - Introduction to Rally Obedience May 8th @ 6:00 pm

This class is an Introduction to Rally Obedience, and the first step in becoming a full-fledged Rally Dog. During rally obedience, the dog-human team runs through a constantly changing course. At each station, a corresponding sign shows the dog handler exactly which exercise is to be carried out and where to continue afterward. A great way to incorporate basic obedience skills and teamwork in a fun an playful way. In this class, we will be using UKC Level 1 signs as well as CKC Novice signs We will break down signs, and teach new skills needed for success at this level as well as practice courses.
Prerequisite: Obedience level 2 or equivalent      Trainer: Sean Kent

Obedience Level 2, Beyond the Basics – May 22nd @ 8:00 pm


This course builds on Puppy Power. In Level 2 we are consolidating learning and taking all skills to the next level. In this course, we will refine leash walking to include heeling, increase distractions, extend the duration of stays, and continue to solidify the come cue.
Prerequisite: Puppy Power or equivalent      Trainer: Trudy Küppers

IT’S BACK! So you want to Show Dogs, Intro to Show Handling - May 8th @ 7:00 pm

This class has been designed for the newcomer to showing dogs. In this class you will get an introduction to what happens when you walk in the ring. We will learn and practice gaiting, baiting, and stacking your dog for success. A discussion of other relevant things such as: what happens at a dog show, breed standards, how to enter a show, preparing a show, what to wear and show etiquette will be included. More experienced handlers who are looking for some ring time with dogs are welcome.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent

IT’S BACK! Nosework Handler Discrimination – May 15th, @ 8:00 pm

Handler Discrimination is a separate stream of Nosework. Dogs are tested to see if they can recognize and indicate that they have found a glove scented by YOU. In this class, we will start at the Novice level and work our way up to get you trial-ready Prerequisite: Novice Nosework or equivalent      Trainer: Sean Kent

THURSDAY

Urban Rat Race, Explorer – May 9th @ 11:00 am


Urban RAT Race is a new and exciting program to determine the abilities of all breeds of dogs to indicate that they have located a rat in an “urban” environment. This sport is in a nutshell Nosework meets Rat Sport. Urban RAT Race EXPLORER is the next step after Adventurer and is the 4th level of Urban Rat Race Classes. In this class we are significantly increasing the degree of difficulty of hides and level of obstruction. You are in the big league now.
Prerequisite: Urban Rat Race Adventurer      Trainer: François Ginchereau

Novice Nosework – May 9th @ 6:00 pm

Building on the Nosework skills from the previous level, we will increase the challenge for the Dogs. In this class we will move towards larger search areas, and distractions. Dogs and handlers will continue to refine handling skills needed to effectively read your dog with confidence. We will work towards small area searches in this class. When weather permits, we will do exterior & vehicle searches.
Prerequisite: Intro to Nosework or equivalent      Trainer: Sean Kent

Country Rat Race, Hunt Master – May 30th @ 6:00 pm

Country Rat Race Huntsman is the 4th level of Country Rat Race and is best suited for Dogs and Handlers who have previous experience with Advanced Trailing and Locating, Urban Rat Race, Barn Hunt and or earth dog. The purpose of CRR is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in a country setting. CRR tests the dogs hunt drive, combined with ability to work effectively with handler as a team. Dogs Handler Teams will be Tracking the scent of rats and will be on the hunt to find them. This outdoor Rat Sport will prove to be fun for Dog Handler Teams.

All Breed International Performance Events is proud to introduce COUNTRY RAT RACE (CRR). This NEW sport has been developed by ABI for all breeds of dogs who enjoy Rat Sports. Elements of Urban Rat Race, Barn Hunt, Earth Dog, Trailing & Locating and Tracking have been used in the development of this new sport.
Prerequisite: Country Rat Race Cubs or Scouts      Trainer: François Ginchereau

Obedience 3, Model Citizen - May 2nd @ 7:00 pm

In Level 3 we will further develop a solid heel position, strong stays, and recall. We will incorporate exercises used in competitive obedience, skills needed for dog sports, and rally obedience. Dogs and Handlers will have the opportunity to practice skills needed to pass the S.T.A.R. – Socialization Temperament Assessment Review. In level 3 we are moving WAY beyond the basics.
Prerequisite: Level 2 Obedience Beyond the Basics or equivalent
Trainer: Shelly-Anne Dzsudzsak

Nosework, Advanced- Superior – May 2nd @ 7:00 pm

Building on the skills from Novice Nosework, we will increase the challenge for the Dogs. In this class, we will move towards larger search areas, multiple finds, and multiple distractions. Dogs and handlers will continue to refine the handling skills needed to read your dog with confidence effectively.
Prerequisite: Novice Nosework      Trainer: Sean Kent

Puppy Power, May 23rd @ 5:30 pm

Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Justin Brundage

Puppy Power, May 9th @ 8:00 pm

Puppyhood is a very powerful time in your dog’s life, during this time your puppy takes in the most information in his life. Your puppy is learning every minute of every day whether you are teaching him or not. Puppy Power addresses life skills that will help your puppy grow to be a well-adjusted Canine Citizen who will be a great family member in your life. Puppy Power will cover all the basics including attention/focus, polite leash walking & greetings, polite/safe doorway behavior, sits and downs, boundaries, and place training and coming when called.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Shelly-Anne Dzsudzsak

Country Rat Race, CUBS – May 9th @ 7:00 pm

CUBS is an Introduction to this all-new sport and is appropriate for dogs with NO previous rat sport experience. The purpose of CRR is to demonstrate a dog’s vermin hunting ability in a country setting. CRR tests the dogs hunt drive, combined with ability to work effectively with the handler as a team. Dog handler Teams will be Tracking the scent of rats and will be on the hunt to find them. This outdoor Rat Sport will prove to be fun for Dog Handler Teams.

All Breed International Performance Events is proud to introduce COUNTRY RAT RACE (CRR). This NEW sport has been developed by ABI for all breeds of dogs who enjoy Rat Sports. Elements of Urban Rat Race, Barn Hunt, Earth Dog, Trailing & Locating and Tracking have been used in the development of this new sport.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: François Ginchereau

Intro to Nosework, May 9th @ 8:00 pm

Nosework is so much fun for dogs and handlers. It is a great way to capitalize on dogs' natural abilities and have fun doing so. For dogs brand new to Nosework, no experience is required. The dogs will be introduced to scents used in UKC, CKC, and SDDA competitions. Handlers will learn how to teach their dogs to find odor and indicate. Dogs and handlers in this class will be working on containers.
Prerequisite: None      Trainer: Sean Kent 

Classes at Oxford Dog Sports

If you would like to register for one or more of the below classes please email [email protected].

Classes will be filled on a first-come basis.
  

Availability is not guaranteed.

If a class fills and still has an interest, you will be offered a waiting list spot.

If more than three people are on a waiting list the trainer may opt to add an additional class at their discretion.

Any questions regarding classes can be sent via our website or to [email protected].                                                           

(Please allow up to 72 hours for reply, classes are filled in order emails are received).

Offering obedience life skills, show handling, dog sport classes, and much more!

All classes are positive and fun!

Class sizes are small to ensure lots of individual attention and training time.

Classes are run on an ongoing basis, and new classes will be regularly added, so check back often.

Once a class is full, if there is sufficient demand, another class will be scheduled. 

Note: Pre-registration is mandatory as classes MAY be cancelled due to low 
enrollment 

Private Sessions Available by Appointment