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Fun with Focus w/Anne, 2 of 4

October 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Dates for the class session – please note these on your calendar:
October 8, 15, 29
November 19

In the event that I need to cancel a class, the make-up date will be held on December 3rd. Please note that 12/3 will not be a date that I have a class for those that miss classes during the planned session. Refunds are not issued for missed classes.

Cost per dog per session: $80/GVDC members, $100/non-GVDC members

  • GVDC Membership Information: http://www.goletavalleydogclub.org/about/
  • All classes take place at Girsh Park in Goleta, behind Costco: http://www.goletavalleydogclub.org/practices/
  • Payment for the class session is due on the first day of the session, checks are made out to “GVDC”
  • Dogs showing aggression towards people or other dogs will be asked to leave*
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to class start time to walk your dog and set up your area

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9:00am: Fun with Focus Class:

Dogs of all ages and experience levels can benefit from this type of training and learning to focus around distractions. Does your dog lose attention on you when she/he sees other dogs? People? Kids? Additional distractions may include moving objects, food, toys and personal items within the dog’s reach. Training is the way to help your dog learn what the right answer is, and you learn to become the reward for your dog. Remember, you need your dog’s attention in order to teach him anything! We will do fun exercises and games that encourage your dog to pay attention to you, despite what is going on around him/her.

This will be an Introductory class, and you will learn how to teach your dog skills such as attention and focus on you around distractions including other dogs, tempting food, and exciting situations. Homework will be given at the end of each class, so that you can practice with your dog during the week. This is a great place to start if you are interested in dog sport classes in the future such as Agility or Rally Obedience, but also to train skills in your dog that you can use throughout his/her lifetime.

Arrival time: 8:45am

For all Agility Classes, please bring with you each week:
Your dog on a flat buckle collar or front-clip harness. Bring a variety of delicious meaty treats for your dog, water and a bowl, a chair for yourself, shade for your dog, clicker, 4 or 6 foot leash (no flexi’s please), and ideally a crate or pen for your dog. Please bring a toy or two that your dog really enjoys, to use as a reward throughout the class.

For a dog that is not yet motivated by toys or for a pup that needs some cool new ones, please look at the treat pouches lined with bunny fur and fleece and other creations, made by our own Linda Keating. Linda is often at classes and can be reached via email at 44linda@cox.net, and you may be able to purchase from her at Girsh Park: http://kibatoys.com/main.sc

* Per GVDC club policy , dogs in Agility and Focus classes must not be aggressive towards other dogs or people and under control of their handler at all times. Dogs showing aggression before, during, or after classes will be asked to leave.

Details

Date:
October 15
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Event Category:

Organizer

Anne Swan
Email:
zipnkiwi@aol.com

Venue

Class
Girsh Park
Goleta, CA 93117 United States
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