At Bon-Clyde we offer a variety of classes and private lessons. Below is our description of the variety of class. Please see our
class schedule for more information.
Intro to Agility:
This class is for dogs that have completed a course in Basic and Intermediate Skills or with prior approval. Dogs must know the
commands: sit, down, stay, and come with distractions, as well as have on and off lead control. Dogs and handlers will learn how
to safely execute the obstacles and practice skills necessary for entering the more advanced classes.
This class is for dogs who have completed Intro to Agility Obstacles. Dogs must be performing intermediate level obstacles.
Foundation level handling skills will be introduced and dogs will continue obstacle skill training.
Agility Competition - Novice:
Learn how to handle those challenging sequences, work on obstacle performance, and much more. This class is for dogs that
have a good foundation on all equipment and are competing or preparing to compete in Novice. Participants will work on
successfully handling difficult courses, problem solving, and improving handling strategies and techniques.
Agility Competition - Open/Exc. A:
This competition level class is geared towards handlers that are competing with their dogs in Open and/or Excellent A.
Participants will work on successfully handling difficult courses, problem solving, and improving handling strategies and
Dogs must have Novice title or prior approval.
Agility Competition - Exc. B/Master/Elite:
This competition level class is geared toward handlers competing in Masters Level. Participants will work on difficult courses,
problem solving, and improving handling
This class is generally for puppies between the ages of 12 weeks to 6 months old. A few of the topics covered in the course will
be socializing your puppy, nipping and bite inhibition, beginning obedience (sit, down, stay, and come), discussion on nail
clippin and teeth cleaning, plus use of small obstacles for confidence building.
Puppies must have Rabies vaccine to attend classes.
This class is for dogs 6 months and over. The course will consist of teaching the sit, down, stay, and come when called and
walking on a loose leash, along with control and manners. All exercises will be done on a leash.
Advanced Beginner Skills:
Gain more focus and attention from your dog! Learn how to train your dog for Canine Good Citizen (CGC) or Therapy Dog
(TDI) certification. Dogs and their handlers will continue work started in the Beginner Skills class. Emphasis will be placed on
helping your dog learn control, developing relationships, and improving existing skills. Dogs will be introduced to agility, acting,
and the intermediate skills needed for entry to agility and advanced level classes.
This class will focus on preparing dogs for competition rally obedience. Basic heeling and exposure to the different levels of
Rally Obedience signs will be covered Dogs should have completed obedience control.
Competition Obedience - Novice:
This class is for dog who have completed basic obedience and have good control on leash and a sit, down, and stay.
This course will work preparing your dog to show in Beginner Novice, Pre-Novice or Novice Obedience classes. Skills taught will
be how to get your dogs attention, find heel position, work on turns, figure eights, Stand for exam, recalls, fronts and finishes
and sits and downs. Each week will be a building block approach and lots of motivational and fun methods to teach your dog
Competition Obedience - Advance Novice and Intro to Open:
This class will review the heeling skills taught in the Novice class and how to introduce the off leash heeling.
Also an introduction to teaching the retrieving will be discussed and dogs will begin learning the TAKE IT, HOLD, and GIVE
The high jump and broad jump will be taught the drop on recall.
This class will use lots of motivitional games and skill sets for you to work on for homework.
This class is designed to prepare both handler and dog for competing in the conformation ring. This class is now held in
conjunction with our regular classes. Please mark your calendars.
Private or Semi-private lessons are available. These lessons will be tailored to your dogs needs and are by appointment only.
This class will cover the skills necessary to become a canine actor. Basic skills are more advanced topics will be covered. To
enter this class, your dog must have a firm sit, down, stay, and come when called around distractions. Advanced students will
build on skills their dogs already have while beginners will the basics.
CanineFreestyle DogWork® shows the dog to his best advantage creatively and artistically with presentations set to music. Learn to
enhance movement skills, teamwork, and choreography. Share your dog’s athleticism, grace, and flexibility! We don’t wear costumes and
the human does not dance in this sport but we have So Much. Fun!